Review and a Giveaway: Yumiko Higuchi's Simply Stitched

February 24, 2016

Yumiko Higuchi is an extremely talented Japanese embroidery artist who creates beauitful hand-stitched motifs and floral patterns with a style all her own. What most distinguishes Yumiko’s work is the way she combines wool thread and cotton embroidery floss in her pieces. The wool adds a more three-dimensional quality to her work.

I was delighted when Zakka Workshop, a U.S. based publisher of craft books, kindly asked me if I would be interested in reviewing Yumiko’s newest book. Simply Stitched is chock full of wonderful projects in Yumiko’s signature style.

The projects seem completely suitable for a beginner to advanced beginner. I liked that the sewing projects aren’t too ambitious (perfect for a novice sewing machine user like myself).

The photographs in the book are fabulous - you’ll see a large image of the full motif or pattern design and then a photograph of the completed project. The book also provides a great overview of the types of materials you will need.

Many beginners often ask me on Instagram where they should start with embroidering. Simply Stitched would be a great starting point for any embroiderer! The instructions are very clear and easy to understand.

Want a copy of Simply Stitched? Enter the giveaway I am hosting on Instagram!

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