Thanks to Sharon of Threads in Bloom, I’ve got a beautiful Brazilian embroidery kit – including EdMar threads, full instructions, and printed fabric, along with a mesh bag to store it all in – and a book that I’m going to give away to a lucky reader this week!
If you haven’t tried Brazilian embroidery yet or aren’t familiar with it, you might want to check out the Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery guild website, where you’ll find lots of information on the technique. Essentially, Brazilian embroidery combines regular surface embroidery stitches with dimensional stitches, to create a highly textured embroidery design. The threads normally used in Brazilian embroidery are twisted rayon (Edmar Threads are commonly used), so the overall effect of the style is colorful and textured, with a high sheen.
Threads in Bloom is an online shop specializing in Brazilian embroidery kits and supplies. Sharon offers many Brazilian embroidery kits that she has designed herself, and some of them are really beautiful! She sent this kit to me for a give-away, along with the threads to complete it and a mesh bag to store it in. So – here it is:
For this give-away, you’ll get everything you see in the photo above – the kit, the threads, the mesh bag. Oh – and needles – milliners needles in different sizes. I forgot to include those in the photo!
Inside the kit, you’ll find the design pre-printed on trigger cloth, which is traditionally used for Brazilian embroidery, a set of printed instructions that include diagrams of the various stitches, and the beads required for finishing the piece.
The threads are beautiful, aren’t they?
In addition to the kit and bag, you’ll also receive this book, Apples to Zinnias: A Dimensional Embroidery Project Book, which details how to make the alphabet sampler on the front cover of the book.
Inside the book, you’ll find diagram instructions on how to complete the various stitches and combinations used in Brazilian embroidery.
So if you’ve been hankering to try Brazilian embroidery – or if you’ve been wanting to practice dimensional stitches – here’s your opportunity to try it for free!
To join the give-away, please follow these instructions:
1. Leave a comment below (on this article on the website – not via e-mail or on another post).
2. In your comment, answer the following question: What do you like best about Brazilian embroidery – the colors, the texture, the threads, the dimensional stitching, or….? and why? If you haven’t done any Brazilian embroidery, what intrigues you about it?
3. Make sure you sign some kind of name to your comment, if you post anonymously.
4. I’ll draw a winner on Friday, December 4th at 5:00 am CST, so leave your comment before then! Check back on Friday to see if you’ve won, and then, if you did, follow the instructions in the winner post!
That’s all – not too complicated, I don’t think. I hope not, anyway!
By the way, even if you don’t do Brazilian embroidery, this little package would make a great Christmas gift for a stitching friend!
Best of luck!