Saturday, June 9, 2018

Hi!  Long time no posts.  Back, for now, to share some photos.  Sunset somewhere in Iowa.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Japan - Sewing Stuffs 4

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:

I felt the line drawings would make good embroidery patterns.

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.

Japan - second week favorite photos (4)

Kyoto






Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Japan - Sewing Stuffs 3

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 Everyday Clothes Simple and easy to mix-and-match:


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. 

Japan - second week favorite photos (3)


Peace Museum in Kyoto
Interesting textures on the way to the Golden Temple



Golden Temple - Kyoto