A Year of Embroidery

A Month-to-Month Collection of Motifs for Seasonal Stitching

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Pub Date Sep 04 2018 | Archive Date Sep 04 2018

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Celebrate the seasons through contemporary embroidery motifs for a year of stitching.

Give each month more beauty by stitching embroidery motifs with unique seasonal designs.  Follow the course of a year—from snow flowers and skiing bears in January to lily of the valley in May, a collection of seed pods in October, trumpeting angels in December, and much more—to enliven your embroidery with a seasonal flair. Through thirty-eight patterns, designer Yumiko Higuchi offers organic yet modern designs with colorful and detailed imagery and a sweet and lively feel. Stitch projects to display as art or transform your work into small projects you can use.

With beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, A Year of Embroidery offers dynamic and unique designs that will inspire embroiderers of all skill levels.
Celebrate the seasons through contemporary embroidery motifs for a year of stitching.

Give each month more beauty by stitching embroidery motifs with unique seasonal designs. Follow the course of a...

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ISBN 9781611804720
PRICE $21.95 (USD)

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I love all the patterns and themes for each month and look forward to trying some out myself. I also like how there is instructions for stiches and a guide for each pattern.

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This is a very well planned book, filled with ideas. Several seasons and holidays are represented in non traditional ways, like Halloween/.fall with just pumpkins instead of witches or more typical images. There are lots of plants to choose from, and even some cacti which I found useful. The beachy theme was my favourite though, and one I'll likely use. The images are relevant, easy to follow, and applicable for many projects. This book is definitely worth a look.

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‘A Year of Embroidery’ by Higuchi Yumiko is my first book by Yumiko. Well after reading this beautiful book I am going to investigate her other embroidery books. There is a surge in the craft world to return to handwork. Ms. Yumiko has a very unique style which is very pleasing to the eye and aesthetically pleasing.

The premise of the book is to give the reader embroidery to complete throughout the year. The projects are colorful, whimsical and inspiring. There are skiing bears, to spring flowers, to trumpeting angels. These embroidery motifs can be used as art or help transform clothing and accessories.

The explanation and instruction are excellent and precise. Having embroidered for years, it is nice to see instructions so clear written. Given that fact, the book would be wonderful for beginner embroiderers as well as more advanced ones.

There are 38 beautiful designs with detailed pattern diagrams. There are also suggestions regarding what type of materials to use and how to prepare and transfer the designs.

I would like to thank Ms. Yumiko, Roose books and Penguin Publishing Group and NetGalley for an ARC for an honest review.

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This is an absolutely awesome book, the design are beautiful, simple but so effective. The instructions are fabulous, although a little bit of knowledge would be an advantage.
I just love the designs and the very creative way very simple stitches are used to create such wonderful pieces of embroidery. Absolutely love the cacti, so very much on-trend at present
Very highly recommended

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Adorable embroidery for every season, from cacti and swimmers to lions and vegetables. Full-page photographs of each design and (seemingly) easy-to-follow illustrated patterns.

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This is a beautiful book! I think it might be the first embroidery book I’ve read where I’ve wanted to stitch EVERY pattern. The style is very spare, clean, and deceptively easy looking. Gorgeous!

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Loved the patterns! Also, the directions were very clear on the different stitch types. If I had any complaints it would be on the organization of the content - I wish the instructional material was first.

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I have been cross stitching for 30 years and learned how to punch needle 3 years ago. I have always wanted to learn the technique of embroidery. I love taking a piece of cloth and turning it into a piece of art but was always too intimidated to try my hand at embroidery. This week, I was able to put my fears aside when I received an ARC of A Year of Embroidery by Yumiko Higuchi from Netgalley.
A Year of Embroidery: A Month-To-Month Collection of Motifs for Seasonal Stitching, is a book which helped me get over the fear of embroidery and instilled a passion for learning!
My review is through the eyes of a beginner, but the book is for all levels of embroidery technique. I like that the book is not only chock full of patterns but helpful instruction and placement ideas, as well. The designs range from beautiful to whimsical and feature flowers, cacti, seashells, birds, people, reptiles, insects and animals. Each pattern also gives the DMC number for each floss the author used in her designs. Yumiko Higuchi made sure to include several designs for each month of the year, some with a retro feel and others with a more modern take on embroidery.
The ARC I received of this book is in a protected format and I am not able to make any of the patterns provided. With the wealth of information, A Year of Embroidery holds and the number of patterns I adore, this will be on my bookshelf as soon as it becomes available. I cannot wait to try my hand at this new needlecraft and hope that many others will enjoy it as much as I have.
I would like to thank the author, Yumiko Higuchi and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC for free in exchange for my honest review.

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Una anno di meraviglia: conchiglie e fiori, gechi e neve accompagnano grazie ad ago e filo nello scorrere delle stagioni.

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This book is absolutely adorable! The patterns are not super complex, but are super cute. I liked the ideas shown as well- swimmers on a hat band, and spring flowers on a market bag. I can’t wait to try one of the designs- possibly in crewel, though of course that deviates from the models a bit.

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