Zakka Embroidery

Zakka Embroidery

Simple One- and Two-color Embroidery Motifs and Small Crafts

Book - 2016
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Embrace a simpler approach to stitching with bold one- and two-color embroidery motifs
 
Zakka Embroidery presents designs that are an elegant blend of Japanese and Scandinavian style. The motifs and patterns are spare and graphic, yet softened with organic shapes and imagery drawn from nature. The result is embroidery that evokes a personal feel and conjures a sense of nostalgia.
The task of picking just the right palette for an embroidery project can be overwhelming to beginners and experienced stitchers alike. But when you take away that challenge, a whole world of texture and style becomes available. Here Japanese designer Yumiko Higuchi presents embroidery motifs to be stitched using just one or two colors--creating patterns and designs that are more evocative for their form than for a play of colors. Each embroidery design is paired with a simple craft project, transforming the stitched fabric into a functional object, including pouches, pillows, aprons, and more.

With beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, Zakka Embroidery will be an inspiring guide for those new to embroidery and a delightful experience for those experienced with needle and thread.
Publisher: Boulder : [2016]. Roost Books,
Edition: First English edition
ISBN: 9781611803105
Branch Call Number: ANF 746.440430952 HIGU
Characteristics: 191 pages : illustrations ; 15 x 22 cm

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ThiefGirl
Jul 08, 2017

I love this book! The combination of Japanese and Scandinavian motifs and techniques is such a great fit; the one or two color designs make really powerful, clean images and it's relaxing to embroider without changing colors all the time. The designs are very heavy on chain stitch (though you could substitute split stitch if you prefer), stem, and French knots, with a few others here and there. The photography is really pretty and easy to see how the pattern was made and how the accessories and home décor can be used. In the assembly instructions, they depend on the photos more than the text, which I like, I would rather have a step-by-step photo set than huge blocks of text. I'll probably either keep this from the library for a long time or end up buying it lol!

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jeniferpalffy
May 19, 2017

Cute embroidery projects and designs.

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