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Embroidery on paper is a traditional and well-loved craft, here artfully translated into beautiful and understated Japanese designs by Atsumi, Minako Chiba and Mari Kamio. These three talented Japanese crafters have created a range of delightful paper projects that are modern, stylish and fun to make. Each project is accompanied by a full-size template and notes on how to embroider the design, and there are clear and detailed instructions on the materials and tools you require; the essential technique of embroidering on paper; and eleven basic embroidery stitches that can be used individually or in combination to create all of the exquisite designs in the book.
Choose from a range of ideas that includes drawing, writing and more creative projects, including paper clocks, notebooks, envelopes, decorations, book marks and cards for all occasions. Suitable for those new to paper embroidery as well as more experienced crafters, this book will excite and inspire anyone with a love of Japanese style and clean, simple design.
Atsumi studied at Tama Art University in Japan. After working with textiles she became an embroidery artist and in 2009 she established her own embroidery brand, Itos. Visit itosigoto.com.
Minako Chiba is an embroidery artist whose work is prominent within the Japanese design phenomenon, 'zakka'. She teaches on the subject and collaborates with various companies and advertisers in Japan. Visit kuroyagishiroyagi.com.
Mari Kamio is a costume designer and her textile creations are also featured in exhibitions and in print publications throughout Japan. Visit syyskuu.exblog.jp.