Posts Tagged ‘Japanese’

Needle Felt Wool Sweets

ISBN978-4-529-04415-8

Yen 1000

I always feel so inspired to try out projects from this book but currently do not have the supplies to do so. I love the way the artist arranges the small felt fruits on top on the cake bases to give the project a realistic look. Another great craft book with beautiful pictures, clear instructions and a reference to products that can be purchased on Japanese websites.

Note: Japanese site to buy felt goods from Shugeiya

Link to Amazon Japan:

Neele Felt Wool Sweets

Japanese Craft Book Review-Wool Felt Goods

Happy New Year to Everyone! I apologize for not updating my blog for so long. I am back to finishing up my reviews on Japanese Craft books.

Wool Felt Goods

ISBN978-4-8347-2743-2

Yen1000

This is a very cute and informative book on felting. The pictures in this book are great and the projects are inspiring.  Even for a complete felt beginner like me the few picture tutorials in this book are great to get started. The rest of the projects can easily be figured out by following the basic steps, such as wet felting some roving into a sheet.

Note: There is a great website listed on the back of this book from which you can order supplies. It is a Japanese site though, so you will need someone to help you out with the order! Otherwise, Superbuzzy has some Japanese felt supplies.

Link to Amazon Japan:

Wool Felt Goods

Embroidery Animals and Insects

ISBN978-4-02-190428-8

Yen1400

This is one of my most treasured books. It has tiny embroidery of animals! (my two loves…) The book is full of many designs and the traceable patterns come directly after a set of pages. Like most Japanese craft books, they are almost entirely in Japanese but the instructions are quite easy to follow especially if you have some knowledge on basic sewing and stitching. Even a complete beginner like me was able to figure it out!

I give top marks to this book. It should definitely be a part of your collection.

Link to Amazon Japan: N/A but can be found on eBay.

Japanese Craft Book Review- Simple Stitch Life

I apologize to any visitors on my lack of writing lately. Its nearing holiday season and my mind as been elsewhere.

OK, here is my first review.

Simple Stitch Life

ISBN 978-4-579-11103-9

Yen 1300 (You do not pay the tax price if ordering internationally Y 1365)

This is a very cute book in my opinion and as the title dictates, the designs are very simple and almost “imperfect”. The pictures are inspiring and the patterns are easy to follow and use some of the most basic embroidery stitches (I am not an expert at embroidery!).

Tip: If you plan on purchasing several books at one time consider ordering directly from Amazon Japan. The shipping cost is Yen 2700 with a handling charge of Y300 for each additional item but the costs are still lower than ordering from a US dealer since you are not paying more than double the cost for 1 book. Shipping to Canada only took 3 days and I paid no duty or tax since DHL is good with handling items plus air shipping usually factors in the cost of a brokerage fee in the shipping.

Here is the link to Amazon Japan for this book:

Simple Stitch Life