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Congratulations to Bruce F. of Bartlett!

May 2, 2016

Congratulations to Bruce F. of Bartlett, IL, for winning a copy of THE HAND-STITCHED FLOWER GARDEN in FaveCrafts.com’s latest book giveaway! And check out their wonderful, crafty website: http://www.favecrafts.com/ Read more

THE VEGETABLE SUSHI COOKBOOK GETS A RAVE REVIEW FROM BUNDTLUST.COM!

April 15, 2016

THE VEGETABLE SUSHI COOKBOOK GETS A RAVE REVIEW FROM BUNDTLUST.COM! “I love that such unique and healthy rolls can be produced with literally any vegetables in your crisper (you’ll find ideas for radishes, celery, avocado, carrots, cabbage, etc.) with minimal ingredients and prep, preserving the natural colors, flavors and nutrients of the veggies and showing them ... Read more

New promotion featuring THE HAND-STITCHED FLOWER GARDEN!!

March 31, 2016

Check out the FaveCrafts website for a new promotion featuring THE HAND-STITCHED FLOWER GARDEN. One lucky winner will receive a copy of the book and a skein of Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. Good luck, needlecrafters!!! http://www.favecrafts.com/sweeps/The-Hand-Stitched-Flower-Garden-Thread-Bundle-FC Read more

Happy 87th birthday, Yayoi Kusama!!!

March 23, 2016

Happy 87th birthday, Yayoi Kusama!!! Celebrate Yayoi Kusama’s birthday by contemplating these quotes from this icon of contemporary art – and reading HI, KONNICHIWA,, recently published by Kodansha. https://news.artnet.com/people/yayoi-kusama-quotes-birthday-447770 Read more

IF YOU’RE IN L.A., DON’T MISS THE NEW BROAD MUSEUM AND YAYOI KUSAMA’S INSTALLATION!

Jan. 14, 2016

IF YOU’RE IN L.A., DON’T MISS THE NEW BROAD MUSEUM AND YAYOI KUSAMA’S INSTALLATION! Visitors to The Broad, a new contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles, will discover the wonder and spectacle of Yayoi Kusama’s jaw-dropping immersive work “Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away.”  The installation, a ... Read more

Winner of AllFreePaperCrafts.com’s latest book giveaway promotion

Nov. 4, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to Shannon of Emmetsburg, IA, winner of AllFreePaperCrafts.com’s latest book giveaway promotion. Out of 5,803 entrants Shannon was selected to receive a copy of THE HAND-STITCHED FLOWER GARDEN, Yuki Sugashima’s beautiful book of embroidery patterns reflecting nature’s glorious variety, plus 20 projects using these motifs. Find out more about this terrific craft ... Read more

Meet David Hall (Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts) at the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank, CA!

Oct. 1, 2015

Meet David Hall (Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts) at the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank, CA! On Saturday, October 24 at 4:00 p.m., Dr. Hall will present an exciting and informative talk on the history and martial arts of the Japanese samurai. Along with the lecture, he’ll demonstrate some of the key techniques and ... Read more

THE JAPANESE POTTERY HANDBOOK author had successful events in February

March 10, 2015

Despite the cold winds and icy streets, Penny Simpson, author of THE JAPANESE POTTERY HANDBOOK, was warmly greeted by attendees at her illustrated talks on “Making Pots in Japan.”  She was at Greenwich House Pottery in NYC (Feb. 19) and District Clay (Feb. 20) in Washington, where she spoke, signed copies of the book, and chatted with guests ... Read more

Meet author Penny Simpson (The Japanese Pottery Handbook) in NYC and Washington, DC

Feb. 11, 2015

Meet author Penny Simpson (The Japanese Pottery Handbook) in NYC  and Washington, DC,  and learn all about “Making Pots in Japan” from an expert! Penny will present an illustrated talk on the tools, techniques, and aesthetics of Japanese pottery, and sign copies of the new, revised edition of her beloved book, The Japanese Pottery Handbook. On Feb. 19 ... Read more

Congratulations to Shaunna-Rae of Royse City, TX

Aug. 27, 2014

Congratulations to Shaunna-Rae of Royse City, TX, the winner of Cut Out + Keep’s online MORE FELT FRIENDS FROM JAPAN giveaway promotion! Shaunna-Rae had just received the book the day before, and wrote to us that she was “already in love with it!”Find out more about this fun craft website at www.cutoutandkeep.net.et. Read more