I’m a needlework book fiend. I love good needlework books, both old and new!
One thing I love about today’s needlework books is that we can really enjoy the details of embroidery, up close and personal, in glorious color, in lovely formatting, and accompanied by clear and extensive instructional diagrams or photos. These days, excellent instructional books are accessible and affordable, bringing greater possibilities of needlework knowledge straight into the hands of anyone who wants to learn.
Search Press is a big mover and shaker in the craft book industry, and they publish a fantastic line-up of all kinds of needlework books, as well as books for other crafts, too. Their website is worth exploring for anyone who loves craft and hobby books. It’s organized by topic and sports a terrific search function, so you can find books that interest you or the crafty people on your Christmas list.
Working with the folks of Search Press North America, we’ve put together a fun and interesting line-up of four themed book bundles, each for a different winner of today’s give-away.
Here’s the line up of needlework book bundles for today’s give-away. In this array, there’s certainly something for everyone!
Bundle #1: Explore the World in Embroidery
In this four-book bundle, you’ll find these lovely books:
Just Stitch by Lesley Turpin-Delport and Nikki Delport-Wepener (hailing from South Africa)
Smoyg by Yvette Stanton (hailing from Australia, and writing about Norwegian embroidery – my review here)
Mini Hoop Embroideries by Sonia Lyne (hailing from Australia, contemporary embroidery)
A-Z of Embroidery Stitches (first published in Australia, a world-wide stitching favorite – my overview of the A-Z series here)
Bundle #2: Collections that are Special
In this bundle, you’ll find three beautiful books that represent collections. The first is a collection of RSN instructional books, all in one book, and the other two focus on special embroidery collections:
Bunde #3: A Hazel Holiday Special
This bundle includes four needlework books (two instructional, two project books) by (or featuring) Hazel Blomkamp:
Needle Lace Techniques for Hand Embroidery
Needle Weaving Techniques for Hand Embroidery
(You can find my review of both of the above books here.)
Crewel Creatures (my review here)
Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas
Bundle #4: A Di Holiday Special
For those who love silk ribbon embroidery – and sumptuous embroidery in general – this bundle features two of Di Van Niekerk’s gorgeous books:
The Textile Artist: The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery (I reviewed it here)
Monograms and Words (This one’s on my wish list! I don’t have it yet, but it looks wonderful!)
Give Away Guidelines
This give-away is now ended. Thanks for participating!
To join in today’s giveaway, please follow these guidelines:
1. Leave a comment below, in the comment form following this article. You can follow this link directly to the comment form, if you are unsure of where to go. Please do not comment as a reply to someone else’s comment.
2. On the comment form, please fill out the name line with a recognizable name (no anonymous comments) and the email address line (which is not published). Please make certain your email address is entered correctly. Leave the website line on the form blank, unless you own your own website.
In the comment box, answer the question posed below. Please do not leave your email address, mailing address, or phone number in the actual comment box. The comment box is also not the place to advertise your own needlework business, so please do not leave links to other websites in the comment box.
3. In the comment box, answer the following:
What features do you like best in a needlework book and why?
4. Please leave your comment by Friday, December 14th, 5:00 am central time (Kansas, USA). I’ll randomly draw the winners that morning and notify them by email. I will draw in order of the bundles 1-4, so the first draw will receive bundle #1, the second will receive bundle #2, etc.
5. Please leave only one comment on the give-away. Multiple comments will be deleted. You can enter all the give-aways in the series, but please enter them only once each.
That’s it! Go forth and comment!
On Wednesday, get ready for more thread! This time, exquisite wools, hand-dyed in a gorgeous Elizabethan color range.
Friday, we’ll take a break from a Stitcher’s Christmas and I’ll share some finished (easy) projects with you.
I’ve also been collecting a bunch of needlework news bits and scraps from around the traps, so I just might have to share some gems I’ve come across lately!
Hope your week is kicking off just swell!
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