Quilt Artistry

Quilt Artistry : Inspired Designs from the East

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Jinzenji's richly minimalist Japanese quilts are as influential as the antique Amish and Mennonite quilts that also inspired her. This work presents her finest creations in 100 colour photographs, with detailed patterns and instructions for all. In addition to the full-size quilts, Jinzenji shows how to make quilted pillows, clutch purses, necklaces, decorative "objets", table mats, miniature mandalas, and even a hammock. Dyeing techniques, fabric types - everything anyone with an interest in textiles or design would want to know - is fully explained in this book.

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  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 234 x 308 x 22mm | 997.91g
  • Kodansha America, Inc
  • Kodansha International Ltd
  • TokyoJapan
  • English
  • 200 colour photographs, 75 line drawings
  • 4770027567
  • 9784770027566
  • 1,326,524

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"During her 30 years of artisanal quilt making, Jinzenji has synthesized a wide range of cultural styles, from the stitching handiwork of Amish and Mennonite quilts and the patchwork altar cloths of her native Japan to the dyeing traditions of Bali. Jinzenji conveys a sense of spiritual portentousness in her approach: 'What I am striving for is to bring out and add to the essential textures of the cloth, to create shadows and light, and to find a balance between minimalism and a sense of richness.' Incorporating lustrous fabrics, some made by textile designer Jun'ichi Arai, and handmade paper, as well as competing patterns and cross textures, Jinzenji sometimes seems to err on the side of richness over minimalism. Her work succeeds best, however, when it's at its most subtle and clean. - Publishers Weekly"This book is as beautiful as her quilts, and reveals the mystery behind some of the best of her works." -Joe Cunningham, author of Quilting with Style"The serenity of the chosen textiles presented in such peaceful settings is amplified by her stunning workmanship and enchanting photography." - Yvonne Porcella, founder of Studio Art Quilt Associates"Yoshiko's work is a rarity even in the world of art-to-wear and its nonwearable textile art relatives: utterly unique." -Dana De Zoysa, Curled Up with a Good Book..".beautiful, inspiring...The subtler works, those with only a few shades and tones of color are the epitome of sophistication"-Surface Design Journal"Yoshiko Jinzenji can see the universe in a quilt block." -The Paducah Sun"It is [a] feast for both the eyes and soul." -The Professional Quilter"EDITOR'S CHOICE - the latest must have-book for your library." -Quilts With Style"Inspiration, practical information, and beautiful photography make this book a winner." -Picework

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About Yoshiko Jinzenji

YOSHIKO JINZENJI makes her home in Kyoto and has a studio in Bali. She has been quilting for three decades and teaching for two. Her work has been exhibited around the world.

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