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Kokoro no Te
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Kokoro no Te

Handmade Treasures from the Heart


176 Pages, 8 1/2 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $27.95 (US $27.95) (CA $37.95)

Publication Date: October 2005

ISBN 9781933308043

Rights: WOR X AU & UK

Breckling Press (Oct 2005)

Price: $27.95


Delightful Japanese-inspired keepsakes for sewing enthusiasts

Kokoro no Te, translated into English as "handmade from the heart," is the philosophy behind this enchanting collection of small, high-fashion craft projects that have a distinctive Japanese flair. Featuring purses, pins, sewing accoutrements, and the author's amazing temari balls, the 30 original hand-sewn designs combine surprisingly simple techniques with exquisite colors and fabrics, allowing sewers to create lavish objets d'art easily and inexpensively. A delightful and original array of fashion pins, brooches, purses, and keepsake pouches creatively combine silks, cottons, and soft felts with delicate beading and embroidery. A pattern for a doll-sized kimono is included along with designs for pin cushions, thimbles, and a needle cache. The sensational color photographs and line drawings show multiple points of view for each project and show precisely how each artful, stylish, and charming piece comes together.


"Provides sophisticated, useful, chic and beautiful tiny projects." —

"Exquisite...proves that handmade and beautiful doesn’t equal difficult and labor-intensive.” —Sew News

"This beautiful book is Sudo at her best." —Clotilde’s

"A delightful collection of hand-made treasures." —Appliqué Quilts

"These projects are elegant and send a message of love." —Quilter's World

Author Biography

Kumiko Sudo is an internationally acclaimed quilt and fiber artist whose work is featured in the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City. She is the author of East Quilts West, Fabled Flowers, Flower Origami, Folded Flowers, and Omiyage. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.