While “kawaii” refers to a particular look and style, there is another Japanese word that describes an even broader aesthetic philosophy: “zakka”, or “that which improves your life.” If it makes your life better or makes you feel good, it’s probably zakka. And not surprisingly, zakka is a tremendous influence upon Japanese crafts.
Pink Castle is proud to announce the addition Zakka Workshop to our already expansive collection of patterns. Zakka Workshop is an authentic series of Japanese patterns brought to us by World Book Media, who (as some of you may already know) specializes in translating and reproducing Japanese craft books for the US market.
Suitable for beginners and veterans alike, able to be completed in just a few hours with scraps or stash fabric, these Zakka Workshop projects will certainly bring betterment to your life! They're ideal for yourself, or as hand-crafted gifts for the people you love.
We love these patterns so much we're even giving away a set of them (along with a bonus pattern, Yoko Saito's Bon Apetit Tote)! All you have to do to to win is leave a comment here telling us how any of these items would bring betterment to your life. Everyone who comments before 11:59 pm Friday, April 18th , Sunday, April 20th, will be entered into the drawing and winners will be announced on Monday, April 21rst! If you ever find yourself between projects wanting to do something small and cute, this giveaway is for you!