Over 100 unique stitch patterns from Japan's leading embroidery expert!In Modern Japanese Embroidery Stitches, Japanese textile maven Noriko Tsuchihashi presents over 100 bold, textural motifs to stitch with thread, ribbon, beads and buttons using familiar stitches as well as a few lesser-known ones. Her detailed instructions and lovely suggestions on how to combine and display the finished pieces will inspire you!The unique patterns in this book include:
- Elegant sea life, butterfly and insect motifs
- Good luck symbols and charms from around the world
- Gorgeous letters and numbers that are stylish and useful
- Unusual botanicals, including flowers made with ribbons, beads and fringes
- And so much more!
The detailed lessons and step-by-step photos ensure that your artful creations won't go awry! Even experienced needlecrafters will learn a few new tricks, from embellishing printed fabrics to stitching a two-dimensional motif.
Noriko Tsuchihashi is an embroidery artist, instructor, and owner of the atelier Mon Chou Chou in Nara Prefecture, Japan, where she sells goods and designs evocative of her travels around the world.