Experience the magnificent work of one of the world's most esteemed quilt artists in this retrospective of Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito. Ms. Saito's distinguished career unfolds in dozens of spectacular photographs that reveal her astonishing patchwork and applique creations up close like never before - all sewn to perfection. Admirers will revel in this gorgeous hardcover keepsake volume as they read about Ms. Saito's fascinating artistic journey, in her own words.
From master quilt artist Yoko Saito, Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece explores traditional folk themes and interprets them with a vintage, yet modern feel. Inside, you'll learn traditional patchwork techniques, such as log cabin, hexagons, baskets, and stars, sewn in soft sepia and taupe fabrics. Featuring piecework, applique, machine stitching, handstitching, and embroidery, these projects are a delight for anyone who loves doing needlework. You'll also discover large wall quilts as well as smaller projects, from fabric baskets and handbags to an apron and fabric cushions--all with enclosed paper patterns. In her masterful style, Yoko Saito uses beautiful and meticulous stitching while still embracing the wabi sabi concept of imperfection, using odd-shaped pieces and quilting with a free mind. Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece invites all quilt artists to stray from conventional designs and create one-of-a-kind quilts and quilted projects.
Admired and honored Japanese designer, quilter, author, and teacher Yoko Saito goes back to some of the original patchwork blocks that she fell in love with when she began quilting. Ms. Saito brings her remarkable sense of color and layout to 23 projects made in her beautiful Japanese taupes.This book is published by Stitch Publications, is distributed by Martingale, and is nonreturnable.
Ms. Saito is a renowned quilter and teacher in Japan who is widely known for her mastery and use of "taupe color". In this book, Ms. Saito explores varying interpretations of quilted houses from one-dimensional designs to silhouettes. In addition to teaching you how to design your own house block, there are 34 projects from which to choose. These include handbags, pouches, carry-all, tissue case, pencil case and wall quilts.
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Yoko Saito, a prominent quilt artist in Japan, is known for her exquisite designs and ingenious use of "taupe color." In "Strolling Along Paths of Green, Ms. Saito finds beauty in the most common trees and plants and interprets them in quilt projects in such a way that is uniquely charming. She offers 33 different projects, including 2 quilts made up of plants seen through the four seasons, pouches and many kinds of bags.
Yoko Saito, a celebrated quilt artist, teacher, author and shop owner from Japan opens up and shares how she began to design and create what is now coined as 'Japanese Taupes." In this book, she walks you through the "simplicity and complexity" of taupe colors and how to lay the groundwork for designing and creating your own color collections to achieve the look you want. You will find 20 color collections shown in traditional or originally-designed blocks as she integrates step-by-step instructions on "taupe color theory". Additionally, there are 37 different projects, with instructions, from handbags to sewing items and cushions. If you love the concept and impression of Japanese taupes and want to learn from the master herself....this is the book for you.
Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito is known the world over for her exquisite handbags. In this gorgeously photographed book, she shares 26 bag patterns with a focus on beauty, purpose, and comfort. Bags of all shapes and sizes feature motifs inspired by nature and traditional patchwork, most in Ms. Saito's signature taupe color palettes. With designs from big, boxy bags to petite pouches with curvy shapes, readers will learn Ms. Saito's methods for flawless piecing and applique - information on essential stitches and tools are included, along with how-to photos of basic techniques. Each pattern includes materials and cutting lists plus illustrated instructions. Whether stitchers are looking for casual bags for everyday use or spectacular bags fit for special occasions, they'll find the perfect handbag to create in this inspiring collection.