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These incredible Japanese craft books are fan-freaking-tastic

Japanese craft books are jam-packed with genius works of creativity, and even though they are entirely in Japanese (which I do not speak or read) the images and diagrams still never fail to inspire and delight – and even instruct, if I concentrate very hard! Perhaps you feel just the same?

The books below are all from the Etsy shop, Japan Zakka IlloIllo. They seem to use a slightly dodgy translating site when they craft their descriptions – but you will still get the gist, I am sure. (Check out this one for a bit of a giggle!)

You will probably also want to buy one or two books… and maybe a pompom maker set, too? Because these sets are the best and also my favourite way to make neat, waste-free pompoms!

Animal Mini Wallet(Mameguchi) Mascot made with wool felt"Animal Mini Wallet(Mameguchi) Mascot made with wool felt" Animal Mini Wallet(Mameguchi) Mascot made with wool felt" Animal Mini Wallet(Mameguchi) Mascot made with wool felt"

Animal Purses (above)
from Japan Zakka Iloilo
Dog Pompoms (below)

Dog PompomsDog Pompoms Dog Pompoms Dog Pompoms Dog Pompoms

Knitted Animal Totes and Amazing Cookies (below)
via Japan Zakka Iloilo

Knitted animal totesJapanese Cookie Book Japanese Cookie Book

 

I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed scouting for the books!

x pip

1 Comment

  • Reply
    Sarah jones
    September 26, 2018 at 5:23 PM

    Hi there,
    I just want to tell you that I love your blog! The lay out is really eye catching, the photographs are brilliant and everything is different and unusual. I’m so glad I found the snuggle stitch in Pinterest. Thank you.
    Namaste,
    Sarah seahorse.

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