A beautifully illustrated photcopiable collection of decorative
Egyptian patterns and motifs - flowers, trees, birds, animals, gods,
figures and more. These classic designs will inspire craftspeople,
artists, needleworkers and all those interested in creating their
own original ideas and projects.
About the Designs
Egyptian culture did not distinguish between art and craft; the
painter, weaver and jeweller were all highly valued, not for their
ability to produce original work, but because they followed faithfully
long held traditions. In ancient Egypt, art was never produced for
its own sake. What we now regard as 'works of art' were made to
fulfill religious or ceremonial needs and their creation was governed
by complex conventions. Only a limited number of ornamented artefacts
were used on a day to day basis. The Egyptians were conservative,
but not insensitive to beauty: sometimes a section of hieroglyphics
would be repreated in order to give balance and symmetry.
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