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By Yumiko Higuchi, $19.95, Roost Books, 2016, 192 pages
Have you been bitten with the embroidery bug but don't know how to start? Zakka Embroidery is a good place to begin. The beautifully photographed pages of this little book show an assortment of crafts adorned with simple one- and two-color designs. The book lists the tools and techniques needed to begin an embroidery project.
Zakka Embroidery provides 40 patterns to give you more than enough practice using the following stitches: straight, outline, running, chain, French knot, satin, lazy daisy plus straight. There are also complete instructions for several craft projects, including purses, an apron, baby pants, a hat ribbon and dozens more.