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The Fine Art of Kimono Embroidery

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Shizuka Kusano is one of the most admired and recognized textile artists in Japan today. With the publication of The Fine Art of Kimono Embroidery, readers in the West will come to know and appreciate her work for its great beauty and grace. Kusano's canvases are kimono, obi (the sash used to tie the kimono) and tapestries, on which she creates extraordinary compositions ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Kodansha
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Rachel
Mar 03, 2009 Rachel rated it it was amazing
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Don't get this if you're hoping for a step by step guide on how to do it! Probably a book for the more accomplished embroiderer; there are glorious photos throughout which enable you to figure out for yourself what stitches were used where. At the back is a brief glossary of Japanese terms and tiny line drawings of the embroidery patterns to blow up to whatever size you want so you can have a go yourself. A step by step "how to" it is not. Embroidery's answer to "food porn" it most definitely is ...more
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