As autumn settles over the Northern Hemisphere foreshadowing chillier days to come, my embroiderer’s outlook generally turns to heavier fabrics, wool threads, felt, dense stitching, deeper colors…and crewel embroidery.
To celebrate the arrival of autumn, then, what could be more appropriate than a give-away of a crewel-esque sort of book?
Early this past summer, I wrote this review of Hazel Blomkamp’s fascinating new book, Crewel Intentions.
It’s a lovely book – a fun book! It takes crewel embroidery beyond normal – Hazel’s crewel embroidery is not your typical crewel embroidery!
For one thing, although my thoughts might turn to wooly things when I think of crewel embroidery, Hazel’s projects are worked in a combination of threads, and wool is not dominant here. Instead, you can expect regular cottons and some specialty threads, along with plenty of beads.
For all the details about the book, hop on over to my review of Crewel Intentions. If you haven’t added it to your library yet, methinks you’ll be tempted!
Crewel Intentions Give-Away
From all the way over there in South Africa, Hazel popped an extra copy in the mail a while ago, and it arrived in my box last week. (Thanks, Hazel!) And I’m passing that copy on to one of you, since I already have my own.
If you’d like a chance for this copy to arrive in your box, just follow these guidelines:
This give-away is now ended – thanks for participating!
1. Leave a comment below this article, on Needle ‘n Thread. Just follow this link to the comment box, and you’ll land in the correct place. Comments sent in via email or left on other articles are not eligible.
2. In your comment, please answer the following:
Are you a “seasonal” embroiderer? Do your embroidery preferences change with the seasons? For example, do you tend to embroider holiday and seasonal projects? Or when spring comes, do you find your color preferences brightening? Do you look ahead to the various seasons and prepare for them somehow with embroidery? Or do seasonal thoughts never enter into your needlework plans and preferences? What’s your take on embroidery and the seasons? (Or have you never really thought about it either way? If not, that’s fine, too!)
3. Please leave a name with your comment. If your name happens to be something like Sue or Mary, you might distinguish it somehow, to avoid confusion when the winner is announced.
4. Leave your comment before 5:00 am CDT (Kansas, USA), Wednesday, October 1st. The winner will be drawn randomly and announced here on Needle ‘n Thread on Wednesday, so do be sure to check back to see if you won! The winner will need to contact me with mailing info.
The give-away is open to everyone, anywhere, so feel free to jump aboard, no matter where you live.
Incidentally, if you didn’t know, you can buy full kits for all the projects in Crewel Intentions from Hazel Blomkamp’s website.
I’m sorely tempted by the “Late Harvest” kit!
Yep. It must be autumn!
Enjoy your day – whether it’s a crisp fall day, or a sunny spring day, or anything in between!