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Topic: Thoughts on "Makoto's Cross Stitch Super Collection"?  (Read 1179 times)
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« on: May 13, 2011 11:48:19 PM »



Has anyone read Makoto's Cross Stitch Super Collection? Do you have any thoughts on it? I'd never had an interest in cross stitch before, but after finding this book at Barnes and Noble and flipping through it (I wish that I had the money to buy it, or that my library carried it; I'll request it at my local library), I'm now interested in learning how to cross stitch. Before, I'd only seen cross stitch on those plastic canvases that I guess people hang up on walls or set on tables. I'd never thought to cross stitch on other items (though I'd seen knitting books that suggested cross stitching on knitted fabric but the examples were uninteresting to me).

This is his Web site. Even though it's mentioned in his 2011 book, his Web site hasn't been updated since 2007, unfortunately.

I also just found his flickr. The photos seem to be from classes that he has taught. I wish that I could take a class with him.

Amazon.com has a typo in the first instance of the book's title. It misspelled his given name of Makoto as "Makato." It's right everywhere else on the page. Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011 06:52:45 AM »

I don't have this book (unless it has another cover) but I have one of his books. It's in Japanese and it's super cute and still pretty easy to follow even though I don't speak the language.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011 03:14:04 PM »

I have this book! I got it because the two year old I babysit is really into dinosaurs, robots and bugs, and there are plenty of them in the book! I think it's a nice reference guide, and some of the project ideas really inspired me!
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011 02:23:13 AM »

I don't have this book (unless it has another cover) but I have one of his books.

This is an English compilation of some of his Japanese books.

I think it's a nice reference guide, and some of the project ideas really inspired me!

Yep, the projects are neat. I like the embroidered trucker hats. I'll make my own eventually.

Here's a video of a Japanese television appearance of Makoto. He seems like such a fun person.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011 05:09:47 PM »

I stitched a couple of his tiny designs that I found online and they are adorable!
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