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Arts & crafts stencilling
Sutherland, W. G. (William George)
Publication Information:
Salt Lake City : Gibbs Smith, 2003.
Physical Description:
iii, 92 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"An illustrated chapter on 'wipe-out' stencilling is contributed by Mr. W.W. Davidson. Mr. E. Dinkel contributes three pages of designs for church work."

Originally published: Manchester : Decorative art Journals Co., [1925].
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NK8654 .S88 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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In the Arts & Crafts tradition, decorative stencilling -- on walls, pillows, draperies, or furniture -- is made accessible and fresh with these classic stencil patterns from the Arts & Crafts period. Using time-tested techniques, decorative stencil painting can be applied to every room in the house. With plant and flower patterns for the kitchen, formal ornaments for the living room, animals and bugs for the family room, children and ducks for the nursery, and sea life for the bathroom, they can also be mixed and matched to suit a particular taste and décor.

Author Notes

W. G. Sutherland was a British sign maker and decorative artist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He was a frequent contributor to The Journal of Decorative Art, published in Great Britain.



The publication of this book has arisen from the publication a few years ago of a series of articles on Stencilling in The Journal of Decorative Art. These articles were from the pen of the present writer, who was responsible also for the illustrations. Since their publicatio there have been many requests for their re-publication in book form, and this has been long in comtemplation. The present volume is the result. It is written in the main for the professional decorator, and the methods advocated are the best calculated to meet the conditions of his work. This explains why, for instance, there is no reference to metal stencil plates, which for some other purposes are very useful. Excerpted from Arts and Crafts Stencilling by W. G. Sutherland All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Literary contents
Tools and Equipment Designing, Cutting, and Preparing the Plate
Positive and Negative Stencils
Applyin the Stencil
Schemes in Stencil: A Simplified Method
The Simplified Method in Operation
Continuous Borders and Friezes
Ceiling Treatments "Allover" Patterns
The Nursery Stencilling on Fabrics
Some Motifs for the Stencil
Wipe-out Stencilling Miscellaneous