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Sunday
May022010

isbn 9784579111626 nordic knitting, 7 miraculous techniques

this book is in japanese and english, and shows 7 knitting techniques from nordic countries.

the main techniques are: vendepinde, 4 knitted rectangles, dropped stitch, garter socks, chain, buttonhole technique, and mobius band. there are more variations, especially using the vendepinde technique.

the basic directions for each project are given in both japanese and english, as well as very clear step by step photos.

flickr set here.

Sunday
May022010

isbn 9784579112111 happy knitting-socks, scarf, gloves

this book is in japanese and english, part of a series of books shows knitting techniques from nordic countries.

this book focuses more on intricate pattern design more than the others of this series.  main techniques are: double knitting, reversible fisherman's rib, slip stitch knitting, scallop lace, rovaniemi pattern, and a huge section of different ways to make socks!

the basic directions for each project are given in both japanese and english, as well as very clear step by step photos.

flickr set here.

Sunday
May022010

isbn 9784529047869 cute animals made of felt

this book is full of amazing patterns for making felt animals. the projects use craft felt sewn together, to create detailed small animals.

the animals included are: elephants, giraffes, gorillas, zebras, kangaroos, rhinos, pandas, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, rabbits, dogs (pug and shiba), cats, penguins, dolphin, flamingos, and polar bears.

the names of each animal are written in english and japanese, but all the instructions are written in japanese only. that shouldn't be a problem for you to make them though, since there are detailed step by step photos and diagrams of the process, and full size pattern pieces are also included!

66 pages.
flickr set here.

Sunday
May022010

isbn 9784579112609 100 felt mascots

this book has an amazing number of cute felt mascots, all make from wool using needlefelting.

these projects are perfect for complete beginners, with some that have simple shapes that are the easiest to make. but the variety and detail and vast number of projects can inspire felt makers with more experience as well.

projects include fruits, veggies, japanese snacks, other foods, sweets, bento food, cheese and beer!

they are all shown on a cord to use for a cell phone strap, and also include a whole number of whimsical facial expressions sewn on.

all written instructions are in japanese, but the very clear diagrams show how to make a basic needlefelted ball, and how to modify it for other shapes, and also how to make the faces.

63 pages.

flickr set here.

Sunday
May022010

isbn 4579111834 nani iro sewing book 2009

this lovely book is full of sewing projects that use fabrics from the nani iro spring 09 collection.  nani iro fabrics are designed by naomi iro and produced by kokka.

the projects are mainly dresses and shirts, with a few bags and purses. there are patterns for women and girls, with cute coordinating fabric.

there's a flickr set here.