Ce livre présente plus d'une centaine de motifs modernes ou classiques de kimonos ainsi que de nombreuses informations sur les types de tissus, de teinture, de broderie. Organisé en quatre sections (printemps, été, automne et hiver), il propose ainsi une histoire illustrée de cet habit ainsi que des accessoires qui l'accompagnent à travers les différentes époques.
For every fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, A Geek in Japan is a hip, smart and concise guide to the land that is their source. Comprehensive and well informed, it covers a wide array of topics in short articles accompanied by sidebars and numerous photographs, providing a lively digest of the society and culture of Japan. Designed to appeal to the generations of Westerners who grew up on Pokemon, manga and video games, A Geek in Japan reinvents the culture guide for readers in the Internet age.
This exciting new Japanese stitch dictionary is from popular designer Yoko Hatta-the founder and driving force behind the Kazekobo Studio. Though this is her first book in English, her work already has an extensive following in Western countries-more than 1,000 of her designs can be seen on Ravelry.com.
Hatta is one of several Japanese knitters whose patterns and designs have sparked an explosion of interest in Japanese knitting techniques and aesthetics around the world. Her work in knitwear design spans more than thirty years, and knitters love her modern-yet-timeless, fun-yet-classy styles.
This book presents her 200 favorite Kazekobo stitch patterns-a delightful selection of multipurpose knit-and-purl, lace, cable, Aran and rib & twist stitches in solids and motifs.
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Mini mufflers using knit-and-purl stitches.
A cozy scallop-edged scarf using lace stitches.
A beautifully textured pair of mittens using cable and Aran stitches.
A stylish and sturdy pair of two-tone socks using rib and twist stitches.
Experienced knitters will find a wealth of unique patterns just waiting to be brought to life. A guide to the basic symbols shows how to knit the stitches, step-by-step.
Originally published in Japanese by Nihon Vogue, whose books have brought the designs of artists such as Hitomi Shida, Keiko Okamoto and others to knitters around the world, this book will be a much-anticipated addition to every knitter's library.
With this book, some card stock paper, and a hobby knife, you can build spectacular recreations of the most famous buildings in the world. It gives instructions and templates for 16 buildings, including the Parthenon, the White House, the Eiffel Tower, the Chrysler building, and the Forbidden City. There are over 900 photographs detailing the cutting and assembling of the pieces, many without using glue or tape, except for attaching it to a base. Once the structure is attached to the base not only will it look amazing, but it can be folded up and taken anywhere. For the would be architect, the papercraft hobbyist, or a model builder, Origami Architecture will provide hours of activity and an impressive result.