To kick off the month of August and the first week therein, I thought this morning a good time for a give-away!
On Friday, I mentioned Tanja Berlin’s new Etsy shop, where she’s offering kits and digital downloads for a number of her designs, including some neat little goldwork and metal thread embroidered jewelry pieces.
I can think of several reasons for wanting these kits, though they might not be the reasons you’d expect. I’ll let you in on them below!
Tanja thought I might want to give away a couple of the kits to readers here on Needle ‘n Thread, so today I’m giving away one of each. Read on to see how to enter the give-away. It’s quite simple, I promise.
If you’re not familiar with Berlin Embroidery, located in Canada, you should take a look at Tanja’s website. She offers many types of embroidery kits and supplies, and especially a wide range of goldwork supplies.
Tanja’s kits are quite special. Unlike commercial kits (and even some designer kits), Tanja’s kit instructions are, in one word, thorough. Her instructions are hard to beat. They’re written with the beginner in mind, and they take you clearly through the entire process of stitching the project.
Three good reasons for trying these kits!
Reason #1: They’re a great way to learn basic goldwork techniques.
If you’ve wanted to dabble with metal thread embroidery and you’ve never gotten around to giving it a try, here’s a fun way to learn some techniques!
Reason #2: They offer a fun way of finishing small embroidery projects.
Have you ever wanted just a “little something” to stitch on, but had no idea what to turn it into when you were finished? This happens to me all the time! I like to have something going – especially something small that will finish up relatively quickly – but what do I do with it when I’m done stitching?
Once you learn how to finish a free-standing object like this to use as a piece of jewelry, you can apply those finishing techniques to create other objects as well.
Reason #3: Well, who doesn’t like to accessorize, or know someone who does?
Handmade accessories are in! These are particularly snazzy and unique. For those who aren’t accessory or jewelry prone, they’d make terrific gifts for friends who are.
If you’d like to take part in today’s give-away, please follow these guidelines:
This give-away is now over. Thanks for participating!
1. Leave a comment below, on today’s article on Needle ‘n Thread. If you’re reading this via email, follow this link to the comment form. Comments sent in via email or left on other articles on the website are not eligible.
2. In your comment, answer the following:
What project do you like best, among those offered in Tanja’s new Etsy site?
I’m quite taken with the fox, personally. He looks just like the one that visits my backyard regularly!
3. Leave your comment by this Saturday, August 8th, at 5:00 am Central Time (Kansas, USA). I’ll randomly draw two recipients that morning, first for the pendant and then for the brooch, and announce them here on Needle ‘n Thread. The winners will need to contact me with mailing information.
And that’s it!
So, if you’d like to get your little stitching digits on one of Tanja’s new jewelry kits, join on in!