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

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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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.


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  1. simplypat | | #1

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

    Can't wait to get the book.


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    JunkQueen | | #2

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

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    JGilman | | #3

    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 | | #4

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

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    annielizabeth | | #5

    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!

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    ShiningStar | | #6

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

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    littleislandgirl | | #7

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

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    sew_darn_cute | | #8

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

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    LaurieJ | | #9

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

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    carolynjh | | #10

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

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    GrubnMonkey | | #11

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

  12. Sew13threads | | #12

    I love to do embroidery!

  13. tishous | | #13

    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!

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    Izabel | | #14

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

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    AdelaideB | | #15

    I love her Books and kits!

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    emmyjay | | #16

    I would love to add this book to my collection!

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    OldFashion | | #17

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

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    MavyLu | | #18

    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.

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    oohisay | | #19

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

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    micheleq | | #20

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

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    MrsDrew | | #21

    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 | | #22

    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!

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    eeamende | | #23

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

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    cookiekenney | | #24

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

  25. TamaraLynne | | #25

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

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    Silk_Starlight | | #26

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

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    cmouse01 | | #27

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    clafaver | | #28

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

  29. WizardGir1 | | #29

    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.

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    BillieCA | | #30

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

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    tats4cats | | #31

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

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    tats4cats | | #32

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

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    shannonstoney | | #33

    I love hand embroidered embellishments.

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    dlipsky | | #34

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

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    MaryLo | | #35

    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!

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    melissah | | #36

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

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    sewapropos | | #37

    Who knew embroidery could be so sexy?

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    bunnysmokes | | #38

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

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    Escere | | #39

    Oh, what a beautiful book.

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    digitalmisfit | | #40

    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 | | #41

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

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    NotWendy | | #42

    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.

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    noelleholler | | #43

    I would love to win this giveaway! Thanks!

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    iridaea | | #44

    oooo! More embroidery stitches! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    MeganAnne | | #45

    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

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    sa4grace | | #46

    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!

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    daperfectmix | | #47

    awww, i missed it!

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    zanygumby | | #48

    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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