I love looking at photos of Japanese craft books online, but I’ve never really felt compelled to buy one. Then I got sick, slowed on the crafting front and spent way too much time on ebay. (I’m feeling MUCH better, by the way. Thank you for all of the well wishes!)

japanese crochet book

I saw this book and immediately fell in love with the cover. Isn’t that blanket motif beautiful? I got even more excited as I scrolled through the sample pages. Here are some of my favorites. (All photos from the ebay listing.)

japanese crochet book

japanese crochet book

japanese crochet book

Now comes the waiting for shipping from Japan. I’m already impatient!

resource: There are lots of places to buy Japanese craft books online: etsy.com, ebay.com, yesasia.com and amazon.co.jp. The best site I’ve found to track down ISBN numbers is Crafting Japanese. If you’re just interested in browsing, search for “japanese craft book” on flickr for tons of eye candy.

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3 Responses to i finally bought a craft book from japan

  1. M* says:

    Aren’t they divine? Such stunning work. I nearly bought the same book but decided to buy two others instead. There are so many and they are all so impressive.

  2. tracey says:

    Julie it is lovely, lovely, you have me wanting it too…
    Are the patterns written up in diagram format?

  3. I have looked at a couple knitting Japanese books and have been too scared to buy them. What about the translation issue?