Nihon Vogue is one of Japan's preeminent publishers of books
on handicrafts, with a long history and thousands of titles on
knitting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, paper crafts, tole painting
and more. Publications in English include works by Hitomi Shida,
Keiko Okamoto, Reiko Washizawa, Shizuko Kuroha, Yoko Saito and
other internationally recognized designers.
Gayle Roehm lived in Japan and studied the language for many years, and has knit from Japanese patterns for most of her knitting career. Gayle teaches at knitting gatherings around the country and occasionally publishes her own designs. In addition to other knitting guides and dictionaries, she is the translator of the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches, both by Hitomi Shida.