Welcome to the last give-away in A Stitcher’s Christmas 2016 – this year’s series of embroidery-related give-aways for Christmas here on Needle ‘n Thread.
It’s been a super-fun series this year, and I hope that you all have enjoyed it as much as I have! Thanks so much for participating in the series – and a Huge thank you to the small businesses who have joined in and made such nice gifts available for the give aways!
The final gift in the series is another collection of needlework books, compliments of Search Press. Towards the beginning of the series, we had three A-Z books, perfectly suited for beginners. Today’s collection is for embroiderers who want to go a little further with their stitching pursuits and tackle some more advanced embroidery techniques.
I’ll also announce the winner of A Stitcher’s Christmas #8, this gorgeous needlepainting kit from Trish Burr.
The winner of today’s give-away will receive three embroidery instructional and reference books: A-Z of Goldwork, A-Z of Stumpwork, and A-Z of Thread Painting.
These neat thing about these three embroidery techniques – goldwork, stumpwork, and thread painting (also known as needle painting and silk shading) – is that they all three look great together. It’s not unusual to see thread painting and goldwork combined (like in this Tudor Rose project from a few years ago), or stumpwork and goldwork combined, or stumpwork, goldwork, and thread painting all combined.
These three books are excellent reference for all three techniques. They’ll give you a good springboard for ideas. And they’ll help you learn the basics, if you don’t know them yet!
The A-Z series of needlework books published by Search Press is one of my absolute favorite reference series. I’ve written about the whole series recently, here. The books occupy prime real estate on my bookshelf, and I use them often. I’m sure you will love having these in your collection, too!
If you’d like to join in the give-away so you can add the books to your library, just follow the guidelines below!
But first…the winner of Trish Burr’s cardinal kit!
Cardinal Needle Painting Kit Winner!
The winner of A Stitcher’s Christmas #8 is Nancy Show! Congratulations, Nancy – I will drop you an email today, so that we can get the shipping process started!
This give-away is now ended. Thanks for participating!
1. Leave a comment below. You can follow this link to get to the comment box. Comments left on other articles on Needle ‘n Thread or sent in via email are not eligible.
2. Please leave a recognizable name either in the name line or in the comment box, so that there’s no confusion when the winner is announced.
3. Please do not fill in the “Website” line on the form if you don’t own your own website or blog. This is for folks who have their own website or blog. Just leave it blank if you don’t have one.
3. In your comment, please answer the following question:
Any big plans for the upcoming holiday weekend? Are you hanging out at home? Traveling to see family? Cooking all weekend? Slipping in plenty of stitching time? Resting quietly, or partying heartily? Playing outdoors? Staying indoors? Playing it by ear, or sticking to a schedule? If you don’t have any definite plans, that’s fine, too!
4. Submit your comment by Wednesday, December 28, 5:00 am central standard time (that’s in Kansas, USA). The winner will be randomly drawn that morning and announced that day, along with the winners of A Stitcher’s Christmas #9 – the two miniature tapestry kits. I’ll also notify the winners by email.
5. The winner will need to respond with mailing information within 48 hours, or another winner will be randomly drawn.
The give-away is open to everyone. You can enter each give-away in A Stitcher’s Christmas when they are published here on Needle ‘n Thread, but you can only enter each give-away once. Please don’t leave multiple comments on any one give-away.
Here’s to the last give-away of 2016 – cheers! I hope you win!
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