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As the world speeds up, the simple sincerity of making things the slow way—with our own careful hands—becomes more worthwhile than ever. Whether you enjoy the peace and quiet of solitary crafting or the delightful chaos of creative time with the kids, you are guaranteed to find something here to spark your inspiration.

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  1. Linen, Wool, Cotton

    Linen, Wool, Cotton

    25 Simple Projects to Sew with Natural Fabrics

    • by
    • Akiko Mano
    Sewing with all-natural fabrics can make an incredible difference in the quality of the items we make, with a look and feel that provides the ultimate in comfort. The twenty-five simple sewing projects in this book offer home accessories made from linen, wool, and cotton, from durable linen aprons to cozy wool blankets and washable cotton lunch bags.This book is full of beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instruction, and detailed diagrams… Read More

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  2. Patchwork Style

    Patchwork Style

    35 Simple Projects for a Cozy and Colorful Life

    • by
    • Suzuko Koseki
    The tradition of patchwork and quilted items goes back hundreds of years and most often conveys a sense of warmth and comfort. While the bold and bright designs in this book are meant for the modern crafter, that inherent sense of warmth is still expressed in these unique and stunning projects. Created in the distinctive Japanese craft style—and published in English for the first time—the projects in this book offer… Read More

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  3. The Creative Family

    The Creative Family

    How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

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    • Amanda Blake Soule
    When you learn to awaken your family’s creativity, wonderful things will happen: you’ll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways; your children will more often engage in their own creative discoveries; and your family will embrace new ways to relax, play, and grow together. With just the simple tools around you—your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials—you can transform your family life, and… Read More

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  4. Inside Japanese Ceramics

    Inside Japanese Ceramics

    A Primer of Materials, Techniques, and Traditions

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    • Richard L. Wilson
    This practical and supremely useful manual is the first comprehensive, hands-on introduction to Japanese ceramics. The Japanese ceramics tradition is without compare in its technical and stylistic diversity, its expressive content, and the level of appreciation it enjoys, both in Japan and around the world. Inside Japanese Ceramics focuses on tools, materials, and procedures, and how all of these have influenced the way traditional Japanese ceramics look and… Read More

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  5. Japanese Bookbinding

    Japanese Bookbinding

    Instructions from a Master Craftsman

    • by
    • Kojiro Ikegami
    • edited by
    • Barbara B. Stephan
    A third-generation traditional bookbinder gives easy-to-follow instructions for making all the major, historically important styles of Japanese bindings as well as traditional book cases—the custom-made folding boxes that afford handsome protection for Japan's exquisite books. The authoritative text, written by one of Japan's leading professional bookbinders, has been fully adapted for Western readers. Both American and Japanese suppliers of traditional tools and materials are provided and substitutes are… Read More

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    $39.95
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