Embroidered Garden Flowers: Botanical Motifs for Needle and Thread

Embroidered Garden Flowers: Botanical Motifs for Needle and Thread

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 com A whimsical field guide to embroidered flowers. Working through a full growing season, from spring to autumn, the si...

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Title:Embroidered Garden Flowers: Botanical Motifs for Needle and Thread
Author:Kazuko Aoki
Rating:
Genres:Art
ISBN:161180454X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:96 pages pages

Embroidered Garden Flowers: Botanical Motifs for Needle and Thread Reviews

  • Sonja
    May 04, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

  • Patricia
    Nov 16, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

  • Rosita
    May 14, 2018

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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    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...

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  • Debbie
    May 25, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

  • Shelli
    Mar 24, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

  • Janna Zuroski
    Nov 30, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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    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...

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  • Ashley
    Oct 20, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

  • Carolynne E
    Nov 28, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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  • Janet M.
    Nov 29, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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    ...

    ...

    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...

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  • CJ
    Jan 09, 2018

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

  • Love to read
    May 07, 2018

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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    ...

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    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...

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  • Kiri
    Mar 28, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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    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...

  • Sandra Crane
    Dec 01, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

  • Conoley Ballard
    Nov 28, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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    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...

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  • Robin Willson
    Jun 01, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

  • Christina Moore
    Feb 28, 2018

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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  • Stacy Tomaszewski
    May 20, 2018

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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    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...

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  • Eileen Hall
    Dec 05, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

  • Bonnie
    Feb 06, 2017

    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...

  • Tracy
    Jan 14, 2018

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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    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...

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  • Jeannine
    Dec 01, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

  • Alexis
    Mar 16, 2018

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

  • LC Chiarella
    Nov 28, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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    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...

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  • Jeanette Huffman
    Dec 29, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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    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...

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  • Geetha Jaiganesh
    Nov 28, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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  • Jackie
    Dec 01, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

  • Jessica Walters
    Nov 25, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

  • Leah
    Dec 07, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

  • Sue Fralick
    Nov 28, 2017

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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    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...

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  • Kebrom
    Jan 11, 2018

    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...

    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 sta...

    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 seei...

    Sorry I could only give this 3 stars. I loved the patterns, but as a beginner, trying to replicate the stitches gave me a headache. ...

    What a lovely instruction book! The embroideries are delicate, but effective. The projects and illustrations are straight forward and informative. This would be the ideal book to use as a long term heirloom sewing exercise Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of thi...

    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 wou...

    This beautifully produced instruction manual has so many unexpected extras! I am impressed, although I feel more of a novice than before. The detailed photographs of the embroidered botanical delights included various stages of growth or life-cycle; the instructions advise how to deter...

    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 o...

    This was really cute and a decent intro into embroidery. Some of the skills required are basic, while others are harder. This is one of those rare circumstances when I feel the ebook is more useful than the paper copy, as you have to copy the patterns to transfer them, and the paperbac...

    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 t...

    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 re...

    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 w...

    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 f...

    loved the book. this was a goodreads giveaway to me. ...

    I love the detail in the embroidery. I love that it has different stitches and step by step how-to do it. Awesome!!! ...

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    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...

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