Crafting a Patterned Home: Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects to Enliven Every Room

Crafting a Patterned Home: Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects to Enliven Every Room


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611803495
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 822,993
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

KRISTIN 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,

RIKKI SNYDER is a freelance photographer, stylist, and writer specializing in food, still life, and interiors. In addition to her freelancing, Rikki is a photographer and writer for, the leading online platform for interior design, and head photographer for FOLK magazine.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Exploring Patterns 5

Designing With Patterns 15

Techniques And Tools 23

Part 1 Indoor Spaces

Chapter 1 Kitchen and Dining Room

Kantha-Inspired Dishtowels 46

Geometric Striped Tablecloth 49

All-Over Geometric Napkins 52

Circle and Dots Plates 57

Hexagon Crochet Afghan 58

Plaid Wall Treatment 61

Scrapbook Coasters 64

Chapter 2 Living Room And Library

Compass Printed and Embroidered Pillow 71

Bloomsbury-Inspired Painted Tabletop 73

Knitted Pillow 77

Paisley Hand-Printed Upholstered Chair 83

Colorful Tile Fireplace Surround 85

Hand-Painted Faux Wallpaper 89

Flowers in Vases Decorative Mural 91

Chapter 3 Bathroom And Bedroom

Combed Stool 98

Bathroom Faux Wallpaper 101

Striped Lampshade 102

Dots and Spots Pillow 105

Amish-Inspired Duvet Cover 107

Sunflower Faux Wallpaper 111

Diamond Motif Closets 115

Part 2 Outdoor Spaces

Chapter 4 Pottery Studio And Garden Shed

Patterned Pendant Lamp 122

Block-Printed Jug Curtains 125

Wall with Stamped Border 126

Color-Blocked Floor 129

Exterior Window Murals 133

Jack and the Beanstalk Faux Wallpaper 134

Block-Printed Leaf Curtains 137

Blousy Rose Faux Rug 139

Chapter 5 In The Orchard And Under The Pergola

Upcycled Vintage Picnic Basket 146

Block-Printed Basil Leaf Napkins 149

Linen Tablecloth with Printed Leaves 153

Painted Stripe Napkins 157

Stenciled Serving Tray 158

Refurbished Metal Tabletop 162

Templates 165

Resources 187

Acknowledgments 189

About The Author 191

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