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    Default What were these patterns called?

    Sometime in the early 80's, I used to be given art pads that had elaborate patterns ready to be filled in by felt tip pen. They weren't pictures of particular objects, just symmetrical patterns I think very faintly lined with grey ink so they wouldn't spoil the finished colouring in. Me and my friends would spend hours with these books and I wonder if they're still around now and what they are called.

    Does anyone know?

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    Default Re: What were these patterns called?

    Colour by numbers???
    "Ah, nostalgia ain't what it used to be..."

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    My daughter loves these I personally never had the patience if they are the same thing? They are called Islamic Patterns, though we simply called them pattern design books.

    The one my Daughter has


    http://miniscribblers.co.uk/acatalog...ing_books.html

    Actually just put Doodle Book into Ebay
    Last edited by Heather74; 23-11-2008 at 17:14.

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    Default Re: What were these patterns called?

    The name depended on what colouring book you bought. There were several on the market, with different names. I had loads of them. You can still buy them in Morrisons actually.

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    Seen them in Woolworths today too

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    Default Re: What were these patterns called?

    Sainsbury's and Wilkinson do them.

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    Symmetry or Kaleidoscope Books...

    Asda sells them as pattern books, my littil'un loves em..

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    Default Re: What were these patterns called?

    You may be thinkinng of Altair designs. I used to love these too. I've just had a quick search and they do still exist

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