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    Baroque, complex textile patterns

    Hi folks,

    Recently I've been inspired by the covers of a few notebooks I've seen knocking around in Waterstones - really complex classical textiles, islamic-inspired (and partially metallic) patternwork and the like. It's really beautiful stuff. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of where I could get my hands on a source-book, or on-line resource for these sorts of archaic-looking patterns. I've found this:-

    http://www.theinspirationgallery.com...p_damask01.htm

    ...but it's actually a bit bland in comparison to the stuff I'm talking about. Any recommendations?

    Thanks just for reading,

    M


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    I've gone into home painting stores or someplace where they sell wallpaper, and typically they have these huge portfolio books of samples which the loan out for free.

    I take'em home and scan the ones I like. Although that can be a bit time consuming.

    Dover Publishing has a lot of books and cd's they sell with this kind of thing too.

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    Thanks for that, Elam. I'll take a peek.

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    Elam beat me to the Dover recommendation.
    Also, check out http://digital.nypl.org/mmpco/browse...ct=95449&trg=1

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    That is an excellent little resource - exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. I posted originally because I wasn't sure if there was a 'bible' for this kind of thing. All my information has been gathered piecemeal for months. But this is great. Thanks!

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