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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 31 August 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216797
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £25.00

Japanese Motifs in Stumpwork & Goldwork


Embroidered designs inspired by Japanese family crests by Jane Nicholas

Book Description

Jane Nicholas is one of the world's leading embroiderers, specializing in stumpwork. Her exquisite embroideries in goldwork and stumpwork are inspired by Japanese family crests, a subject that has fascinated her for many years. In this book, Jane has selected 12 designs and interpreted them in a variety of ways using combinations of goldwork, and raised and surface stitching. Measuring just 10cm (4in) square, each is worked on an assortment of silk Japanese kimono fabrics, and is accompanied by detailed instructions, a stitch diagram and the outline for the design.

At the start of the book there is a fascinating history of Japanese family crests, followed by a stitch directory and a comprehensive techniques section covering the essential methods of working stumpwork and goldwork. Illustrated throughout with sumptuous photography and informative diagrams, this is a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration for embroiderers and lovers of Japanese culture alike.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The history of Japanese family crests
Materials & equipment
Stitch directory

Part 1 

1 Slate Japanese Butterfly

2 Copper Japanese Butterfly

3 Amethyst Japanese Butterfly

4 Gold Japanese Butterflies

Part 2 

5 Pink Japanese Plum Blossom

6 Green Japanese Ginger Plant

7 Orange Japanese Chrysanthemum                                                            

Part 3 

8 Japanese Cherry Blossom & Ladybird

9 Japanese Iris & Mayfly

10 Japanese Peony & Bumblebee

11 Japanese Lotus & Praying Mantis

12 Japanese Morning Glory & Grasshopper


About the Author

About Jane Nicholas

Jane Nicholas is one of the world’s leading embroiderers and has worked in the field for over twenty years, specialising in stumpwork and goldwork. She has written five books and has contributed widely to journals and magazines. She teaches widely for Embroiderers' Guilds and businesses in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, and continues to research and develop new techniques, particularly in stumpwork. In 2005, Jane was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM), for her 'services to hand embroidery as an artist, teacher and author'.

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