Artfully Embroidered reinvents vintage embroidery through a modern aesthetic. Traditional Japanese and western motifs are made new with color and embellishment, and 25 embroidered patterns demonstrate the beauty of the traditional designs while keeping the projects fresh and modern-looking for today's sewists. Step-by-step instructions and templates allow readers to create lovely sewn or embroidered projects or use the hand embroidery motifs on their own designs. Projects include a variety of handbags, totes, coin purses, compacts, as well as book and tablet covers. In addition, there are visual examples of embroidery used as embellishment on clothing and linens. Also included are pattern inserts for selected projects.
""Artfully Embroidered" embraces the current enthusiasm for contemporary hand-stitching techniques and combines this with making unusual and unique bags and purses.... Given the variety of bags and looks, it would be easy to find something to suit your own personal style. Add the good number of stitches to practice, it's a great way of finding something new to try and feed your inner Vintage Diva!" --Workshop on the Web
Naoko Shimoda is the author of many needlework books in Japan. She teaches many kinds of needlework classes, and her designs are found all over the website Ravelry! She lives in Japan.