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Making Kimono And Japanese Clothes

Dobson, Jenni

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ISBN 10: 0713489030 / ISBN 13: 9780713489033
Published by B T Batsford Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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128 pages. Illustrated. As New. Tight, clean, and crisp. The book appears unread, and looks New. No remainder mark. A very attractive copy protected in a new Mylar cover. Scarce in this Fine condition! Collectible. Bookseller Inventory # 06071

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Title: Making Kimono And Japanese Clothes

Publisher: B T Batsford Ltd, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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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.

About the Author:

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.

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