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Monogrammatic Embroidery by Calligraphy

  This was a chance find at Sanseido bookstore. I hadn't seen this book anywhere, on- or off-line. Since my background is in graphic design, I responded to both the calligraphy aspect and the use of color. Apologies for the non-so-sharp photos. It's hard to keep the camera still while keeping the pages open. I couldn't really scan this book as it doesn't open up easily and I didn't want to squash it in the scanner.

Monogrammatic Embroidery by Calligraphy
by 真喜子, 小田原
73 pages
Published: 2006/9
ISBN-13: 978-4277370073
ASIN: 4277370071

Table of Contents


  1. Copperplate
  2. Italic
  3. Gothic

Stitch Lesson

  1. Step 1
  2. Step 2
  3. Step 3


  1. M
  2. MO
  3. K
  4. Love


  1. Room Shoes
  2. Cloth
  3. Apron
  4. Stole
  5. Bookmarker
  6. Tea Cozy
  7. Beret
  8. Cushion
  9. Cloth
  10. Shirt
  11. Tablier
  12. Bag
  13. Cloth
  14. Gloves & Socks
  15. Baby Shoes

Art of Stitch


Oh, Francesca, I love the looks of this book! I will try to call Sanseido this weekend to see if they have another copy.

Thank you for posting this! What beautiful things. Do the instructions seem clear enough to follow for the non-Japanese speaking among us?

Oh, Francesca, you find the most marvellous books!

Oh Wow the 23 Psalm color on color how beautiful and striking.

Oh that just gave me ideas.

Thanks for sharing.