Japanese Paper Crafting: Create 17 Paper Craft Projects & by Michael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander, Greg Mudarri

By Michael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander, Greg Mudarri

Around the nation curiosity in paper crafts is booming. humans from all walks of lifestyles are developing scrapbooks, making present playing cards and studying origami. Washi, a standard home made paper originating in Japan, is an ideal accompaniment to those crafts. eastern Paper Crafting teaches the necessities of constructing appealing and strange washi paper at home.

Using diagrams and pictures, this book's step by step directions will exhibit either beginner and skilled paper artists how one can make washi paper and the way to create 17 fascinating washi tasks with their very own hand-crafted paper! initiatives comprise a hand-bound clean ebook; handbags and wallets; laptop and tabletop add-ons.

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Center and pin a paper pat- Remove the paper and basting stitches, being careful not to remove any whipstitches. tern on the wrong side of a fabric 4. Use a zigzag stitch to machine appliqué the hexagons to the front hexagon. Starting at a corner, fold side of a wool pouch piece. To hide the stitches, use clear thread for and hand baste the fabric onto the top and gray thread for the bobbin. the paper. You’ll be hand sewing through the paper. Continue around until all 6 sides of the fabric are folded to the back.

4. Square up the quilt top to 45˝ × 61˝. 1. Sew the small blue print 91/2˝ × 91/2˝ square to the end of the linen 91/2˝ × 56˝ rectangle. Press the seam. 2. Sew the large blue 91/2˝ × 40˝ strip to the end of the white print 40˝ × 56˝ rectangle. Press the seam. 3. Sew the 2 pieced backing strips together (see the photo, above). Press the seam. Quilting and finishing 1. Layer, baste, and quilt as desired. 2. Bind the quilt using your preferred binding method or refer to Double-fold Binding (page 25).

Finish the pocket edges Cut 1 rectangle 33/4˝ × 8˝. The inside of the organizer contains pockets that are stacked one on top of the other in a staggered fashion (see the photo below). The right inner panel pockets are stacked from largest (in the back) to smallest (on top). For the card pockets on the left inner panel, the fabrics and stacking order should match the fabrics of the right inner panel. 52 Z AK K A S T YLE 1. Card pockets (left inner panel): For the top-layer center of the inner panel, with each side approxi- card pocket, zigzag or serge finish along 1 long mately 1/4˝ away from the center line (see the photo, edge.

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