Author(s): Kazuko Aoki
Working through a full growing season, from spring to autumn, the sixty-three flower varieties presented here offer a full garden of cherished blooms. From pansies and lilies-of-the-valley to poppies, zinnias, and campanulas, the flowers presented here feature buds, blooms, and roots in stunning detail and charming color combinations. As an avid gardener and seasoned embroiderer, Kazuko Aoki presents a beautiful blending of her twin passions through designs that are clearly rendered with an appreciation for intricacies and a delight in the subject. With artistic photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, Embroidered Garden Flowers is a treasure trove that can be enjoyed by novice and experienced sewers alike.
KAZUKO AOKI is a talented and popular Japanese textile artist whose work features in many embroidery magazines and exhibitions. Her delicate pictures are inspired by her great love of nature, and the flowers in her own garden, which often provide the starting point for her creative designs. Kazuko loves to combine other embroidery techniques with cross stitch to introduce a beautiful and unexpected element in her designs and, in the process, create an original new style.