Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Needlework Give-Away series! I’m very excited about this series of give-aways, each of which is sponsored by the designers, manufacturers, retailers, or artists featured in each give-away post.
For this series of give-aways, entering is very easy. Just read each article completely and follow the instructions at the end of the article.
For the First Day of Christmas give-away, we have three beautiful needle painting embroidery kits from Trish Burr, along with a set of her needle painting instructional DVDs. The winner will receive all three kits and the DVD set.
Trish Burr’s needle painting kits are gorgeous, and her instructional DVD on needle painting is a great way to become familiar with the nuances of this embroidery technique. I thought they were a perfect way to kick off this series! Well – that – and the birds are the closest I could come to a partridge in a pear tree.
The winner will receive Trish’s 2-DVD set, The Long & Short of It, which is an instructional workshop on long & short stitch needle painting.
In addition to the DVD set, you’ll receive three kits: this vibrant butterfly…
… this portrait of a Somali Bee Eater…
… and the Kotari Kingfisher.
The kits include pre-printed fabric, full instructions, and a DMC – Anchor thread list, so that you can use your own preferred stranded cotton to complete the embroidery.
Trish Burr is a master of needle painting. This year, she has published two books that are of particular interest to embroiderers interested in needle painting. The first is Needle Painting Embroidery: Fresh Ideas for Beginners, which teaches the basics of needle painting embroidery and takes the stitcher through many beautiful projects that are arranged in order of difficulty. It is the perfect learning book for needle painting!
The second book that Trish has had published this year – and which is not yet available in the US, but can be bought through overseas booksellers – is Colour Confidence in Embroidery. While particularly pertinent to embroiderers interested in long and short stitch shading, the book is really addressed to anyone who loves surface embroidery and other needlework that involves color. Whether you’re a cross-stitcher, needlepointer, surface embroiderer, needle painter – this book teaches the ins and outs of color selection in embroidery. It’s a fantastic book! It also includes plenty of projects for the beginning to advanced stitcher.
If you’re not familiar with Trish and her work, I suggest visiting her website, Trish Burr Embroidery. There, you’ll see some incredible masterpieces of needle painting!
Instructions for Entering the Give-Away
To enter today’s give-away, please read and follow these simple instructions!
1. Leave a comment at the end of today’s article. If you click on that link, it will take you directly to the comment area, so that there are no mishaps! Comments delivered via e-mail or on other articles will not be included in the give-away.
2. In your comment, answer the following question:
Of the three kits featured above, which grabs you? (i.e. Which is your favorite?)
3. Make sure you leave a recognizable name either in the body of your comment, or on the “name” line above the comment box. If your name happens to be Joy, you might include a last initial or a location, to differentiate yourself from the other Joys out there (example: Joy in Madagascar).
4. Leave your comment before January 9th, 2012, at 5:00 am Central Time (Kansas, USA!). All winners for this series will be selected on January 9th, and announced that day here on Needle ‘n Thread. You’ll have to check back on January 9th to see if you’ve won, because the winners will need to contact me within 3 days to claim their prizes. The Give-Away is Now Closed. Thanks for your interest!
Merry First Day of Christmas!
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