Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Reading

Some of you may be reading Moby Dick this summer, or perhaps works of Jane Austin. Meanwhile, I'm digging into more Japanese quilting books.

This book (ISBN4-529-04120-4) by Kuroha Shizuko covers many quilted works using indigo fabrics. Indigos are very traditional Japanese fabrics that these days are more and more hard to come by. Historically, they were created by indigo dye masters.

Back when I lived in Los Angeles, I used to visit a shop (Azabu-Ya) that sold many beautiful indigo fabrics from Japan so I have a little collection that I've been meaning to use.

Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth blog also loves to work in indigo. If you have yet to check out her blog, it is a visual feast for the eyes and I highly recommend it.

Whatcha reading this summer? Got any recommendations for me? and PLEASE don't recommend the Twilight series. It's way too addicting, I am not allowed!

8 comments:

ranette said...

Oh my gosh...do not tempt me with more Japanese quilt books...I have an addiction to them...lol Definitely my kind of summer reading!

Trisha said...

I love to read and love a good series. Have you read the Elm Creek Quilt series by Jennifer Chiaverini? Love it!

AnnaVallance said...

At the moment I'm reading 'The time traveler's wife' and am thoroughly enjoying it. I recommend Joan Anderson, Stephanie Kallos, Kate Maloy, and Canadian Patrick Lane.

Chara Michele said...

I have been reading through books way too quick this summer, so I am on a bit of a restriction from reading the next couple weeks while I get things done :)

jude said...

thank you marisa!

Ravenhill said...

This looks like such a tempting book. I recently bought a stack of Japanese books from Amazon.jp. What fun it has been to look through them.

I adore Jude's blog too!
Happy 4th to you!
~Emily xx

kathleen said...

how about... Let the Right One In?

gar said...

Oh how I love this book by Kuroha Shizuko. I purchased it last summer and still have not put it down. I can spend hours staring at the beautiful quilt pictures and I have been inspired to make my own "Wind Blown Leaves" quilt. I just wish I knew how to read Japanese....it would be so much easier to figure out the pattern!