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« on: March 15, 2008 03:00:37 AM »

Okay, so after trying to ask and search. There is no Japanese crafts class in my city.

I see all this colorful Japanese crafts books, but I hesitate to buy it. Coz I don't understand Japanese. Those books are very graphic, but I doubt one needs some basic knowledge of certain crafts in order to understand how to use the book. I don't want to spend the money and go to waste, those books are not cheap.

Please suggest book for someone who don't understand Japanese, can still understand and make the crafts.

Except Amigurumi and Nendo. Coz Amigurumi, I dont know how to knit. And Nendo (clay), I tried, sometimes you need there certain types of clay with that certain 'personality' to make it works.

Thank you!


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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008 08:50:05 AM »

Hi floatingmoon. Just came across your post. I too love Japanese craft books and mags but can't read Japanese. What you need are books with lots of steps by step pictures. You may want to check Yesasia and other Japanese book suppliers for books such as the following, which I have: Small felt creations (4-8347-2509-x), palm-sized stuffies (978-4-8347-2537-7), bag (978-4-529-03814-0). There is an excellent resource page here: http://www.craftlog.org/craftingjapanese and here http://www.flickr.com/groups/craftbooks/. If you're interested in say, making bags, you may want to borrow some books from the library to learn the basics, then refer to these Japanese book sites for that particular kind of pretty/breezy/clean aesthetics Wink

There are also books translated from Japanese, eg. Fuzzy felted friends and Sock & glove. Check them out on amazon or your local bookstore!
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