February 11, 2012
Giveaway Love: Hoopla
We have an extra-special giveaway today thanks to the good people who brought you Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery. Hoopla, by Leanne Prain, is a sizeable embroidery book, full of inspiration, anecdotes, history, projects, and interviews. Inside you'll find an interview with Jenny Hart, embroidery entrepeneur (and a guest blogger on Feeling Stitchy), as well as tons of interviews with well known people in the blogosphere, and many artists who may be new to you.
Did I mention that one of Feeling Stitchy's contributors took part in this book? Jo created these adorably geeky microbe hankies:
Gotta love that cheeky guy modeling the hanky, by the way. He works an embroidered hanky like nobody's business. :)
I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of the book today, and you know what? Leave a comment and you could win your own copy (the publishers already sent me this one, thank you very much). :)
I'm also giving away all the cute loot they sent me: 2 mini gocco print hoops (jackalope, and fly, respectively), and 6 hilariously cheeky buttons. That means you have 9 chances to win something! That doesn't happen every day, folks. At least, not for me. :)
So, here's a brief tour, starting with the title page:
(don't mind my flags - I marked all the cool stuff I wanted to share with you today)
Here's a lovely Cate Anevski pattern:
I love this modern cuckoo clock blackwork pattern:
This cross-stitch applique bull pattern is quite nice as well:
I love the dainty stitched chapter heading pages:
And, in honor of Valentine's Day, I stitched up this oxytocin embroidery - it was a very quick stitch, easy and fun:
I'd say Hoopla is definitely worth a read - there's a huge variety of patterns and styles represented. I do wish the patterns were larger - maybe having all the patterns in the back of the book would have been a good move. For this reason, some of the project patterns seem more like inspiration drawings rather than actual templates, but there's certainly a wonderful assortment of projects in the book.
So, you wanna win, folks? Leave a comment here by 9 PM, U.S. Central Time on Sunday, Feb. 12 - in your comment please tell us 1) where in the world you are from, 2) your favorite project (of the ones pictured here) and 3) your email address, so I can contact the winner!
Edit: 9 PM - comments closed! Winners to be announced on Monday, Feb. 13th!
Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on my blog, and find my vintage transfer collection at Vintage Transfer Finds.
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