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Omiyage : handmade gifts from fabric in the Japanese tradition
Sudō, Kumiko.
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Publication Information:
Lincolnwood, IL : Contemporary Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
154 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
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Central Library TT699 .S84 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library TT699 .S84 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Boston Free Library TT699 .S84 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Bestselling author Kumiko Sudo creates 45 exquisite handmade gifts in fabric, each with a flair that is uniquely Japanese. Easy-to-follow patterns, beautiful photographs, and colorful step-by-step drawings help the projects come together quickly----many in less than an hour. Whether they are created in kimono silks or in contemporary cottons, these tiny boxes, purses, decorative toys, incense pouches, and good luck charms all make delightful gifts.

Author Notes

Before moving to the United States in 1985, Kumiko Sudo was known by quilters throughout Japan for her books and as a crafts expert on television. Sudo's work is in several prestigious public and private collections throughout the United States, including the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City.

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Library Journal Review

"Omiyage" is the Japanese word for gift. Sudo, author of a number of books on Japanese quilting including Harmonies & Hurricanes: Color & Line in Japanese Quilts and Circles of the East, here turns her attention to small, handmade, fabric gifts requiring only simple hand sewing, colorful fabric scraps, and imagination. Forty-three original designs for gifts such as fabric Temari balls, boxes, pincushions, pockets, pouches, and evening bags are featured. The author also includes a teaching plan for instructors wishing to use the book as a textbook for sewing classes. Notes on techniques and background information on the place of personal gifts in the Japanese calendar throughout the year add to the appeal of this unique volume. Highly recommended for large public libraries and textile collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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