Focus on Crafts and Drawing
March 23, 2017
I’m trying to ingest a lot more craft and drawing books into the collection this year. My hope is you will see results in Bibliocommons and on your shelves soon.
One title I just ordered I’d like to highlight because it’s something I was not at all familiar with, namely Zakka Embroidery Yumiko Higuchi. It should be the in catalog within a couple of weeks. Zakka, as I now know from this New York Times article (May 15th, 2001), is
… the term for everything and anything that spruces up your home, life and outlook.
It could be a wooden clothespin by an obscure company in New Hampshire, it could be an empty tomato-paste can saved for planting basil. Zakka is the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary and mundane…
Zakka Embroidery presents designs that are an elegant blend of Japanese and Scandinavian style. The motifs and patterns are spare and graphic, yet softened with organic shapes and imagery drawn from nature. The result is embroidery that evokes a personal feel and conjures a sense of nostalgia.