Sunday, October 2, 2011

Japanese Craft book project

I bought this Japanese craft book (ISBN 9784579111152) sometime ago and have spent a lot of time looking at all the gorgeous felt projects. I am afraid I do not know the english translation for the title or author - but if anyone out there does I'd love to find out?
I copied the project (page 24), including felt colours, as best I could from my supplies. I really enjoyed making this decorative bag garland - although the cutting out is quite laborious - sewing the details together is very satisfying and it is amazing how much the embroidery 'adds' to the design. There are also some lovely floral and bird motif garlands I am going to try. This style of work is something I think I could really get hooked on!!

My project... (above)

and here is the one from the book (page 24)