BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY || STITCHED BLOOMS

Stitched Blooms Book Review & Giveaway

today's book review is for the new release "stitched blooms: 300 floral, leaf & border motifs to embroider" by author carina envoldsen-harris of the awesome blog "carina's craftblog". this lovely gem of a book is a great addition to any embroidery lovers collection.

i love to sew and knit but i also love to do embroidery! i don't get to do it as much as i'd like to but when i do i really enjoy it! if you're looking for a new embroidery book that is classic and has a good amount of technique and patterns in it this book is for you. from tea towels & luminaries to pincushions and sewing kits there is a project for everyone in it.
Stitched Blooms Book Review & Giveaway
my favorite thing about stitched blooms is the beginning. i adored carina's section on color. i think a lot of people get intimidated by color palettes, how to choose them & why and i thought this was a wonderful part of the book. she addresses the following in the beginning of the book:

- basics of color theory, color schemes, and even color exploration exercises! 
- fabrics & thread (caring for your pieces, types of thread, how to use floss etc)
- embroidery tools (love the bit on pattern transfer pieces)
- working with motifs
- embroidery techniques
- great stitch glossary (so cute!) 


i learned a lot and will use this book as a refresher whenever i get some lovely time to pick up my needles and thread. what about you? would you like to win a copy of  "stitched blooms"?

Stitched Blooms Book Review & Giveaway image by lark crafts
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\\ THE PRIZE \\
- one lucky winner will win a copy of "stitched blooms" and a set (7-8) of the author's favorite floss color combos!

\\ HOW TO ENTER \\
- simply leave me a comment telling me why you love embroidery.

\\ THE RULES \\
- you must leave a valid email address in your comment or you will be disqualified.
- giveaway is open until 10/02/2013, midnight, pst.


you can also see the rest of the pretty stitched blooms blog book tour below! there are lots of great posts and chances to win! thanks for having me carina!

 Sept. 16th โ€“ Amanda Carestio - www.larkcrafts.com
 
Sept. 17th - Lynne - lilysquilts.blogspot.com
 
Sept. 17th - Sara Lawson - www.sewsweetness.com
 
Sept. 18th - Alicia Rosello - www.elblogdedmc.com
 
Sept. 19th - Jessica Crapo - www.running-w-scissors.com
 
Sept. 19th - Diane Gilleland - www.craftypod.com
 
Sept. 20th - Mollie Johanson - wildolive.blogspot.com
 
Sept. 21st - Aina Crescimbeni - www.casandersen.blogspot.it
 
Sept. 21st  - Beth Wilson - www.sewmamasew.com
 
Sept. 22nd  - APL Creations - http://aplcreations.com
 
Sept. 23rd  - Jo Stafferton & Floresita - www.feelingstitchy.com
 
Sept. 23rd - Rachel Hobson - averagejanecrafter.blogspot.com/
 
Sept. 24th - John Adams - www.quiltdad.com
 
Sept. 24th - Aimee Ray - www.littledeartracks.blogspot.com
 
Sept. 25th - Jenny Doh - www.crescendoh.com
 
Sept. 26th - Hanna Andersson - www.ihanna.nu
 
Sept. 26th - Abby Glassenberg - www.whileshenaps.typepad.com
 
Sept. 27th โ€“ Susie Stubbs - www.flowerpress.blogspot.com
Sept. 27th - Lynne - lilysquilts.blogspot.com

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