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Flower Designs
The Design Library, Book IV
Judy Balchin

Search Press
11 April 2012/ ISBN: 9781844488155
How-To Books/Design / Paperback + CD ROM

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde

Here is the fourth book in Search Press new Design Library. If you are new to this idea then think of the bestselling Design Source Library series and add in a modern extra everything, a CD ROM is also enclosed in the book, both .jpeg and .tiff format.

There are a hundred designs in here and this book is an ideal companion to Judy Balchin’s other book in this series Heart and Flower Designs (also reviewed on this site). As with all the books the first page contains a brief introduction to the topics and the rest of the book contains just the designs themselves. Each page has a line drawing or two and in this book you can find lots of individual blooms, borders, frames, corners, mandalas and motifs of various sizes. Many of them have an art nouveau style to them, while others are in the style of folk art, Ancient Egypt, India or the Orient to suit a wide variety of projects. Please remember they are not copyright free, but the small print at the back permits you to use up to fifteen of the drawings on a single project as long as you give a quote as to where they came from. It is easy to scale them up or down on the computer and not having to scan them in first certainly cuts down the time you have to spend on the preliminaries of your chosen project. I look forward to seeing the rest of the titles in this user friendly and modern series.

Reviews of other titles by this author

Heart and Flower Designs
Outline Stickers
Making Christmas Tree Decorations
Making Christmas Cards
Decorative Initials
Glass Painted Projects
Handmade Fairy Cards
Designs From The Book of Kells
Papercrafts For Christmas
[w/Polly Pinder]
Celtic Alphabets With Borders and Motifs
Compendium of Celtic Crafts
Party Masks
Glass Painted Greetings Cards
Peel Off Greetings Cards

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2012