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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Embroidery Design Contest – Countdown!

 

Only four days left for my “Christmas is Coming” embroidery design contest! Two great prizes are offered: 1st place – $50 off an online purchase from Twining Thread, where you can find fabrics, threads, and accessories for hand embroidery; 2nd place – a $25 gift certificate to Nordic Needle, another great resource for an array of fabric, threads, kits and accessories.

The guidelines for the contest can be found here: Christmas is Coming Design Contest

All entries should be e-mailed to me at mary@needlenthread.com by midnight, CST, on November 30th.

Join in on the fun – it’s a relatively easy way to pick up some extra funds for embroidery supplies!

And, to be quite honest, the competition isn’t too stiff right now as the number of entries is very low, so anyone who enters has a pretty good chance of winning!

If you can drum something up, I look forward to hearing from you!

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  1. It’s not good enough to submit, but this year I did something fun. I had my kids (ages 12 and 9) draw self-portraits. I then embroidered those self-portraits onto cloth, stitched “(Name) Self-Portrait 2006”, glued matching ribbons around the edges, added a ribbon to hang it, and put it on our tree as an ornament. They turned out so cute I hope to continue this tradition in the future, and I’m going to go back to self-portraits the kids drew when they were little and turn those into ornaments as well.

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  2. What a great idea! Your kids will be happy to have those when they grow up! I love the idea of turning children’s drawings into embroidery projects. It’s a great way to get kids to be creative.

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