Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Printed Pattern


I received a reviewer's copy of The Printed Pattern by Rebecca and Yvonne Drury from Interweave Press. The authors are a London-based mother and daughter team best known for their company MissPrint, which specializes in handpainted fabric. I was not sure how useful this book would be for me as my use of fabric in my art is limited to scraps. But I was happy to see that every single technique described could be applied to paper.

The Printed Pattern: Techniques and Projects for Inspired Printmaking and Surface Design


The format of the book makes the process of printing very accessible and easily understood. The book is image-heavy and includes step-by-step photos as well as many well-styled pictures of printed items. Following an introduction that describes the basics of printing, The Printed Pattern reviews relief printing, stencil printing, and screen printing. Potato printing, lino printing, eraser printing, rubber-stamp printing, vintage woodblock printing, stencil printing, and multiple methods of screen printing are all covered in detail. The authors even provide seven sample patterns that you can copy and cut out for printing and pattern-making.

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GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader can win a copy of The Printed Pattern. For a chance to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by Sunday 3/20. The winner will be on announced on my Facebook page on Monday 3/21. Please be sure I have your email so I can contact the winner directly. Good luck!

52 comments:

Kim Hambric said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the information. I'll keep an eye out for this one and the book you mentioned on your previous post. You can't have too many books!

Dyche Designs said...

I love how techniques from a completely different craft can be applied to another . . . you should have seen the look on a contractors face when I told him I used caulk in my work. It was priceless. :0)

Shirley said...

Thanks for thinking of your readers. Looks a valuable resource, especially since I love fabric surface design and now also print paper.

*jean* said...

oo i love the idea of this!! please count me in your very generous give*a*way, seth! thank you!!

garden_candy@hotmail.com said...

My birthday is coming up soon...I think I'll have to drop a hint about this book. Right up my alley!

ArtSnark said...

very cool - look forward to checking it out

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Thank you again for the information sharing.

lyle baxter said...

seth, please put me on the top of the list to win this book! I'm always interested in reading about different ways to print! thanks!

Sara said...

I would LOVE this book! I'm really keen to learn to print on fabric, and the fact that you can use the same techniques on paper is fab. Thank you for hosting this great give away!

~ Sara

Martha Marshall said...

I love printing in every form, and pattern in general. Must look for this book!

I'm with Kim - one can never have too many books.

nacherluver said...

Yay! What a fun give-a-way! I found you and became a follower just this morning so what a happy surprise to see a chance at winning a great book!

Anonymous said...

Would be great to have a copy of this book...always looking to incorporate new and different ideas in my work..Joyce

LIz said...

Looks great! Interweave books are always well done.

Cynthia Hanna said...

Would love to have a copy of this book and the grace to explore it! Thanks for having the giveaway Seth

CreativeARTitude at hotmail dot com

jinxxxygirl said...

sounds like an intesting book. Count me in your giveaway!
Thanks! deb
adbt16@suddenlink.net

La Dolce Vita said...

looks like a great book Seth and the one below is amazing too!! i will be looking for that one, I can see why you are besotted!!

theresa martin said...

Sounds like a very interesting book!

Erin in Morro Bay said...

This sounds like a winner - hope I am! Erin

Ro Bruhn said...

This one sounds like a great techniques book with lots of eye candy. Thanks for your generosity Seth.

Keron Lee said...

woo hoo Seth - what a great resource, thanks for your generous offer - maybe it can help me figure out what to do with these amazing Indian print blocks 'I just HAD to have' but have never used!! LOL!! Keron

Stephanie said...

Looks like a beautiful book!!

You are fabulous to share...

Lisa said...

this looks like an interesting book. i was disappointed to see that Amazon did not have any inside images available. thanks for being the best resource for all thats new and exciting in the world of mixed media!

deb said...

will you please stop with the books, how can a girl keep up. I know this will be a book for me, pattern-yea!

Cherie said...

Hi Seth. I've lurked for too long your generosity is a golden opportunity to come out! The book sounds perfect for us sponges always seeking to soak up a new technique. Thank YOU!

Dave said...

I'm like you...don't do much with fabrics...but I'm always open to new ideas! Count me in!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Please pick me....am I groveling too much? Too bad I really would like to own this pretty book . Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

JilLy said...

Hey Seth- your generosity equals your talent!! Looks like a wonderful book but no need to include me in the drawing. As always, you're going to make some one a very lucky winner with this book. However- everyone's a winner who reads your blog posts!!

Penny said...

I have just started using different print methods in my work and this sounds like a fabulous book to get me further dont ever seem to win but really really would like this book.,

shelleymhouse said...

I would love to learn these printing techniques!
art@shelleymhouse.com

Laura said...

Love the idea that it can be brought over to use on papers...count me in our the drawing here...

ooglebloops said...

Sounds like a book to learn from!! Sign me up for the drawing and thanks for your generosity!!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book-- it's always good to learn something new about printing processes! Thank you for the chance to win.

--Mina

pamcarriker.com said...

This looks like a great book Seth! Love that the techniques can be applied to paper.

Julie Shackson said...

The website is lovely too; gonna have to do some decorating now! Thanks for the recommendation.

Glyphia said...

looks like a YUMMY book with great ideas for use with all media. and being an unrepentant bookaholic, i NEED this book!

Glyphia said...

just went to the site! terrific! recommend it highly! fun, quirky designs that give a lift to the heart.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the review, Seth. I too probably wouldn't have given it much of a look either since I don't work with a whole lot of fabric. I have been interested in exploring the printing process as it might apply to metals. Perhaps there is something to consider in here after all?
Thanks also for the opportunity to win.
Cheryl.
cheryl@inspirations-studio.com

Lynn said...

sure seems like you are giving a lot of chances to win good things lately. thanks for the op.
not sure i know how to get to your facebook page. do I have to "friend you"?

Sharmon Davidson said...

This looks like a very cool book!

DWanna said...

I have been trying out making my own fabric prints. This book might be helpful to me. Thanks for the heads up about it.

Linda said...

This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

bettyfromtexas said...

this looks terrific! Count me in!

Kathy McCreedy said...

Could be a fun book to take a look through! I'm not sure I'd have looked at it the way you did, and think about applying the techniques to paper instead of fabric... great idea, Seth! Hope all is well!
xoxo

amyd said...

I'm interested in both fabric and paper textures so would love to have a book that has techniques for both - would love to be the winner of this one!
amy of four corners design

Jacky said...

Oooohhhh would love to win this one Seth! Fabric, paper, pattern, printing...love it all thanks.
Thanks for another wonderful review and give away.

Jacky xox

Mouseybrat said...

sounds like a cool book. love your blog.

Scott and Alie said...

Wow, that is wonderful! Thank you for sharing! I follow you on Facebook.

Linda said...

The book looks wonderful - thanks!
Linda

Jukebox said...

This book sounds wonderful! Right now I am into rediscovering my foam stamps and printing on every surface I can think of. Always looking for new ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anne Bagby said...

Hi, Seth, I would love a book on Pattern, just my thing! But I also wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I was really sorry not to be one of the lucky ones participating in your book--just too much to do at that time! maybe for the next one. But I will enjoy reading your book.

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmm. I may be too late, but I'll enter last !

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmm. I may be too late, but I'll enter last !