Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Japanese Craft Book: Embroidery Emblem

Over the weekend I purchased this Japanese craft book, Embroidery Emblem by Atsumi. I was fond of the idea that these mini embroidered pins looked like they could have been passed down from generation to generation. I especially liked the emblems that resembled military medals and family crests. Before I even got the book home, I was already imagining how the pins would look on my cardigans.

Below are a few images from the book and a embroidered pin I made.

Above are the emblems I plan on making for my sweaters.


Here are some of the projects in the book. All of them come with embroidery patterns.

Above is a picture of a pin I made from the book (my first one). And I was wondering, what do you think it's supposed to be? It's obvious to me what the image is because I have the pattern but I'm not sure if it will be obvious to everyone else. If you could leave a comment with your guess, I would appreciate it. I'll update what the image is in a couple days.

*UPDATE - I'm so glad most of you said a high collar blouse because that's exactly what it is. Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment :)

17 comments:

lorena said...

A high collar blouse? :)

Sumiko said...

Yes, it looks like a ruffled blouse . . . that, or a turkey "dressed" up for the annual Thanksgiving dinner! :)

Michelle L. said...

That's my guess, too! Those are really unique, I love them! The ones that look like old medals are amazing! More posts about these, please!

Clare Maree said...

It definitely looks like a pretty ruffled, high-necked blouse with puffy sleeves. It's adorable.

Alice said...

I think it looks like a high-collared blouse with mutton sleeves!

Natalie said...

I think it looks like a lady's Victorian shirt, or maybe a dress military-type of jacket. Now I am curious to see what the answer is.

Apple-Ling said...

oIt's some sort of blouse, I think.

maxibim said...

definitely a blouse--a froufrou one.

tina said...

high neck collar blouse with mutton sleeves.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking an Angel before I read the comments....

kmyk said...

it's a turkey! But I thought it was an armchair at first glance :)

sarwar said...

thank you for sharing

gardienne said...

It looks like a blouse with a ruffle front with 3 buttons. I like the purple. :)

Zakka Life said...

Sumiko,

It's funny that you said a Thanksgiving turkey because that's exactly what I was afraid others would say.

To everyone,

In case you didn't see the update, it's a high collar blouse. Thanks for all your guesses. You guys are great!

Michele said...

When I first started reading I thought most of the patterns would be for military-type patterns. How fun to have ruffled blouse, gloves and all the other projects too!

Nice job on the blouse, BTW.

Pinned your blouse too.

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Joy said...

Totally my guess was a blouse! This looks like such a fun project to do! I would love to see what else you end up making. :)

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