Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Win this Inspiring Embroidery Book

embroidery design plant
I love embroidery work and enjoy doing them often, it is a satisfying and calming activity to do. Freshly Stitched Modern Embroidery for Absolute Beginners by Celeste Johnston is a colourful book that anyone who enjoys embroidery will find it fun to look through and get inspired to stitch the designs. This book combines my love for gardening and needlework, and I am sure it will inspire you too.  
embroidery design plant
I am happy the book includes twelve different floral patterns we can trace and recreate. There are step-by-step instructions with pictures and all the basics explained in detail. I find the embroidery work in this book easy to follow, it is perfect for those who have just started this hobby. 
embroidery design plant
I found this book not only inspiring, but interactive as well because after each project there is a page that says "stitch diary" where the author shares a beautiful quote, tells a little about the inspiration behind the embroidery and about the author, then asks us a question we can think about and jot down the answer in the given space. Some of these answers will get us inspired to try our own designs. 
embroidery design plant
I did the Greener by the Dozen design from this book by transferring this design to a cotton fabric I had. The author suggests that it is easier to stitch the plant, then the pots, and then the shelf to keep the stitches neat and to maintain the layers. 

Once you get the materials - fabric, embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, needle, and a pair of scissors - you can easily follow the instructions on this book and make beautiful designs that can be displayed on embroidery hoops or stitched onto other decor such as cushion covers or on clothes.
embroidery design plant satin stitch
Most of the stitches in this design was satin stitch that goes in from one point (A) to the other end (B). Then from under the cloth to the point above A then to the point above B, and continue going back and forth. 
embroidery plant satin stitch
Giveaway:
If you live in Canada or USA and would like to win this book, enter the giveaway before March 25th using the giveaway tool. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win. 
Update: The winner is Natalie
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25 comments:

  1. My daughter has just started to embroider and I think she would love this book - thanks for the chance.

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  2. I absolutely love the embroidery design you are doing! I so want this book!

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  3. I love doing crafts I have done some embroidery

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  4. I love to crosstitch but have not done embroidery so would love to give it a try!

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  5. My colleague got me a little embroidery kit over a year ago and the instructions aren't enough for me. Maybe this book would help?! I'd love to be able to get into embroidery. :)

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  6. I started doing embroidery this past year and want to learn more!

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  7. I would like to win because my daughter wants to start embroidery. She asked for supplies for Christmas, but we didn't end up getting them because we didn't really know where to start. Would love to get her this book so she can pick out some projects and we can get her started.

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  8. Embroidery, along with tapestry, is my favorite craft.

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  9. I am still learning many of the different stitches, but I do like the homemade look of embroidery. This book was on my must read list and am excited to try it! ☺

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  10. I do cross stitch and would love to try embroidery!

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  11. I love embroidery and have done two projects this winter and am ready for a new one.

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  12. I enjoy crafting and love learning new things

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  13. I want to win because it’s something I’ve always wanted to try but never got into! Would love to take the time to learn now!

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  14. I remember embroidering as a child and want to try again as an adult.

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  15. My daughter would love this she does it as a hobby .

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  16. I really like embroidery and would love to improve my techniques.

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  17. My granddaughter would love this. She is just learning to embroider

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  18. I would love to win this book. I am a crazy quilter and use embroidery in all of my work.

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  19. I have never done embroidery, but I have seen my grandma do it. I've always wanted to learn.

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  20. I have always wanted to try embroidery!

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  21. I've done a lot of cross stitching, and a little embroidery. Would like to learn how to do more.

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  22. When I was a preteen I took several embroidery classes and then I never did it again. I would love to dive back into it. I remember it being a lot of fun.

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  23. I tried it when I was younger and would like to learn again as it is a lovely creative outlet.

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  24. I have a friend who is very into embroidery

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  25. I'd love to get back into embroidery. It's very relaxing, and works up so quickly (as opposed to x-stitch).

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Thank you for commenting :)