Great Book of Fairy Patterns
The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Craftspeople
By Lora S. Irish
Lora S. Irish, author of Great Book of Dragon Patterns and other useful reference guides for artists, proudly introduces her latest book for Fox Chapel Publishing - with more than 100 patterns of those most mystical and elusive beings called "Fairies."
The folklore of fairies - sometimes referred to as faes and flutterbyes - has been passed down through the generations, and they have captured the hearts and minds of artists for centuries. This book is brimming with tips and techniques for artists and craftspeople with any number of projects, including painting, woodworking, quilts, garden decorations, needlepoint, ceramics and more.
Inside, you'll find the history of fairies in legends, and clear descriptions of the various fairy types and their appearances.
- Wing patterns: Including bee wings, dragonfly wings, butterfly wings, moth wings, and modern options
- Poses: Handy tips on creating one fairy manikin and turning it into dozens of poses - it's easier than you think!
- Outfits: Dress your fairy in the best and brightest fashions
- Settings: From ponds to flower gardens to forest floors, you'll learn how to place your fairy in your favorite scenes and backgrounds
This is followed by page after page of the most creative and engaging patterns, with magical titles such as:
- Gentle Guardian
- Bride's Bouquet
- Pure Sunshine
- By Candle's Glow
- Day Dream
- Toad Prince
- Bathing Beauty
- Flights of Fancy
- Celtic Cross Pixie
- Evening Flutterby
- Lilac Lassie
- Satyr Angelwing
- Southern Charm
- Sweetly Shy