Today, I’m happy to announce the winner of the book, ‘Twixt Art and Nature: English Embroidery from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1580 – 1700 from last week’s give-away.
The give-away was generously offered by the folks at Hedgehog Handworks – they still have a small number of this out-of-print-but-highly-coveted book in stock. To my knowledge, the only other place you can find it for purchase now is through used book outlets, where some of the prices listed for it are shocking.
This is one of the images in ‘Twixt Art and Nature – a 17th century embroidered, beaded, stumpwork basket. It’s amazing! The glass beads still retain their vivid colors. The basket strikes me as lush and whimsical with its abundance of flowers and greenery. It’s one of my favorite pieces in the book. I’d love to see it in person!
The winner of ‘Twixt Art and Nature (drawn randomly) is Maureen L. S., who commented thusly:
I would love to have this book to peruse through carefully and slowly. Savoring the text and pictures, being in wonder of the craftsmanship. It would be inspiring to me with my own embroidery projects, and I know other family members would enjoy looking through it also.
Oh, yes, Maureen, you’re right! I had my copy of the book out as a “coffee table” book for a while, and everyone who passed through the house went through it. It’s absorbing! I hope you enjoy it! Drop me a line with your mailing address and it will be on its way to you soon.
Thanks to all for participating! And thanks again to Joady at Hedgehog Handworks for offering the book!
Coming Up on Needle ‘n Thread
Coming up on Needle ‘n Thread, I’ll be sharing with you some Mission Rose progress and insights (including some thread talk), showing you a darling and fun little needlework accessory, reviewing a new book, and touching on sundry other needlework topics – maybe even a little bit of a fabric chat, if I can finish a work sample to illustrate a point about two different types of linen. And a fun little give-away!
Safe in Kansas
Thanks to all who inquired yesterday and the day before about me and my family’s safety in the path of the storms that ripped through much of the Plains this past weekend. All is well in my little patch of Kansas. Thankfully, we only experienced some severe storms with minor surrounding wind damage (trees and the like). There was no devastation. My heart goes out to those whom the storms impacted more seriously. I hope that each of you are safe. Thanks again for thinking of me!