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A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2 – Giveaway!


The other day, I reviewed the A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2, and today, I’m going to give away a copy of it, from the Wooly Thread, where it’s on sale for only $15 right now. Read on to see how to enter the give-away!

A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2

If you haven’t read my review of the A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2 yet, you might want to, just to have an overview of the book. I’m not going to go into detail here about the contents, since I’ve already done that in the book review.

To enter the drawing for the book, please read and follow the rules below!

1. Leave a comment below, on this post, on the website (not via e-mail, not on other posts). If you follow this link (or the one at the beginning of this line), it will take you directly to the comment form on this post, which is where you need to leave your comment if you want to be entered in the drawing. (Sorry for the over-emphasis on this point. I generally get complaints after a give-away that “my comment never appeared”, and usually that’s because it was left on the wrong post or it was sent via e-mail…)

2. In your comment, answer the following question:

What do you think you will like best about the A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2. (Another good reason to read the review!)

3. Make sure you sign your name to the comment, even if you post anonymously. Your name should be signed in such a way that it is somewhat unique. Instead of signing, for example, “Mary,” it would be helpful if you signed it with something like “Mary C. in Kansas” or with a specific nickname that you use or something like that.

4. Leave your comment no later than Saturday, July 24th, at 5:00 am CST, and I’ll announce the winner on Saturday morning. The winner must contact me within 48 hours with a mailing address. If I don’t hear from the winner, I will draw again for another one.

Best of luck!


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  1. A book of stitches has to be my constant companion. I am a self learner and there are so many beautiful types of stitches that I often forget and have to relearn specific techniques.
    Thank you so very much for the articles that appear on your web site. I want to try all the new pieces you recommend.
    Wanda from North Carolina

  2. I love the book, I can follow everything step by step when learning a new stitch. I have a large sampler of new things I have learned and I know it is only going to get bigger.

  3. I suspect the most useful thing about this book for me will be the photo directions. I’ve just started hunting around for some cool filling stitches to accent the piece I’m working on (well, maybe, if they’re cool enough) so this would be fantastic.

  4. I have many eedlepoint books but few embroidery Books. I am sure that I will learn some new stitches that can be use in needlepoint. And since the book is an A-Z series, it will be an excellent addition to anyone’s needlework library. Thanks for the chance to win…sue, sudu, sudukc (all my names)

  5. I like the pictures you showed us. That is a big plus for me. Seeing different ways to do the stitches would be very helpful.

  6. Mary;

    What a nice giveaway, thank you and Wooly Threads. I would love to win this for the explanations of stitches, but even more is how to combine stitches for a different look. That sounds very appealing. My stitch repertoire is small.

  7. I love the idea of having tons of stitching techniques at my fingertips! I mean, of course there are blogs, but when it’s late and I don’t want to lug a laptop around, it’d be nice to have a book for reference.

    I’ve got your basic, solid stitching vocab down (back, side, cross, short & long, chain, and a couple of other basics), so I’d love to expand my repertoire.

    Thanks for the drawing!

    Regan from California

  8. Just what I need. Perfect for more seam treatments for my crazy quilting.
    I hope i win 🙂

    Phillipa from New Zealand

  9. I have recently been caught by the embroidery bug. I have got myself a certificate for freestyle stitches from anchor,india.(did this while i was pregnant) and i think the book will help me learn many more stitches as it has a lot of information.

  10. I would like to have this book because I am currently working on my first crazy quilt and would like to incorporate some new stitches in my piece.

    It is nice to have you back from vacation. I read your website faithfully every day. In fact, it is my favorite part of the day…a fresh cup of coffee and your daily post. Thank you for making my day more special.

    Colleen Lim

  11. I am not a fanatic, but I do enjoy embroidery work. I usually look for a kit that I can use as a gift. Sometimes the kit does not give understandable instructions. The dictionary, as you describe this one, would be helpful. 145 stitches to see step by step, and try would be fun and challenging. This book sounds easy to understand. I would enjoy learning correct methods on stitches. Thank you for your discussion and recommendation for this book. Liz M from Shaver Lake CA, a resort in the Sierra Nevada.

  12. The thing I would like about the book is I would discover all the embroidery stitches that I didn’t even know existed.

    Liz Williams

  13. As a new Embroiderer what I look forward to initially are the needle descriptions, hoop preparation and I am sure fabrics and thread information. I love the idea of then building on stitches with combinations and variations.

  14. Mary,

    I am not sure why I don’t own any of the A-Z books, but I don’t – they are kind of expensive. Anyway, after reading your review of Embroidery Stitches 2, I find I must have this book. With my luck or lack thereof, I hope they are still on sale and in stock Saturday afternoon!
    Keeping my fingers crossed,
    Karen in western NC

  15. Hi Mary,
    Nice to read your blog again every morning. I would love to get my hands on a copy of the 2nd A-Z of Embroidery. I find that I always come back to the classic stitches I feel comfortable with as the other more complicated ones I have to battle with and keep a book open in front of me all the time. So I would love to just have a comfy base and build on from there.
    Thanks for all your good advice.

  16. I would love this book.
    I just learned to embroider last fall, so my stitch knowledge is limited to the basics (split, stem, back, etc).
    I also design many of my own embroidery patterns, and this book would help teach me how to incorporate more advanced/decorative stitches into the designs.

  17. Mary ~ The A~Z books have wonderful illustrations. I have a couple of them and would love to add this one to my needle art library.
    Thank you and Wooly Thread. I will keep my fingers crossed – who ever wins this great book will really enjoy it – hope it is me
    Sharon ~ Modesto

  18. I would be excited to have the A-Z Embroidery Stitches 2! I have a passion for embroidery that is growing each time I pick up my needle and thread. I have so much to learn still and it looks like a book I would use daily.

  19. Dear Mary, This books sounds really good – like you said, the real ‘meat’ is the step-by-step instructions on how to do stitches. I also like the variations that have been shown. Most often, we know the stitch but never get the idea of working it in combination with other stitches.

  20. Hi Mary,Nice to see you daily.This book i think will be interesting and inspiring-for more creativity in the use of the stitches given.This bookwill be the begining to get the other A-Z-craft books.
    ansu chennai-India

  21. Hi Mary,

    This is a great reference book.It has lot of beautiful stitches as seen in the review. especially the ribbon embroiderey stitch is attractive.Would love to try ribbon emb stitches.

    kirti narkhede,bombay

  22. ce dico de point est d’autant plus utile qu’il est formulé sous forme de tutoriel et il propose de nombreuses variations de points
    C’est une mine d’informations
    C’est pourquoi je souahiterai qu’il figure en bonne place dans ma bibliothèque de broderie
    Hélène Lyon France

  23. What will I like this book? What WON’T I like about this book?! 🙂 I’m not exactly new to embroidery, but I’m still a beginner. I’m self-taught and learning as I go and this would be such a boon!

  24. What would I like about the book? What wouldn’t I like? I have the first one, and it is well worn from referring to it when I do my own designs. The second one looks great – new stitch combinations, and one of my favorites, ribbon embroidery. I am designing a birth announcement for my niece (she’s a year old but I can’t seem to catch up on these!) and I need some new ideas. I would use the book to help complete the design and the piece for little Lindsey!
    Thanks, Mary!

  25. Hello Mary,

    This book really looks fabulous for novice learners like me as it not only has the variants but also may contain tips and uses which a learner will need to know. I will be glad to own this and be a good embroider some day like many of you on these forms.
    Happy Stitching!!

  26. I love the A-Z Embroidery book because I have recently fallen back in love with embroidery. I used to stitch in the 70s but never with the level of artwork that exists today. I want to relearn all the stitches and have recently purchased silk thread. I have been following your blog for awhile and love your work so much!

  27. Hi Mary,
    The thorough way you write about the content and features always makes me think I need to buy each book that you review immediately!
    This book intrigues me because I love to explore new stitches. The bonus would be the excellent section on needles.
    Thank you, again, for the giveaway.
    Sharon Brodeuse in France

  28. I am new to both crazy quilting and embroidery, and I need all the help I can get! In your review, you show pages with information I don’t have. The stitches you show are lovely, and the idea of combining them for new variations is intriguing. I think this book would be my stitching companion now, and for years to come.

  29. Having all the stitches that I need to know about together in one book is fantastic! I have recently begun specialty stitches and I just love them, the pages where all the needles are described is good too, this would help me sort out all my needles!!

    Thanks for the competition 🙂

    Julie in Australia

  30. I would love to discover new embroidery stitches and since I am not a native speaker it would boost my knowledge in English embroidery terms! Thank you!

    Nadine from Cologne, Europe, Germany

  31. I would love the chance to win this book since my dorky self jumped in joy at the thought of finding out what needle to use when and why. As it is now I just use whatever is handy and might do the trick.

  32. I’d love to win the fabulous embroidery book! The thing I love about it is the creative combinations of stitches. I know how to do a lot of stitches but I could use the inspiration to create new and exciting embriodery.

  33. I’m not the most experienced embroiderer, but so enjoy taking on new projects. I often see a design and feel lost when it comes to giving it variety with stitches. I would so appreciate having such a reference. I’ve read your reviews of the book before and almost purchased it from Amazon. There is little selection of embroidery books at my local craft stores. Absolutely love your site and use it as one of my biggest embroidery references.

  34. Hello Mary, when I bought my first embroidery stitch dictionary a couple of years ago I only got one in french (the author being english-speaking, but out of print) – I thought, well, I should be able to handle that, loads of pictures in the book. It didn’t really work, especially with the more complicated/more beautiful/more interesting stitches! 🙂 I got back into heavy embroidering this spring and would love to explore more and new decorative stitches. Ah – and the thing about the “which needle is the best for which thread/use” sounds very interesting and helpful! 🙂
    Anke Teschke, Germany

  35. The illustrations of everything from needle sizes to ribbon embroidery to methods of doing stitches looks great to me. I often jump between crafts and so am not an expert at any of them and would love to have this reference in my library.

  36. I would probably like the variations and composite stitches. I like embroidery of all kinds especially on crazy quilts and am always looking for new ideas/techniques/stitches.

    Thank you for such a lovely blog.

  37. I have the pleasure of owing several A-Z books and find them a great sourse of insturction and ideas.

  38. The needle resource would be great. I can’t believe all the needles to choose from, and yes, I can’t seem to figure out the correct one.
    I embroider for granddaughters and am starting to teach them, and finding out how much I do not know. The book would be a wonderful way for them to learn also, five beautiful girls and waiting. Think they are not done yet. Thanks for your blog!!! Terrie

  39. Hi,from Tennessee,

    I read all about A-Z OF Embroidery Stitches 2, and fell in love with it.

    I am a new stitcher and am looking for all the help I can get.

    The sections on needles, threads etc. would be such a help to me.

    Learning new stitches well be so much fun!

    Thank you so much for the chance to win this great book.

    Katherine from Tennessee

  40. Hi Mary — First I must say that since I found your blog. I have learned a lot. I am new to embroidery, have done cross-stitch in the past.

    I had seen this book at another site and was think about buying it, but was not sure as I had bought a few other book’s. Your review was very helpful. I love seeing the picture of all the needles as I have been having a problem figuring out which one’s to use. The few picture of the different stitches were very clear to see. They almost looked like you had done the pictures as they are as clear as yours. Maybe some day you will write one of your own.

    Keep up the good work.

  41. With so many types of stitches to choose from how does this befuddled stitcher know how to use them together in a meaningful way to create (might I dare say) a potential masterpiece? The A-Z 2 would help to make sense of it all with color pictures and easy instruction. And who doesn’t like color pictures? A-Z 2 even delves into using the correct needle. It’s these “Ah hah and ohhh” discoveries that make stitching a wonderful, never ending journey. Plus it’s spiral bound. Hallelujah! A craft book that will stay open. Those brilliant publishers…

  42. What do you think you will like best about the A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2?
    having it in my hot little hands 🙂 knowing it’s from country bumpkin (lovelovelove their stuff!)
    aaannnnd the detail

  43. I would love to win this book because I need help in getting my stitches right. I keep trying. Thank you.

  44. My grandmother taught me to do embroidery, knitting, crocheting, and tatting when I was about 8-10 years old. I would love to win this book to expand upon what I have learned. I was lucky enough to get 20 crazy quilt blocks from the 30’s that were never finished when my grandmother passed recently. I am sure this book would be invaluable in enabling me to finish these blocks in style. Thank you for the chance to win.

  45. It seems like I never have the correct needle, so the pictures of the needles would be of great help. I also like the detailed description and picture of each stitch.
    Cheryl M. in OKC

  46. As a fairly new stitcher, I’d love to have this book as inspiration for new fill stitching ideas. I find myself relying on the same old stitches in my designs and I don’t have the experience to make up my own combinations yet. I’d love to be able to freestyle one day, but need a better foundation. Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Wow! The A-Z of Embroidery Stitches looks to be an excellent reference for those of us looking to expand our embroidery technique. The needle review would surely help me figure out the proper needle to use and help make my stitches easier to complete. With over 145 stitch combinations,I would be prepared to move into the next level with my embroidery. Even if I don’t win the book in the drawing, I plan to purchase a copy. It looks that good.

    French75 in Central California

  48. Hi Mary,
    What I like most about this book is the detailed, step by step photos and explanations as shown in your book review. As a beginner and a visual learner, I believe this would help me a great deal to improve my “so called” stitches 🙂 and to learn more. I find embroidery to be very beautiful and a new art form for me, even though it is one of the oldest art forms around. Thank you!

  49. Hiya!
    I’ve been embroidering hankies for all the wonderful women in my life for a few years now. Now that I am a stay-at-home mom (looking for work!!), I’m moving on to much larger projects, including a quilt for my son and Christmas stockings. I learned how to embroider using the first A-Z of Embroidery and can’t wait to use the second one! With each new technique and stitch, I feel like my artistic world expands exponentially!
    Mary, thanks again for all of your generous information… you have taught me so many things that I could not have learned from a book!

  50. Wonderful giveaway! I think the combination stitches would be most interesting to me, as I know most of the basic stitches already.

  51. Hi Mary,

    What I would like best is having such a complete reference at hand to peruse and to be inspired! 🙂

  52. This would be great because I’m always running to the internet to look up techniques while I’m stitching. It would be nice to have something next to me I could just grab and look through!

  53. Hi,Mary

    i was eagrly waiting for this book,i am a crafter & embroider too i would love to win this book [crossing finger] sometimes you know lots of thing, but from those reguler things with little new idea we can make wonderfull project,& as you said before that this book contents diffrent variation with reguler stitches. it will surly new icing on regular cake,i can make my project more attrective with new innovative ideas . it will be fun for me.let see how my luck work

  54. The book looks like such a great source of information! I have taught myself to stitch and am always wanting to learn more complicated beautiful stitches, this would be a fabulous resource.

  55. I love cross-stitching, but my fingers are itching to get started into more of the textile arts…Funny enough, I LOVE doing the backstitches, and other specialty stitches that are on the charts…But sometimes I have problems visualizing how the steps should work, and I think this book would be of GREAT value…not to mention, it also looks as if it goes into some ribbon work, and I’m interested in that as well…

  56. I think the best part about winning a copy of this book will be expanding my stitch knowledge. I often find myself at a loss for what stitch to use when, and the book I currently have only has a few basic stitches in it. I’d really like to be able to have some pretty stitch combo’s to use for my crazy quilt blocks that I’ve just gotten interested in making

    Brittany B

  57. I know I will like seeing the stitch illustrations the best in this book. Thank you for a wonderful opportunity to win this lovely book.

  58. There’s something about a book that is the A-Z of something or other. Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask….
    I think I would use the heck out of this book and then pass it with dogeared pages and notes in the margin to my granddaughter who is just beginning to learn embroidery. I learned from my gram on printed pillowcases then went on to design my own purple people eater when I was six. Who knows what my granddaughter will be designing in fifty years?

  59. Hi, I found your site by accident (I was on the hgtv message board). I have not embroidered much in my life but your site has me investigating. I have used several of the tutorials and am so grateful to

  60. Hi, I found your site by accident (I was on the hgtv message board). I have not embroidered much in my life but your site has me investigating. I have used several of the tutorials and am so grateful to

  61. your site for helping me. I never realized just how many different stitches there were. So I would love to win the book. If not to be thank you for the information you share.

  62. Thanks for this giveaway! I mostly have old embroidery books, those from the ’70s with hand made illustrations and hardly any colour pictures, so sometimes it’s not easy to imagine how the finished stitches will look like. Having this A-Z book would be like switching to a colour TV 😉

  63. I learned to embroider as a girl and like so many have come back to it later in life.I used to know the basic stitches but would love to have a resource at my fingertips to learn some new stitches and broaden my horizons so to speak.I like the fact that the book has other sections like the one on needles and the other basic information which I could use having forgotten alot that I learned. .Thank you so much for your site. It really is the best for teaching so many types of needlework.

  64. Liked the review. I have lots of books but this one seems to have stitches I haven’t seen before.

    Dolores Still

  65. What do I think I’d like the best?…combination stitches of course! Since I already have the first A-Z of Embroidery, I’m sure the 2nd edition will be great to show how to create the different types of stitches. But, I agree with your assessment…it was lacking in content regarding combination stitches. And, as a crazy quilt stitcher…the mixing or combining of different stitches is a must!!

  66. I appreciate your review of this book. I had been thinking that I didn’t need another stitch book. But your comment about stitch combinations has me hooked. That’s my favorite thing to do!

  67. I look forward to reading Needle and Thread every day. I have become addicted to crewel embroidery, but it’s a good addiction!

    Your website has been very helpful to me re learning new stitches, i.e. french knot, lazy daisy. I would love to add this book to my library as an additional tool for my needle work projects.

    Gail Drexel Hill addicted to embroidery.

  68. I think I will enjoy all the new stitches, especially the composite stitches. The one pictures looks lovely.

    Teresa in Sun Valley, CA

  69. I have several A-Z books (but not yet all, and not yet this one!) and love Country Bumpkin’s publications for their clarity of explanation and inspirational stitching ideas. I have the first A-Z of Embroidery Stitches, and use it a lot.

    I think this would be a great help in taking my stitching further, especially since I’m not always sure of the correct order to perform compound stitches I’ve seen (and admired) in other stitch books. The step-by-step instructions would help me visualize the way each stitch combination works together to make a harmonious whole.

  70. What I think would be best is when you talked about it putting stitches together to make new designs. This will help think of ways to use other stitches together. As someone who just recently has found joy in embroidery I would love a chance to dig a little deeper into the designs.

  71. I love to do embroidery and I recently started teaching my granddaughter AND my grandson how to as well,they love it!!! What I would like best about the book is the step-by-step photos of how to do the stitches,sometimes I can figure out a picture better than trying to read how something is done.Thank-You for the chance to win a wonderful book!

  72. It looks like a lovely book. Currently, I use your tutorials as my guide, but when I don’t have access to my lap top I’m stymied. I have monopolized the embroidery books at the library, alas they must all be returned too soon. A guide of my own would be quite nice. I have recently ventured into designing a few simple embroidery patterns; the A-Z book would be an asset in moving beyond basic stitches. Thank you again for your site.

    Michelle P. in Lakeland, Florida

  73. I think I would most enjoy pouring over the wonderful photographs of the stitches in the process of being stitched. Having such a resource to hand is always better in book form as, although the Internet is great, you can’t beat thumbing through a good book 🙂
    I’d also enjoy seeing the different ways that stitches can be combined.

    Elaine Maul
    Cheshunt, Herts, UK

  74. I’ve been embroidering since I was 14 (now 57), instructed by my grandma. However, I’ve never done anything of your caliber and would love to be able to have a resource at my side. I look forward to your daily emails, drooling over the beautiful threads and designs. Thank you for your newsletter and website! Please enter my name for a chance at winning your book on different stitches. It will definitely be a well-used reference!

  75. Stitches can have different names in different parts of the world and this book can help with finding what l might know by one name is also known by another and so learn actual how to do the stitch and how to refer to it to other stitchers in our wonderful digital world that brings us together,
    The photos are so clear they are a delight to follow.

  76. I am a knitter, weaver, spinner and dyer – and years ago as a child was an embroiderer. Embroidery is a wonderful embellishment and am anxious to pick up the needle again. The book will be wonderful – the photos wil be my guide! Will be purchasing the book if my name is not drawn.

  77. I love to embroider and would LOVE to win this book. Tomorrow is my birthday and it would be absolutely PERFECT to win an embroidery book. I have almost all the A-Z books except this one.

  78. Hello Mary.I will like each lesson and advice given in the A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2.I learn a lot from your web .Books are useful I enjoy all your give away and like to participate .Thanks Mary

  79. As a life long learner I look to learn something new everyday. I experiment and tinker with different stitches to see what effect they will give. The feature of the A-Z book that I will find most useful are the excellent pictures combined with the instructions that will give you knowledge not only of how to execute the stitch but how it should look when properly executed. This has a two fold benefit. First you can evaluate your own execution against a standard so you can improve your execution. In addition you can use the pictures as a guide for design elements.

    Sylvia from Henrietta

  80. I already have the book and therefore please do not consider me for the draw. The winner is a really lucky individual who is sure to cherish this book… Good luck

  81. Hi!
    The thing I think that I’d like most about the A-Z book is the fact that it seems to be a really good reference. Aside from that, it would provide an invitation to sit with a cup of tea and and slowly page through the book, gaining inspiration for my next project. Though I am a quilter, I have always done embroidery, it seems. Recently I discovered wool applique embellished with embroidery stitches. Such enjoyment and satisfaction–the best of both worlds!
    Arti at Kelleys Island

  82. Thanks for reviewing this book. I haven’t done any embroidery in ages, though I used to regularly. This gets me interesting again (as does your lovely blog.) I really like the idea of the bit about which needles and the other introductory information.

  83. Hello Mary,
    I’ve enjoyed your Newsletters for some time now and even though I’m a grandma and have always been intrieged by all the beautiful things created by embroidery,I’ve never how to accomplish the task.The A-Z of Embroidering 2 book has so much information and the examples and step-by-step guides are so indepth that I believe I could easily learn the technique! Thank you for your newsletter!
    SherriV from ohio

  84. Hello Mary,
    Thank you for the chance to win this great book!
    I would really like to win this book because I have recently begin to do needle work and have found my niche in life.
    The sections on needles, fabrics stitches, etc. are just what i need to increase my skills.
    I cant wait to read the rest of the book!
    Thanks again.

    Katherine from Tenneesse

  85. An A to Z book would be well used. I’ve sat with embroidery at the computer stitching along with your tutorials many times. Recently learned a hard lesson with puckering. Should of used a hoop…. needles ???? There’s a lot to learn.
    A big fan of your website, appreciate all the knowledge and inspiration at Needle ‘n Thread!

  86. Hii
    I am new to hand embriodery and I am new to this site. your lessons are amazing. and i ill try them for sure.

  87. So many comments – not sure if Im too late, I would love the book, particularly the info re needles and handling work, (I often wonder how to pick the right needle) and step by step photos of stitches are invaluable, especially because Im a lefty and having to try to interpet line drawings never works for me. I dont think anything would beat the video library on this site but a reference book would be fantastic in helping me get new stitches under my belt and develop my skills.. Thanks Victoria M in Sydney Australia

  88. Hi Mary,
    I’m excited about this book give-away. I would love to win this one, because even though I’ve been embroidering for years, it’s only since I discovered your website that I’ve realized how limited my stitch repetoire is. I really want to expand my stitching horizons. I think this book would help me tremendously in that. I also love the “how-to” sections about needles, etc.
    Thanks for all the wonderful (and beautiful) things you share on your site!

  89. Just recently found your site and am really enjoying learning more about embroidery. I am teaching my two oldest granddaughters to embroider, 8 & 6 years old, 3 little ones to follow in the years ahead. This book would be a great resource to help teach them. Thanks for all your work.

  90. When I was young, I did a lot of hand embroidery with my mom. I have been intrigued by it recently because a couple of years ago I bought an embroidery machine. I would love and need the step by step instructions (which would be my favorite part of the book) to be able to do some hand embroidery again.

  91. I have been doing embroidery for years with little formal instruction. I think I had a one day class when I was in high school. I would love to learn more. The stitch combinations in this book intrigue me as does the photos of all the needles. I see that I have much to learn.

  92. I’m wanting to do more embroidery, both machine and hand now that I’ve retired. Hoping to get lots of inspiration from your website!

  93. I have just rediscovered embroidery and have been looking high and low for any resource material I can find. As a self taught visual learner this book is it.Great step by step pictures and instructions…in colour…., stitch combinations and all the support info you need to make the right choices of needles, thread and structural supports…..and more. I would love to see and have this book!

  94. Faço todo tipo de trabalhos manuais
    Acho que o bordado seria uma opçao diferente para ter mais renda pois vivo de meus trabalhos
    Adoraria ver este livro

  95. stumpwork, porque é um bordado que dá vida á flores,aves insetos, acho que é a minha descoberta em trabalhos manuais este ano.

    Iolene, curitiba, brasil

  96. I would like to own the A-z of stitches because it would benefit me in discovering stitches I have not used before; ensures me that I am working a particular stitch properly together with enthusing me to carry on with new projects, exploring and combining


  98. I’ve learned so much from my mom, and now from you, Mary, about embroidery but I have SO much more to learn! I am AMAZED and inspired by your work! Thank you for sharing your expertise.

    As far as the A-Z book, I believe the stitch combinations described through the text and accompanying pictures would be the best part, but I would also learn a lot from the information at the beginning of the book. Thank you for this educational opportunity!

  99. What do you think you will like best about the A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2? I think should I win this book the best thing would be having a guide at my fingertips to help me try things I have never tried before. I am a beginner embroiderer so this would be so helpful. Thanks for the opportunity!

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