Crafting A Patterned Home: Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects to Enliven Every Room

Author(s): Kristin Nicholas


Jump into the world of pattern--get a crash course on the types of patterns and how they are made; learn how to gain inspiration and ideas from a variety of sources; explore ways of pairing different patterns together; and make patterns of your own to embellish your home. Kristin Nicholas takes us through her unique and dynamic farmhouse--and into her pottery studio and surrounding fields--and shares one-of-a-kind projects along the way. From a Geometric Striped Tablecloth for the kitchen to a Ceramic Tile Fireplace Surround in the library and a Printed Polka Dot Pillow for the bedroom, you'll discover both bold and subtle ways to add pattern to your home. Full of inspiration, and with bright photographs throughout, this is a vibrant guide to creating a home that sings with handmade touches.


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KRISTIN NICHOLAS has been designing for the knitting and needlework industry for over thirty years, and was the creative director at Classic Elite Yarns for sixteen years. Kristin is a knitting expert on PBS's Knit and Crochet Now and has appeared on Martha Stewart TV and many DIY television shows. She is the author of numerous books, including Crafting a Colorful Home. Kristin met her farmboy husband, Mark Duprey, at Oregon State University. Together with their teenage daughter, Julia, they operate Leyden Glen Farm in western Massachusetts. The pasture-based sheep and lamb business focuses on supplying the local community with grass-fed lamb. Kristin writes the popular blog "Getting Stitched on the Farm." You can see more of her work on her website, SNYDER is a freelance photographer, stylist, and writer specializing in food, still life, and interiors. In addition to her freelancing, Rikki is a photographer and writer for, the leading online platform for interior design, and head photographer for FOLK magazine.

General Fields

  • : 9781611803495
  • : Shambhala Publications Inc
  • : Roost Books
  • : March 2018
  • : United States
  • : April 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kristin Nicholas
  • : Hardback
  • : 418
  • : 745.5
  • : 208