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The Pattern Library

This is where all of my patterns will be kept. I'll be tagging them so you can go straight to your favourites. The tags will appear in a list on the right. Just right click the link that says "Download and Print" to save the larger image to your hard drive. Then print it and get colouring! If you like your coloured-in picture, take a photo of it or scan it and send it to me. There is a Flickr group that I've set up for your coloured in patterns. I'll post the best to the blog. Keep checking back for the latest uploads!

Although all of the patterns are shown in strips the full downloadable image is much larger. On the left is a thumbnail example of how a full image looks.

A colourful shop

Hi all, just letting you know that you can now buy Patterns For Colouring products on Etsy. There are books, posters and art prints to choose from. Perfect for your Christmas list.

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Twitter is great

A little while ago I entered a Twitter competition run by the Tate Shop. It took me a bit by surprise. I eagerly opened the package when it arrived and look at what was in it. A great book, 'Tate Modern: The Handbook', a badge, some pencils and a notebook. So why am I posting this to the site? Look at the cover of that notebook (and the pencils)! A glorious pattern of the Tate Modern building. So, a very big thank you to Tate Shop for making my day.


Tate Shop goodies
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Twitter competition

There are two downloads for you over at Creative Boom, a website for designers, illustrators, photographers, animators etc. These are a wallpaper for your computer desktop and an exclusive colouring page. Best of all though, you can win one of 5 poster packs! All you need to do is leave a comment in the post on Creative Boom or click this link to add a message to your Twitter stream. Happy days!

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Pattern links 04

More links for your attention...


Please note that I cannot be held responsible for the content of other sites that I link to. They might not always be kid friendly, so take care.



No Time For Flash Cards - Children's activity site
Repper - Online pattern creator
Best Design Options - A huge list of pattern resources
Design Reviver - 400 patterns for designers
Crayola - Full of activities for anyone that can grip a crayon. The original and the best.

If you're a member of Facebook please make your way to the Patterns for Colouring page and become a fan. Its a great way to keep track of all the latest news about this site.

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Pattern links 03

More pattern links for your attention...


Please note that I cannot be held responsible for the content of other sites that I link to. They might not always be kid friendly, so take care.



Web Design Ledger - 200 Seamless patterns for web design
PatternHead - design resources, vectors and freebies
Naked and Angry - no nudity just great shop full of bags and wallpaper covered in patterns. Plus user generated designs to vote for.
Dezignus - 125 Japanese vector patterns
ColourLovers - online community of colour lovers. Colour patterns online and share the results.

Also many thanks to Ken Denmead at the brilliant blog GeekDad. He published a blog post about my site after I tweeted him my link. It resulted in a big boost in visitors to this site, so if you're one of them, pull up a box of crayons and get scribbling. I'd also love to see the results of your family colouring sessions so please submit scans/photos to my new Flickr group. I'll be setting up a slideshow of it to appear on this site very soon.

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4 Pattern Books

Here are 4 pattern related books that I think you might like...



Patterns of the Earth (Illustrated) - A book filled with spectacular aerial photography cropped to show natures dazzling designs.
Art Forms in Nature - A 100 page Dover book packed with black and white outline images of microscopic life forms and cut-aways of plantlife.
Art Forms in the Plant World - Another Dover book, a bit more modern in style, containing plenty of inspiration for any creative pattern maker.
Alphabet of Plants - One for the typographers out there. Explore plantlife that has grown in weird shapes creating letters of the alphabet.
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Pattern Links 02

More pattern links for your attention...


Please note that I cannot be held responsible for the content of other sites that I link to. They might not always be kid friendly, so take care.



Din Pattern
Dear Ada
Ava7 Patterns
Patterific
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Pattern Links 01

I think its about time I shared some of the pattern links I've found.



Print and Pattern
Pattern Cooler
Root2art
Squidfingers patterns

If you know of any pattern related sites I should include let me know via my contact page.

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