The Way of Inspiration


Nuido It Yourself - Japanese Embroidery with Madeline Scharpf

Well, crap. Due to unforeseeable family drama, I had to cancel my trip to Tokyo at the last minute. It’s ok to cry about it, I certainly did. Ok, now dry your eyes because I’m not going to let you down on my promise to share Tokyo needle-y awesomeness.

Harajuku Street Fashion
Harajuku Street Fashion
OOAK (One of a Kind)
OOAK (One of a Kind)

Look, I own a ridiculous amount of Japanese craft books. Some of these I’ve bought at Kinokuniya in Shinjuku, Tokyo and some of them I’ve bought from Etsy. I’ve been buying Japanese craft books from pomadour24  for several years and I highly recommend her shop. Besides an actual bookstore in Tokyo, pomadour24 is my favorite place to buy Japanese craft books. 

Ridiculous
A Ridiculous Amount of Japanese Textile Books

I’d like to give you a bit of inspiration. Check out some projects from…I guess I’ll call it a Lookbook. The title translates to “cute look”.

Lovely Collar
Lovely Collar

How about this lovely collar idea?

Pretty Felt Faces
Pretty Felt Faces

It’s possible that I bought this book only for these beautiful felt faces.

Mexico's Mary
Mexico’s Mary

I love this artistic interpretation of religious figures!

Sketches to Stitches
Sketches to Stitches

Take a sketch and turn it into a stitch!

Felted Hamster Bracelet
Felted Hamster Bracelet

Who doesn’t want a hamster bracelet?

Animal Adornment
Animal Adornment

Or sport some felt on your shirt.

Coin Purses
Coin Purses

If these coin purses don’t make you yearn for some change, I don’t know what will.Do you have any Japanese craft books? If you love Japanese crafts, don’t be afraid of the language. Not only do these books often have universal instructions, you also have me! Are you stuck on a project because you can’t read Japanese? Use me, I’m here for you. I’ll do my best to help translate instructions, all you have to do is ask!

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Madeline Scharpf

When she’s not gallivanting overseas (usually to Japan) Madeline is making things at home in the Oregon countryside where she lives with four dogs, a pig and her human family. You can keep up with Madeline’s endless fiber projects and find her travel blog at www.madelinewonderland.com as well as visit her Etsy shop.


Madeline Scharpf

Madeline Scharpf

When she’s not gallivanting overseas (usually to Japan) Madeline is making things at home in the Oregon countryside where she lives with four dogs, a pig and her human family.
Madeline Scharpf
Madeline Scharpf
Madeline Scharpf

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2 thoughts on “The Way of Inspiration

  • Hi Madeline,

    I don’t suppose you have a link to the book with the felt faces and the embroidery sketches in at all on pomadour24’s etsy page. It looks like it has some excellent ideas inside. I must admit I have been looking at pomadour24’s store and have found at least (notice I said ‘at least’) 1 book to buy (it could be many more by the time I finish browsing).

    Thanks for posting this it’s always good to see what other books/magazines are available from around the world which would probably otherwise never be seen.

    Kev

    • Hello Kevdragon! pomadour24 may not have this book listed, but she does take special requests and her English is very good. Here is a link to the book, from the publisher’s website. http://amulet.ocnk.net/product/638
      I’m going to send this comment to you in an e-mail as well, so if you have any trouble with finding it, we can talk more. Thank you!!!

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