Embroidered Garden Flowers by Kazuko Aoki

Embroidered Garden Flowers

A whimsical field guide to embroidered flowers. Working through a full growing season, from spring to autumn, the sixty-three flower varieties presented here offer a full garden of cherished blooms. From pansies and lilies-of-the-valley to poppies, zinnias, and campanulas, the flowers presented here feature buds, blooms, and roots in stunning detail and charming color combinations. As an avid gardener and seasoned embroiderer, Kazuko Aoki presen...

Details Embroidered Garden Flowers

TitleEmbroidered Garden Flowers
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherRoost Books
GenreNonfiction, Art, Crafts

Reviews Embroidered Garden Flowers

  • Bonnie
    This popped up on my Net Galley recommendations list and the cover art looked so pretty that I immediately requested it, knowing that I don't nearly have enough time in my life to embroider these days. I received it in exchange for my honest review.This book contains a wide variety of flowers that are displayed in a naturalist fashion. Each piece is very realistic and honestly I would purchase this book for the pictures alone. The blackberries we...
  • Shelli
    Embroidered Garden Flowers: Botanical Motifs for Needle and Thread by Japanese needlework powerhouse Kazuko Aoki is an incredibly easy-to-follow guide to stitching common, completely realistic, live and growing flowers – from their roots, stems, and leaves, up through different stages of the flowers' growth, including buds, full blooms, and even color variations. A cute touch is the inclusion of all sorts of garden denizens: butterflies, cater...
  • Sonja
    A special thank you to Roost Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 Stars ****As some one who has had years of embroidery and other needlework experience, I was excited to review this. This book is gorgeous in it's detailed and naturalistic drawings. I would recommend it to advanced artisans in embroidery, and those who sketch, paint, or draw. I believe a beginner might use the book if they have access to a mentor, or ...
  • Robin Willson
    Beautiful book. Great photos and detailed information about the basics of embroidery. So many flowers with excellent detail. I like the way that the patterns are given, with a picture of the flower and the type of stitch near each area. The thing I would change is to have the picture of the embroidered flower next to the pattern so that you don’t have to flip back and forth. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the ...
  • Sandra Crane
    A beautiful book with beautiful photos. There is detailed info about the flowers pictured, with diagrams and material needed. I love this book just for the photos alone. It looks to me that this book would be for more advanced embroiderers but don't let it stop you from just enjoying the book. Thank you Goodreads Giveaway for a great book.
  • Ashley
    An absolutely gorgeous guide for embroidering flowers! I wish I could embroider this well - I'd embroider every stitch of clothing I own with flowers. Embroidering can be soothing, but whenever I try it, my stitches never turn out so even and consistent as Kazuko Aoki's have. Highly recommend to anyone interested in embroidery.
  • Debbie
    I am grateful for the opportunity to preview this book in exchange for an honest review.I was drawn to this title because of the subject matter. Art and craft books are my addiction. While the embroidery was lovely, I didn't find it to be particularly special. While I enjoying seeing this volume, I don't feel compelled to buy it or recommend since there are many unique books out that dazzle.
  • Jeannine
    If you like to embroider this is a good book for you. Gives detailed instructions for 37+ garden flowers. Some of the flowers included in this book are: pansy, lavender,rose, sweet woodruff, zinnia, digitalis, and nicotiana. Nicely illustrated. Would also make a good gift for someone who likes to embroider.
  • Jackie
    This is not an entirely innovative offering, but the book is beautifully and helpfully put together. The patterns are gorgeous with a tiny touch of quaint, and the instructions are easy to follow. I enjoyed the clean, modern presentation of Aoki's designs, and I'm excited to try them for myself!
  • Kiri
    Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.I'm self taught when it comes to embroidery and I love it. When I saw this title come up on NetGalley I knew I had to check it out. This is a great book for more advanced embroiders. The designs are gorgeous and the instructions are very detailed. It even includes a guide on how to do the stitches used in this book and the typ...
  • Angela
    A gorgeous book of embroidery with incredible detail that mirrors the kinds of botanical illustrations you might find in a text book or field guide. From bulbs to roots to the actual blooms, no detail is overlooked, and the finished products are stunning. Instructions are similarly thorough, laying out the kinds of stitches to be used and the order in which to complete each design, with tips for getting the best and smoothest results. A very fine...
  • Lauren LaTulip
    A lovely collection of embroidery patterns for garden flowers. I have been particularly wanting flower motifs to sew onto an army jacket and these are perfect. Small and delicate and detailed, from a careful observer of the natural world. Recommend!
  • Belén Gc
    I've read this book through Netgalley.It's a beautiful book, that shows how to make all types of embroidered flowers. It's very well made, provides tons of inspiration and has clear instructions of how to make them yourself. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in embroidery or looking for inspiration.