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RSN Stitch Guide on Whitework – Winner Announced!


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Who won the RSN Essential Stitch Guide for Whitework?! Well, well, well… that’s what we’re here to find out!

RSN Essential Stitch Guide Whitework

I love this book, and I think the winner will love it, too! I’ve been using it this week quite a bit, along with three older whitework-related books. I’ll probably talk about those books some time down the road, too. The funny thing is, I’m not really doing whitework right now. Weird, huh?

But on with it!

The winner, who will receive a lovely brand new copy of the Royal School of Needlework’s Essential Stitch Guide for Whitework is Mary Ann, who commented thusly:

Gosh – it is so hard to choose just one, but I do love turkey work. One of the first things I ever embroidered as a child was a picture that had a squirrel and I gave him a nice fuzzy tail.Thanks for the chance to win this really wonderful book. Mary Ann

Congratulations, Mary Ann! Please drop me a line with your mailing address, and the book will be on its way to you as soon as possible!

Thank you, everyone, for joining in. I loved all your comments! I think a common denominator with most of us is that it’s hard to choose a favorite needlework technique. I’d have to say my favorite of all is… and…. and I also like… and… plus…. and….

Well, forget it. I can’t choose one. I’m not sure why I asked a question that I can’t answer. Sometimes, I’m just a meany.

If you want to add this nifty little book to your bookshelf, you can pick it up through the Royal School of Needlework. Purchases support the work of the RSN. You can also find it available right now through Book Depository (with free world-wide shipping).

This give-away was sponsored by me and is not a promotional give-away. I just like the book. And I want other stitchers to have the opportunity to like it, too!


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  1. many congratulations mary ann 🙂 n thanks mary corbett for providing this opprtunity of winning this book. i read ur books review n ordered portuguese whitework by yvette stanton, n this book is really amazing 🙂 i saw whitework on ur site for first time n just fell in love with it but had no clue how to start, then i saw ur tutorials n they were a great help, thanks 🙂 am looking forward to order more books recommended by u. god bless u

  2. Congratulations Mary Ann I hope you enjoy the book. I purchased Yvette Stanton Portuguese Whitework book which is great and whitework will be my next project…….so enjoy.

    Thanks Mary for offering the freebies you are so generous……

    Regards Anita Simmance

  3. Well done and enjoy it, Mary Anne!

    And thank /you/, Mary, for hosting so many giveaways in addition to your very useful information!


  4. Congratulations Mary Ann & thank you Mary for another great book give-away. Whitework is very pretty but it’s not “me” so I didn’t enter this time. This way, someone like Mary Ann who is truly head over heels will receive the benefit. But I will answer your question–my favorite “technique” is Crazy Quilting. Being surface embroidery/embellishment, there are few rules & limited possibilities for tearing out. It’s highly personal from a creative standpoint AND it’s a great spot to use up those bits & bobs that we’ve all collected in our individual stitching careers. CQ has been the final resting place for lots of small items from EGA meetings–Wessex, hemstitch, ruching, or nue, ribbon flowers etc. Recycling IS an art form!

  5. G’day Mary,
    Winners are grinners and you sure have a beaut reason to smile Mary Ann. Congratulations, and enjoy.
    Thanks again Mary.
    Cheers, Kath.

  6. Wild with excitement here in Beacon New York!! I can’t wait to sit down with this book by a crackling fire this fall and try out some white work. Thank you so much.
    Mary Ann Kronk
    Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley
    48 Fulton Avenue
    Beacon, NY 12508

    845 549-3323

  7. Hi Mary

    When you announce the giveaway I went to Amazon to look at the book and yes, it is available for pre-order – it won’t be available from them until November. Also, Book Depository says it will be published in November. So how did you get your copies now? Or am I assuming incorrectly that you already have them? Whitework is one of my favorite stitch areas and I was glad to see you promoting it by doing the give-away. Thank you for your generosity!

    1. Hi, Suzanne – I purchased mine from the RSN. Book Depository has it available now, and it says it usually ships within 24 hours. The published date on that was their estimate, but it’s out now in the UK, so they have it. Hope that helps! ~MC

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