I am a book lover. And when it comes to needlework books, I might be somewhat of an addict. I learn so much, and I take so much enjoyment, from well-written and well-presented books. I doubt I’m the only one of us who does… right?
This is what I’m always so delighted when Search Press North America joins in on A Stitcher’s Christmas. They offer wonderful books… fun books! Fabulous books! And always generous collections of them.
Today, we’ll look at the first of two installments from Search Press North America, in which you have the opportunity to expand your library with one of two lovely collections of needlework books.
But first, business – I’ll announce the winners of Monday’s Snowflakes!
On Monday’s installment of A Stitcher’s Christmas, the subject was Snowflakes! Using a random number generator, I pulled three of you from the comments and I’m sending them a hand-stitched snowflake ornament straight from my tree, as well as a downloadable PDF of Snowflakes: Twelve Winter Projects for Hand Emboroidery.
And those three snowflake recipients are Carol Sprout, Kathryn Crepeau, and Marie N. I’ll email each of you this morning, so please keep an eye out and get back to me as soon as possible. Thanks!
And now, onto today…
Today’s Stitcher’s Christmas involves two collections of needlework books. One is a reference collection, the other a special collection of technique & project books.
The reference collection is a group of four of the newly republished RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Crewelwork, Canvaswork, Goldwork, and Stumpwork.
These books have been around for a little while, but they’ve been republished in a beautiful new (and larger) format. They are excellent instructional reference books to have in your needlework library. Definitely aspire to having the whole collection on your shelf eventually – you won’t be disappointed! To get you started on your collection, these four cover all the essential information you need to know for getting started in crewel embroidery, canvas work, goldwork, and stumpwork.
In the specially embroidery collection, the books are written by contemporary embroidery designs and teachers, and they focus on teaching specific techniques through the projects in the books.
In this collection, you’ll find Frisian Whitework by Yvette Stanton; The Kew Book of Embroidered Flowers by Trish Burr; The Embroiderers’ Guild Transfers Collection by Annette Collinge; Needlepainted Plants & Pollinators by Victoria Matthewson; and Goldwork and Silk Shading: Inspired by Nature by Hazel Everett.
So, those two collections are up for grabs today! Make sure you leave a comment before this Friday morning, if you’d like a chance to expand your needlework library in a very substantial way!
(We’ll hear from Search Press North America again next week, too, with two more delightful collections!)
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Gotta ask it, cuz it’s a Big Part of Christmas for my family. Music! What’s your favorite holiday tune?
Hard question for me! My favorite type of music this time of year is choral music, and especially traditional carols. I love the Cambridge Singers and most of John Rutter’s arrangements. My first CD ever was Christmas with the Cambridge Singers. I played it to absolute shreds in my college dorm room, where I had a cheap string of colored Christmas lights hanging above my desk from about October until February. I was sad the day I inadvertently cracked that CD. I never found a replacement. (But now there’s Spotify! Yay!)
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