Curious about learning how to create patterns by hand in addition to creating them digitally?
May I humbly recommend my brand new book, The Crafter’s Guide to Patterns!
I LOVE how it turned out and am so excited to start seeing it pop up in bookstores. My friend Jessica Nichols photographed it (we had so much fun on our photoshoot days!) and she made my projects and patterns look so gorgeous. I hope you’ll find them inspiring, easy to follow, informative, and delightful!
The book is all about creating patterns by hand using a variety of techniques like screen-printing, block-printing, cyanotype, and more, so it’s a nice complement to Pattern Camp — the book and the e-course together encompass a whole slew of different ways to create patterns!
I included a lot of different projects, like creating hand-printed gift wrap, stationery, and fabric, as well as sections about how to create repeat patterns by hand and using Illustrator and Photoshop.
There are also galleries of beautiful patterned products that I love, and 5 interviews with talented pattern designers from around the world — Leah Duncan, Hitomi Kimura, Hamburger Liebe, Skinny LaMinx, and Zoe Ingram.
I also explain a lot of different types of patterns in the book, so it’s a nice primer for getting started in pattern design, too, with lots of visual examples!
You can purchase the book right several different places online (and it may be in your local bookstore, too — ask for it!)
Here are some online retailers:
I hope you love it! :)