A beautifully illustrated photocopiable collection of border designs
in a wide range of classical, modern and traditional styles in including
Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Celtic, Greek and Egyptian. These classic
designs will inspire craftspeople, artists, needleworkers and all
those interested in creating their own designs and projects.
About the Designs
Decorative borders have been an integral part of the art and craft
world for over 2,000 years. Stone, metal, pottery, fabrics and classic
artworks have all been enhanced with borders. Each period in history
has developed its own style, from the interlaced knotwork of the
Celts and the wonderfully graphic motifs of the Ancient Greeks and
Romans through to the intricate foliage borders of Medieval times
and the flowing lines of the Art Nouveau period. Within these pages
I have assembled a collection of classic border patterns, which
designers, craft workers and artists can use to capture the essence
of a period in time. These styles are as popular today as they have
ever been and they can all be used to enhance your artwork.
Fair Use Warning
Design Source Books are a beautiful series of themed pattern books
for virtually any craft. The designs can be used as stencil or embroidery patterns,
stationery designs, furniture decoration, glass painting guides or whatever
your imagination chooses. The designs can be photocopied, traced, colored, adapted
or used as inspiration for originating your own designs. They will stand up
well to reproduction at any scale.
These are photocopiable pattern books from Search Press, Ltd. The designs in each
book are the property of Search Press, Ltd. Readers are permitted to reproduce
up to 15 of the individual designs for any single graphic or craft project without
the prior permission of the publishers. Wherever possible readers should acknowledge
the title, author and publisher.
Examples of full page illustrations