In an age of the ubiquitous 3D printer, it’s easy to forget the joy and beauty of handmade craft. Take, for example, the 400-year old Japanese art of creating kokeshi dolls. These traditional wooden figurines were said to have been originally made as souvenirs to sell to people visitin

In an age of the ubiquitous 3D printer, it’s easy to forget the joy and beauty of handmade craft. Take, for example, the 400-year old Japanese art of creating kokeshi dolls. These traditional wooden figurines were said to have been originally made as souvenirs to sell to people visitin

Japanese New Year Tapestry with yo-yo

Japanese New Year Tapestry with yo-yo

Yarn cozy  ~ Round bottom cute drawstring bag to store your yarn ball. Japanese Piony cotton.  Handmade by SiamSquare on Etsy.

Yarn cozy -- Round drawstring bag -- Japanese peony

Yarn cozy ~ Round bottom cute drawstring bag to store your yarn ball. Japanese Piony cotton. Handmade by SiamSquare on Etsy.

Japanese embroidery book by Hillary Lang, via Flickr

Japanese embroidery book by Hillary Lang, via Flickr

Japanese paper doll tutorial. Lovely for scrapbooking or cards!

Japanese paper doll tutorial. Lovely for scrapbooking or cards!

links to free Japanese sewing patterns

links to free Japanese sewing patterns

Kazue Sakurai - Sketching Embroidery - Japanese craft book

Out-of-print Master Kazue Sakurai 01 - Sketching Embroidery - Japanese craft book

Kazue Sakurai - Sketching Embroidery - Japanese craft book

POCHIBUKURO

POCHIBUKURO

Eucalypt homewares | Handmade Porcelain

Eucalypt homewares | Handmade Porcelain

Japanese knot bag (this is a pdf file with pattern and instructions) Been meaning to make one of these since I first saw the pattern years back.

Japanese knot bag (this is a pdf file with pattern and instructions) Been meaning to make one of these since I first saw the pattern years back.

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