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Apr142015

Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops are coming to a bookshelf near you! PLUS a giveaway!

We're thrilled to share our new book Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops--and to tell you about a pretty fantastic giveaway!

Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops is based on the popular classes Rebecca Ringquist, embroideress extraordinaire, teaches around the country. For the novice or experienced embroiderer who appreciates the value of beautiful stitches but also likes to break a few rules along the way, Rebecca teaches everything from the “proper” way to form a French knot and transfer a design to a canvas, to new ways to stitch three-dimensionally, mix and match machine- and hand-stitching, and so much more.

Also featured are instructions for 20 innovative projects, including a cloth sampler designed especially for the book (and packaged in an envelope at the back), table linens, wall art, and clothing embellishments.

 

Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops is available today everywhere books are sold. To see more gorgeous photos from this book (all taken by the inimitable Johnny Miller), check out our gallery. (To see a few photos that Johnny took that we didn't have room for in the book, be sure to check out Johnny's site.)

For any New York-based readers, don't miss Rebecca's book launch gathering at The City Quilter (133 W. 25th St, NYC) on May 5th at 6 - 7 pm! More info.

Giveaway Alert: We're also thrilled to give all of you a chance to win this amazing embroidery gift pack--an awesome starter kit for the beginner embroiderer, or a great set of goodies for the experienced stitcher. *Three* lucky winners will receive this gift pack featuring the following items:

  • One Pack of Super Solvy Water-Soluble Transfer Material
  • One Sulky Transfer Marker
  • One Pack of DMC Embroidery floss
  • One Pair of DMC Embroidery Scissors
  • One DMC Embroidery Floss Organizer
  • Three packs of Clover Embroidery Needles
  • One Clover Disappearing Ink Marker
  • One Pack of Clover Flower Head Pins
  • One Pack of Weeks Dye Works Embroidery Floss
  • One Pack of Weeks Dye Works 2 Strand Floss
  • One Pack of Weeks Dye Works Perle Cotton
  • One Skein of DyedFiber Perle Tencel
  • One Dropcloth Sampler "Pysanka"
  • Three 3-month Creativebug subscriptions for you + some friends (check out Rebecca's classes here)
  • One copy of Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops

actual package contents may differ slightly from the photo above.

To enter: just comment in the blog below (tell us why you should win!), and follow STC Craft (@STC_Craft), Rebecca Ringquist (@dropcloth) and Clover USA (@cloverusa) on instagram between now and April 21st!

Good luck!

 

The fine print: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C. who are 18 or older as of date of entry between April 14 and 21, 2015. To enter, comment on this blog post and follow STC Craft (@STC_Craft), Rebecca Ringquist (@dropcloth) and Clover USA (@cloverusa) on instagram from April 14 – 21, 2015. Limit one (1) entry per person. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m.ET on April 21, 2015. Three (3) winners shall be selected in a random drawing to receive an embroidery prize pack.Visit http://www.abramsbooks.com/RREW_STCblog_rules.html for full official rules. Void where prohibited.

Reader Comments (47)

Though I learned the basics of embroider as a child, I'm really inspired by Rebecca Ringquist's work. Her work is so free! I want to go there!

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkelli

Thank you for the great giveaway! I would love to rekindle my love of embroidery. That was the first needlework I learned as a child. It paved the way to knitting, crochet, smocking, quilting, needlepoint, french hand sewing by hand and machine. I have lived my life 'making things'.

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSara Denbo

I would love to win! I have two of Rebecca's samplers but need to finish them and this book would give me inspiration!

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJessica peled

I should win because I'm a renaissance crafter (I DO IT ALL) And haven't embroidered in a while (despite my embroidery scissors tattoo). I could really use a push to get back in the game.

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteremme

I was very active in embroidery circles about 30 years ago. I lost interest following the death of my husband.
It might be fun to pick it up again.

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercheryl

I would love to win because I really dig Rebecca's style -- she inspired me to start embroidering again with her paisley sampler. This package of goodies would send me over the moon with excitement. Yesterday was my birthday and i would considerate this the best belated birthday present ever! I can't wait to see her new book -- Soooooo excited!

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

I LOVE Rebecca's work - it's making my fingers itch to learn to embroider! Perfect timing, as my little one is turning 1 year old this summer and I should be able to reclaim both hands soon - this past year has been a one-handed one, as I always seem to have a baby in one arm, and only one hand to accomplish all the other things in life. thank you for this gorgeous giveaway!

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnjali

I should win because the way my name is pronounced is almost the same as the verb "ganar" in Spanish, which means "to win".

Also, having some new inspiration for my embroidery would be very, very welcome.
Embroidering my own new white jeans this summer instead of buying 3K for a designer pair...!

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGhana

Pick me! I love embroidery and this is a WONDERFUL giveaway. Thank you.

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Reyes

I need some new crafty items to get me through summer break.. and this looks like it would fit the bill!

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Layman

i spend every spare minute knitting or on needlepoint and these beautiful embroidery projects will be my new passion

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEdwina

I hope you pick me, this book looks amazing. I'm a native of India transplanted to the US, and remember being just a part of everyday life, to be used and not just to be admired. Garments, shawls, hats and even shoes are embroidered. Beauty and utility! I haven't embroidered in years and would love to take it up again (and even embellish my knits).

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDeepa

i love rebecca! i would love to win this amazing book and package, because my girls and i would love to dig in over summer break! embroidery and the beach…dreamy! :)

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterheather

I love discovering new embroidery products and there are a lot of great ones I would love a chance to try out! Plus this book looks fantastic!

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I can't wait to read this book and try out some of the projects.

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelley Tackett

I would love to win as I like to embroider to slow down and still be creative. Sitting on the couch with the cats making smaller more intimate items is very relaxing...(also do it in bed, too!)
thanks

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterruby t

A long time quilter and newby fibre artist, I am enjoying the process of adding embroidery stitches to my work. This updated and fresh look seems a perfect fit.

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

I'd love to win this - I've been wanting to learn embroidery!

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKaralee

The reason I would like to win is that I used to do a lot of embroidery years ago and recently I have gotten back into it. This book and these other fantastic prizes would be a wonderful thing to happen to me.
Thank you for the contest and thank you Rebecca Ringquist for being so inspiring.

MaryJane

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaryJane Mitchell

I'm just starting to try embroidery so this would be perfect!

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Steger

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