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Great Book of Fairy Patterns


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From the Author and Artist vi Chapter One: Fairy Art 1 OR How Do I Use This Book in my artwork? Chapter Two: A History of Fairies in Legends 7 OR How did Fairies, Faes and Flutterbyes come to be? Chapter Three: Fairy Families and Their Wing Patterns 23 OR Who's who in the Fairy realm? Chapter Four: Changing Your Fairy's Pose 31 OR How can I turn one Fairy pattern into a dozen? Chapter Five: Creating New Wing Styles 39 OR Should my Fairy have butterfly, bee, bat or dragonfly wings? Chapter Six: Altering Your Fairy's Outfit 49 OR How do I dress my Fairy in the best and brightest fashions? Chapter Seven: Placing Your Fairy in a New Scene 55 OR What else can my Fairy do besides sit on flowers? Chapter Eight: Patterns 59 Guardian Angel Fairies 60 Child Fairies 68 Flower Fairies 73 Modern Fairies 95 Pagan Fairies 110 Pixies 124 Traditional Fairies 135 Miscellaneous Fairies 146 Appendix A - Manikin Patterns 178 Appendix B - Color Charts 180 Index 182

About the Author

Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author, whose acclaimed books include Great Book of Carving Patterns, Great Book of Celtic Patterns, Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Tattoo Designs, The Official Vampire Artist's Handbook, Relief Carving Wood Spirits, World Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw, and many more. Fox Chapel Publishing has sold more than 500,000 copies of Irish's books. Lora is also a frequent contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated and to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazines.


Another title from Fox Chapel Publishing that you'll find interesting is the "Great Book of Fairy Patterns" by Lora S. Irish. This is the ultimate design sourcebook for artists and craftspeople. It features over a hundred patterns, some of which are suitable for garden decorations as well as ones suited to quilts, woodworking, and other mediums. Appropriate for craftspeople of all levels, the projects feature various alternatives, such as different poses, settings, and outfits. Those interested in fairy gardens will also enjoy the introductory chapter on the history of fairies.
Faeries, butterflies, mushrooms, dragonflies, flowers, bees, and more; the various ways to assemble them; how to change Fairy poses and dress; a section on how to develop a color chart; plus patterns, patterns, and more patterns! Even includes a brief "History" of the Fairy! All these, and more, are included in this great sourcebook! The many, many patterns in this wonderful book by Lora Irish should be of use to any crafter interested in the Fae: carvers, quilters, painters... Or, even just copy the patterns and put together a fabulous coloring book for a young one. (or one young at heart!) The uses for these patterns are limited only by your own imagination! Fairy patterns are divided into sections by type, and include: Flower Fairies; Pixies; Angels; Traditional Fairies; and Modern Fairies (with even the "Rock 'n' Roll" Fairy not overlooked!) An incomparable book, to be brought out again and again!

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