Book - Crafting A Patterned Home - Signed Copy
Kristin's 12th and newest book! Full of pattern and color ideas for your home, projects use techniques including painting walls and furniture, linoleum block printing, stamping, lampshade painting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, pottery, knitting, and crochet. Crafting A Patterned Home is photographed in our family's 1751 farmhouse and in two "she sheds" in western Massachusetts.
The first chapter breaks pattern design down into graduated steps so that the reader will feel confident in designing their very own patterns. Crafting A Patterned Home includes a full chapter on supplies that I use to decorate my family's colorful antique farmhouse - including paint, fabric, yarn, threads, stamping and other supplies.
Hardcover. 206 pages. Size: 7.50" x 9.00"
SPECIAL BONUS - When you order directly from me, you will receive a set of assorted postcards with images from the book along with a bookplate. Thank YOU for supporting my work and our family and farm!
Review from Booklist - A STARRED REVIEW FROM THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION:
Many might recognize Nicholas from her colorful retinue of knits (e.g., Kristin Knits, 2007; Color by Kristin, 2009). More recently, she applies her creative hues to embroidery. With this latest, the western Massachusetts crafter declares subtly that all crafts are her province, especially when directing home-design projects. Her thirtysomething patterns feature color washing and stenciling, other painting gigs, knitting, crochet, and ceramics, all with intricate directions and upfront notations about pattern, style, repeat, and techniques. Don’t skip to the designs. Start at the very beginning, where she shares insights on patterns and combinations. It’s clear, from the abundance of color photographs and her occasional sidebars on topics like Charleston, the Bloomsbury group’s English house, or Canadian folk-artist Maude Lewis, that sharing knowledge is the next best thing to providing colorful art. A worthy successor and companion to the likes of Brandon Mably, Kaffe Fassett, and Tricia Guild. Includes 20 pages of templates.— Barbara Jacobs
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