Kokoro No Te

Kokoro No Te

Handmade Treasures From the Heart

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: Elmhurst, IL : Breckling Press, c2005
ISBN: 9781933308043
Branch Call Number: 746 SUD NVD
Alternative Title: Kokoro no te


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Nov 27, 2016

I am a quilter so little things that use up fabric scraps are always of interest. I think of the items showcased as "Japanese style", small little bags and other gifts that are made by hand. The whole point of hand sewing is the calmness that comes from handwork because all of these small pieces would be far too fiddly to sew by machine. It is part of the Japanese culture that gifts made by hand, which takes valuable personal time, have more meaning than purchased gifts. It's worth a look.

Oct 15, 2012

Pretty but fiddly, I don't see anyone making these. If they did and gave them as gifts, I don't think anyone would use them.

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