A Story of the Kokeshi Book from Quiltmania Editions. By Migumi Mizuno ( Histoire des Kokeshis)
Book in English AND French All the instructions, including the chapter on stitches, are in English. Full size templates are provided on a large sheet provided with the book. Also, templates with patterns for embroidery, full size, are provided with each project, very convenient for the quilter, stitcher, or embroiderer.
17 projects, including 2 very large quilts with a variety of blocks that can be split in to a myriad of smaller quilts and other projects.
You can take only one block or design, and make it into a quilt, a patchwork piece wall hanging, or a framed picture - that's how versatile these patterns are!
The publishes say,
"Kokeshi dolls are a traditional wooden doll, originating in the north-eastern region of Japan, and are the main source of inspiration for Megumi Mizuno’s book published with Quiltmania Editions. Alongside the well-known Daruma, another traditional Japanese figure representing a Buddhist monk, and a symbol of good luck and perseverance, Megumi has crafted an entire series of projects around these two iconic figures. A spectacular quilt plays the key role while a variety of smaller quilts and projects embellish an already magnificent centerpiece.
Megumi Mizuno has been a student of Yoko Saito for over 20 years. She loves appliqué and the traditional Japanese universe that she interprets in her own, never-before-seen style. Megumi’s love of handwork can be seen throughout her work, not only through her detailed appliqué work, but through her embroidery and quilting, all of which are notable for their refinement."