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.
a t s u m i After graduating from Tama Art University, a t s u m i worked with apparel and at the university while establishing herself as an embroidery artist. In 2009, she launched her own brand `Itos'. http://www.itosigoto.com/ Minaka Chiba Minako is an embroidery artist whose work is prominent within the Japanese `zakka' scene. She teaches on the subjects and collaborates with various corporations and advertisers in Japan. http://kuroyagishiroyagi.com/ Mari Kamio Mari is a costume designer and her textile creations feature in exhibitions and in print publications throughout Japan. http://kamiomari.com/