Who’s your craft crush? I’m here to admit that I’m a little obsessed with Rashida. Not only did she design Washi, my current favorite fabric collection but she just curated this gorgeous book, Zakka Style: 24 Projects Stitched with Ease to Give, Use & Enjoy. Rashida Coleman Hale invited 24 of her favorite designers to each bring you one of their most loved projects—including quilts, softies, pillows, decorative items, and bags. Swoon!
But what is “Zakka,” you ask? Rashida defines it in the introduction of her book:
Zakka has been loosely translated from Japanese to mean “miscellaneous goods,” “many things,” or “sundries.” It has grown to mean a style that embodies a kind of simple charm and uniqueness—something handmade that is useful, yet pleasing. Zakka has evolved into a design style that has become popular all over the world.
As with all of the Design Collective titles, Zakka Style focuses on the advanced beginner sewist who does not need a lot of the basic sewing instructions, but wants to dive right into the projects. By streamlining the instructions this way, they can pack in more projects for you to make and enjoy into each book, but still give you all of the step-by-step instructions you will need to be successful.
So whether you enjoy embroidery, appliqué, patchwork, or a little bit of everything, you are sure to find something to inspire you in this brand new book.
And now for the giveaway – one lucky reader will win a copy of Zakka Style! To enter to win, leave a comment here telling us your craft crush anytime between now and midnight PDT April 17th. Maybe the bohemian Anna Maria? Classic Martha? Vintage Elsie? No extra credit for picking me or Jaime. Ha! So spill it! U + ? 4EVR
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