Craftstylish contributor Kayte Terry discusses at length how to build a collection of those oh-so-elusive Japanese craft titles. While she says it’s challenging to find them on Amazon, it’s doable. She also suggests searching for a Japanese book store (in Arlington Heights, Ill., there’s Mitsuwa) and searching on etsy. If that doesn’t tickle your crafting fancy, no worries. American publishers are beginning to catch on to the appeal of these neato books. There this upcoming Chronicle tome and this new Stewart Tabori Chang title. If you’re still determined and bound to find something crafty and Japanese, Terry says this blog can provide some pointer even if you don’t speak the language. Once you actually have these books and start using them, this Flickr group can help you.
That’s it for from this guest contributor, Steve Delahoyde will return next week to continue enlightening the masses.