Monday, 28 March 2011

Vintage Patterns of Japan

This beautiful book arrived from Amazon today. It's called 'Vintage Patterns of Japan'.

I saw it in a book shop in town, but didn't buy it as it's pretty expensive, but immediately wished I had when I got home because it is a brilliant source book for patterns and colours.

There are beautiful candy colours and traditional patterns and designs.

I think they'd be great for screenprinting inspiration, or embroidery.

Or maybe, just some sketching.

I'd also like to do a bit of lino-cutting and these look perfect for that.

I don't actually have time to do any of these things at the moment, but once I have cloned myself, there'll be no problems, and I'll be crafting to my hearts content.

In the meantime, there is always time for biscuits.


  1. Oh looks lovely, full of inspiration.. Good buy!

  2. Lino cutting is on my list of things I'd like to do too...but then I went to Hobbycraft and saw how expensive all the tools for it are and worried that I should try and contain myself to just one craft (that being sewing) so that my family can still afford to eat. The book looks wonderful. x