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Medieval Tapestries Coloring Book (Dover Fashion Coloring Book)
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Omg, this one is incredibly challenging...so much so it could probably take several months (or years depending on how often you color) to do every design in it. Some of the tapestries are so intricately detailed I have to keep my pencils sharpened to a fine point just to stay inside the lines.

Normally I don't like already inked in parts (fashions are a no no), but in this case, I'm actually grateful that a few of the design backgrounds are blackened in.

All in all an excellent adult style coloring book that will keep you occupied for many, many, MANY hrs. It's a great value considering how much time and effort it takes to do each design.

With informative dates and descriptions printed below each depiction, it's educational as well as fun.

Get your pencil sharpener ready (you'll need it!) and enjoy!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2005
Adults who enjoy coloring will like this coloring book very much. It has some beautiful tapestries to color, and it gives historical information as well. I suppose that kids might enjoy it, but I doubt they'd truly appreciate the historical aspect of what they were coloring.

UPDATE: Apparently, coloring books for adults have come into vogue as "art therapy." Coloring is relaxing and can reduce stress. I could have told them that years ago! Keep on coloring people! 5/2015
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
As a history buff of what is often referred to as the Dark Ages, this Medieval Tapestries coloring book was a joy to find and to have. Marty Noble has done it again - provided adults with a quality coloring book full of images to color and to use as clip art, if desired. I am extremely pleased with the variety of tapestry selections and will enjoy using colored pencils in it as I recall that time period often forgot. The only minor negative is that the images are back-to-back, but luckily printed on quality thick paper.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon February 24, 2010
This is definitely not your child's coloring book (or the coloring book you had as a child). From "Death on his Pale Horse" to "The Griffin Protects His Lady" there's something here for everyone, except maybe young children. It's a very detailed book. In fact if you have problems with your vision or hands -- you may want to pass. I have occasional hand troubles and will be skipping coloring in it on those days. It's also probably far too detailed for young children. Not to mention that death, unicorns in captivity, and Trojan war scenes may be a bit much for them (not that there's violence portrayed, there's not).

You'll want to break out colored pencils or very fine tipped markers for most of these. There are some rare areas that are wide open, but for the most part these are highly detailed pieces that will test your coloring skills.

An intro note in the book gives a brief history of tapestries and each page gives us the name / country of origin / year of the tapestry on the page we're coloring.

A must for older kids who are too old for traditional coloring books and adults who love to color.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon May 23, 2008
The beauty of the pictures in this Dover Coloring Book will provide you with hours of relaxation, fun and a touch of history!

The paper is of good quality, the pictures are lovely -- this is what you can expect from Dover. You might even want to frame some of your finished creations.

I highly recommend this Medieval Tapestries Coloring Book for adults and teens.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 19, 2008
This is a great coloring book for older children and adults. You need good, fine motor skills for this one, and colored pencils or markers are going to be best, though really sharp crayons might be adequate.

There are thirty different drawings of tapestries to color. At the bottom of each page it tells you the title or description of the tapestry, where it came from, and the year that it was completed. This is nice if you want to look for pictures of the real tapestries, or find out more about them.

The pictures are not much to look at when plain, but once they are colored in, they are quite stunning.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2010
Bought this for my daughter, who is very creative. She is entranced with the tapestries and is even researching them on the internet! She is anxious to color them - either authentically, or in her own creative version. (I gave her Prisma colored pencils, as well) I had not realized these were authentic tapestries. How much more fun!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2007
I'm glad I purchased this tapestry coloring book for my daughter when we studied Medieval times. She enjoyed coloring the detailed tapestries and has since noticed the real tapestries every time we go to a museum.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
My only complaint is that there is some slight "bleed thru" when coloring the pictures with markers. However, coloring with pencils or crayons presents no problem. If you have access to a copier and want to keep your books pristine, copy off the page you wish to color...and no, that's not intended to say, "Commit copyright infringement"...lol.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2009
Bought a bunch of these for my grown up daughters to have fun with..just perfect..they were delighted
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