Paperback, 104 pages, 8" x 8" , $19.95
ISBN: 978-19333082-1-0

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Japanese Kimekomi
Fast, Fun, and Fabulous Fabric Handballs

Barbara B. Suess & Kathleen M. Hewitt

Are you in search of a fast, easy, and oh so fun new craft to amaze your friends and family? Welcome to the world of kimekomi-beautiful Japanese fabric handballs, created in every color and pattern you can imagine. All you need is a batch of pretty fabric scraps, a smooth Styrofoam ball, a few dabs of glue, and a length of cord or ribbon. You can complete the simplest patterns in less than an hour then move on to more intricate-and challenging-designs. Make kimekomi as Christmas ornaments, party tokens, or as a playful gift for someone special. Nothing could be simpler-or more fun!

* 16 bright, colorful designs, including one in the shape of a traditional Easter egg!
* Color step-by-step drawings, sensational photos, and easy-to-follow directions
* Full size cutting templates for every design
* Requires no sewing skills-just a love of fabric!

BARBARA B. SUESS is the creator of Kiku Designs, an extensive online resource for enthusiasts of the Japanese crafts of temari and kimekomi ( A self-taught expert in Japanese needlework, she writes patterns, teaches classes, and even creates Japan-inspired jewelry. She is the author of Japanese Temari.
KATHLEEN M. HEWITT is a designer, pattern writer, and teacher specializing in Japanese handicrafts, including temari and kimekomi. This is her first book.