Add excitement and dimension to your quilting with these traditional three-dimensional Korean folding techniques. These beguiling designs are meticulously illustrated and exquisitely executed. Other fabric manipulation methods range from American smocking to harlequin tucks, pinwheels, and more. Put your newly gained skills to work making a number of the projects provided including a wallhanging, pillows, purses, totes, and chargers complete with finishing instructions. For additional inspiration, many of Rami's elegant and award-winning ensembles are pictured. You ll be eager to incorporate these techniques into your own clothing and quilting projects.
Rami Kim's garments are well known in the quilt world for their elegance, artistry and sophistication. Her construction is impeccable. I found it interesting that she included in the book smocking patterns that I found in books from the early 20's! -Caryl R. Hancock
Review by Quilters World.com - 03/16/2009
Reviewer: Anonymous from USA
Traditional fabric-folding methods are featured in the projects of "Folded Fbric Elegance" by Rami Kim. Fabric folding adds texture and dimension to quilted projects. Many techniques are featured including traditional Korean folding, American smocking, harlequin tucks, pinwheels and more. Many quilters are familiar with prairie points. There are so many more ways to create shapes with folded fabrics. Some of those include lotus blossoms, hexagons, Asheeya tulips, lightning bugs, continuous prairie points (many of these shapes are made from one piece of fabric, which is folded over and over) and more. If you want to experiment in fabric folding, making smaller projects before diving head-first into using a new technique in a quilt, look for "Folded Fabric Elegance" to show you the way.––SLH
Review of Folded Fabric Elegance - 01/23/2008
Reviewer: Anonymous from Oregon, WI, US
Rami Kim’s “Folded Fabric Elegance” tells how to add texture and dimension to projects with traditional Korean folding methods, American smocking, tucks and more. Step-by-step instructions and fine color photo examples are accompanied by easy patterns and clear directions perfect for new comers to appliqué. Review source: The Midwest Book Review, The California Bookwatch, January 2008.
Review of Folded Fabric Elegance - 10/20/2007
Reviewer: BellaOnline, Connie Krochmal from USA
“Folded Fabric Elegance” by Rami Kim features numerous projects that will have special appeal for flower lovers. The author explores a vast array of different folding techniques from traditional American smocking to traditional Korean fabric folding. The projects include a wide assortment of decorative and useful items, such as fine clothing, totes and purses, pillows, floral table runners, and floral wallhangings. Among the floral themes are the lotus blossom and the tulip. There are complete, color illustrated, step-by-step instructions for each technique and project. All in all there are 15 projects.