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Japanese Kimekomi
Japanese Kimekomi

Japanese Kimekomi

Fast, Fun, and Fabulous Fabric Handballs!


96 Pages, 8 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: September 2008

ISBN 9781933308210

Rights: WOR X AU & UK

Breckling Press (Sep 2008)

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A guide to the unique and addicting craft of making Japanese fabric handballs

The elegant and easy Japanese craft of kimekomi—making fabric handballs—is presented in this collection of 15 bright and colorful designs. Featuring full-size cutting templates, each design is accompanied by color step-by-step drawings, sensational photos, and easy-to-follow text. Although each project requires additional materials—such as a Styrofoam ball, a variety of colored fabric scraps, glue, and pretty ribbons or cords for embellishment—the fun, simple process assures that the first ball will be complete in just a couple of hours. Once the basics have been covered, a special section on creating and customizing new designs will allow crafters to branch out on their own to create ornaments and gifts for all occasions.

Author Biography

Barbara B. Suess is the creator of Kiku Designs, an extensive online resource for temari enthusiasts that showcases her work. She teaches classes and writes patterns for creating Japanese-inspired jewelry and is the author of Japanese Temari. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Kathleen M. Hewitt is a designer, pattern writer, and teacher specializing in Japanese handicrafts, including temari and kimekomi. She lives in Tacoma, Washington.