Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Omiyage, by Kumiko Sudo

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Omiyage: Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition. This book is basically in the Japanese craft book category, except all the text is in English. I came across one of Kumiko Sudo's quilting books several years ago, and am fascinated by her origami with fabric techniques. She has two origami flowers/applique books, Folded Flowers and Fabled Flowers. Both books are on my "gimme" list. I think this is an interesting technique that could be incorporated into a variety of projects. This book, Omiyage, is different, in that it is full of fun little bag projects versus quilting--gift bags or gifts themselves.

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Cute flower shape

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Adorable teapot pincushion

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Sparrow coin purse (there is also a pattern for a butterfly purse in the book)

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Blogger Will Powers said...

Hey Barb! Just happened across your site...its so warm and personal, obviously a reflection of you. A journal since 1972! That's 3 decades of memories. Do you keep a dream diary? I have tried for 6 yrs (dream diary) but they never materialise so I think what's the point. I bet the weather's great in Cali, it's not so nice here in London. Anyway keep well.

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Blogger The Calico Cat said...

I like what she does too....

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am researching kumiko Sudo at the moment, as I love her work, and found your site, so hello from Cherry in Derbyshire UK

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