Zakka Style

Zakka Style
Author :
Publisher : C&T Publishing Inc
Total Pages : 203
Release : 2011-12-01
ISBN 10 : 9781607054177
ISBN 13 : 1607054175
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zakka Style Book Description:

Create charming fabric crafts inspired by the Japanese design movement that you can use to brighten up your home or give as gifts to friends. Discover the hottest new trend in fabric crafting—Zakka! These clever, modern projects are a cinch to sew using basic patchwork, appliqué, and embroidery. It’s scrap-friendly and fun for all sewing skill levels. Rashida Coleman-Hale has gathered talented designers from around the world to bring you 24 delightful Zakka projects. Zakka, a Japanese term meaning “many things,” is all about all the little things that improve your home and appearance. Create a one-of-a-kind picture frame, a stylish bread bag, a whimsical bookmark, a chic tote, and so much more. You’ll love these bright, imaginative designs-make them for yourself and everyone you know! Featuring contributions by Amanda Jennings, Amy Sinibaldi, Ayumi Takahashi, Christie Fowler, Holly Keller, Julia Bravo, Karyn Valino, Kat Mew, Katrien Van Deuren, Kim Kruzich, Larissa Holland, Laurraine Yuyama, Leslie Good, Lisa Billings, Masko Jefferson, Meg Spaeth, Melody Miller, Mette Robl, Nova Flitter, Pascal Mestdagh, Rachel Roxburgh, Shannon Dreval, Sonia Cantie, and Theresia Cookson. Award-Winner in the Crafts/Hobbies/How-To category of the 2012 International Book Awards Praise for Zakka Style “The term “zakka” . . . has become synonymous with a kind of simple charm and uniqueness—something handmade that is useful and pleasing. . . . This book is another wonderful source for gift ideas and sweet little knick-knacks to make ‘just because.’” —Australian Homespun Magazine

Zakka Handmades

Zakka Handmades
Author : Amy Morinaka
Publisher : Creative Publishing international
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2013-06-01
ISBN 10 : 9781610587327
ISBN 13 : 1610587324
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zakka Handmades Book Description:

Learn how to sew simple, clever things that organize your home and help with daily tasks with Zakka Handmades! These incredibly useful projects include pouches and bags, small toys and baby items, and handy kitchen accessories. Some of the author’s sewn items also incorporate simple crochet. In Japanese, zakka means “household goods,” referring to items for domestic use—tableware, kitchenware, containers of various kinds, even simple clothing. What all the items have in common is a simple, fresh, handmade aesthetic; a subtle, clever wit; and absolute usefulness and practicality.

Quilting with a Modern Slant

Quilting with a Modern Slant
Author : Rachel May
Publisher : Storey Publishing
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2014-01-28
ISBN 10 : 9781603428941
ISBN 13 : 1603428941
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quilting with a Modern Slant Book Description:

“May does a marvelous job of capturing a moment in the modern quilting movement, as well as the viewpoints and opinions of the creators” (Library Journal, starred review). Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to expand on traditions and use fabrics, patterns, colors, and stitching innovatively to create exciting fresh designs. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than seventy modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, quilts, tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity—wherever it leads. “An encyclopedia of modern quilting . . . Like a good host, May serves as an enthusiastic introducer, teacher, and cheerleader.” —Publishers Weekly “The bounty of creativity is inspiring, and the variety of quilts featured will open the readers’ eyes to all of the aspects of this popular movement . . . This volume belongs in all quilting collections.” —Library Journal (starred review) “Light in tone and visually beautiful . . . Quilting with a Modern Slant will become the book on modern quilting by which all others to come will be measured.” —Craft Nectar

Zakka Style Gifts

Zakka Style Gifts
Author : Cecilia Hanselmann
Publisher : Search PressLtd
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2014
ISBN 10 : 1782210598
ISBN 13 : 9781782210597
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zakka Style Gifts Book Description:

Provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for projects using patchwork and quilting techniques in addition to basic stitches, including potholders, purses and aprons, pincushions, book covers, placemats, and bags.

This Long Thread

This Long Thread
Author : Jen Hewett
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Total Pages : 376
Release : 2021-11-16
ISBN 10 : 9781611808247
ISBN 13 : 1611808243
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Long Thread Book Description:

Celebrate the diverse work of people of color in the craft community and explore the personal, political, and creative potential of textile arts and crafts. In early 2019, the craft community experienced a reckoning when crafters of color began sharing personal stories about exclusion and racial injustice in their field, pointing out the inequity and lack of visible diversity within the crafting world. Author Jen Hewett, who is one of a few prominent women of color in the fiber crafts community, now brings together this book as a direct response to the need to highlight the diverse voices of artists working in fiber arts and crafts. Weaving together interviews, first-person essays, and artist profiles, This Long Thread explores the work and contributions of people of color across the fiber arts and crafts community, representing a wide spectrum of race, age, region, cultural identity, education, and economic class. These conversations explore techniques and materials, belonging, identity, pride of place, cultural misappropriation, privilege, the value (or undervaluing) of craft, community support structures, recognition or exclusion, intergenerational dialogue, and much more. Be inspired by the work and stories of innovative people of color who are making exceptional contributions to the world of craft. The diverse range of textile artists and craftspeople featured include knitters, quilters, sewers, weavers, and more who are making inspiring and innovative work, yet who are often overlooked by mainstream media.

Stitch Zakka

Stitch Zakka
Author : Gailen Runge
Publisher : C&T Publishing Inc
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2013-06-01
ISBN 10 : 9781607057345
ISBN 13 : 1607057344
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stitch Zakka Book Description:

• 22 small embroidered projects with simple step-by-step instructions—ideal for beginner and intermediate sewists • Learn 26 basic embroidery stitches and how to transfer embroidery patterns to fabric • Full-size embroidery designs with instructions for color and stitch placement Today's coolest crafters use beautiful COSMO embroidery thread to bring a fresh perspective to the centuries-old technique of embroidery in this charming collection. Featuring 22 projects with a contemporary flair, you'll find embroidery patterns for an iPad sleeve, e-reader holder, pillow, tote, baby bib, softies, and so much more. Each project is fully explained with simple instructions, helpful hints, color photographs, and plenty of creative inspiration.

Zakka Embroidery

Zakka Embroidery
Author : Yumiko Higuchi
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2016-10-25
ISBN 10 : 9781611803105
ISBN 13 : 1611803101
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zakka Embroidery Book Description:

Embrace a simpler approach to stitching with bold one- and two-color embroidery motifs Zakka Embroidery presents designs that are an elegant blend of Japanese and Scandinavian style. The motifs and patterns are spare and graphic, yet softened with organic shapes and imagery drawn from nature. The result is embroidery that evokes a personal feel and conjures a sense of nostalgia. The task of picking just the right palette for an embroidery project can be overwhelming to beginners and experienced stitchers alike. But when you take away that challenge, a whole world of texture and style becomes available. Here Japanese designer Yumiko Higuchi presents embroidery motifs to be stitched using just one or two colors—creating patterns and designs that are more evocative for their form than for a play of colors. Each embroidery design is paired with a simple craft project, transforming the stitched fabric into a functional object, including pouches, pillows, aprons, and more. With beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, Zakka Embroidery will be an inspiring guide for those new to embroidery and a delightful experience for those experienced with needle and thread.

Best of Stitch Beautiful Bedrooms

Best of Stitch   Beautiful Bedrooms
Author : Amber Eden
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2014-05-11
ISBN 10 : 9781620335192
ISBN 13 : 1620335190
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best of Stitch Beautiful Bedrooms Book Description:

Brighten up your boudoir with twenty sewing projects! Stitch magazine readers can't get enough of pillows and other home-decor accessories. Perhaps it's because home-decor items are among the most accessible of sewing projects: quick to make, no fitting required, and fun to show off. And what better place to use and showcase these items than where you lay your head? Best of Stitch: Beautiful Bedrooms brings together a colorful, sensory feast of favorite and fresh projects that are easy on the eye and just a little bit sultry. You will learn new skills and find creative ways to make your sleeping quarters a showplace for handmade items. The book includes twenty projects as well as tips and sidebars on special techniques and troubleshooting advice for construction, handstitching, working with fabrics, and embellishing. A "Sewing Basics" reference section at the back of the book covers the skills necessary for creating each project.

Playful Little Paper Pieced Projec

Playful Little Paper Pieced Projec
Author : Tacha Bruecher
Publisher : C&T Publishing Inc
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2013-12-01
ISBN 10 : 9781607058212
ISBN 13 : 1607058219
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playful Little Paper Pieced Projec Book Description:

Top designers—including Joanna Wilczyncka, Daniel Rouse, and Ayumi Takahashi—share their valuable tips and fail-proof paper-piecing techniques. Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects by Fat Quarterly Magazine cofounder Tacha Bruecher is a collection of paper-pieced projects featuring some of the best work from today’s most talented modern quilters. You can learn everything you need to know about foundation paper piecing, and then test your skills with 37 projects ranging in difficulty and complexity. Bursting with ideas and ingenuity, this book will inspire you to include paper piecing in all your sewing projects. Find designs from Ayumi Takahashi, Charise Randell, Lynne Goldsworthy, Cheryl Arkison, Amy Lobsiger, and many more. Includes 2 quilts, 17 small projects and a 12-block calendar quilt, plus a project from each of the monthly block patterns. There’s something for everyone, from quilts and aprons to a backgammon board and a camera bag. “Compilations are one of our favorite types of books because we get to see one thing presented in many different ways by some of the most talented peeps in our industry. And boy, do we love this one! . . . There are bags, a game board, home dec items and even a chair cushion!” —Generation Q Magazine

Sew4Home Bags and Totes

Sew4Home Bags and Totes
Author : Liz Johnson
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2016-10-10
ISBN 10 : 9781440245206
ISBN 13 : 1440245207
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sew4Home Bags and Totes Book Description:

Create cool carryalls--no pattern required! Hit the town, office or schoolyard with these one-of-a-kind bags and totes! In this handy beginner's guide, the experts behind Sew4Home.com show you how to create ten hip projects, from clutches and shoulder bags to a slick yoga mat sling and a vintage kids' book bag. No paper patterns required! Throughout Sew4Home Bags and Totes, you'll find step-by-step instructions and sewing tutorials. Learn to make ruffles, fussy cut fabric, add an inset zipper, and other design details to give your bag a professional finish. Thanks to authors Liz Johnson and Anne Adams, learning to sew trend-setting bags and totes has never been easier or more fashionable!