The other day, I reviewed Tanja Berlin’s new Carrickmacross Lace Sampler kit, and today, courtesy of Berlin Embroidery Designs, and today, it’s time for a give-away!
If you’re not familiar with Carrickmacross lace or with Tanja Berlin’s wonderful embroidery kits, feel free to take a look at my Carrickmacross Lace Kit Review, and at Tanja Berlin’s website. Her embroidery kits and instructional booklets in them are so thorough! If you want to learn an embroidery technique, her kits are an excellent way to learn the basics (and beyond!).
Thanks to Tanja (thanks, Tanja!), today I’m giving away one of her new Carrickmacross Lace Sampler kits, along with…
…a pair of sharp, curved-blade embroidery scissors that are the perfect tool for this technique. Since the technique involves cutting away layers of net and fabric after the embroidery is finished, curved blades are ideal. They allow you to get really close to the embroidery, with less chance of snipping it.
If you’d like to participate in today’s give-away for a chance to win the kit and scissors, please follow these guidelines:
(This give-away is now ended.)
2. In your comment, please answer the following question:
Have you ever tried embroidered lace (or needle lace and related) techniques? If so, what types have you worked, or what are your favorites? If not, what entices you to try Carrickmacross lace?
For me, I’ve worked some needle lace techniques and some needle run laces on net (Reticella is my favorite), but I haven’t tried Carrickmacross lace. What entices me about it is the combination of appliqué and needle lace techniques, including needle run stitches and fillings. It just looks like fun, and it offers a huge scope for interpretation.
3. In your comment, please, pretty please with sugar on top, leave a recognizable name, either in the “name” line on the comment form or inside your comment box. If your name is Pat, for example, please specify somehow which Pat you are. You can leave a last name if you want, or you can say “Pat on the Patuxent” or “Pat in Patagonia.” It just saves confusion for me and for other readers when I announce the winner. It’s very difficult to write to someone and say, “No, I’m sorry, you are the wrong Pat”!
4. Comments must be submitted by Tuesday, April 23rd, at 5:00 am central daylight time (that’s in Kansas, USA). I’ll draw the winner and announce it that day, and the winner must then contact me with a mailing address. The give-away is open to anyone, anywhere. Needle ‘n Thread is not responsible for any import duties, delayed or lost shipping, and so forth.
That’s how it works – it’s pretty easy, so comment away!
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