The fabrics we use to create clothing and home decor reflect our culture and heritage. This book takes readers around the world as it introduces them to fabric techniques through interviews with experts in the field. From sadza batik in Zimbabwe to Japanese sashiko quilting, the authentic method for creating each fabric is explained, along with simplified instructions for recreating the look.Color photographs, patterns, designs and stencils assist readers in utilizing the fabric for unique home decor. Includes an extensive appendix, a detailed glossary and traceable patterns. This book features 12 fabric styles and 15 projects. It offers information on the authentic fabric, how it is created and its place in the culture of the country. Global Expressions presents easy-to-follow directions on how to recreate the fabric.