My friend Reiko Domon will be visiting the Great Northern Quilt Show with other members of Peaceful Heart Quilt Group, including my sashiko teacher Chie Ikeda, and has asked if they can sell their sashiko book(s) on their demo space. Yes please!
These books focus on the hitomezashi patterns from Yuza-machi in a unique way, with lots of great ideas for using the patterns in both traditional and non traditional projects.
Yes, they are in Japanese, but Reiko and Chie have used the same system for charting that patterns that I devised for "The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook", so it is easy to follow, and like most Japanese craft books, the project diagrams are very easy to understand. Plus you get lovely photos taken in and around Yuza and some great images of antique sashiko.
I've suggested Reiko brings 20 copies of each (I hope I am not asking her to weigh down her luggage too much, but maybe other members of the group will help out!) - if you are interested in a copy and would want to collect it at the show, please let me know, just so a) I have a more realistic idea of how many copies she should bring, b) so I can hang onto one for you.
EDIT - Important Information! We realised that Reiko wasn't getting the price conversion right at first, so she sent me the correct figures today (July 29th) - the first book will be just £16 and the second one £18. Phew! See this link for full info.
The group are planning to bring 20 copies of each book. Obviously I don't want them to go to all that trouble for them to remain unsold.
Just to make a point about the price, Reiko has simply converted the Yen price directly into GBP (it is correct this time). Remember, for anyone buying at the show, there's no postage to pay. Also, the general markup on Japanese quilt books sold in the UK, due to import/shipping etc. is anything up to 120% of the retail price in Japan, so you would be paying around £20+ for many Japanese quilting books.
These are very good and original books, softbacks, approx. A4 in full colour, very professional graphics and beautiful illustrations, with many of the sashiko patterns in them totally unavailable elsewhere.