Great Book of Fairy Patterns
The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Craftspeople
by Lora S. Irish

215 x 280mm

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing, PA, USA


ISBN 978-1-56523-225-9

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Extract from back cover of book:

A popular theme for any arts and crafts project

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 paintings, 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

- Handy tips on creating one fairy manikin and turning it into dozens of poses - it's easier than you think!

- Dress your Fairy in the best and brightest fashions

- From ponds to flower gardens to forest floors, you'll learn how to place your Fairy in your favourite scenes and backgrounds

This is followed by page after page of the most creative and engaging patterns, with magical titles such as:
- Gentle Gaurdian
- Bride's Banquet
- 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

Photos: Colour and black and white line patterns


From the Author and Artist

Chapter One: FairyArt
- OR How Do I Use This Book in my artwork

Chapter Two: A History of Fairies in Legends
- OR How did Fairies, Faes and Flutterbyes come to be

Chapter Three: Fairy Families and Their Wing Patterns
- OR Who's who in the Fairy realm

Chapter Four: Changing Your Fairy's Pose
- OR How can I turn one Fairy pattern into a dozen

Chapter Five: Creating New Wing Styles
- OR Should my Fairy have butterfly, bee, bat or dragonfly wings

Chapter Six: Altering Your Fairy's Outfit
- OR How do I dress my Fairy in the best and brightest fashions

Chapter Seven: Placing Your Fairy in a New Scene
- OR What else can my Fairy do besides sit on flowers

Chapter Eight:
- Patterns
- Guardian Angel Fairies
- Child Fairies
- Flower Fairies
- Modern Fairies
- Pagan Fairies
- Traditional Fairies
- Miscellaneous Fairies

Appendix A - Manikin Patterns
Appendix B - Color Charts