Happy Monday! And welcome to the Last Installment of this year’s Stitcher’s Christmas series!
It’s been a fun series of give-aways this year, with some wonderful prizes, and I hope that you’ve enjoyed it – and that you will keep the businesses who contributed to the series in mind when you are looking for needlework goodies!
Today’s final installment features three grand collections of needlework books, courtesy of Search Press North America! This means that three of you will receive one of the collections, based on the order in which names are randomly drawn. Each collection includes a themed group of books to add to your needlework library.
At the end of today’s give-away, I’ll announce the winner of Friday’s episode and share any pertinent news, so … read on!
In 2020, Search Press celebrated 50 years of successful publishing in the craft industry – quite a milestone! We saw over 20 new embroidery books come to the market, during this anniversary year. Pretty exciting!
There are still more to come, and today’s give-away will highlight some of the upcoming books, as well as some that were recently published. The winners will receive the books when they are published, if they haven’t already been published. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, all year long!
These are the collections in today’s give-away:
Collection #1: RSN Essential Stitch Guides
The RSN Essential Stitch Guides – a popular series of excellent instructional books – are being republished with a new look. The collection for the give-away includes six of the newly republished series:
Crewelwork by Jacqui McDonald
Whitework by Lizzy Lansberry
Stumpwork by Kate Sinton
Beadwork by Shelley Cox
Blackwork by Becky Hogg
Canvaswork by Rachel Doyle
It’s a great little reference library covering popular needlework techniques!
Collection #2: Transfers!
Lately, Search Press has been publishing embroidery books that include iron-on transfers for the projects within. One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is how to get a design onto fabric – and most people are seeking an easy, accurate way. The iron-on transfers in Search Press’s new books solves that problem for you!
The collection for the give-away includes the following books:
The Kew Book of Embroidered Flowers by Trish Burr
Trish Burr’s Embroidery Transfers
The Embroiderers’ Guild Transfers Collection (Coming April 2021)
Thread Doodling, by Carina Envoldsen-Harris
Collection #3: New Year, New Skill
As we turn over a new leaf in time with the advent of a (very welcome) New Year, why not explore new skills? To help you do that, this collection presents four different needlework skills that you can explore and experiment with, to see if they’re something you’d like to pursue further.
In this collection for the give-away are four books:
Modern Bargello by Tina Francis
Cross Stitch Wildflowers and Grasses by Hisako Nishisu
Lace Reimagined by Elizabeth Healey
Punch Needle Embroidery for Beginners by Lucy Davidson
If you’d like to take part in today’s give-away to win one of the above collections, please follow the guidelines below!
This give-away has ended. You can find the winners listed in the article on December 24th.
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.
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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. Please leave only one comment (and no replies) to enter.
4. In your comment, please answer the following:
What’s your dominant stitching goal for 2021? Do you have one? Is it a project? A new skill? A new approach? Tell us about it!
5. Leave your comment by 5:00 am Central Standard Time, Thursday, December 24th (Christmas Eve). The winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Thursday morning. I will also contact the winners by email.
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Blackwork Book & Kit Winner!
To winner of the Blackwork Embroidery: Techniques & Projects by Jen Goodwin, plus a materials kit courtesy of Jen Goodwin Embroidery, is Connie in Minnesota! I’ll contact you by email, Connie!
News & Upcoming!
Today is the last day that I’ll ship goods out before Christmas, for orders placed before noon. If you’re looking for some wintery stitching, you can still find my ready-to-stitch Vinterfolk towel sets available. There are also a few sets of Autumn Variety ready-to-stitch towels available.
You’ll also find a few copies of Alison Cole’s Stumpwork Masterclass and Goldwork Masterclass books available.
You can find them all here in my Needle ‘n Thread shop.
Even though I’m shipping Priority mail (2-3 days), please understand that parcels will most likely be held up in the post this week. If they don’t arrive in 2-3 days, it doesn’t mean they are lost. It just means they’re held up somewhere. They’ll eventually make it to you. You, me, and probably 15 million other people are waiting for packages, I’m sure! It’s just a matter of time and patience…
After today, shipping will not necessarily be same day, but I will still ship. So if you want tangible goods that are in stock in my shop, feel free to order, and I’ll ship them within 24 hours on business days.
I’ll be out of the studio from Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24) through Tuesday, December 29th, so I won’t be shipping those days.
On Christmas Eve, though, you can look for a Christmas puzzle and the winner of today’s give-away! See you Thursday!