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

Sep 15, 2009
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Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart

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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  1. simplypat September 15th

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

    Can't wait to get the book.


  2. User avater JunkQueen September 15th

    Oh, sign me up!! I'd love to have this book.

  3. User avater JGilman September 15th

    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!

  4. cyberprincess September 15th

    i'd love to win!
    would be wonderful to have
    in time for making gifts for the holidays...
    thanks so much . . .

  5. User avater annielizabeth September 15th

    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!

  6. User avater ShiningStar September 15th

    I am going to learn embroidery soon. I would love this book.

  7. User avater littleislandgirl September 15th

    i wish i looked liked like you jenny!
    at least with your book -
    i could embroider like you! :-)

  8. User avater sew_darn_cute September 15th

    a friend sent me the link -
    would love the book!
    could always learn something new

  9. User avater LaurieJ September 15th

    Wow, that looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. User avater CarolynJH September 15th

    This looks like fun. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  11. User avater GrubnMonkey September 15th

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Jenny Hart is amazing!

  12. Sew13threads September 15th

    I love to do embroidery!

  13. tishous September 15th

    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!

  14. User avater Izabel September 15th

    It could be the perfect gift for my friend :), she much more advanced!

  15. User avater AdelaideB September 15th

    I love her Books and kits!

  16. User avater emmyjay September 15th

    I would love to add this book to my collection!

  17. User avater OldFashion September 15th

    This book looks like it's right up my alley...

  18. User avater MavyLu September 15th

    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.

  19. User avater oohisay September 15th

    Ah, I love the cover of this~can't wait to stitch the "peek-a-boo fan lady"

  20. User avater micheleq September 15th

    Great giveaway --looks like a fabulous book. Thank you!

  21. User avater MrsDrew September 15th

    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.

  22. CDStyle September 15th

    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!

  23. User avater eeamende September 15th

    This book looks fabulous and I love Jenny Hart! She always comes up with the best stuff

  24. User avater cookiekenney September 15th

    This book would inspire me in so many ways with doing my projects. Good luck everyone.

  25. TamaraLynne September 15th

    I've been totally waiting for this book to come out!!!

  26. User avater Silk_Starlight September 15th

    I love new ideas for stitching cloth, the cover is very inviting!

  27. User avater cmouse01 September 15th

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. User avater clafaver September 16th

    Just staarted adding embroidery to my projects and beading. This book would be great to have.

  29. WizardGir1 September 16th

    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.

  30. User avater BillieCA September 16th

    Love Jenny Hart designs! This looks like a great book.

  31. User avater tats4cats September 16th

    This book looks so cool! I'm always looking for ways to make my creations more unique and special!

  32. User avater tats4cats September 16th

    This book looks so cool! I'm always looking for ways to make my creations more unique and special!

  33. User avater shannonstoney September 16th

    I love hand embroidered embellishments.

  34. User avater dlipsky September 16th

    This looks like a really fun book, I would love to win one!

  35. User avater MaryLo September 16th

    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!

  36. User avater melissah September 16th

    I am just getting back into embroidery and would love the inspiration from this book!

  37. User avater sewapropos September 16th

    Who knew embroidery could be so sexy?

  38. User avater bunnysmokes September 16th

    i've been loving vintage embroidery trim techniques lately, this is perfect!

  39. User avater Escere September 16th

    Oh, what a beautiful book.

  40. User avater digitalmisfit September 16th

    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!

  41. susenel September 17th

    I heart Jenny Hart! This book is on my wishlist.

  42. User avater NotWendy September 17th

    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.

  43. User avater noelleholler September 18th

    I would love to win this giveaway! Thanks!

  44. User avater iridaea September 18th

    oooo! More embroidery stitches! Thanks for the opportunity!

  45. User avater MeganAnne September 19th

    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

  46. User avater sa4grace September 21st

    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!

  47. User avater daperfectmix September 23rd

    awww, i missed it!

  48. User avater zanygumby January 22nd

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


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