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Folded Flowers
Folded Flowers

Folded Flowers

Fabric Origami with a Twist of Silk Ribbon


192 Pages, 8 1/2 x 9 3/4

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $44.95)

Publication Date: September 2003

ISBN 9780972121804

Rights: WOR X AU & UK

Breckling Press (Sep 2003)

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Designs and step-by-step instructions for Japanese-inspired origami quilts and purses

With a blend of Eastern and Western influences, Kumiko Sudo reinvents fabric origami with 24 new small quilt designs intertwining silk ribbons, cotton, and other fabrics. Choosing two or three Japanese flowers that bloom in each month of the year, each quilt presents an origami flower, its buds and leaves crafted from fabric and ribbon. Six additional purse designs feature a flower for each season. Step-by-step color drawings help make the projects easy to understand and follow. Introductions to each featured flower, lyrical haiku poems, elegant Japanese calligraphy, and watercolor paintings provide a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage that has inspired these designs. Full color photographs of projects in authentic Japanese settings help provide a complete sense of the final product. A free lesson plan is available to qualified quilting teachers via mail or e-mail directly from the publishers.


“[Sudo is] famous for her beautiful folded fabric designs and meticulous attention to detail.” —Quilters Newsletter Magazine

“As with Kumiko’s other books, the prose is delightful and you gain an additional insight into the culture of Japan.” —The Professional Quilter

“A very highly recommended guide to a fascinating and lovely art.” —Library Bookwatch

Author Biography

Kumiko Sudo is an internationally acclaimed quilt and fiber artist. Before moving to the United States, she was known throughout Japan for her quilting books and was featured on Japanese national television. Her works are in several public and private collections, including the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City. She is the author of Circles of the East, Fabled Flowers, and Omiyage. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.