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Bead Embroidery Paperback – May 18, 2007

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Yukiko Ogura began her career designing children's wear. She later went on to become a handcraft designer. Currently she specializes in needlework, especially embroidery. Her work is very popular and she is the author of numerous books published in Japan. Ogura exhibits frequently, including a show in Paris with the French textile artist Fanny Viollet.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 39 pages
  • Publisher: Japan Publications Trading (May 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4889962158
  • ISBN-13: 978-4889962154
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.3 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #485,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The English translation is excellent in this book and the pictures all in color show everything (actual stitching with the beads) full size. After the introductory material on beads, threads, etc, she begins with the most basic stitches arranged in family groups. There are line stitches, filling stitches, looped, detached and variations including sequins and flowers. The book is great for embroidery on any material including knit fabric but it is also a good starting point for making jewelry that involves embroidery with beads. There are no projects except for the cover sampler. Some of the stitches included are: outline, couching, satin,long and short, fishbone, rose, petal, lazy daisy, chain, fly, feather, twisted chain, leaf, raised stitches, etc. The binding seems pretty sturdy and the print is also good size. Highly recommended.
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You are taken through the basic steps that might mystify you before you start, such as finishing off thread. The exquisite details will help in getting you through the stages of the embroidery.The pages of the book are stiff and you need a book stand with clips to keep it open. I found the variety of stitches demonstrated inspiring and will go back to the book as I progress in a project. An important detail not included was the angle of a needle to have a bead sit straight (found in another book). Excellent referral source.
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Yukiko Ogura is an expert Japanese handcraft designer who specializes in embroidery needlework and exhibits frequently exhibits her creations at home and abroad. In "Bead Embroidery" Ogurua offers practical, user-friendly instructions, guidance and advice on how to turn any article of clothing or needlecraft project into a unique fashion statement through the use of bead embroidery. The step-by-step instructions and diagrams will enable even the most novice beader to master a variety of stitching techniques. Enhanced with full-color photography throughout, dedicated needlecrafters will be able to create their own unique, personalized embellishments to jeans, jackets, sweaters, bags, shoes, scarves, pillows, and more. "Bead Embroidery" is a welcome addition to Needlecraft and Beading instructional reference collections. Also very highly recommended are two other instruction books on beading from Japan Publications Trading: Ondori Staff's "Art of Antique Beading" and "Antique Style Bead Accessories" by Matsuko Sawanobori.
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I haven't had a chance to try the techniques out yet but in thumbing through the pages this one looks by far the best bead embroidery book I've seen as far as illustrations and easy to understand instructions go.
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If you are about to start with bead embroidery - this is a great book for you. After going through it you will know how beads and embroidery can match together.
It is small and handy book. I am happy I got it. It gave me ideas and imagination what can be done.
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I just started to interesting in beading and this book is excellent source for amateurs. I can see every details and create some interesting thing by myself.
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This is a very beautiful book. The pictures are outstanding and printed on heavy, high gloss paper. As a beginner, I found the instructions not as clear as I like. My issue, not the writer.
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This is a beautiful book with excellent illustrations and techniques. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to add an extra sparkle to clothing, wall quilts, or home accessories. The patterns are nice, but the individual components (leaf stitch, twisted chain stitch, etc) are unique and can be used to create your own original patterns.
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