Capture the essence of Japanese style in your sewing with this collection of projects inspired by the wabi-sabi concept of 'perfect imperfection'. This collection of 20 sewing projects for home decor and accessories is based on the popular Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi which celebrates the beauty in the ordinary and imperfect.
The projects are grouped according to how we live, for example: living; sleeping; eating and exploring. Sewing and quilting expert and fabric designer, Karen Lewis, has used a limited palette of earthy tones and the best quality natural fabrics including linen, cotton, denim and wool to create a stunning collection of simple, sewn projects.
Try out some simple wabi-sabi style sewing techniques such as hand hand piecing, sashiko embroidery, big stitch quilting, and visible mending to create unique items for your home whether it's a full sized bed quilt, simple coasters for your favourite mug or a stunning scarf to wrap up in.
Karen Lewis is quilt designer and tutor, a fabric designer for Robert Kaufman and an author - her previous title, Screen Printing at Home, was published in 2013. Karen travels widely to attend quilt shows and teach. She runs workshops at Quilt Con each year and regularly attends the Festival of Quilts in the UK. Karen is one of the founders of quilt retreat and pattern company, The Thread House, which she set up with two other prominent British quilt designers in 2016.
Introduction Tools and Materials LIVING Cushion Wall Hanging Pouffe Mug Coasters Lap Quilt EATING Apron Pot Holder Tea Towel Table Runner Placemats EXPLORING Zipper Purse Tote Bag Scarf Visible Mend Picnic Quilt SLEEPING Laundry Bag Coat Hanger Cover Stitched Pillowcases Hot Water Bottle Sleeve Bed Quilt Templates Techniques Suppliers