Japanese Kimekomi: Fast, Fun, and Fabulous Fabric Handballs!

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933308210
  • Publisher: Breckling Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 540,906
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Excellent directions for this unusual craft

    Excellent directions and helpful photos. It is a good thing resources for materials are given, because I can't find the balls at any craft store locally.

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