To celebrate the end of summer, I'm giving away my review copy of Japanese Beadwork with Sonoko Nozue. This book is part of the Beadweaving Master Class series by Lark Publishing.
About the Book
The 25 projects in this book are very feminine, many done in soft colors. You might recognize some of the projects from Bead and Button classes. The variety of stitches is unusual: Zulu stitch, chevron stitch, peyote
stitch (flat, circular), spiral rope, daisy chain, netting, brick
stitch, and tubular bead crochet. This book does rely heavily on diagrams, so it's best for someone with previous experience in beadweaving.
My favorite project in the book is the netted shawl. This delicate, lacy shawl requires 120 grams of size 11 seed beads and 80 grams of size 15 seed beads. If we estimate that there are 110 size 11 seed beads in one gram this means that there are more than 13,000 seed beads just in that size. This narrow shawl would be the perfect accessory for a formal dance or wedding.
I also enjoyed reading in the introduction that the author began her beadweaving career at age 48. It's never to late to start a new path in life!
To get an idea of what the projects in the book are like, you can download the Sonoko Wave project from the Lark website. This is a simple spiral necklace that is based on peyote stitch. It also makes a fun bracelet!
To win a copy of this book, leave a comment on this blog post that answers this question:
What is the last beadweaving project you made?
Leave your comment by end of the day on
Friday, August 31, 2012. September 3, 2012. I'll announce the winner here next week.
Update 8/30/12: Blog comments are fixed! If you sent me an email for your entry while comments were down, I will be sending you a confirmation email by the end of today. If you sent me an email and don't receive a response by Friday, please resend. Thanks!
Update 9/5/12: This giveaway is closed. KatkaK.'s name was drawn as the winner of the book. Please contact me with your address by the end of the week!