The Magic Pattern Book

The Magic Pattern Book Author Amy Barickman
ISBN-10 9780761181392
Year 2014-08-12
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing

Home sewing is booming again. Inspired by sites like Etsy, Craftsy, Pinterest, and CreativeBug, by the continuing popularity of Project Runway and other fashion shows, and by the ever-growing DIY movement, there are more than 35 million sewists in America. Now, for this new generation that wants to make their own clothes, express their fashion sense, look great, be creative—and save money, to boot—comes Amy Barickman’s The Magic Pattern Book, an illustrated guide to creating a one-of-a-kind wardrobe from six magic patterns. What makes a sewing pattern magic? It’s a simple equation: One “magic” pattern can be transformed into six different looks—for example, The Skirt (pattern B) yields an A-line skirt, a maxi skirt, a pleated hem skirt, a pencil wrap skirt, a flared bias skirt, and a ruffled mini. Then comes even more magic—there are six magic patterns in The Magic Pattern Book, resulting in thirty-six different looks. Following each look are suggestions for specific fabrics, many of them repurposed items, for a total of 216 garments and accessories. The skill level is basic, and patterns are bundled onto a CD in an envelope in the back of the book, and also found online (to be downloaded and printed out on 81/2" x 11" paper). What makes a book magic? Another simple equation: great value, a great promise, a great package, and a great author.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language Author Christopher Alexander
ISBN-10 9780195019193
Year 1977
Pages 1171
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press

Two hundred and fifty-three archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework for engaging in architectural design

Pattern Poetry

Pattern Poetry Author Dick Higgins
ISBN-10 0887064140
Year 1987-07-01
Pages 275
Language en
Publisher SUNY Press

Pattern poetry—poetry from before 1900 that fuses literature and visual art—has existed since the times of ancient Crete and Egypt. Less well known than modern visual poetry, pattern poetry has been produced in most European and American literatures, and, as close analogues, in many oriental literatures. This book tells the history of pattern poetry, documenting and classifying more than 2,000 works. Illustrations of each major genre of pattern poem are included. The book also explores related forms, such as graphic music notations, shaped prose, sound poetry, and poetic labyrinths, to name a few. A glossary, essays by two world authorities on the oriental analogues to the pattern poem, and the first full bibliography on pattern poetry complete the work. With this book, Dick Higgins has provided an indispensable tool for opening up the area of pattern poetry to the scholar and the lay reader alike, bringing order to what has been an obscure and confusing area, and delighting the eye and mind by casting light on these forgotten treasures.

Pattern of the Past

Pattern of the Past Author David L. Clarke
ISBN-10 0521227631
Year 1981-01-29
Pages 443
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

The book will be of importance for archaeologists and of interest to anthropologists.

Pattern Grammar

Pattern Grammar Author Susan Hunston
ISBN-10 9027222738
Year 2000
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing

This book describes an approach to lexis and grammar based on the concept of phraseology and of language patterning arising from work on large corpora. The notion of 'pattern' as a systematic way of dealing with the interface between lexis and grammar was used in Collins Cobuild English Dictionary (1995) and in the two books in the Collins Cobuild Grammar Patterns series (1996; 1998). This volume describes the research that led to these publications, and explores the theoretical and practical implications of the research. The first chapter sets the work in the context of work on phraseology. The next two chapters give several examples of patterns and how they are identified. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss and exemplify the association of pattern and meaning. Chapters 6, 7 and 8 relate the concept of pattern to traditional approaches to grammar and to discourse. Chapter 9 summarizes the book and adds to the theoretical discussion, as well as indicating the applications of this approach to language teaching. The volume is intended to contribute to the current debate concerning how corpora challenge existing linguistic theories, and as such will be of interest to researchers in the fields of grammar, lexis, discourse and corpus linguistics. It is written in an accessible style, however, and will be equally suitable for students taking courses in those areas.

Patterns of Home

Patterns of Home Author Max Jacobson
ISBN-10 9781561585335
Year 2002
Pages 282
Language en
Publisher Taunton Press

Clearly written and profusely illustrated, this text brings the timeless lessons of residential design to homeowners who seek inspiration and direction. Insightful tours of 33 homes bring essential design concepts to life. 300 color photos. 50 illustrations.

Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution

Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution Author Stephen Shennan
ISBN-10 0520255992
Year 2009
Pages 341
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press

"Archaeological data are uniquely suited to testing models of cultural evolution. This volume provides an excellent summary of the state of the art in this new field."--Robert Boyd, coauthor of "Not By Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution"


Landscape Author Simon Bell
ISBN-10 0419203400
Year 1999
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Providing a fresh approach to the theory of design, Landscape: Pattern, Perception and Process synthesizes planning, design and ecology and shows a new view of where design can develop. The book brings together the work and subject areas of a range of disciplines including psychologists, philosophers, geologists, ecologists, cultural geographers, foresters, urban planners and landscape architects and synthesizes all these together. Since many landscape and environmental problems require multi-disciplinary approaches for their solution, this book demonstrates how the best integration can be achieved. Highly illustrated, it contains examples from North America, Canada, Europe and Australasia. Glossary, references and further reading provide the reader with guidance and back-up resources.

Quilt Culture

Quilt Culture Author Cheryl B. Torsney
ISBN-10 0826209637
Year 1994
Pages 197
Language en
Publisher University of Missouri Press

As a blanket, a commemorative covering, and a work of art, the quilt is a nearly universal cultural artifact. In recent years it has been recognized as one of our most compelling symbols of cultural diversity and the power of women. In this collection, Cheryl B. Torsney and Judy Elsley bring together eleven provocative essays on the quilt as metaphor--in literature, history, politics, and philosphy. This interdisciplinary approach makes Quilt Culture an extraordinarily rich exploration of a cultural artifact whose meaning is far more complex than that of a simple bed covering.

Pattern in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

Pattern in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics Author Anthony Orton
ISBN-10 0826477704
Year 2004-10-01
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher A&C Black

This highly illustrated book draws together the wide variety of studies in the learning of mathematics undertaken by the Pattern in Mathematics Research Group at the University of Leeds. Their purpose has been '... to provide structure and support to ... studies of children's perception, conception and use of pattern in learning mathematics'. Set up in 1992, they have embraced work across the whole curriculum, and through all the years of compulsory schooling. As each chapter of this book relates to a different study that was undertaken, the reader can dip in and select relevant material. At the same time, the editor has ensured continuity and progression, allowing the book to be approached as a whole: the early chapters are concerned with very young children; subsequent chapters deal with the primary and middle age ranges, and later ones relate to secondary school work.

Pattern Design

Pattern Design Author Lewis F. Day
ISBN-10 0486407098
Year 1999
Pages 306
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation

Take any form you choose and repeat it at regular intervals, and, just as repetitive sounds produce rhythm or cadence, you have pattern. However, the use of pattern in design is no haphazard matter, but a disciplined activity in which the artists must impose a pleasing order and structure on the whole to achieve an aesthetically satisfying end product. This classic guide, revised and expanded by Amor Fenn three decades after its publication, teaches artists to do just that. Surveying a multitude of applications, from architectural detail to decorative textile printing and typographic patterns, Day provides insight into the geometric foundations of all repeating patterns, and treats in a practical way the anatomy, planning, and evolution of repeated ornament. He demonstrates the extent to which pattern is the essence of the ornamental arts, and offers a wealth of technical information for the student and designer. Generously illustrated with more than 270 designs ranging from old Japanese, Persian, and Arabian patterns to early 20th-century motifs, Pattern Design will stimulate the imaginations and advance the skills of novices and experts alike.

Writing Simple Poems

Writing Simple Poems Author Vicki L. Holmes
ISBN-10 9780521785525
Year 2001-07-16
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Writing Simple Poems is a resource book that shows teachers how to use poetry writing to teach grammar and writing conventions. Appropriate for any age or fluency level, the book can be used by ESL, foreign language, or bilingual teachers as an adjunct to their writing program. Regular classroom teachers will find it useful for language arts. The first part of the book focuses on methodology and offers suggestions for ways to integrate poetry writing with the curriculum. The second part of the book contains twenty-five easy-to-follow lesson plans, each with poetry models and sample poems written by students of various ages and linguistic backgrounds. The third part of the book offers an index of teaching points and a glossary of grammar terms.

The Pattern

The Pattern Author Lynnclaire Dennis
ISBN-10 0941255506
Year 1997-01-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Integral Pub

This autobiographical account of a near-death experience is a powerful call for tolerance in today's multicultural society. What makes it so unusual and inspiring is that the provocative events described, and the "pattern" they imply, mark the first time since Newton that a cultural experience will affect -- even redefine -- science and technology. Dennis's story, told with disarming honesty and humor, has the power to change not only individual lives, but the very world in which we live.

A Pattern of Madness

A Pattern of Madness Author Neville Symington
ISBN-10 1855752794
Year 2002
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher Karnac Books

Born of wide-ranging scholarship, a lifetime's psychoanalytic practice and deep personal commitment and struggle, this book will challenge professional practitioners in the field and all those who take a serious interest in understanding the human psyche.