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Boho Designs Coloring Book
Valori Wells

FunStitch Studio (Distributed in the UK by Search Press)
2 February 2015 / ISBN 9781607059363
Juvenile/ Non Fiction / Coloring

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


Coloring books are the latest craze, with adults discovering how relaxing they can be. Here is one aimed at younger colorists but which still has plenty in it to please adults. The author is a textile designer and the eighteen designs in here are taken from her fabrics. Inside the back cover are color wheels and some basic advice about using color but apart from that it is nicely filled with drawings to make your own. Unlike a lot of modern coloring books this one sensibly has not printed the pictures back to back but on just one side. This means you can use whatever you like to color it in although if you are using permanent markers or paints placing a sheet of paper under the picture (or cutting it out first) would be a good idea. The paper is good quality and white, each picture having a simple line frame. Designs include birds, butterflies, flowers, abstracts and my own favorite, an elephant. Some offer the option of adding a bit more design if you like to doodle and there is a bookmark to detach from the cover. I’ve seen bigger, thicker or more detailed coloring books but this one has a nice twist – patterns from fabric – and the added bonus of good quality paper printed on only one side.

This book is one of six titles to date, all with the same quality paper and other attributes. Choose from Playful Designs, Fantastical Designs, Swirling Designs, Doodle Designs and Whimsical Designs.

If you cannot find a good range of coloring materials locally try for a list of suppliers.


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 2015