Saori Beginner Clothing Design (in English)
Yet another fabulous clothing design book from Saori-no-Mori, Japan to buy! Twelve different easy-to-weave and sew designs with clear diagrams, measurements and lovely photos. I have tried on some of the little tops and they are very flattering in shape. A must for every weaver’s or stitcher’s library.Now in English.
Saori Intermediate Clothing Design (in Japanese only)
A new step up intermediate clothing book from Saori Japan. Covers more types of seaming and nine different styles of clothing including dresses, pants and skirts. Has a few curve templates for necklines etc too. All cloth for garments are cut for shaping and have multiple seams. In Japanese with lots of colour photos and illustrations. 92 pages. $42.00
New book in English for learning SAORI Weaving. By Misao and Kenzo Jo. Enjoy the sample of this great book. Highly recommended text for everyone who would like to know more about the Saori Philosophy and approach to handweaving. Also a must for all who have a Saori loom as it contains step by step photographs of how to thread the loom with a pre-wound and many other time saving techniques.
Note: This book is a larger format than the previous one (21cms x 29cms – 148 pages) Postage to anywhere in Australia is $12.70. As it is the 3kg sachet, another book or small accessory can be added for the same postage. $70.00
Another great book on how to make clothes with Saori cloth. Very contemporary design and layout with lovely photos of the clothes. Easy to follow diagrams although the book is in Japanese. Extra lovely because the front of the book is the back in the traditional Japanese style. See some sample pages. See some garments made up – Purple top and red dress. 31 clothing designs plus plenty of inspiration for other accessories such as bags.
Totteoki no Zakka tachi (Bags and other accessories from Saori cloth)
An inspirational photo book in Japanese, which offers ideas for using woven Saori cloth in creative ways. Lots of photos of bags, soft toy characters, purses, jewellery and hair accessories. 96 pages. $51.00
This is one of the best books I’ve seen for creative clothing patterns with zero waste. Although it is in Japanese, it is easy to understand the patterns and the widths and lengths required to create the unique clothing. 54 patterns plus 2 pages full of neck/collar development and how to effectively seam with woven cloth. A real inspiration to start creating and enjoy weaving. $53.00