Friday 9 May 2008

Japanese pattern books on Etsy

Imagine the excitement when this package arrived all the way from Japan! Three neat pattern books with fabulous photography, worthy of any style mag. Even if you didn't want to make anything, they would still be a pleasure to flick through.

But, hey, that just isn't the case. You want to make everything, and in those colours, those yarns, everything!! Bags, scarves, throws, slippers, the list is endless. Instructions are in Japanese, but with clear symbol diagrams, pictures and images, so completely multi-lingual.

I bought these from SaucyLouise's Shop on Etsy. Lou Eytalis may be saucy, but she certainly is efficient and the books arrived in double-quick time. The books she lists on Etsy are her current collection but you can also check her web-shop for the full list and for those she has listed but which are sold out. She will try and source books for you as well, which is great as I still haven't worked out how to 'break into' Amazon Japan! Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

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