January 21, 2009

A How To

The entire process of making a wrap dress from beginning to end on Label-Free.

Making a top on M is for make.

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January 16, 2009

Japanese knitting help

ABCs of Knitting is a Japanese knitting site with a lot of great information in English:

There's a bunch of other stuff on the site, too, including instructions/reviews for a pompom maker and Hanaami loom and free patterns.

rib beret by alexandra's knits using one of the free hat patterns

More help on reading Japanese knitting charts is at Clearwater Knits, plus they offer two free sweater charts.

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January 15, 2009

Google Japan help

search terms in kanji from make write on craftster

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January 14, 2009



Amazon.jp listing with page excerpts.

penguin, more penguins, and softie tips by Zhinka dinka doo


penguin by A Knit's Tale


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March 16, 2006

Japanese for stuffed animal crafting

character translation table for stuffed animal patterns by my little mochi.

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August 24, 2005

Beading help

Glossary of Japanese beading words at Atelier Suzuran. This site also features several free projects and book reviews in English!

Glossary at Beading Bees, too. They have a whole bunch of free projects and tutorials.

Yodomi-Koubou also has a bunch of free patterns and tutorials.

Tutorial at SeeZoo BeeZoo.

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July 26, 2005

Japanese crochet help

Crochet symbols chart, very useful for figuring out the Japanese crochet diagrams.

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