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Beautiful but not foolproof(ed)
on 22 September 2009
I have had this book long enough to start making things from it.
There are ERRORS, - on PAGE 40 you will need 12 white squares not 10;
PAGE 52 states that the Momoyama holdall has a finished size of 28 x 45 - it ends up around 16 x 14 (thank goodness)and I believe that the cutting instructions for the lining fabric contains the 2 panels measuring 3" x 16" shown in the diagram on page 53 as being made from the main fabric.
PAGE 84 the blocks say to square up to 10" - but the cushions made from the same blocks (p87) clearly square up to 9"......just be sure to read and make sense of anything you make from the book before you start cutting.
Who proof read this? Did anyone?
I think some of the instructions for making the beautiful squishy bags could be clearer. More diagrams and possibly a bit of step by step info would have improved this area.
I really like all the bags, the needlecase, pincushion, scissor case and purse, the geisha girls are lovely, so a worthwhile book showcasing Japanese style fabrics - just be aware there may be other errors so take care when working your way through these items don't cut before you're sure what you need.