Nihon Vogue is a leading publisher of books on handicrafts. Founded in 1954, Nihon Vogue publishes about 120 magazines and books annually. It has five individual craft divisions, including but not limited to, quilting and stitching, sewing and kiln arts. Nihon Vogue has founded a number of crafting organizations and institutions, including the Japan Knitting Association, the Japan Handicraft Instructors Association, the Japan Kimono Instructors Institute and the Vogue Knitting School for Instructors.
Gayle Roehm lived in Japan and studied the language for many years, and has knit from Japanese patterns for most of her knitting career. In addition to publishing her own designs, she is the translator of other knitting guides and dictionaries, including Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches, both published by Tuttle. Gayle teaches around the U.S. and now lives in Maryland.