Good morning, my friends, and welcome to A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2020, installment #3!
Today, it’s straight out of Italy – specifically, two beautiful gifts from the publishers of the embroidery magazine Giuliana Ricama, which is available in both an Italian and an English edition. I wrote about the magazine a while back, if you’d like to learn more about it.
I’m also going to announce the winner of installment #2 at the end of today’s article, so please venture on to the very end to see if you get to enjoy one of Di van Niekerk’s gifts this Christmas!
Today’s give-away is a two part give-away!
The first name drawn will receive a year’s subscription to Giuliana Ricama.
Giuliana Ricama is a beautiful magazine, loaded with great embroidery projects, instructions, and articles. While many of the projects focus on gorgeous needlework projects from Italian designers – projects that include needlelace and whitework, Assisi work, and many other embroidery techniques that have their roots in Italy – there’s also a nice balance of contributions that are trendy and contemporary. I love the magazine because of its uniquely Italian flare, but there’s something in it for everyone!
The second name drawn will receive a lovely kit from the magazine.
The kit includes everything you need to work this simple design that focuses on Mountmellick techniques with a slight twist, as the ground fabric is natural linen, rather than cotton sateen. You’ll find fabric (pre-printed), thread, and instructions in the kit.
This is a perfect kit for beginners and beyond. It’s a great way to learn some new textural stitches and create a simple and elegant piece that can be finished in any way you want!
If you’d like to participate in today’s give-away, please follow these guidelines!
This give-away has ended. Thanks for participating! You can find the winners listed in the article on December 7th.
1. Please leave your comment below, on this article on Needle ‘n Thread. If you are reading this in the newsletter, you can reach the comment form directly by following this link. Comments left on any other post on Needle ‘n Thread or sent by email are not eligible. Please do not leave your comment as a reply to someone else’s. Replies cannot be included in the count. If you are unsure how to post a comment without replying to someone else, please just click the link provided above to go to the comment form. Thanks!
2. Make sure you leave a recognizable name or nickname on the “name” line on the comment form. Anonymous comments don’t count. Please do not leave personal information like email addresses, mailing addresses, or phone numbers in the “comment” part of the form. When you do, I have to go in and edit that information out – unless you want spam, or strangers picking up your phone number, email address, mailing address (which you don’t, I’m sure!).
…but please do make sure that your email address is entered correctly on the “email” line of the form. This is not visible to anyone but me, and it is not used for anything except the purposes of this give-away (if you win, I need to be able to contact you).
3. You may only enter once.
3. In your comment, please answer the following:
Whether you’re a seasoned stitcher or even just a recent newbie, if there were anything you could do differently about your needlework journey so far, what would it be?
4. Leave your comment by 5:00 am Central Standard Time, Monday, December 7th. The winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Monday morning, when the next give-away in the series takes place. I will also contact the winners by email.
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Silk Ribbon Winners!
The winners of Wednesday’s give-away – which include a ribbon embroidery book for each, a full kit for the first winner, and a ribbon pack for the second winner, all courtesy of Di van Niekerk – are listed below.
Liz F – who loves working with silk ribbon for the ease with which it stitches, the overall dimensional effect and the natural appearance of the finished work – will receive the Di’s book, Little Flowers and the kit for Tea in the Garden.
Maryanne Wilson – who loves the richness silk ribbon gives to completed work – will receive the book and Di’s ribbon sampler pack Lady in Red.
Thanks to all for participating! Keep your eyes out for lots more beautiful give-aways in the days ahead!