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Patterns are everywhere and everyone wants to know how to make them. This practical handbook offers expert advice on how to create timelessly elegant pattern designs.

In this book, readers are shown how to use the most common techniques for creating patterns and the best ways to combine colors and forms by one of Scandinavia’s leading pattern designers. With the help of photographs and personal anecdotes, she also explains how she works, what inspires her, and why edges are just as important as middles.

From conceptual questions to intricate details, this book elucidates all of the facets involved in designing patterns. The included CD features templates for ten sample projects, which both beginners and professionals can use to experiment and get started on their own work.

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