From the refined homes of Tokyo to the nightclubs of Kyoto; from gangster chic to Harajuku street style; from ateliers and catwalks to city sidewalks and religious festivals—this book shows how the kimono has continued to be one of Japan’s most exciting wardrobe elements.
Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to play with traditions and take liberties with fabrics, patterns, colors, stitching, and the ways in which they all connect. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, their quilts, and their tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity wherever it leads.
On a recent breezy Boston afternoon textile artist Amy Nguyen gracefully served tea and sweets in hand thrown cups and plates, each movement carefully constructed, simple, beautiful. Amy’s life path of meditation and intentional action is borne out in her life’s work, which is the design and construction of handmade clothing.
Amy Nguyen’s path in life seems to be like the surface of a lake mirroring the sky above, a reflection of her ever-evolving æsthetic expression. That expression seems rooted in the balance between light and dark, finding the thin line of harmonious juxtaposition of two opposing elements. Finding and treading that middle ground, whether through the artistic or in her daily routines, is the most salient aspect of Nguyen’s character.