A celebrated Japanese textile artist and avid gardener, Embroidered Garden Flowers: Botanical Motifs for Needle and Thread(Roost Books, 2017), by Kazuko Aoki brings the vibrancy and brilliance of the flora and fauna seen throughout her garden to needle and thread. Each of her patterns are presented with care and realistic detail including buds, blooms, roots, seeds, and accompanying insects for the plants. The following excerpt is from the “Rose” section
Family Amaryllidaceae / Scientific name: Allium / Also known as flowering onion
Native to the Northern Hemisphere
Height 1–5 feet
Bloom Time April to June
Clumps of small flowers form a globe shape, blooming like an exploding firework. Each flower has six petals, which open out from the center at regular intervals.
DMC embroidery floss No. 25 (368, 3608, 3836, 822, 739, 989, 3363, 646)
DMC embroidery floss No. 5 (368, 822)
Art Fiber Endo linen embroidery thread (L202, L901)
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From Embroidered Garden Flowers by Kazuko Aoki, © 2017 by Kazuko Aoki Reprinted by arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boulder, CO.