Methinks today is a good day to give away a very nice goldwork embroidery book, called Goldwork Embroidery: Designs and Projects by Australian embroiderer, Mary Brown. You’re very welcome to ready my review of Goldwork Embroidery if you like. It was written in the days before my more in-depth approach to book reviews, but the essentials are there, and my opinion of the book hasn’t changed any!
Goldwork Embroidery is not newly published – it was published before 2007 – and in fact, this copy of the book is not brand new. But it’s practically brand new! The copy came to me through a friend who is a quilter, but who also enjoyed a brief stint with embroidery before going back to her first love, quilting. She had quite a few very nice embroidery books on her shelf, most of which have been hardly touched, so she passed them on to me. They’re all repeats of my own library, and so I am passing them on to you!
If you would like your own copy of Mary Brown’s Goldwork Embroidery: Designs and Projects, then here’s your chance to win one for free! Just follow these guidelines:
1. Leave a comment below, on this post on the website. Comments received via e-mail (including email replies to the daily newsletter) or on other posts don’t count! So make sure you leave your comment on this post, on the website! You can follow this link to leave your comment.
2. In your comment, tell me a bit about you and goldwork:
Are you new to goldwork? Or have you done it before? What do you like best about goldwork? What attracts you to it? Do you have any fear of goldwork? If so, what is it based on? Do you have any favorite goldwork technique, or favorite goldwork thread? (or anything along those lines).
The reason for the question is to weed out the folks who comment just to win something without any idea of what it is – most likely to re-sell. So comments like “nice book” or “I want this” or “Thanks for the book” or “pick me” don’t count towards the draw. I really want the embroidery books I give away on Needle ‘n Thread to go to folks who will use and appreciate them. That’s why I ask the questions – it really isn’t to make you work harder!
3. Comments should be left by Monday, March 26, 2012, 5:00 am US Central time. On Monday morning in the wee hours, I will randomly draw a winner and announce it on the website. The winner must then contact me with a shipping address so I can send the book on its way!
And that’s it – easy really!
So, if you’re keen on getting your little paws on a fun and interesting goldwork book, and this one isn’t in your library yet, do join in the draw! It’s a lovely book and a great addition to anyone’s stitching resources!
Have a wonderful Thursday!