Good morning! Today I have good news for all embroiderers and here is a message from Mary Corbet:Good Morning All Around!I’m so excited this morning! Why? Because it’s time to launch this year’s series of pre-Christmas give-aways, A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2017!Yay!!If you’ve been following along with Needle ‘n Thread for at least a year, you might remember we did this last year. It was so much fun that I thought we should do it again!To put the series together, I knocked on the doors of lots of folks in the needlework industry – designers, manufacturers, store owners – and asked if they’d be willing to give you the opportunity to receive a really special Christmas gift. They generously hopped on board with enthusiasm, and I was able to put together a nice line-up of beautiful give-away prizes for this year’s series!So, between now and Christmas, I’ll be hosting several give-aways. I’ll explain the way it works below, and introduce you to the first prizes! Come along…
How the Series Will Work
If you’d like to join in with this series – and trust me, you’ll want to! – you’ll need to keep an eye on Needle ‘n Thread over the next several weeks. Not every article will be a give-away article, but each give-away, when posted, will only run for a short period of time until the next give-away.The easiest way to keep an eye on what’s posted on Needle ‘n Thread is to subscribe via email. You can do that here, or by using the sign-up form on the website in the left column (or, on mobile, click the top menu and scroll down). This assures that the articles arrive in your inbox, so that you don’t miss anything.If you don’t want to subscribe, that’s fine, too! Just make sure you pop in every day or so to see what’s new.You can also follow my Needle ‘n Thread page on Facebook, where I’ll post a link to each give-away as well.So, once I post a give-away, just follow the guidelines and you’re in! When the next give-away is posted, I’ll announce the winner(s) for the previous give-away. The winners are randomly drawn based on numbers assigned to the entry.That’s it! Easy!
A couple weeks ago, I reviewed Di van Niekerk and Toody Cassidy’s new book, The Art of Felting & Silk Ribbon Embroidery. You canread my review of the book here, for an in-depth look at what it’s all about!Well, did you know that Di offers kits for the projects in the book? And the kits even have the felt ground fabrics in them – already made! That’s right! You can do the silk ribbon embroidery part, without making the ground fabric, and still produce the beautiful projects featured in the book!You can find the kits for the projects in The Art of Felting & Silk Ribbon Embroidery here on Di’s website. They are, as you would expect, gorgeous!For today’s give-away, courtesy of Di van Niekerk for the kits andSearch Press USA for the books, I’m giving away two of Di’s kits and two copies of the book, one of each to two winners.There are two kits in the give-away: the beaded scarf and vintage roses on felted wool andthe sparrow on nuno felt purse.The drawing will work this way: the first randomly drawn winner will have a choice of the scarf or purse kit, and the second will have whichever the first drawn name doesn’t choose. Both will receive a copy of the book.
Read all about it on Mary's website here.Good luck everyone and enjoy your weekend!LoveDi