Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Beautiful Hand-Embroidered Illustrations on Purses

Kaori Shimazu is an illustrator and an embroidery artist living in Tokyo. She hand-embroiders purses with beautiful illustrations and characters for her brand Iroito. She uses contrasting colors which brings attention to the lovely embroidery. I love the detail in her work, did you notice the tiny golden buttons on the cat's jacket. Her work has been published on book covers and women magazines. She has participated in number of solo exhibitions through out the country and has published embroidery books. 

Besides purses, she also makes keychains and brooches. You can view more of her products that are available for purchase as well as the ones she made in the past here.