🌺 🌼 🌸 in embroidery! New from Japanese master Reiko Mori (+ giveaway!)

Visit an exquisite embroidered garden in Floral Motifs to Embroider, the latest awe-inspiring book from a Japanese master embroidery artist.

Floral Motifs to Embroider

In seven chapters, Reiko Mori shares an abundance of motifs inspired by flowers, from delicate sprigs and bouquets to climbing vines and perching birds.

Blossoms as showy as roses and as modest as dandelions become masterpieces under Reiko Mori’s hand.

Themes within each chapter showcase these embroidered blooms. Delicate bridal accessories, precious teapots and teacups, a ballet slipper, and an astonishing floral alphabet are just a few of the elements embellished with elaborate flowers. You’ll even find a chapter dedicated to Japanese traditions captured in appliqué and embroidery.

A guide to embroidery-floss colors, essential notions and tools, basic techniques, and a how-to library of embroidery stitches will help aspiring embroidery artists find success. You’ll be inspired to dream up all kinds of ways to use these elegant motifs:


The Floral Dress motif atop a fabric-covered box


Lily of the Valley Sachet


Mimosa bag

How might you use these pretty floral motifs in your projects? Tell us in the comments and we’ll automatically enter you to win a copy of Floral Motifs to Embroider! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Lori, who says:

“The embroidery is so beautiful and delicate. This would be just beautiful on a handkerchief for a bride on her wedding day. What a wonderful heirloom to pass on. I have a handkerchief that my grandmother had given me on my wedding day, my daughter-in-law used the day she got married as well as my daughter. We will continue this tradition. Thanks for showing us such interesting topics in you posts. I really enjoy them.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Lori—congratulations!


This book is published by Stitch Publications and is distributed by Martingale.


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