Crafting a Patterned Home

Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects to Enliven Every Room

35 projects that explore the versatility of pattern in every room

Patterns made by hand are more interesting, alive, and vibrant than any machine-patterned object. With brushes and paint, needles and threads, and a little imagination, color expert and crafter Kristin Nicholas shows how you can transform your home into a space that sings. In Crafting a Patterned Home you’ll:

  • Explore different types of patterns and how to mix and layer patterns together

  • Learn DIY techniques to freshen and transform your home with pattern, paint, and more

  • Discover the projects, inspiration, and ideas for enlivening your space

This book will guide you in playing with texture, scale, and color through embroidery, knitting, crochet, ceramics, painting, stamping, and more.



Author Bio
Kristin NicholasKristin 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,
Imprint: Roost
ISBN: 9781611803495
Publication Date: 
Page Count: 208
Size: 7.5 x 9
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