Book Title:
Cotton + Steel Coloring Book
Book Author:
Melody Miller, Rashida Coleman-Hale, Alexia Marcelle Abegg, Kim Kight, and Sarah Watts
Publishing Date:
January 5th, 2016
Fons & Porter


75+ whimsical designs to color and love!

Welcome to Cotton + Steel's innovative world of art, whimsy and wonder! In the Cotton & Steel Coloring Book, the design team from the vintage-meets-mod fabric line brings its one-of-a-kind style to the coloring page.

Explore intricate Japanese-inspired motifs and quirky antique telephones and typewriters. Add a pop of color to primitive wildlife art and rustic feedsack prints--all original, authentic and ready for you to create your own collection!

My Review

I’m going to honestly say that I have never heard of the Cotton + Steel company prior to this coloring book, so I didn’t know that it was an awesome company that designed really cool fabrics until after I had looked through this book and wanted to learn more about them.  I’m not all that crafty, so I wouldn’t have a reason to purchase fabrics for much, but looking at some of their prints kind of makes me wish I was!

Anyway, the Cotton + Steel Coloring Book is a nifty coloring book full of random, cute, and whimsical designs that are incredibly fun and will definitely make you smile.  If you’re having a bad day, come home, pick up some colored pencils, and choose a design out of this book – you’ll be feeling much better before you know it!

cotton and steel blocks

Some of the designs are sure to bring out your inner child, and are sure to add a little bit of joy to your day as you color.  Even just looking through this book will make you happy, because there is just so much here…so many different designs, patterns, and illustrations!

The designs are printed on one side of the page, which is awesome if you like coloring with markers, gel pens, or watercolors.

cotton and steel popcorn

While the paper in this book is kind of thin, putting another sheet of paper between the design you’re coloring and the next page will be just fine to protect against bleeding if you’re using markers, pens, or watercolors.  Colored pencil users don’t have to worry about that, as the paper is nice to color on and since it’s smooth, it allows for blending and easy coloring.

cotton and steel snowglobes

Some of the illustrations in the book allow you to add your own personal touch to the design – which is really neat and is great for those who are really creative.

cotton and steel phone

Along with the awesome quirky illustrations, you will also find some neat retro designs, like telephones and typewriters, that you can’t help but just love!  There are so many things to choose from in this book – there is definitely something here for everyone!

This is an awesome coloring book – sure to put a smile on your face and become one of your favorites!

Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 stars
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2 Responses to Cotton + Steel Coloring Book

  1. Oh! This is a coloring book I haven’t seen in person yet, but from the pictures you included in your review, it’s one that I want right now. I love that popcorn picture!

    And it’s printed on one side only!? I’m even more interested now! I’m not a fan of double-sided coloring books because I feel like I can only use colored pencils when I’d rather use thin markers and Sharpies.
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    • Kelly says:

      Yes! I love that it’s printed on one side! It’s so whimsical and I love it…I bet you’ll love it, too! I tried coloring in it with markers, and it works out really well if you put a blank sheet of paper under the page you’re coloring!

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