Learn Vintage Embroidery Techniques in Artfully Embroidered

The popularity of embroidery continues to be on the rise, and as lovers of needlework develop their skills, they seek more challenging and unusual motifs. As such, those doing embroidery handwork are turning to vintage techniques to expand their repertoire of hand stitches.

Artfully Embroidered by Naoko Shimoda

Part of the appeal of embroidery is that it is so lovely and so accessible. With needle and floss, one can transform a garment or accessory into a unique, handmade item. Artfully Embroidered by Naoko Shimoda is a book that is right on time to meet this growing trend with 25 embroidered patterns that draw from both Japanese and Western traditions.

Vintage motifs are translated into current projects such as handbags, totes, coin purses, tablet covers and more.  With retro style being so in vogue now, the embellishments are arresting and unusual, recalling another time but also feeling very much on trend.  In addition, more patterns are demonstrated on clothing and linens.

I love the projects and techniques that are made available in Artfully Embroidered. If you could like to try them yourself, the book is available for pre-order in the Sew Daily Shop.

Do you love learning new embroidery techniques? I would love to know!

Happy stitching!




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Amber Eden is the editor of Stitch and SewDaily.com. She LOVES sewing and editing Stitch and SewDaily.com. She also loves dance, yoga, iced decaf triple espressos, and her two golden retrievers. She divides her time between Boston and New York.

3 thoughts on “Learn Vintage Embroidery Techniques in Artfully Embroidered

  1. I am a cross crafter. I love all kinds of handwork.

    I also like learning new techniques in embroidery.

    Surely appreciate all the education now available on the web. I have self-taught
    beginning in 1963 and enjoy almost all crafts. Also enjoy painting.