Way back in 2008, when Skinny laMinx was but a babe, I spent lots of time making papercuts in my studio. Some found a purpose (that Pincushion papercut certainly proved its worth!), but most of them ended up in a drawer.
So I really was super thrilled to find one of them being given a fresh purpose thanks to Japanese embroidery artist Naoko Shimoda, who has released a book of her beautiful embroidery projects, with an embroidered version of one of my papercuts on the cover!
The book has been released in Japan, Taiwan and Mainland China. I have a copy of the Japanese version, but the English language edition – Artfully Embroidered by Naoko Shimoda – is hot off the press, and is full of great embroidery project ideas and patterns too.
I’d like to carry a few copies of the book in my shop, and wondered if anyone might like to place a pre-order here? If you do want one, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange it for you.
03/02/2015 update: Buy the English version on Amazon here.