These three used books offer over 275 illustrations from Chinese design! They make fantastic coloring sheets for students or inspiration for their own designs.
I used these books as blackline masters for my middle school students when we were studying China. I also used them to create spectacular bulletin board displays by blowing the pictures up for border or background. The students used the designs to create folded and flat fans, and decorate project displays.
1. Traditional Chinese Designs - Iron on Transfer Patterns, Barbara Christopher
This book was intended for embroidery transfers. I actually came to my senses just before I handed out needles to my 8th grade boys! It is perfect to make copies from and you have the added bonus of transfers. The books gives embroidery techniques, color charts, and color photos of completed designs.
2. Dover: Chinese Design coloring book, Dianne Gaspas
This books created the design in circular form, so it went well with my mandala lesson. The designs are very detailed and would make great coloring sheets for kids and adults alike.
3. Traditional Chinese Design, Stanley Appelbaum
This book holds 218 illustrations! Square, Circle, Rectangles - You name it! Some designs are open for coloring, others are bold black making it easy to trace. EDITOR'S NOTE: "Many of the patterns, which come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles, were originally conceived for decorating textiles, ceramics, metalwork, woodcarvings, basketry, and cut paper, in addition to carved stone, tiles, and other architectural elements."
This is great book for students to look through when looking for designs to decorate kites, fans, bulletin boards, 3-sided boards, or just looking for inspiration for Chinese New Year celebrations.
The books are in used condition with spine wear and a few pen or pencil marks inside covers. The pages are all intact and unmarked.
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