Any dressmaker, quilter, or embroiderer who has ever felt inspired by the elegant design of Japanese clothes will find everything needed to start stitching in this comprehensive and luxurious sourcebook. In addition to colorful photos and illustrations that provide a history of the kimono and other Japanese garments, there are patterns, practical diagrams, and instructions for assembly. Each style receives loving attention, with something for everyone: kimonos for men, women, and children; mompe, the traditional trousers worn by both sexes; the short versions of kimono known as hippari and jimbei; and waistcoats, including a child's chan-chanko. The information on decorative stitching, adding motifs, dying the fabric, silk painting, and the Japanese sense of aesthetics provide invaluable guidance in constructing the final piece.
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Jenni Dobson is a quilter, teacher and writer. She teaches a number of workshops on both quilting and kimono-making. She is the author of several books on quilting, including Reader's Digest Patchwork, Quilting and Applique. She also writes articles for several magazines and wrote the pamphlet Sewing a Kimono for Euro Japan Links Ltd (suppliers of Japanese materials). Lives in Loughborough, Leicestershire.Review:
"Beautifully illustrated throughout, it contains a brief history of Japanese dress along with a guide to Japanese design. This is an ideal book for those who love the timeless appeal of these beautiful garments." Sewing World, January 2009.
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Book Description B.T. Batsford, Ltd., London, 2004. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Quarto, (9" X 11.5"), black cloth covered boards with silver spine titles. 128 pp. including index, list of suppliers and bibliography. Very generously illustrated throughout with full color photographs of the primary items of traditional Japanese dress, (including detail photographs), along with black and whtie line drawings, diagrams and a 25 page section in rear with cutting patterns for each garment discussed in the book. Not only Kimono are covered, but also Mompe, Hanten, Hippari, Jimbei, Sashiko and Western style waistcoats, including items for children. The author treats the history and principles of Japanese clothing design, along with decorative techniques such as applique, painting, decorative stitching etc. A notably clear, concise and comprehensive treatment and guide to making Jpaanese clothing. A beautiful collector's volume. Fresh cloth, birght, unmarked and unblemished interior in a crisp, sharp, glossy, unclipped dust jacket and with not remainder marks. BRAND NEW BOOK. Flawless. Bookseller Inventory # 10195
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