Entre tradition et modernité. Cette technique japonaise, qui associe des petits points réguliers et des motifs géométriques, marie traditionnellement un fil blanc et une toile indigo pour de très jolis effets graphiques. Découvrez ici des motifs dans le plus pur respect de la tradition japonaise, mais aussi un versant plus contemporain avec des fils de couleur et des tissus imprimés. Une leçon de sashiko détaille les différentes notions à maîtriser avant de se lancer dans la broderie. Plus de 50 motifs pour broder des lignes droites ou des courbes gracieuses, des frises géométriques ou des dessins figuratifs inspirés du monde végétal et animal... 18 créations très graphiques, aux finitions sophistiquées, intègrent ces dessins dans des ouvrages d'une grande modernité : sacs, pochettes, sets de table, sous-verres.
Discover sashiko- the traditional craft of Japanes country quilting.
Author: Mary S. Parker
Sashiko - the traditional Japanese style of decorative quilting - has long been admired around the world. Unfortunately, the painstakingly slow process of stitching the motifs by hand and the start-and-stop hassles of stitching by machine have discouraged many of today's sewers from trying this ancient art. Now the process is easy with author Mary Parker's continuous machine sewing technique. Begin by preparing a pattern with heat transfer markers, then simply transfer the colour pattern onto a piece of temporary stabilizer or interfacing and then onto the back side of your fabric. Place sashiko thread in your bobbin and them simply sew over all of the lines in one colour. More than 100 designs are featured in a stitch dictionary, with each one shown as a photograph of a sewn sample and as a colour-coded pattern. The patterns are organized by level of difficulty and are accompanied by fascinating tidbits explaining their history and how they are formed. Complete, step-by-step instructions for 25 distinctive projects are included, most of which can be customized by choosing different patterns, fabrics, or specialty threads.Create your own custom fabrics with allover sashiko designs and then use the fabric to make unique wearables, or create incredible sampler bedspreads, wall quilts, and table runners using your favourites designs from the pattern dictionary.
Prenant comme point de départ la naissance du cinéma japonais et son influence sur les autres cinématographies dont l’histoire est directement liée aux événements politiques et sociaux de leur territoire, cet ouvrage retrace près de cent vingt ans de cinémas asiatiques. Illustré de photogrammes (objets rares et films incontournables), il met l’accent sur la diversité et la richesse de ces productions et aide à comprendre les mécanismes dans lesquels les films, les thèmes et les motifs apparaissent. Cet ouvrage intéressera l’étudiant en cinéma et audiovisuel qui cherche à avoir une vision synthétique en vue d’approfondir une période ou une œuvre particulière, tout comme le passionné qui souhaite simplement découvrir ces cinémas d’Asie.
Author: Christiane Vignal
Boutis is a beautiful, elaborate style of quilt often done in white on white, known also as French Provencal. From large quilts and tapestries to smaller hangings and table decorations, pincushions, and special treasure pouches, Christiane Vignal has designed 25 gorgeous boutis pieces. Materials and instructions are given for each piece, as well as a full pattern in the pull-out section. Basic instructions on how to reproduce a pattern on fabric, how to work the boutis quilting, and how to finish your pieces is included. If you know how to sew and love the look of boutis, this book will teach you all you need to know to give it a try!
Author: Nihon Vogue
Publisher: Japan Publications
Describes the equipment, materials, and techniques used to create a traditional Sashiko quilt, and shows how to transfer designs
Author: Carol R. Ziogas
Author: David & Charles Publishers
Learn how to do the big stitch technique of sashiko with these 8 simple sashiko sewing projects. Traditional Japanese sewing technique, sashiko, is currently a major sewing trend in craft, interiors and fashion. Big stitches are used to create stunning, geometric patterns and texture to make home wares with a stylish, Japanese minimalist look. This collection, featuring content previously published in The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook and Japanese Sashiko Inspirations, includes 8 patterns for home decor so you can try this traditional technique for yourself. Choose from 8 simple projects including coasters, cushions, wall hangings, bag and greetings cards.
This text provides the embroiderer with a technique and design source book for this delicate and greatly admired form of embroidery.
Wrapping with Fabric
Author: Etsuko Yamada
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Wrap anything from a wine bottle to a yoga mat with this practical Japanese fabric-wrapping book. Long before today's eco-friendly philosophy of "reduce, reuse, recycle" entered America's collective consciousness, furoshiki—the Japanese method of wrapping things with fabric—flourished as a time-honored and practical art form. In Wrapping With Fabric, Etsuko Yamada—born into a long-line of furoshiki makers in Kyoto—explains the "one cloth, many uses" ideology behind the craft, the etiquette of color and the craft's fascinating history. From there, she shares the myriad ways in which a few basic techniques can transform a simple square of cloth into an elegant wrapper. Use your folded fabrics to: Gift-wrap anything from books to flowers Bundle up a picnic Tote items around Use as a handbag or backpack Make into a pillow covering Create decorative coverings for vases, tissue boxes, and more A quiet reminder that opportunities for artistry are everywhere around you, Wrapping With Fabric is the craft book that makes it easy to bring a touch of grace and ingenuity to everyday life—and help preserve the environment, too.
How did early modern people imagine their bodies? What impact did the new disease syphilis and recurrent outbreaks of plague have on these mental landscapes? Why was the glutted belly such a potent symbol of pathology? Ranging from the Reformation through the English Civil War, Fictions of Disease in Early Modern England is a unique study of a fascinating cultural imaginary of 'disease' and its political consequences. Healy's original approach illuminates the period's disease-impregnated literature, including works by Shakespeare, Milton, Dekker, Heywood and others.
Towels to Stitch
Author: Leisure Arts
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Quick & easy gifts to delight someone special!
Author: Chris Darke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Chris Marker's La Jetée is 28 minutes long and almost entirely made up of black-and-white still images. Since its release in 1964, this legendary French film – which Marker described as a 'photo-novel' – has haunted generations of viewers and inspired writers, artists and film-makers. Its spiralling time-travel narrative has also influenced many other films, including the Terminator series and Terry Gilliam's Hollywood 'remake' Twelve Monkeys (1995). But as Marker rarely gave interviews, little is really known about the origins of La Jetée or the ideas behind it. In this groundbreaking study, Chris Darke draws on rare archival material, including previously unpublished correspondence and production documents, to examine the making of the film. He explores how Marker's only fiction film was influenced both by his early work as a writer and by Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958), and considers how La Jetée's images can be seen to 'echo' throughout Marker's extraordinarily diverse oeuvre.
Modern Japanese quilting blends Eastern and Western techniques to create quilts of extraordinary style and beauty. Using designs borrowed from a rich decorative arts heritage, and often incorporating traditional kimono fabrics, Japanese quilters have developed a distinctive style based on unusual motifs and striking color combinations. WithJapanese Quilted Blocks to Mix and Match, any quilter can create exquisite and unique works of patchwork art in the Japanese tradition. The book presents more than 125 different block patterns, each with complete instructions and a color photograph, representing a variety of pattern sources: kamon (family crests), Hakone yosegi (parquetry) and traditional textiles, such as kasuri weave. Each 9-inch block includes a full cutting guide and fabric palette; suggestions for use, either mixing and matching or adapting to an all-over design; and icons indicating techniques and skill level. The blocks on each spread are related in design and technique. In addition to the Block Directory,Japanese Quilted Blocks to Mix and Matchfeatures an Inspiration Gallery, showcasing examples of finished quilts from leading quilters. Using these examples, author Susan Briscoe explores such topics as color ideas from traditional Japanese textiles and quilts, motifs, and recommendations for combining fabric patterns and block designs. An extensive section on technique, as well as several pages about the fabrics themselves and a listing of suppliers and organizations make this volume as practical and informative as it is beautiful.
Author: Jean-Louis Michon, Roger Gaetani
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
For hundreds of years, the inner spiritual core of Islam has been the focus of Sufi thinkers. These essays allow the reader to understand the wisdom and history of Sufism.