5 Bunka Book giveaway

Posted by Kathleen Fasanella on Nov 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm / Contest and Projects / Trackback

Yay, the giveaway is on!

Courtesy of Laurence King Publishing, one lucky winner will win one copy of each of the following books:

Drape Drape,
Drape Drape 2,
Pattern Magic,
Pattern Magic 2,
Pattern Magic: Stretch Fabrics

To enter, submit a comment written in Haiku -preferably in the context of sewing, drafting, draping and such. For example:

I love Bunka Books
Because sewing is my life
I will sew till death.

You get the idea but hopefully nothing quite so morose.

As I mentioned previously, the publisher will be shipping directly so this contest is open to anyone regardless of residency. Likewise, Lawrence King would like to remind you that Drape Drape 3, Stylish Dress Book, and Feminine Wardrobe will become available in Spring 2013, two of which are currently available for pre-ordering.

Again, to enter the contest, write a comment in Haiku. To make it more interesting, any posts you comment on during the coming week will be considered entries provided they are written in Haiku. Good luck!

PS. It is great that F-I seems to be so popular with bloggers -judging by all the links left- so how come none of them link here? Share the love people.

89 Responses to “5 Bunka Book giveaway”

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November 12th, 2012
6:00 PM

effective design
made manifest with help from
THE Kathleen Fasanella

Sarra Bess
November 12th, 2012
6:52 PM

drafting and draping
I’m not good at either yet
learning comes slowly

November 12th, 2012
6:54 PM

Running with scissors
The sewing machine travels
Miles of material

November 12th, 2012
7:10 PM

sewing can be fun
these books sound fascinating
great knowledge to learn

November 12th, 2012
7:14 PM

i’m sewing for the
continuous improvement
of my skills and soul

November 12th, 2012
8:14 PM

Once I nearly bought
Pattern Magic always sad
I never read it.

November 12th, 2012
8:41 PM

To dream a design
And then to create it in
Real life? That is joy.

November 12th, 2012
8:55 PM

not dumbed down are
Pattern Magic books
– a good stretch for the neurons.

November 12th, 2012
9:03 PM

It almost writes itself, doesn’t it?:

Pattern Magic 2
Pattern Magic: Stretch Fabrics
Drape Drape Drape Drape 2

But wait, I can do better:

Clothing to die for.
Pictures worth a thousand words.
Sublime sewing books.


Pick me! Pick me, please!
I have got to have those books!
Or I will explode.

Nichole Schneider
November 12th, 2012
9:34 PM

I sew a lot
It is my job everyday
I need inspiration

November 12th, 2012
10:28 PM

I so love to sew,
but drafting is way more fun.
I have much to learn.

Natasha E
November 12th, 2012
10:38 PM

pin prick blood drip but
but no fears tears prayers for
pattern is magic

November 12th, 2012
11:15 PM

As I draft
lines become
cloth sculpture

November 12th, 2012
11:37 PM

Height of my draping
Toga party ’98
Alas, liquor stains

November 13th, 2012
12:50 AM

garments are made
of the finest beautiful fabrics
made in the USA

November 13th, 2012
1:27 AM

Seam puzzle awaits
Keeping me awake in night
And sewing most days

Meraljane paras
November 13th, 2012
1:56 AM

Sewing and draping
With help of Pattern Magic
Makes a unique dress

Raquel Sosa
November 13th, 2012
2:10 AM

Me weaving two worlds
through puncture and power
never finished.

Amy Sullivan
November 13th, 2012
4:05 AM

Some leather and lace
One never knows how might lay
Drape up some magic

angelique kronaus
November 13th, 2012
4:11 AM

draping seamlessly
i live to sew a stitch
always content

November 13th, 2012
4:20 AM

Constructing garments it’s the way of seeing world around you, there is no end for inspirations.

Mary Rose
November 13th, 2012
5:14 AM

I want to win books
To learn what I do not know
Would be so much fun!

Mary Jo
November 13th, 2012
5:16 AM

From Mom-ma’s Treadle
and Newspaper Drafts
55 years of sew to drape

Toni-Maree Fuller
November 13th, 2012
5:22 AM

Sewing empowers
Pattern magic may teach more
Now Haiku does not

November 13th, 2012
5:42 AM

Wow! Free sewing books!
Techniques for me and daughter
‘Cause we want to learn

Sew in Japanese
Draping, drafting, magic, more
They’re in English now

Love to write haiku
They flow very easily
I might even win

For anyone who enjoys offbeat haiku, go take a look at the Samurai Appliance Guy’s website. Excellent appliance repair advice and haiku.

Marguerite Swope
November 13th, 2012
6:22 AM

Sew sew sew sew sew!
So you like to sew? So what?
So you sew for me!

Marguerite Swope
November 13th, 2012
6:27 AM

Hey there, Isidore,
Toga party made me laugh!
Great start to my day

Lani George
November 13th, 2012
7:23 AM

Godzilla and I
SMASH through pattern drafting and
all things construction.

Nicole D.
November 13th, 2012
7:54 AM

OMG! I just about spit my morning coffee all over my computer screen! These comments are hilarious! Thank you everyone! You just made my morning.

November 13th, 2012
8:20 AM

Running with needles
In your mouth is not allowed!
Curl up with a book!

These are such a hoot to read – love, love, love!

Laurel Emmons
November 13th, 2012
8:26 AM

DE books
line my shelf;
I read Fashion Incubator all day.

Mrs. Nelson
November 13th, 2012
8:56 AM

As the needle moves up and down through the fabric.
I see design emerging before my eyes.
This is no garment, only a work of art to wear.

November 13th, 2012
9:30 AM

The fabric ripples
Flowing down the table,
A stream of profit

Bundles abound
Filling a laundry cart
Each one a dress.

Women sewing and talking
Now it is done

Pressed now and bagged
The new dress is headed
Into a shop.

Sue Gittler
November 13th, 2012
9:45 AM

Arrange your fabric
Planning your design to fit
Beautiful clothing.

November 13th, 2012
9:51 AM

stitching and dreaming
of books with beauty patterns
never knot the thread

November 13th, 2012
9:55 AM

sewing is living
feel alive to create it
sew live now create

November 13th, 2012
10:02 AM

Cutting makes for calm.
Two dimensions into three.
Sometimes I find peace.

beki biesterfelt
November 13th, 2012
10:37 AM

with the Bunka Books
my library would be set
friends would be jealous

November 13th, 2012
10:44 AM

I dedicate mine to the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory that burned down in 1911, killing 145 young seamstresses:

slippers on cold feet
poor seamstress sit by machine
work until flame hit

November 13th, 2012
11:20 AM

Too many good ones to compete with!

Drafting is my goal
Learning from books is my way
Drape Drape, a good way!

November 13th, 2012
11:30 AM

Don’t think of the flesh;
Revel in the shapes of cloth
Which twist as we can’t.

November 13th, 2012
12:09 PM

With color theory and shapes
My mind has vivid dreams now
Winter heaven drapes

November 13th, 2012
12:09 PM

Do your boobs hang low?
Can you swing them to and fro?
I love bra-making!

November 13th, 2012
12:18 PM

fabric cascading
fingers caressing

November 13th, 2012
1:46 PM

Mitered suitsleeve hems
need pattern accuracy
yet have none to spare

November 13th, 2012
1:52 PM

No Money Here
Supplies Cost A Fortune
Design Student Woes

November 13th, 2012
3:15 PM

I can only do morbid/morose:

At night I dream
Sometimes it is nightmares
Of falling into Otoshianas

November 13th, 2012
5:26 PM

Hard work to perfect.
Don’t leave it on mannequins
Or friends will steal it!

November 13th, 2012
6:54 PM

To sew Japanese
with the greatest of ease
I need these books – please!

November 13th, 2012
8:36 PM

Simple shapes to sew
Form multiple dimensions
In fluid fabrics.

November 13th, 2012
8:47 PM

Tried to be cheap, got
Bunka Books from library.
Alas overdue!

Cary Pragdin
November 13th, 2012
9:27 PM

Good tidings they bring,
Bunka Books and Laurence King:
Patterns and draping!

November 13th, 2012
9:45 PM

Winter in the city,
Icy winds:
Leather-edged Bouclé.

November 14th, 2012
3:46 AM

In my hands
Fabric, needle and thread
We sing

Theresa Hall
November 14th, 2012
5:22 AM

My cloth stash mocks me.
Sweet Bunka inspiration
plus time, oh the joy!

November 14th, 2012
9:41 AM

fabric twists itself
around her as she plans for
the next FBA

Emily T.
November 14th, 2012
10:17 AM

A naked dress form
Beckons to me in my sleep:
“Drape me in Chiffon!”

November 14th, 2012
10:35 AM

Covet, salivate
A pattern puzzle a day
Haute topology

Shannon Hall
November 14th, 2012
11:40 AM

Thirteen month old boy.
Mama wants to sew and learn
Please help me make time

Amanda deLeon
November 14th, 2012
3:04 PM

Drafting is a skill
Sewing can be a passion
For me, it’s design.

November 14th, 2012
4:00 PM

Fabrics, patterns, many dreams
When will I find time?

November 14th, 2012
4:02 PM

Pattern & Drape:
sewing is magic
wonderful books

Anonymous Coward
November 14th, 2012
7:48 PM

Noticing bloggers
wanting the F-I freebie
tragic none link here

November 14th, 2012
10:01 PM

Draping and folding,
Pinching, pinning, shape to fit
Our Guide–Bunka Books!

November 14th, 2012
11:29 PM

Trace not with markers
Then cut pattern lines away
Most important steps

November 15th, 2012
6:48 AM

My machine an extension of arm
my form an extension of expression
my creation an extension of soul

Janice Blankenship
November 15th, 2012
12:28 PM

Shining sequins fly
Blanket the room like fresh snow
Dog’s eyes plead, “one lick?”

November 15th, 2012
1:17 PM

Just had a baby
No creativity/sleep
Get out of my rut.

Half-sized dress forms abound
Making the styles look so sweet
Books would be a treat!

Lena Merrin
November 15th, 2012
2:54 PM

Whether origami or draping
Japanese masters can’t be beaten
watch and learn

Amy Beard
November 15th, 2012
3:39 PM

Let the fabric speak
Let the drape follow the curve
Hear the design’s song

Alice Hall
November 15th, 2012
10:03 PM

Bunka books are my muses
Dreams of sewing flow

November 16th, 2012
1:40 AM

Posted on my blog.
Multitudes should be here soon,
Lusting after books.

November 16th, 2012
5:24 AM

Obsessive sewing
Can’t seem to get enough of
Drape drape and pattern magic.

November 16th, 2012
5:30 AM

what is this pattern?
Sleeve? Collar? Or something else?
Draping sweet surprise

James Slater
November 16th, 2012
5:49 AM

a small stitch
unites disparate cloths
to clothe me

November 16th, 2012
8:31 AM

wearing yoga pants
and a short sleeved, green, t-shirt
stretching for couture

November 16th, 2012
9:26 AM

Pattern Magic designs
Seams coming from nowhere
To infinity

Natasha E
November 16th, 2012
2:07 PM

Alas I am but
linkless no opinions to be
said just cats to see

Here you go Cosmo Cat chasing a squirrel the cat is rude and uncouth and does not return links. He lacks in basic social etiquette.


November 16th, 2012
5:50 PM

Pattern Magic designs
Seams coming from nowhere
Top infinity

Paul Grassart
November 17th, 2012
2:14 PM

just a little pastiche ;)

Books from Bunka wah !
Ah Ah, books from Bunk wah !
Books from Bunka wah !

OK, it’ a cheat, but somehow it seems appropriate too…

November 17th, 2012
10:26 PM

Let inspiration come
In the form of a book
Of beautiful creations

November 18th, 2012
5:07 AM

Drape fluid fabric
Magic fluttering figures,
Elegant delight

Susan Freeth
November 19th, 2012
2:41 PM

Drape, Patterns, Design
Learning flows into fabric
Happiness is here

Susan Freeth
November 19th, 2012
3:34 PM

Draft, Drape, Draw, – Design
Seek the knowledge here enshrined
Set-up, Shear, Stitch, – Shine

Lorna Brown
November 20th, 2012
6:25 AM

sew for me mom
make is couture
and while you do, I will make you tea

November 20th, 2012
8:12 AM

Did I wait too long?
Please, oh PLEASE consider me!
Shyness overcome.

A sewing rookie,
I just dream what they create. . .
Ahhhh. Inspiration!

November 20th, 2012
8:22 AM

fabric + geometry
= true beauty

Winner! 5 Bunka Book Giveaway
November 21st, 2012
5:23 PM

[…] a little something for everyone at close. KC posted several comments composed in haiku but this was the winning entry: It almost writes itself, doesn’t […]

Anya Egoshina
November 28th, 2012
9:05 PM

With this Haiku Bunka thread
You can sew you way to Japan
And back to Fashion Incubator

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