Zakka Style

Zakka Style : 24 Projects Stitched with Ease to Give, Use & Enjoy

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Rashida Coleman-Hale has gathered talented designers from around the world to bring you 24 delightful Zakka projects. Zakka, a Japanese term meaning "many things," is all about all the little things that improve your home and appearance. Create a one-of-a-kind picture frame, a stylish bread bag, a whimsical bookmark, a chic tote, and so much more. You'll love these bright, imaginative designs-make them for yourself and everyone you know!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 203 x 203 x 9mm | 368g
  • Stash Books
  • Concord, CA, United States
  • English
  • 1607054167
  • 9781607054160
  • 60,278

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Feb 14

Zakka, a booming fashion and design phenomenon that has spread from Japan throughout Asia and to the Western world, is hard to define, so there is a touch of mystery about it, just like the Japanese tea-drinking ceremony. If we, like Wikipedia, describe Zakka as "anything and everything that improves your home, life and appearance", then this hardly narrows it down. And there is something about the detail, something stylish, self-expressive, almost spiritually simplistic, that makes Zakka stand apart from plain kitsch. Design Collective's Zakka Style goes some way towards removing the exclusivity that such design phenomena tend to exert, without ruining the special slightly secretive nature that is often associated with any new craft movement. Via its 24 projects, submitted by crafters the world over, it will introduce you to the colours, motifs and inspiration - often Nordic, contemporary and past - of the movement, and encourage you to develop your own unique interpretation. Whether you plan to make a messenger bag, mug rug, or quilt block magnets, all your homespun creations can become just that little bit extra-special, when you apply Zakka style. * Mumtopia * Oct 12

Zakka, a Japanese term meaning "many things" or "miscellaneous goods," has evolved into a universal design style that embodies simple charm and a homemade aesthetic. This book showcases projects by fiber artists from around the globe who share this zakka style. The 24 projects comprise bags and totes in a variety of shapes and sizes as well as simple and sweet items like a pencil case, sewing kit, pincushion, patchwork ribbon, and picture frames.Coleman-Hale, who also writes the blog "I Heart Linen," demonstrates her affection for linen and the role it plays in Zakka Style: all the projects incorporate the natural fabric and exude an organic, homemade feel true to zakka. * International Quilt Festival Magazine * March 12

If Scandinavian design doesn't appeal, perhaps you'll find this collection of projects in Japanese style more enticing. he term "zakka" has been loosely translated to mean "miscellaneous goods" or "sundries", but in the craft world it has become synonymous with a kind of simle charm and uniqueness - somethng handmade that is useful and pleasing. 24 designers have each contributed a project, and they include a pincushion, pencil case, mug rug, messenger bag, pot holder, bookmark, coin purse and pillowcase. The instructions seem quite detailed and they're illustrated with diagrams and close-up photographs, as required. This book is another wonderul source for gift ideas and sweet little kinck-knacks to make "just because". * Australian Homespun * March 12

At first I was disappointed that not all the projects were by Rashida as she is one of my favourite designers in the industry and I loved her first book 'I Love Patchwork'. However, this book brings together many artists and projects with a common theme of 'Zakka' style, that touch of Japanese flair. I'm sure you'll find lots of things you want to make or adapt. There are lots of possibilities here. I love all the projects on the cover and that mix of linen and patterned fabric is just adorable and makes me think of so many possibilities. You'll learn about each of the artists and discover some great blogs to follow on the way. Projects include quilted magnets, a pretty linen bag, a house pouch and great ideas for the kitchen and home. Great photos, great instructions and inspirational are words I would use to describe this book. * Karen Platt *
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About Rashida Coleman-Hale

Rashida Coleman-Hale has been making things ever since she can remember. Sewing is a gift passed on to her by her mother, grandmother, and grandfather, who was a tailor. Rashida studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Not sure if fashion was her calling, she traded her sewing machine for a computer and worked as a freelance graphic designer. Her passion for sewing was rekindled in 2006 after the arrival of her first child, and she began the blog I Heart Linen to document her re-born creative life and her life as a stay-at-home mommy.

Rashida spent much of her youth in Tokyo, Japan, where her love of linen began. Her experiences there have completely influenced her work and its style. Her work has been featured in SewNews, Stitch, SewHip!, ReadyMade, Burda Style, and Quilting Arts magazines, as well as on popular blogs such as Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, Decor8, Craftzine, Sew, Mama, Sew, and True Up. Her first book, I Love Patchwork, was published in 2009.

Rashida lives in Atlanta with her husband and their three children.
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232 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (80)
3 28% (66)
2 10% (24)
1 1% (3)

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I gave my daughter this book as a gift and she loved the more
by marja Wood
This books is a compilations of proyects from bloggers. None of the projects were designed by the author/compiler. The most of them use linen to get the zakka look, but I think I can see how this would be inspirational, but it really does not contain many practical projects. The book has cute patterns but its not very detailed in how to put everything together and then a few of the patterns in the back say to multiply the the pattern 200%. There's lots of eye candy in the book to be sure, the photos of the completed projects are gorgeous, but I prefer illustrations to written more
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