Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito is known the world over for her exquisite handbags. In this gorgeously photographed book, she shares 26 bag patterns with a focus on beauty, purpose, and comfort. Bags of all shapes and sizes feature motifs inspired by nature and traditional patchwork, most in Ms. Saito's signature taupe color palettes.
With designs from big, boxy bags to petite pouches with curvy shapes, you'll learn Ms. Saito's methods for flawless piecing and applique--information on essential stitches and tools are included, along with how-to photos of basic techniques. Each pattern includes materials and cutting lists plus illustrated instructions. Whether you're looking for casual bags for everyday use or spectacular bags fit for special occasions, you'll find the perfect handbag to create in this inspiring collection.
This book is published by Stitch Publications and is distributed by Martingale.
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Celebrated Japanese quilt artist Yoko Saito is well-known for her detailed work and unique use of taupe color palettes. She learned to quilt after seeing antique quilts in America and has been inspired over the years to create her own style and designs. A prolific author of quilt books, she also designs fabric and her patterns are often seen in Japanese quilt and crafting magazines. In addition, she appears in various media, and has had her own television series called Fashion Workshop, broadcast by NHK TV. She serves as an instructor at the NHK Culture Center, Nihon Vogue Gakuen, and is a member of the Japan Needlework Exhibit. She currently owns and runs a quilt shop and school called Quilt Party in Chiba Prefecture, just outside of Tokyo.
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