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Japanese Kimekomi BOOK


Japanese Kimekomi, Fast, Fun, and Fabulous Fabric Handballs

Japanese Kimekomi BOOK

Are you in search of a fast, easy, and oh so fun new craft to amaze your friends and family? Welcome to the world of kimekomi-beautiful Japanese fabric handballs, created in every color and pattern you can imagine. All you need is a batch of pretty fabric scraps, a smooth Styrofoam ball, a few dabs of glue, and a length of cord or ribbon. You can complete the simplest patterns in about an hour then move on to more intricate and challenging designs. Make kimekomi as Christmas ornaments, party tokens, or as a playful gift for someone special. Nothing could be simpler-or more fun!

$19.95 (shipping added at check out)
International shipping is extra. I will send you an invoice.



About the AuthorsJapanese Kimekomi doll with temari

Barbara B. Suess is the creator of Kiku Designs, an extensive online resource for temari enthusiasts that showcases her work. She teaches classes, writes patterns, and is the author of Japanese Temari. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Kathleen M. Hewitt is a designer, pattern writer, and teacher specializing in Japanese handicrafts, including temari and kimekomi. She lives in Tacoma, Washington.


Once again, Anne Knudsen of Breckling Press has created a beautiful book "to inspire and delight!"

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