'Zakka' is a Japanese word that means 'many things', Zakka sewing is all about those little hand-made finishing touches that make a house a home, and those cute accessories that make an outfit.
Zakka projects are a great way of using those random fat quarters that are bought on a whim and stray buttons. A stash of beige or cream linen is also useful!
The book contains projects by lots of different textile artists and their is a short biography and web links at the start of each project.
It's assumed that the reader has some sewing knowledge, there's no general 'how-to' section, but diagrams are included with some projects. There is also a template section at the back of the book - some of the templates will need enlarging on a photocopier.
I think my favourite project is this bag by Mette Robl, I love the use of vintage fabric scraps.
I can't wait to get started on one of the projects from this book. I love the fact that the projects are so useful - a sewing kit, pincushion, purse, storage bags, the list goes on!
|Rain Cloud Mug Rug - Christie Fowler|
|Coin Purse by Karyn Valino|
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