Monday, May 5, 2014

Digital Introduction to Japanese Embroidery

I own a copy of the basic introduction to Japanese Embroidery book published by the Japanese Embroidery Center. It is a fascinating introduction to Japanese Embroidery, with lots of interesting information such as how to twist flat silk into thread before stitching with it, how to lace up a Japanese Embroidery frame and how to use laying tools and koma.  It is not a cheap little book, though, so I couldn't really recommend it to someone who was curious but without a large wallet. So I was thrilled to see that it is now available as a digital download.  Make sure you read the end of Mary Corbet's article to understand what software you will need to open the book once you purchase it, however.
http://www.needlenthread.com/2014/04/japanese-embroidery-e-book-available.html

Aren't we lucky to live in a world where books are a download away?!

P.S.  If you want a small taste of Japanese Embroidery, read what Plays with Needle has been up to.
http://plays-with-needles.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-taste-of-japanese-embroidery.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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2 comments:

  1. great post Jane...but it is spelled koma and not coma! thanks

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    1. Durn spell checker! Thanks for finding the error, Vicky. I'll make the change in a minute.

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