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  • Publisher: World Book Media
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 13 January 2016
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781940552224
  • Stock: 17 in stock
  • Size: 216x267 mm
  • Illustrations: 160
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: £12.99
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Simply Stitched


Beautiful Embroidery Motifs and Projects with Wool and Cotton by Yumiko Higuchi

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Book Description

Combine cotton and wool thread to create embroidery motifs and projects that are beautiful, contemporary and great for beginners! Through her unique combination of wool and cotton thread, designer Yumiko Higuchi reinvents traditional
embroidery for modern makers. Simply Stitched includes 20 beautiful embroidery motifs, plus project and instructions. Use these stunning designs to create accessories, clothing, and home decor.

- The author Yumiko Higuchi has 143,000 followers on Pinterest, 30,000 on Instagram and 22,000 followers on Facebook
- Simply Stitched reinvents traditional embroidery and appeals to modern makers
- Easy to make for all skill levels (wool thread is great

About the Author

About Yumiko Higuchi

After attending Tama Art University and working as a handbag designer, Yumiko Higuchi launched her career as an embroidery artist in 2008. She is the author of multiple embroidery books. You can find her on Instagram @yumikohiguchi. She resides in Tokyo, Japan.


The SEW Region Magazine - Book Threads

This book has embroidery motifs and projects with wool and cotton thread and is stitched on linen. It will be enjoyed by a complete beginner or experienced stitcher that likes a modern contemporary twist.

Yumiko only uses 6 embroidery stitches: satin stitch, chain stitch, straight stitch, outline stitch, lazy daisy stitch and French knots. Yumiko uses DMC cotton embroidery floss and stitches on linen fabric.

She was inspired when working on large scale and found that wool thread needed fewer stitches but gave great volume to her work. She then introduced the cotton floss and now combines the two in her work.

She gives full details on how to make and embroider a belt, clutch bag, needle case, pouches and much more. Her motifs can be added to existing items for example hats, sweaters, and tote bags.

Sewing World

Julu 2016

Combine cotton and wool thread to create embroidery motifs and projects that are beautiful contemporary and great for beginners! through her unique combination of wool and cotton thread, designer Yumiko Higuchi reinvents tradtional embroidery for modern makers. Simply stitched includes 20 beautiful embroidery motifs, plus project and instructions. Use these stunning designs to create accessories clothing and home decor.

Love to Make

July 2016

What a beautiful book this is. It totally inspires you to get hand stitchin. With 20 contemporary designs, all beautifully photographed, you'll want to make them all! We particularly like the Spring flower bag, Forest tea cosy and the Garden Pillow. The stitched motifs and finished projects are shown at the front of the book in full colour, with the instructions, stitch guides, and templates at the back. This book would be an amazing present, but each of the projects would make a beautiful gift. Suitable for all levels of embroiderer.

Crochet Addict UK

Beautiful, amazing, gorgeous! There are so many words that I could use to describe this book. I love the fact that it has gone back to designs from the past and brought them back in a way that makes it up to date.

The book starts with the most amazing pictures of each of the motifs and how they can be used. Once you have ooed and awed at the pictures you are taken through the steps of making the beautiful items. First it talks you through materials and tools, then moving onto techniques and how to start and finish stitches. Then you move onto the instructions. The instructions take you through everything you will need to know to make each of the projects. These include diagrams and pictures. The also include the motifs and what stitches you will
need to use.

I think the pictures and designs speak for themselves. They are exquisite! This book would be amazing as a present but each of the projects would make something special for someone.

Machine Knitting Monthly

Traditional embroidery is reinvented for modern makers. Combine cotton and wool thread to create embroidery for beginners. The book inclujdes 20 motifs and instructions for accessories, home decore and clothing for all skill levels.

East Kent Embroiderers Guild

Yumiko was inspired to try combining wool thread with the more usual cotton embroidery floss and, delighted with the results, now presents this beautiful book.  A generous selection of motifs together with suggested projects are gloriously illustrated in colour.  Comprehensive instructions, including lists of all materials required to replicate the projects, are given together with full-size trace-off designs.  An inspiring book for both the new embroiderer and for those with some experience.

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