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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Embroidered Effects: Projects and Patterns to Inspire Your Stitching

Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart
Each stitch is described and illustrated clearly and with enough detail to make it easy to teach yourself the stitch if youre not already familiar with it. Youll also learn how to create wonderful stitch combinations as well as how to embellish your embroidery with sequins, beads, and other options.
Theres an entire covering the tools youll need, including hoops, frames, needles, scissors, and much more. Another section deals with fabrics and pattern making.
The project pages include home and fashion ideas as well as ways to add beautiful finishing touches to almost anything.
Pages of transfer patterns are included so that even if youre not an artist and able to create your own designs, you will find a great design to embroider.
Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart

Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart

Photo: courtesy of Chronicle Books

Change your Threads avatar (or profile picture), then post a comment below, and you could be one of three lucky winners chosen at random to receive a copy of this fabulous book.

Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart (published by Chronicle Books; photography by Aimée Herring) is filled with lots of hand embroidery instruction and inspiration. Jenny gives detailed directions to make more than 35 hand embroidery stitches as well as lots of suggestions about great ways to use embroidery to embellish your sewing. The book includes dozens of reusable iron-on transfers to use as embroidery stitch guidelines and clever ideas to give your projects a little pizazz. Even beginners can use this book to enhance their sewing projects or to turn ready-to-wear garments into one-of-a-kind treasures. If you want to take your sewing to the next level, this is the book for you!

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To change your avatar, click on "My Threads" above. Next, click on "Edit My Settings" in the upper right corner of the window. Then, click "Change Your Profile Image" to upload the image of your choice from your computer. The image can be up to 4 MB or 1,200 pixels.

To enter the drawing, leave a comment displaying your new avatar.

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline -- 11:59 pm, Monday, September 21 -- and you could be one of the three lucky winners who will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, September 22.

amm April M. Mohr, contributor
Posted on Sep 15th, 2009 in embellishments, embroidery, embroidery

Comments (48)

zanygumby zanygumby writes: I've always wanted to learn how to embroider. I have seen some beautiful work! So many talented people out there!

Phyllis
Posted: 7:29 pm on January 22nd

daperfectmix daperfectmix writes: awww, i missed it!
Posted: 7:35 am on September 23rd

sa4grace sa4grace writes: I'm just getting into embroidery... where have you been all my life??? I love the different effects that you can create! More interested in the contemporary designs, rather than vintage or Red Work. Yippee!
Posted: 6:42 pm on September 21st

MeganAnne MeganAnne writes: I first got into embroidery because of a how-to video she put together for Threadbangers. I went out the next day and bought materials. :)
I would love to be entered into the contest, I can't wait to add this to my collection! :D
Posted: 5:47 pm on September 19th

iridaea iridaea writes: oooo! More embroidery stitches! Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 11:21 am on September 18th

noelleholler noelleholler writes: I would love to win this giveaway! Thanks!
Posted: 1:53 am on September 18th

NotWendy NotWendy writes: I thought I already had my own avatar loaded but I guess not. I've loaded it now. Yay! I love all her books and kits but don't have the new one.
Posted: 6:26 pm on September 17th

susenel susenel writes: I heart Jenny Hart! This book is on my wishlist.
Posted: 5:27 pm on September 17th

digitalmisfit digitalmisfit writes: Ack! I would love that book!
I have only recently started to embroider, but I am in love! In fact, I am taking a break from stitching a cute beaver right now!
Posted: 10:48 pm on September 16th

Escere Escere writes: Oh, what a beautiful book.
Posted: 8:23 pm on September 16th

bunnysmokes bunnysmokes writes: i've been loving vintage embroidery trim techniques lately, this is perfect!
Posted: 6:31 pm on September 16th

sewapropos sewapropos writes: Who knew embroidery could be so sexy?
Posted: 5:20 pm on September 16th

melissah melissah writes: I am just getting back into embroidery and would love the inspiration from this book!
Posted: 4:32 pm on September 16th

MaryLo MaryLo writes: I love the idea of personaling my creations! Embroidery should not become a "lost" art. This book looks like a fun book to have in my collection. I would love one!
Posted: 3:59 pm on September 16th

dlipsky dlipsky writes: This looks like a really fun book, I would love to win one!
Posted: 3:33 pm on September 16th

shannonstoney shannonstoney writes: I love hand embroidered embellishments.
Posted: 1:33 pm on September 16th

tats4cats tats4cats writes: This book looks so cool! I'm always looking for ways to make my creations more unique and special!
Posted: 11:09 am on September 16th

tats4cats tats4cats writes: This book looks so cool! I'm always looking for ways to make my creations more unique and special!
Posted: 11:06 am on September 16th

BillieCA BillieCA writes: Love Jenny Hart designs! This looks like a great book.
Posted: 11:02 am on September 16th

WizardGir1 WizardGir1 writes: Wow! Couldn't believe my eyes when I signed on to see this book on Threads. I'm going to start my first free-embroidery project this morning! Tips, tricks and designing would help me tons in future projects.
Posted: 8:13 am on September 16th

clafaver clafaver writes: Just staarted adding embroidery to my projects and beading. This book would be great to have.
Posted: 7:49 am on September 16th

cmouse01 cmouse01 writes: Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.
Posted: 10:45 pm on September 15th

Silk_Starlight Silk_Starlight writes: I love new ideas for stitching cloth, the cover is very inviting!
Posted: 10:40 pm on September 15th

TamaraLynne TamaraLynne writes: I've been totally waiting for this book to come out!!!
Posted: 10:17 pm on September 15th

cookiekenney cookiekenney writes: This book would inspire me in so many ways with doing my projects. Good luck everyone.
Posted: 9:56 pm on September 15th

eeamende eeamende writes: This book looks fabulous and I love Jenny Hart! She always comes up with the best stuff
Posted: 9:11 pm on September 15th

CDStyle CDStyle writes: This book is great! I would love to learn more about embroidery and this book looks like the perfect book to learn from. The pictures shown from the book are the cutest designs. Thank you so much for putting this book in a contest for 3 winners!
Posted: 8:45 pm on September 15th

MrsDrew MrsDrew writes: For the past year I have been thinking of having my students stitch or sew a work of art (I am an Art Teacher). Seeing this cover has started my creative juices flowing - I can't imagine what the contents will do for me. May the powers that be help my cupeth to over floweth.
Posted: 8:09 pm on September 15th

micheleq micheleq writes: Great giveaway --looks like a fabulous book. Thank you!
Posted: 7:57 pm on September 15th

oohisay oohisay writes: Ah, I love the cover of this~can't wait to stitch the "peek-a-boo fan lady"
Posted: 5:57 pm on September 15th

MavyLu MavyLu writes: Omigosh! This looks like the neatest most hip embroidery book I've come across. I must have this!

I just started embroidering, and this would be the perfect thing to get me really involved in it.
Posted: 5:50 pm on September 15th

OldFashion OldFashion writes: This book looks like it's right up my alley...
Posted: 5:28 pm on September 15th

emmyjay emmyjay writes: I would love to add this book to my collection!
Posted: 5:21 pm on September 15th

AdelaideB AdelaideB writes: I love her Books and kits!
Posted: 4:52 pm on September 15th

Izabel Izabel writes: It could be the perfect gift for my friend :), she much more advanced!
Posted: 4:00 pm on September 15th

tishous tishous writes: Everytime I'm in the bookstore, I just have to look through this book and all of it's pretty pattern, but always have to put it back on the shelf so my duaghter can get her Curious George fix!
Posted: 3:56 pm on September 15th

Sew13threads Sew13threads writes: I love to do embroidery!
Posted: 3:18 pm on September 15th

GrubnMonkey GrubnMonkey writes: Love, love, LOVE this book! Jenny Hart is amazing!
Posted: 2:34 pm on September 15th

CarolynJH CarolynJH writes: This looks like fun. Thanks for the chance to enter.
Posted: 2:25 pm on September 15th

LaurieJ LaurieJ writes: Wow, that looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.
Posted: 2:09 pm on September 15th

sew_darn_cute sew_darn_cute writes: a friend sent me the link -
would love the book!
could always learn something new
Posted: 2:07 pm on September 15th

littleislandgirl littleislandgirl writes: i wish i looked liked like you jenny!
at least with your book -
i could embroider like you! :-)
Posted: 2:01 pm on September 15th

ShiningStar ShiningStar writes: I am going to learn embroidery soon. I would love this book.
Posted: 1:50 pm on September 15th

annielizabeth annielizabeth writes: Oh, what a fun book this would be to have. I've been wanting to do more embroidery. I recently got a new hoop and I my embroidery thread stash is calling out to me.....use me, use me!
Posted: 1:47 pm on September 15th

cyberprincess cyberprincess writes: i'd love to win!
would be wonderful to have
in time for making gifts for the holidays...
thanks so much . . .
Posted: 1:29 pm on September 15th

JGilman JGilman writes: I would love to have this! I love the fact that she's made this contemporary and FUN - not just old fashioned sampler type designs.

Wishing all of us good luck in the giveaway!
Posted: 12:48 pm on September 15th

JunkQueen JunkQueen writes: Oh, sign me up!! I'd love to have this book.
Posted: 11:28 am on September 15th

simplypat simplypat writes: Sublime Stitchingalso set small packets for different embroideries. I use the doll faces and love them.

Can't wait to get the book.

Pat
Posted: 11:27 am on September 15th

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