Hi! Long time no posts. Back, for now, to share some photos. Sunset somewhere in Iowa.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
As I have needle related hobbies other than sewing, I purchased several needlework books. The are (clockwise from the upper left corner):
Bird Embroidery (no English on this book), Applique (again, no English), Oya Lace ( also known as Turkish or Albanian Needle Lace and again, no English), El Nanduti del Paraguay, and Dorset Button weaving (and again, no English)
Detail from the Bird Embroidery book:
Detail from the Applique book:
Detail from Oya Lace:
Detail from Dorset Buttons:
I missed taking pictures of three other books - one on sewing, two on needlework. Those will be done in a future post.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
No sewist's trip to Japan would be complete without purchasing some sewing and needlework books.
Starting at the upper left is Everyday Clothes Simple and easy to mix-and-match, Kimono Remake, Men's Clothes for all Seasons, and Fu-Ko basics from the Heartwarming Life Series.
Garments included in Fu-Ko basics:
Contents page with examples of garments from Men's Clothes for all Seasons:
And a couple pictures from Kimono Remake:
Two of the three women's pattern books have sizing that goes up to a LL (probably equal to a US L), the men's goes up to a 3L), I'm not sure what the size range is for the third book, and that doesn't worry me too much, the drafting instrutions are included - in pictures with metric measures. I have picked out several pieces from each book to have on my short list of future makes.