Omiyage – Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition –
“Omiyage – the Japanese word for gift – is an enchanting selection of small crafts, each created with an elegance of style that is unmistakably Japanese.
This beautiful book invites you to discover the Japanese art of gift giving. In forty-three original designs, celebrated crafts author Kumiko Sudo combines surprisingly simple techniques with exquisite colors and fabrics. Made up in Japanese silks, shibori, or contemporary cottons, these tiny purses, jewel boxes, incense sachets, good-luck charms, and the playful temari ball all make delightful gifts for anyone who loves fabric.
. Beautiful color photographs capture the delicacy and detail that make each gift unique.
. All projects are presented with complete, step-by-step directions and easy-to-follow drawings.
. Simple origami-in-fabric techniques transform scraps of cotton or silk into irresistible gifts.”
“‘Enter the world of things tiny but delightful. I find that it is in the most intricate of details that the artistry of Japanese craftsmanship is most evident. No matter how small, a gift made from fabric is the most intimate I can give. It is made with the hands, but the good wishes it carries come only from the heart.’ Kumiko Sudo”