Nihon Vogue is Japan's preeminent publisher of books on
handicrafts, with a long history and hundreds of titles on
knitting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, paper crafts, tole painting
and more. Many of their books have been translated into English and
other languages include works by Hitomi Shida, Keiko Okamoto, Reiko
Washizawa, Shizuko Kuroha, Yoko Saito and other internationally
recognized needlecraft designers.
Gayle Roehm lived in Japan and studied the language for many years, and has knit and crocheted from Japanese patterns for most of her career. Gayle teaches at gatherings around the United States and occasionally publishes her own designs. She is the translator of the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches, both by Hitomi Shida.
"'Wonder' is a much-deserved adjective here...[a] well-illustrated book from Nihon Vogue exploring the more unusual stitches possible, apart from the regular knits and purls...After viewing these elegant knits, crafters will emerge with a sense of delight and, perhaps, a resolve to try." -Booklist "Starred Review"