Always on the lookout for a fun project and found these great quilted patchwork coasters. The front of the coasters has a patchwork design and the back utilizes a coordinating fabric. The edge appears to have a zig zag stitch. We have no information on the creator except that they are sold under the name, “Patchwork Store”. You can find them in the Japanese handmade markets, Iichi and Tetote-Market.
Images: Courtesy of Patchwork Store.
Coveting these incredible art brooches created by Japanese artist, Azumi Sakata. She uses the traditional goldwork technique and embellishes her work with pearls, coral, glass beads and leather to produce her awesome unique style. You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. She does have an Etsy shop but currently has no listing posted.
Images: Courtesy of Azumi Sakata.
After hours of computer work it’s very satisfying to work on handcrafted projects like these heirloom wool ornaments from Purl Soho. The New York City store was founded in 2002 and is a great source for knitters, crocheters, quilters and embroiderers. The kit for this ornament project is available here at their shop. You can personalize your design by purchasing the pattern and individual components instead.
Images: Courtesy of Purl Soho.