Japanese Artist : YUMIKO HIGUCHI


I discovered a lovely artist that I thought I would write about. I can’t remember how I found her but her work is marvellous. She is an embroidery artist.

I don’t know a lot about her. Her webpage states that she was born in 1975. She studied at Tama Art University. She has been designing handmade bags since 2000. Since 2008 she has worked as a Embroidery Artist.

The one thing I do know, is that she is a very talented needleworker….is that a word?

The cloths she embroiders to make handbags from are adorable!!

Check out the beautiful lily of the valley work she did:


She then uses the pieces to create cute little handbags. Look at this one:


Higuchi’s work is incredibly intricate and so precise. But even more that her skills, I really love what subject matter she chooses to use them on: Lily of the valley, bees, nature themes…including some of my favourite subjects:



She also has such a great eye for the thread and cloth combinations:




Her blog can be found at http://yumikohiguchi.com/index.html.

If there are any other Japanese artists you think I would like, please let me know!

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