Monday, 13 May 2013
Sakura - Japanese Parchment Craft by Tatsue Shibata
Sakura is Tatsue Shibata's third book, she has also written 'The Language of Flowers' and 'Love and Roses'. There is also a brilliant YouTube video of her work. My overall impression of this book is that it is definitely a book for parchment crafters who know the basic techiniques as there is no instruction. It is not too difficult, however, if you have a bit of experience to use the excellent detailed photographs and pattern together with a list of tools required to make the various projects.
There are patterns for cards, 3D patterns for candle holder, basket, lampshades, box and much more, all themed on the beautiful Japanese Sakura flower.