29 May 2008

Japanese Craft Books

For a long time now I have seen beautiful photos from Japanese craft books popping up all over blogland. I have often wondered why in Japan, publishers can produce such beautiful and design oriented craft books but they can't do it in the UK or US. A few weeks ago I purchased 2 books from Goodness and her Etsy shop (great service and beautiful products).  The first to arrive was a Unami Bag Book with some amazing bags.... but the second really was my favourite - Felt.... using man-made felt of different thicknesses to create beautiful accessories, home decorations and bags. Now I just need to find out where to get some felt!

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7 comments:

nicolette said...

Oh yeah!, Leslie’s Goodness etsy shop is the best! I’ve bought some Japanese books from her shop too. Japanes photographers/designers have the ability to make almost serene, minimalistic photos. I love it. In Holland we had the same trend. Now designs are often layers over layers. The best thing I learned in Art School was Less is More.
Love the felted objects!

Bethany Hissong said...

Di, for felt you can get it through waldorf related shops but I found great wool felt in a large variety of colors for a decent price at www.prairiepointjunction.com . I just can't bring myself to cut it up!!! I 'm excited to see what you make! Ruby at Cakies does very cute hair accessories with felt.

Manoute said...

Thanks for letting me have a look last week. It is a beautiful book and I can't wait to see your creations...

amy said...

i love japanese craft books, i always feel so inspired! we have a 2nd hand japanese book store here in NYC so i go and browse now and then...

Felicia said...

Looks like a fun book :)

Kate said...

I love Leslie's shop too and that felt book looks lovely.

Heidi said...

I sell handmade felt from thrifted wool sweaters in my etsy shop, though shipping costs probably would be astronomical. I might be willing to swap, if you're interested.