Book Features

The Pattern Sourcebook

by Drusilla Cole

Laurence King Publishing, 2019

The book is aimed at anyone with an interest in surface design and pattern whether they are students, hobbyists or professionals. Over 350 images from the last 100 years are presented with informative captions, ordered aesthetically to create a pleasing visual impression whereby contemporary images are displayed next to historical images. 

The images are drawn from a wide variety of styles, art movements and countries of origin to give an overview of pattern design from the beginning of the last century to the present day. Images include fabric designs and wallpaper patterns primarily, plus some ceramic and other decorative patterns where appropriate. Patterns are chosen from a number of sources, including the archives of colleges, museums and private collections. International fashion houses and notable British designers such as Celia Birtwell and Zandra Rhodes have contributed images. 

 

Featuring five of Rachel Goodchild's designs.

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Creating the Vintage Look

by Ellie Laycock

CICO Book,  2013

Upcycling is about taking something old, vintage, treasured, or possibly even broken, and giving it a new lease of life by turning it into something new. It's a thrifty way of decorating and enhancing your home that avoids waste, but is also stylish. Here, Ellie Laycock shows you how you can make truly beautiful objects from things you might otherwise have thrown away.

Be inspired by the ingenuity of her projects―including turning old tin trays into chic magnetic noticeboards, using teapots as quirky planters, transforming a vintage fruit crate into a rustic bedside table, and converting metal jello molds into tea light holders. All of the 35 projects have clear instructions and artworks to guide you on how to make them, and are grouped on a room-by-room basis, plus a helpful techniques section will teach you any skills you need to know.

Features one of Rachel Goodchild's designs.

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The Pattern Sourcebook

by Drusilla Cole

Laurence King Publishing, 2009

A hundred years of classic patterns, featuring designs in a wide variety of styles, art movements, and countries of origin to give an overview of surface design from the beginning of the last century to the present day. The book is a rich visual history of patterns will be a source of inspiration to designers everywhere. 


It is full of original patterns from textiles, 

wallpaper, furniture, ceramics & other decorative designs, drawn from a wide range of sources, including the rarely seen archives of leading manufacturers & private collections. Images are arranged by color, & contemporary images come together so that exciting and unexpected juxtapositions occur. 

 

Featuring patterns from celebrated artists, such as Henry Moore & Eduardo Paolozzi, to contemporary practitioners, such as Eley Kishimoto & Rob Ryan, 

 

Features five of Rachel Goodchild's designs.

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