A rich source of ideas and inspiration for all craftspeople and artists - these designs can be used as stencil or embroidery patterns, stationary designs, furniture decoration, glass painting guides or whatever your imagination chooses. The designs can be photocopied, traced, coloured, adapted or used as inspiration for originating your own designs. They can be enlarged or reduced for a particular project, and will stand up well to reproduction at any scale. Individual designs in the book are copyright-free, and may be used without further payment, permission or acknowledgement. The reader purchases such rights when they buy the book. Stylised interpretations and beautiful illustrations of designs inspired by Japanese art - birds, flowers, plants, trees and more.
Polly Pinder studied graphics at Leeds Art College. Her first job was with a Yorkshire newspaper, and she subsequently worked as a lecturer in graphic design at Wakefield District College. She has written and illustrated a number of books on a variety of other subjects including cake decoration and growing herbs, papermaking and paper crafts. Her illustrations in Muck and Magic were commended when that book won the 1993 Sir Peter Kent Conservation Book Prize. She has also designed bed linen and wallpapers, and the graphics for a wallpaper book based on newly-discovered eighteenth-century wallpapers.