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Japanese Fabric Flowers

Author : Sylvie Blondeau
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The Japanese word kanzashi originally referred to decorative pins as part of the traditional female hairstyles. These pins were often works of art in themselves, holding in place elaborate floral arrangements made with natural or silk flowers. Today, kanzashi encompasses flowers made from regular fabrics. Sylvie Blondeau shows you how to make 65 of these simply stunning designs. The projects are so easy and fun to make that you will soon be making them for every occasion. Perfect as accessories on clothing, jewellery, home decorations or table adornments for special occasions.

Folded Flowers

Author : Kumiko Sudo
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Beautiful and simple, this book contains designs and step-by-step instructions for Japanese-inspired origami quilts and purses.

The Artful Ribbon

Author : Candace Kling
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Presents a variety of patterns to make ribbon flowers, includes roses, pansies, fuchsias, and provides tips and tricks for collecting, storing, and laundering

Wrapping with Fabric

Author : Etsuko Yamada
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Wrap anything from a wine bottle to a yoga mat with this practical Japanese fabric-wrapping book. Long before today's eco-friendly philosophy of "reduce, reuse, recycle" entered America's collective consciousness, furoshiki—the Japanese method of wrapping things with fabric—flourished as a time-honored and practical art form. In Wrapping With Fabric, Etsuko Yamada—born into a long-line of furoshiki makers in Kyoto—explains the "one cloth, many uses" ideology behind the craft, the etiquette of color and the craft's fascinating history. From there, she shares the myriad ways in which a few basic techniques can transform a simple square of cloth into an elegant wrapper. Use your folded fabrics to: Gift-wrap anything from books to flowers Bundle up a picnic Tote items around Use as a handbag or backpack Make into a pillow covering Create decorative coverings for vases, tissue boxes, and more A quiet reminder that opportunities for artistry are everywhere around you, Wrapping With Fabric is the craft book that makes it easy to bring a touch of grace and ingenuity to everyday life—and help preserve the environment, too.

Kanzashi in Bloom

Author : Diane Gilleland
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Kanzashi tsumami is the Japanese art of folding delicate squares of silk into three-dimensional flower petals. In the United States, the online craft culture has sprouted a renewed interest in making Kanzashi with American crafters devising simplified ways to create these gorgeous fabric flowers and incorporating more user-friendly materials like cotton and synthetic fabrics along with the traditional silks. Kanzashi in Bloom takes the American interpretation of Kanzashi a step further, presenting modern, more easily executed flower designs as elements in a variety of fun, fashionable, hip craft projects. Kanzashi in Bloom offers advice on materials, three petal-folding styles, and techniques for assembling a Kanzashi flower. You’ll also find instructions for 20 projects to wear and give as gifts, including: • Tiny blossom earrings • Flowers-in-your-hair clips • The happiest belt buckle ever • Elegant floral gift topper

Stitched Jewels

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Presents 25 exquisite projects incorporating cloth, textiles and other materials, all created by top designers. Because the craft involves such a wonderfully wide selection of techniques, these artists can all show off their diverse backgrounds.

Japanese Paper Flowers

Author : Hiromi Yamazaki
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Learn how to bring a Japanese aesthetic into your life with these elegant works of floral art. Japanese kirigami (cut paper) flowers are delicate and beautiful examples of paper craft, but are surprisingly easy to make. This inspirational how-to guide shows you how to make 31 gorgeous designs that can virtually pass for the real thing—except they will never wilt! The sculptural quality of these flowers is an amazing and creative way to add a touch of beauty to your home, or to create low-cost decorations for a wedding, a baby shower, or any other special event. All of the most popular blossoms are represented here, including: 5 different roses—these romantic flowers can be mixed and matched to create a natural looking bouquet Frilly carnations—full of intricate folds and textures, these popular flowers are just as much fun in paper form Colorful tulips—carry a piece of spring with you throughout the entire year Delicate cherry blossoms—enjoy the wonders of cherry blossom season in your own home 3 bold sunflowers—in slightly different shapes and sizes, these cheerful flowers create a sunny bouquet when grouped together Festive poinsettias—blooms that will look fresh throughout the entire holiday season And many more! Simple instructions, templates and colorful step-by-step photos show even novice paper crafters how to create each project, and how to gather them into incredible paper flower bouquets. There are instructions showing how the designs can be used in 18 amazing ways—for decorating, selling, gift giving and entertaining—including: Spectacular wreaths Decorative ornaments Customized photo frames Individualized bookmarks Perhaps best of all, there are instructions for exquisite wearable pieces, sure to draw appreciative comments and perfect as gifts for loved ones: A fashionable floral crown Cheerful brooches A statement corsage Japanese Paper Flowers has all the information and all of the necessary patterns you need! With just some scissors, a few sheets of colorful tant origami paper, and a few drops of crafts glue—all of which can be found online and in paper stores—you can create breathtaking paper flowers in no time at all!

Barbie Forever

Author : Robin Gerber
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Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy presents a detailed, fully authorized portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more—including a foreword by Olympic fencing medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad. A double-sided foldout timeline showcases important moments in Barbie history. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world. Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has been breaking boundaries and highlighting major moments in art, fashion, and culture. She has been an interpreter of taste and style in every historic period she has lived through and has reflected female empowerment through the more than 200 careers she has embodied. Today, an international icon, Barbie continues to spark imaginations and influence conversations around the world. Barbie Forever is a vibrant celebration for the "Barbie Girl" in all of us.

Textile Art of Japan

Author : Sunny Yang
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Even in Japan, with its rich tradition of textile art, handcrafted textiles are rapidly becoming a rarity, as they are replaced by mass-produced bolts of cloth that can never duplicate the feel or vibrancy of those created by the personal touch of a master craftsman with an original idea. The importance of obtaining just the right shade of indigo blue, or artfully stenciling on a flower or a cloud, or weaving a fabric so that it appears as richly decorated as a tapestry all make for the allure of Japanese fabrics. Whether for a kimono, a sash, or a coat, cloth in Japan is woven, dyed, and embroidered with infinite care. The professional pride and craft techniques of the Japanese have resulted in visual and tactile masterpieces, and Japanese textile craftsmen are deservedly ranked among the most skilled in the world. Thankfully, even during the breathtaking modernization of Japan, a small number of artists and craftsmen are struggling to keep this ancient art alive. The Japanese have traditionally viewed textiles as an embodiment of no only beauty but as family heirlooms and repositories of history, making the study of Japanese fabric a door into another culture, another people, another time. In Textile Art of Japan, sunny Yang and Rochelle Narasin venture through that door, inviting the reader to follow them. They start with a brief but informative history of those most typical forms of Japanese dress, the kimono and the obi, and then move on to introduce the techniques of dyeing, weaving, and needlework that distinguish Japanese textiles, discussing their traditions, practical methods, and use of different types of fabric.

One Hour Craft

Author : Maria Binns
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Quick, funky and fun craft for craftsters who are imagination-rich but time-poor.

Fabled Flowers

Author : Kumiko Sudo
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Combines the traditional arts of origami, sashiko, and flower arranging to achieve dazzling, three-dimensional effects never seen before in quilting. These quilt blocks capture the beauty of the morning glory, camelia, dogwood, and two dozen other flowers. Flowers can easily be combined into a stunning quilt, or simply serve as an inspiration for quilters who want to create beautiful flowers of their own. Includes step-by-step instructions for 30 quilt blocks and assembly instructions and templates for six full quilts.

Japanese Quilt Inspirations

Author : Susan Briscoe
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The acclaimed quilter presents ten quilt designs and four bonus projects designed to show off your gorgeous Japanese fabrics in this illustrated guide. Japanese fabrics are renowned for their distinctive quality and elegant, intricate designs. Now expert quilter Susan Briscoe presents fourteen projects specially designed to showcase these gorgeous materials. Inspired by her time living in Japan, Briscoe offers ten quilts and four smaller projects that combine traditional Japanese patterns and motifs with fast and simple techniques. Each quilt is shown in two different colorways and shown both as hand and machine quilted designs. As an added bonus, there are four simple-to-make projects—such as rice bags and table runners—for using up leftover quilt blocks. Japanese patchwork style is incredibly versatile, and the finished projects will be at home anywhere from the most modern interiors to the most rustic cottages.

Japanese Quilting Sashiko

Author : Hiromitsu Takano
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In recent years there has been a great revival of interest in sashiko, the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting based on a quick and easy running stitch. Japanese Quilting: Sashiko is a practical introduction to the distinctive patterns and designs of the technique. Whether you are a complete beginner or familiar with sashiko, you will find this a fascinating exploration of an exciting and traditional craft. The book includes an introduction on what materials and equipment you will need, then a guide through the basic technques. Next, the author provides 30 detailed designs, ranging from the Ougi (Fan), Ume (plum blossom), to Shippu (seven treasures) and Sayagata (Buddhist symbols). Each has a full drawing and critically gives the order of working. There is also 10 projects that range from aprons and placemats to cushions and bags. There is everything a reader needs to start the craft but can also expand the repertoire of an experienced quilter and textile artist.

Fanciful Cloth Dolls

Author : Terese Cato
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You don't have to be a doll maker to enjoy creating these little sweethearts. If you love to craft and sew, you'll have fun learning new techniques for creating a whimsical fairy, an impish elf, or a sweet pincushion girl. From fabric sculpting to face painting and all the finishing touches, every captivating detail of your doll will be appreciated for years to come. Each of the four projects has complete head-to-toe instructions, including details for expressive faces, perfect hair, cute clothes, and an abundance of accessories. A charming gallery of variations for each project will inspire you to add distinctive character and personal flair to your creations.

Sewing Stylish Handbags Totes

Author : Choly Knight
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Fashion savings are in the bag with this stylish book that shows you how to recreate the high-end look of designer bags at a fraction of the cost. Get step-by-step instructions for making more than 50 useful and stylish bags, a basic overview of sewing techniques, and tips for going green with recycled materials. Includes full-size pattern pack plus bonus digital downloads.

Japanese Ikebana for Every Season

Author : Yuji Ueno
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The true meaning of Ikebana—the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement—is to take a few beautiful flowers and plants and tastefully present them in very simple containers to enhance home decor. The 53 elegant arrangements featured in Japanese Ikebana for Every Season are perfect for special occasions—Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, birthday, anniversary—or any event that calls for a flower bouquet. The key to good Ikebana arrangements is to understand a few very simple principles—like the idea of mitate, seeing old things with new eyes—and to learn a few easy techniques to stabilize and support plants inside a vase or container. Using common flowers and plants from the garden, a nearby field or forest, or the local florist, anyone can easily create these lovely Ikebana in just a few minutes. Authors Rie Imai and Yuji Ueno explain how to select flowers and containers from things that are already around—and then turn them into something special. The basic instructions in the book cover a wide range of styles that encourage readers to use their own creativity rather than copying traditional and highly technical Ikebana design concepts. No matter what time of year it is and regardless of your taste or budget—the arrangements in this book will lend a touch of Japanese elegance to your home.

The Fabric Makes the Quilt

Author : Roberta Horton
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Important Note about PRINT ON DEMAND Editions: You are purchasing a print on demand edition of this book. This book is printed individually on uncoated (non-glossy) paper with the best quality printers available. The printing quality of this copy will vary from the original offset printing edition and may look more saturated. The information presented in this version is the same as the latest edition. Any pattern pullouts have been separated and presented as single pages. If the pullout patterns are missing, please contact c&t publishing.

Flowers Dragons Pine Trees

Author : Mary M. Dusenbury
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Comprised of some three hundred objects, the collection of Asian textiles in the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has remained a hidden treasure since its inception nearly a century ago. This small but important collection, which includes textiles from East, South, and Central Asia dating from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries, displays remarkable geographical breadth, great diversity of technique, and a broad range of functions. With highlights including late Persian textiles, Indian embroideries, Kashmir shawls, Chinese court costume, and Japanese folk garments, the Spencer's Asian textiles are rich in history and design, offering a wealth of information and beauty for both the collector and the art lover alike. The first comprehensive publication of the collection, this volume provides an overview of the textile history of four principal regions as well as detailed discussions of individual pieces, bringing these fascinating objects to life in the context of their traditions and times. Flowers, Dragons, & Pine Trees includes a full catalogue of the collection, glossary, and five maps. This comprehensive volume brings the hidden treasures of the collection to light with beautiful illustrations, compelling history, and new viewpoints on the rich and ancient textile traditions of Asia.

The Official Directory of the World s Columbian Exposition May 1st to October 30th 1893

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.