Artfully embroidered Motifs and patterns for bags and more

Naoko Shimoda, 1953-

Book - 2014

"Artfully Embroidered reinvents vintage embroidery through a modern aesthetic. Traditional Japanese and western motifs are made new with color and embellishment, and 25 hand embroidered patterns demonstrate the beauty of the traditional designs while keeping the projects fresh and modern-looking for today's sewists. Step-by-step instructions and templates allow readers to create lovely sewn or embroidered projects or use the embroidery motifs on their own designs. Projects include a variety of handbags, totes, coin purses, compacts, as well as book and tablet covers. In addition, there are visual examples of embroidery used as embellishment on clothing and linens. Also included are pattern inserts for selected projects" --

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2nd Floor 746.44/Shimoda Checked In
Loveland, CO : Interweave 2014.
Main Author
Naoko Shimoda, 1953- (author)
Item Description
Includes two folded sheets of patterns inside back pocket.
Physical Description
119 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm + 2 folded pattern sheets
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents unavailable.
Review by Library Journal Review

This book marks the English-language debut of the work of Shimoda, who has written a number of embroidery books published in her home country of Japan. Rather than focusing on a single type of embroidery, Shimoda draws from several styles and traditions, including cross-stitch, ribbon embroidery, crewel, and bead embroidery. Several of the projects also employ fusible applique for added embellishment and texture. Most involve some machine sewing along with the embroidery. The directions provided are typical of Japanese craft books in English translation and include text with simple line drawings. The coverage of basic embroidery and sewing techniques is cursory, so experience with machine sewing (particularly handbag construction) and knowledge of common hand embroidery stitches is helpful. Full-size, traceable templates for all sewn projects, as well as each of the embroidery motifs in the book, are included on pull-out sheets. VERDICT Shimoda is a master at combining fabric and thread for impressive effects. Sewists interested in exploring the world of embroidery will find a wealth of inspiration here, though beginners may need to consult a reference or an online tutorial to get themselves up to speed on the basics. (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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