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Japanese Kimekomi, Barbara B. Suess
Are you in search of a fast, easy, and oh so fun new craft to amaze your friends and family? Welcome to the world of kimekomi-beautiful Japanese fabric handballs, created in every color and pattern you can imagine. All you need is a batch of pretty fabric scraps, a smooth Styrofoam ball, a few dabs of glue, and a length of cord or ribbon. You can complete the simplest patterns in less than an hour then move on to more intricate-and challenging-designs. Make kimekomi as Christmas ornaments, party tokens, or as a playful gift for someone special. Nothing could be simpler-or more fun!
* 16 bright, colorful designs, including one in the shape of a traditional Easter egg!
* Color step-by-step drawings, sensational photos, and easy-to-follow directions
* Full size cutting templates for every design
* Requires no sewing skills-just a love of fabric!
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Barbara B. Suess was first introduced to temari while living with her family in Yokohama, Japan. Upon returning to the US, she tried making her first ball, and quickly became enthralled with the range and beauty of temari patterns. Today, she is a self-taught expert, writing temari patterns, teaching classes, and creating temari-inspired jewelry. An online showcase of her work, Kiku Designs, has grown into an extensive resource for temari enthusiasts (www.japanesetemari.com). Barb is an active member of the Japan Temari Association, the Embroiderer's Guild of America, the National Academy of Needlearts, and the National Embroidery Teachers' Association.