For Julia Gray, silk is the finest of natural fibres and is full of life and shine. Embroidery on this beautiful fabric has been worked in many countries, but Julia finds the perfection aspired to in traditional Japanese embroidery a wonderful challenge. She learned in Japan by copying the work of a master, and found not only a way to stitch, but also a philosophy that allowed her to achieve balance and harmony in her everyday life. In this inspirational guide she shares her passion and in depth knowledge of the history and practice of this eastern art form. It covers everything from handling flat silk and twisting your own threads to working the different stitches and finishing off an embroidery. Japanese design is influenced by the four seasons, but traditional designs also use the colors and symbols associated with festivals--trees, dolls, fish, birds, and mythical figures. A series of simple step-by-step projects, which include the story behind each motif, help the reader to develop their techniques and learn about the symbolism of a great tradition.From the Publisher:
According to tradition, students of Japanese embroidery must watch a master at work and steal the knowledge. Here Julia Gray shares her passion for this exquisite craft. Detailed instructions reveal the intricacies of working with silk thread on silk fabric, and clear photographs show how to create beautiful embroideries.
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Descripción Search Press, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0855328576
Descripción Search Press, 2001. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 'The beauty and tradition of Japanese embroidery are captured in this well illustrated and easy to follow book.' Stitch 'If you embroider, you will find inspiration here and if you don't the illustrations and philosophy will probably make you want to have a go.' The Craftsman. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0855328576
Descripción Search Press, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0855328576
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97808553285731.0
Descripción Search Press, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110855328576