For the fourth title in our Design Collective series, Zakka Style, we have done something new. Rashida Coleman Hale has acted as the compiler and she invited 24 of her favorite designers to each bring you one of their most loved projects—including quilts, softies, pillows, decorative items, and bags.
Zakka has been loosely translated from Japanese to mean “miscellaneous goods,” “many things,” or “sundries.” It has grown to mean a style that embodies a kind of simple charm and uniqueness—something handmade that is useful, yet pleasing. Zakka has evolved into a design style that has become popular all over the world.
Rashida is one of the quilters featured in Block Party—The Modern Quilting Bee and her first zakka project book with Interweave was very well-received. Now we’re thrilled to have her on board as part of our best-selling Design Collective series!
Zakka Style is filled with simple linen projects that have big style. If linen is hard to find in your local stores, you can substitute a decorator-weight textured solid or a cotton/linen blend to achieve a similar effect.
As with all of our Design Collective titles, we are focusing on the advanced beginner sewist who does not need a lot of the basic sewing instructions, but wants to dive right into the projects. When we streamline the instructions this way, we can pack in more projects for you make and enjoy into each book, but still give you all of the step-by-step instructions you will need to be successful.
So whether you enjoy embroidery, appliqué, patchwork, or a little bit of everything, you are sure to find something to inspire you in this brand new book. It’s just starting to ship out to quilt shops and booksellers, so if you want to make some last minute gifts and you can’t find Zakka Style locally in time for the holiday, click here to purchase and download the eBook version instantly! Visit our Flickr gallery to see pictures of more projects from this book.
And now for the giveaway – one lucky reader will win a copy of Zakka Style! To enter to win, leave a comment here on the blog telling us what kind of unique little sundry item you just can’t live without. The deadline is Sunday, December 11, 2011 and the winner will be contacted via email.
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