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18th Centurary Priest’s Robe: Japan, Edo Period [1615-1867]

A History of Kimono: Outstanding site giving information about the history of kimonos and close-up views of various styles of kimono worn during various periods of Japanese history.

Dyeing – To Wrap the Human Form: explores the different methods and techniques for creating traditional Japanese fabric designs.

Fabric Origami: Exceptional site with detailed instructions for every step of the process.

Fcreate Quilt: This is the home page of the Patchwork/Quilt Board on NIFTY-Serve, Japan’s largest needlework and handcraft forum.

History of Nishijin Weaving: From the 5th century to present day. Companion site is Processes of Nishijin Weaving Shows viewer the manufacturing technology that is used in modern day Nishijin weaving.

How to Tie an Obi Sash and Belt – step by step instructions as well as examples of the various types of sashes and belts.

How to Tie Obi : Step-by-step instructions with pictures of one of the many ways to tie an Obi

How to Wear Kimono : Step by step instructions with pictures

Keiko Goke: Outstanding close-up images available for viewing the work of this exceptional quilt artist, including a gallery of her "Studies Inspired by Nancy Crow’s Workshop".

Kimono Pattern – Not a "true to size" pattern, but it shows all of the parts of a pattern required to make a kimono.

Landscape Kimonos of Itchiku Kubota: These simply have to be seen to be believed – his artistry is incredible! Site includes information about Tsujigaha – a specialized dyeing process

Masterworks Textiles: This site of the Kyoto National Museum provides images and information about 7 exquisite examples of a variety of Japanese textiles. Provision is made to allow the viewer to continually click on the images to obtain extremely good close-up views.

Mingei – Two Centuries of Japanese Folk Art: Three stunning examples are shown.

Sister City and Sister City Quilt Guild Information: A guild that has formed a quilt guild linkage with one in Japan.

Types of Kimono – Scroll 1/4 way down page