Yukiko Ogura began her career designing children's wear. She later went on to become a handcraft designer. Currently she specializes in needlework, especially embroidery. Her work is very popular and she is the author of numerous books published in Japan. Ogura exhibits frequently, including a show in Paris with the French textile artist Fanny Viollet.Ogura, Yukiko is the author of 'Bead Embroidery ', published 2007 under ISBN 9784889962154 and ISBN 4889962158.