From master quilt artist Yoko Saito, Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece explores traditional folk themes and interprets them with a vintage, yet modern feel. Inside, you'll learn traditional patchwork techniques, such as log cabin, hexagons, baskets, and stars, sewn in soft sepia and taupe fabrics. Featuring piecework, applique, machine stitching, handstitching, and embroidery, these projects are a delight for anyone who loves doing needlework. You'll also discover large wall quilts as well as smaller projects, from fabric baskets and handbags to an apron and fabric cushions--all with enclosed paper patterns. In her masterful style, Yoko Saito uses beautiful and meticulous stitching while still embracing the wabi sabi concept of imperfection, using odd-shaped pieces and quilting with a free mind. Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece invites all quilt artists to stray from conventional designs and create one-of-a-kind quilts and quilted projects.
Experience the magnificent work of one of the world's most esteemed quilt artists in this retrospective of Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito. Ms. Saito's distinguished career unfolds in dozens of spectacular photographs that reveal her astonishing patchwork and applique creations up close like never before - all sewn to perfection. Admirers will revel in this gorgeous hardcover keepsake volume as they read about Ms. Saito's fascinating artistic journey, in her own words.
"Original Japanese edition published by Boutique-sha, Inc."
Admired and honored Japanese designer, quilter, author, and teacher Yoko Saito goes back to some of the original patchwork blocks that she fell in love with when she began quilting. Ms. Saito brings her remarkable sense of color and layout to 23 projects made in her beautiful Japanese taupes.This book is published by Stitch Publications, is distributed by Martingale, and is nonreturnable.
In recent years there has been a great revival of interest in sashiko, the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting based on a quick and easy running stitch. Japanese Quilting: Sashiko is a practical introduction to the distinctive patterns and designs of the technique. Whether you are a complete beginner or familiar with sashiko, you will find this a fascinating exploration of an exciting and traditional craft. The book includes an introduction on what materials and equipment you will need, then a guide through the basic technques. Next, the author provides 30 detailed designs, ranging from the Ougi (Fan), Ume (plum blossom), to Shippu (seven treasures) and Sayagata (Buddhist symbols). Each has a full drawing and critically gives the order of working. There is also 10 projects that range from aprons and placemats to cushions and bags. There is everything a reader needs to start the craft but can also expand the repertoire of an experienced quilter and textile artist.
"Featuring the 20th Anniversay Centenary Collection by LECIEN."
Ms. Saito is a renowned quilter and teacher in Japan who is widely known for her mastery and use of "taupe color". In this book, Ms. Saito explores varying interpretations of quilted houses from one-dimensional designs to silhouettes. In addition to teaching you how to design your own house block, there are 34 projects from which to choose. These include handbags, pouches, carry-all, tissue case, pencil case and wall quilts.
Yoko Saito, a celebrated quilt artist in Japan, is well-known for her detailed work and unique use of "taupe color." In this book, Ms. Saito explores traditional Swedish designs and crafts, translating them into 26 new projects employing her own unique design style. The projects include quilts, handbags, soft toys, kitchen items and accessories.
Yoko Saito, an acclaimed designer, quilter, author and teacher from Japan is known around the world for her ingenious use of "taupe color". In this book, Floral Bouquet Quilts, she once again uses fabric and design to create exquisite works of art. She offers 29 different projects from pouches and bags to cushion covers and wall quilts, including an interesting three dimensional technique for flower petals. If you love Yoko Saito's designs, this book is sure to please you.
The only book of its kind on this innovative and interesting subject. The Japanese folded patchwork technique was first introduced to Mary Clare Clark by a Japanese student who had gone home for a visit and found a book on this type of patchwork. She set about making folded shapes of the basic patterns, and found the techniques very versatile and inspiring. Because each folded patchwork square is a self-contained unit it is possible to make them as you go along, during a busy day, watching television, or on holiday. Joining the pieces when you have the time and space almost makes an instant quilt. Following the same basic techniques, a wide variety of squares, hexagons and circles in contrasting patches can be made. Once sewn together they can be used to make attractive patterns of crosses, diamonds, chevrons, flowers, stars and much more. This comprehensive introduction to this fascinating technique provides 20 easy-to-follow projects for creating quilts, throws, wall hangings and mats.
Cushions & Quilts
Author: Jo Colwill
Publisher: David & Charles
A gorgeous collection of projects for a range of cushions and quilts, all inspired by Jo Colwill's life on her Cornish farm. 14 cushion projects which show how to create the cushions themselves using patchwork and quilting, as well as the techniques for stitchery and applique details on the cushion tops. 6 quilt projects which show how to create a range of quilts of different sizes, as well as the techniques for making a quilt sandwich and machine and hand quilting. With easy-to-follow instructions, gorgeous colour photographs and delightful illustrations accompanying each project.
Yoko Saito, a celebrated quilt artist, teacher, author and shop owner from Japan opens up and shares how she began to design and create what is now coined as 'Japanese Taupes." In this book, she walks you through the "simplicity and complexity" of taupe colors and how to lay the groundwork for designing and creating your own color collections to achieve the look you want. You will find 20 color collections shown in traditional or originally-designed blocks as she integrates step-by-step instructions on "taupe color theory". Additionally, there are 37 different projects, with instructions, from handbags to sewing items and cushions. If you love the concept and impression of Japanese taupes and want to learn from the master herself....this is the book for you.
Ms. Saito, a distinguished quilt artist, teacher and author in Japan, is most often known for her beautiful quilt designs. In fact, she is a master at many different handwork crafts. In this book, Ms. Saito has created embroider patterns for 120 original designs. She often combines the embroideries with appliqué and quilting to create what she calls "patchwork embroidery". Like all of her work, these designs are equally detailed and unique. In addition to the 120 embroidery designs, she includes 20 "patchwork embroidery" projects that include bags, wall hangings, keepsake boxes and more.
A practical guide to combining Japanese fabrics and traditional Oriental style with fast, super-easy techniques. Each of the ten quilts is made up in two different colorways for maximum inspiration, and shown both as hand and machine quilted designs. As an added bonus, there are five simple-to-make home-style projects for using up leftover quilt blocks. Japanese patchwork style is incredibly versatile, and the finished projects will work well in both the most modern interiors as well as rustic cottages.
Yoko Saito, a prominent quilt artist in Japan, is known for her exquisite designs and ingenious use of "taupe color." In "Strolling Along Paths of Green, Ms. Saito finds beauty in the most common trees and plants and interprets them in quilt projects in such a way that is uniquely charming. She offers 33 different projects, including 2 quilts made up of plants seen through the four seasons, pouches and many kinds of bags.