November 15, 2011

Covered in Stitches Contest: vote for your favourite!

The Feeling Stitchy team had the incredibly hard task to select 10 embroideries entered for the Covered in Stitches Contest, for the public vote. Yes, it's now up to you, dear Feeling Stitchy readers, to choose your favourite Embroidered Book Cover!

Please click here to vote until the 22nd of November 12 pm CST. Please vote only once. Any duplicate entries will be disqualified.

But let's first meet the nominees (in no particular order) and find out what the judges had to say about the pieces in their reports!

The Great Gatsby  by Broderies de Cecile "Love the eyes and lettering, so clean"

Superman by Huzzah and Fancy Pants "The lettering is perfect! Love the satin stitch"

Wynken, Blynken & Nod by Lisa Leggett  "Brilliant stitching, shading and applique, you can feel the movement in this, it's got everything."

The Adventures of Tin Tin by Wendalene "I had to look closely at this one to see if it wasn't some kind of printed on fabric it looks that accurate, but nope, all stitching and shading, fantastic."

Dune by Funkembroidery  "Muslin hand-dyed with kitchen spices? How awesome is that!"

Still Life with Woodpecker by Cappywanna "Brilliant choice of book cover, perfectly executed."

The Invisible Mountain by SpidersPaw "The creative use of fill stitching on this piece is mind blowing."

No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Embellisher "Fantastic recreation of the cover, yet with the stitching it somehow manages to look even better than the original, I love how textured it looks"

French Revolutions by the Stitchsmith "I like the different stitches used. Especially the little 'airflow' details on some of the letters."

Conte des Mille et Une Nuits by Coeurdefreesia  "The face and the colors are wonderful, love the metallics"

Again, we were quite overwhelmed by the many great entries for this contest. We loved that many of you used techniques like fabric dying, tinting and appliqué to create the finished book cover. Another highlight was the crazy amount of fill stitching on many of the embroidered book covers! It was also lovely to see a couple of first time embroiderers among the contestants (and even making the final 10!).

Now go on, vote for your favourite!


  1. Amazing entries, every single one! Outstanding work!

  2. wOW!! Every entry was so fantastic, that it is hard to vote...I would vote for
    Good luck to you all!! :DD

  3. i wish they could all win. they are all works of art!

  4. Oh wow! So honored to be selected as part of the Top 10. Thank you SO much! Good luck everyone!

  5. these are amazing! i am going to have to think about this. i want to vote for them all!!!!

  6. Bummed that I'm out of the running for those sweet prizes. Good luck to all! I'm off to vote :)

  7. wow, i am totally honored to be a finalist! there are some really incredible entries here!

  8. Congratulations to everyone who entered this amazing competition !

    I've been so impressed with each entry and I wish you all could win.

    And a big GOOD ON YA to the finalists, I hope you all do well in the voting poles.

    To Feeling Stitchy- thanking you so much for hosting this great comp. Whilst I did not submit an entry, I have been enjoying following all the excitement. This blog is often my inspiration to pick up my needle and thread.

  9. I'm a little bit beside myself, especially with all the amazing work that was in that pool. Good luck to everyone; I'm honored to share the top ten with you!

  10. Huzzah and Fancy PantsNovember 16, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    I'm completely shocked and honoured! So many amazing entries.

  11. Thank you so much for selecting my entry to be one of the finalists - I am one of the "first time stitchers" so it is especially special! And thank you for organising the contest - I appreciate how much time it all takes to do this stuff so thank you again. I have got so much inspiration from the other fabulous entries - I can't wait to get started on another project!

  12. What an amazing collection of artwork!! It was so hard to pick just one. I don't even know how you managed to narrow it down to 10. Nice job curating this collection and inspiring such lovely work. Can't wait to see who wins!

  13. Amazing work, congratulation to all who made the top 10. Superman gets my vote!
    Great Job!
    Auntie Jeanne

  14. That was VERY difficult. I am in awe of all the beautiful work! It was a super contest!

  15. I'm so excited to be among the finalists, thank you! This contest was such good fun, and I loved seeing everyone else's wonderful stitching, good luck to all!

  16. I've just discovered this blog and will while away some haoppy hours reading through it all! i love embroidery.