SAKURA BY TATSUE SHIBATA The latest of Tatsue Shibata’s books is an ode to all that is beautiful in the Japanese parchment art craft. The patterns are mainly white work techniques, with a colour accent here and there. The book has 56 pages with 27 patterns.The text in this book is in Japanese and English. There is a list of tools required for each project, a pattern and a clear photograph of the finished product.
FOUR SEASONS II BY NAOKO YAMANAKA In 2011 Naoko Yamanaka introduced her first book ‘Four Seasons’. Four Seasons II is a stunning sequel. The book is full of the most beautiful of Naoko’s seasonal projects with several projects for each month, including a whitework alphabet, cards doilies, wall hangings and 3d boxes. The brief work description is both in Japanese and in English. 48 Pages.
STAR POINT BY NAOKO YAMANAKA This 10 page magazine by Naoko Yamanaka contains the most beautiful white art work motifs (8cm x 8cm). It is a library of patterns that make use of the star point perforating tool in combination with other perforating tools and lace work techniques. There is no instruction of techniques within the magazine, simply a photo of the finished motif and the needle pattern for you to decode. The magazine contains 10 pages with 61 patterns (size 8cm x 8cm).
A PARCHMENT CRAFT LESSON (JAPANESE) A Parchment Craft Lesson. This book has been written in Japanese and has many step by step illustrations. The photos of the finished items are very detailed and the patterns are clear. However because there is very little English translation in the book, this is a book for a parchment crafter with some experience. The techniques are relatively straightforward and the patterns are typically Japanese. Beautiful white art work designs with coloured details.