Learn how to create beautiful and understated decorative stitching motifs. The designs feature surface and dimensional stitches and bead embroidery; with motifs inspired by nature ranging from roses, sunflowers, asters and daisies to little bumblebees, ladybugs and dragonflies. All 20 projects include step-by-step instructions and actual size templates. Learn how to make brooches, small bags and purses, cushion covers, picture frames and more. The variety of motif combinations will keep you stitching all year round.
Yuki Sugashima is a floral designer turned handcrafter with experience in knitting, spinning, natural dyeing and embroidery. Creating under the name Y * Handmade, she designs and sells her work at her online shops and at handcraft events in Japan. She shares her creative life on her blog at http://yhandmade.wordpress.com