June 6, 2013

Portuguese embroidery supplies - giveaway

Olá! Today is a giveaway day!!

My shop, agulha não pica has been searching for Portuguese embroidery supplies and researching their history and I am now very happy to announce that we'll become a very proud seller of embroidery pearl cotton size 8 and pure line fabrics. Both made in Portugal!


Some weeks ago I talked about Limol pearl cotton and last week I introduced you to the long lasting tradition of linen production in Portugal.


This week agulha não pica is giving you the opportunity to see the beautiful colors of the pearl cotton with your own eyes and feel the amazing touch of pure linen with your own fingers...


From now on you'll be able to find in agulha não pica's etsy shop both light weight and heavy weight Portuguese linen, made in Guimarães - a region well known for the excellence of its linens for more than one thousand years... And a new pack of embroidery cotton pearl, size 8 is available now, too.


To celebrate the good news, agulha não pica will be offering a pack of embroidery supplies with Portuguese soul... One fat quarter (20"x20") of heavy weight linen and one fat quarter (20"x30") of light weight linen with a beautiful box of six pearl cotton balls size 8 and two Portugese traditional patterns printed on tracing paper.



Embroidery supplies with Portuguese soul
"Embroidery supplies with Portuguese soul" - which regional embroidery has inspired the color choices?

And agulha não pica is so delighted and proud that we will also be giving a box with six balls of cotton pearl size 8: blue, white, gray, black red and ecru...


  
Collage pearl cotton guimaraes
Pack with six balls of cotton pearl size 8 - which regional embroidery has inspired the color choices?

To win, check both posts: "pack of embroidery supplies with Portuguese soul" and  "pearl cotton balls box"  There you will find information on which regional Portuguese embroideries inspired the color choices of each box.


Leave a comment on this post with the two regional embroideries that inspired the color choices of the pearl cotton boxes in the photos. You have until 9 PM Central Standard Time, Sunday, June 9th to enter. Just one entry per person, please. And there will be two winners!!

Boa Sorte! Good Luck!

76 comments:

  1. The love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs (vibrant kit) and
    Guimarães Embroidery (neutrals kit)! They look divine!

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  2. The Love Kerchiefs colors were inspired by love or fiance embroidered handkerchiefs, and the pearl cottons were inspired by Guimaraes Embroidery.

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  3. disqus_cI9zem0wFkJune 6, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    The second pack color choice was inspired by Guimarães Embroidery - one of the most famous Portuguese regional embroideries.

    The embroidery pack color choice was inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs - one of the most famous Portuguese regional embroideries.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity! I have been very intrigued by your posts about this topic and these supplies from Portugal!

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  4. The brights were inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs and the second more neutral pack by Guimarães Embroidery. These look beautiful!

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  5. The orange, yellow, deep pink, dark green, red box of thread is inspired by love or fiance embroidered handkerchiefs. The white, ecru, red, gray, blue and black box is inspired by Guimaraes regional embroidery. Thank you for entering me! xx

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  6. The colour choice for the box "Embroidery supplies with Portuguese soul" was inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs, and the second box colour choice was inspired by Guimarães Embroidery. Thank you :)

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  7. The bright coloured pack is inspired by the gorgeous "Lenços dos Namorados" and the second one by Guimarães traditional embroideries.

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  8. The bright/primary colors - love colors - are inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs. And the second pack is inspired by the Guimaraes embroidery - "one of the most famous Portuguese regional embroideries" They're both lovely, and thanks for this opportunity!

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  9. The bright, fiesta-ish colors are inspired by the Love Kerchiefs and the blues/red/grey are inspired by Guimaraes traditional embroideries which are one of the most well-known embroideries and the other is Viana do Castelo. {I'm an art teacher and I am inspired to use these traditional Portuguese embroideries for an art lesson! YAY~always looking for new ideas.}

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  10. The primary colors: they are inspired by fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs. The others are inspired by the Guimaraes embroidery that I'm gonna met in October!!!!! Portugal, I'm gonna visit you!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  11. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    If I understand right, regional Traditional Portuguese embroideries you mentioned are Viana do Castelo and Guimarães.

    I'd love to see these lovely threads and linens and use them :)


    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  12. I would love to get my hands on either one! Love or fiance embroidered handkerchiefs inspired the blue/orange/red/yellow/pink beautiful perle threads and the red/black/grey/cream set is inspired by Regional Traditional Portugese Embroideres like Viana do Castelo and Guimaraes.

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  13. Deborah GunthorpeJune 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    So so beautiful. The first pack (bright colours) was inspired by love or fiance embroidered handkerchiefs. The second pack was inspired by Guimaraes Embroidery. Fascinating reads - thanks!

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  14. The bright/warmer colour combination is inspired by love or fiance embroidered handkerchiefs, and the neutral/cooler colour combination is inspired by Guimarães Embroidery! They're both great colour combinations, thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

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  15. HI! HOW LOVLEY!'
    BRIGHT COLOR=LOVE COLORS
    2ND PACK=PRESERVATION OF TRADITIONS

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  16. The first was inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchief, and the second was inspired by Guimarães Embroidery - one of the most famous Portuguese regional embroideries.

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  17. Those are very beautiful colors!! Thanks for the giveaway !!:)
    The first pack with vibrant colors is inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs - one of the most famous Portuguese regional embroideries as it does not require rigid color pattern and many colors (mostly primary) are used.
    The second pack is inspired by Guimarães Embroidery - one of the most famous Portuguese regional embroideries.
    I liked your idea of letting people know about such details rather than just participate in a giveaway. To be honest, I learned about it for the first time. There are many regional embroideries similar to these in India too.

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  18. Beautiful! I love the vibrant colours. They would go amazingly with my wool felt embroidery pieces. Thanks for the giveaway!

    The embroideries that inspire the colour choices are love or fiance embroidered handkerchiefs and Guimarães Embroidery.

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  19. The first pack is inspired by "love" or fiance kerchiefs and the second by the need to preserve the secular tradition of Portuguese embroidery.
    Beautiful Color

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  20. The first was inspired by Fiance Embroidered Kerchiefs/Portuguese regional embroideries. The second was inspired by Guimarães Embroidery.


    I prefer the bright ones, but they're both neat!

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  21. Love Kerchiefs and Guimaraes Embroidery. Beautiful! It would be fun too embroider on the linen with those beautiful colors

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  22. The brights were inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs and the second more neutral pack by Guimarães, I haven't tried Portugese embroidery but I would like to try it. What beautiful colours.

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  23. fiance embroidered handkerchiefs & Guimaraes Embroidery

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  24. The colours are so vibrant and I would be so thrilled to win! The first pack of gorgeously bright colours would have been used to embroider love handkerchiefs for fiances. The second pack was inspired by the wonderful tradition of Guimaraes and Viana do Castelo embroidery. Thank you and agulha não pica for the giveaway!

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  25. They were inspired by the fiance embroidered handkerchiefs & Guimaraes embroidery. Gorgeous!

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  26. ActsofCraftinessJune 6, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    The pearl cotton color collections were inspired by fiance embroidered kerchiefs / Portuguese regional embroideries and Guimarães. I've never tried Portuguese embroidery, but I'd love to!

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  27. The first group was inspired by fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs and the second by Guimarães.

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  28. The super wonderful bright collection is inspired by Love embroidered handkerchiefs (my favorite!) and the more subdued, neutral pack is inspired by Guimarães

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  29. What a wonderful give away!! thank you for the chance

    The first pack of threads were inspired by 'fiance embroidered handkerchiefs' and the other set of threads were inspired by Guimaraes'

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  30. great giveaway

    Pale ones - inspired by tradition of Guimaraes and Viana do Castelo embroidery

    Bright one - inspired by Fiance Embroidered Kerchiefs/Portuguese regional embroideries

    Both are just lovely!

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  31. the beautiful brights are influenced by the fiance embroidered kerchiefs and the paler ones by the Viana do Castelo and Guimaaes embroidery

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  32. The colourful box is inspired by the tradition of love or fiance embroidered handkerchiefs. The second box of threads is inspired by Guimaraes embroidery. Both boxes are beautiful!

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  33. The first pack is inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs and the second by Guimarães Embroidery.

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  34. So far I've just had my inheritance from Grandma - threads & needles - to teach myself to embroider with, so winning this would be lovely, and would let me start my own family tradition! The brights are inspired by designs for embroidered handkerchiefs made as love gifts, and the blue/ecru palette by traditional Guimarães embroidery. Good luck everyone!

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  35. The bright pack are inspired by Fiance kerchiefs and the second pack by the Guimaraes Embroidery. Thanks for the generous giveaway and the chance to win!

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  36. The first was inspired by Fiance Embroidered Kerchiefs/Portuguese regional embroideries. The second was inspired by Guimarães Embroidery. Both are beautiful.

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  37. This lovely thread has such a pretty shine, so glad we can purchase it here. The beautiful bright threads were inspired by Love or Fiance embroidered handkerchiefs.
    The stunning second set was inspired by Guimaraes Embroidery. Both famous Portuguese regional embroideries.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win some :)

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  38. The color of the first one pack was inspired by love embroidered handkerchiefs, and the second one was inspired by Guimarães Embroidery.

    I will be visiting Lisboa on June 21-24, any shop that I must look after?

    Obrigada

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  39. The brights are from the fiance embroidered handkerchiefs and the muted ones are from the Guimaraes embroidery

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  40. Virginia Sattler-ReimerJune 7, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Oh how wonderful! They both lok so amazing! The first was inspired by the love handkerchiefs and the second by Guimaraes embroidery. I am crossing my fingers!! :)

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  41. What a special give away, thank you so much for gifting such lovely items!

    The bright palette is inspired by fiance handkerchiefs/love embroideries of Portugal and the red, blue and black and neutrals are via Guimaraes and Viana do Castelo embroidery

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  42. Guimarães: white, ecru, red, gray, blue and black

    The color choice of this pack was inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs - one of the most famous Portuguese regional embroideries: orange; yellow; dark ; green; deep pink; red; orange.

    pearl cotton size 8 is used in Regional Traditional Portuguese Embroideries like Viana do Castelo and Guimarães.

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  43. Such beautiful colors!

    They are inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs and Guimarães Embroidery.

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  44. Oh, isto era um verdadeiro mimo conseguir ganhar! :) Vamos testar a sorte! As caixas são inspiradas - uma nos bordados dos lenços de namorados de Viana e a outra nos bordados de Guimarães!

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  45. Wow! So gorgeous!! I love the colours of the cotton that was inspired by "love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs". The second set is pretty and was inspired by "Guimarães Embroidery". Thank you for offering this stunning giveaway!!!

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  46. What a lovely giveaway. The Portuguese soul colors (those
    brights are MY favorite!) are inspired by love or the fiancé embroidered
    handkerchiefs, and the blue/grey/red pearl cotton colors are inspired by Guimaraes
    embroidery.

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  47. The one is from Guimaraes and other from inspired love handkerchiefs . Linda gerig

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  48. Stephanie @ Quarter incherJune 7, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Wow, these are gorgeous! The first one was inspired by the love of handkerchiefs and the second one by Guimaraes embroidery

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  49. Beautiful! Through your posts I have learned so much and am so inspired. I now look with different eyes at many embroideries. The two regional embroideries that inspired the color choices of the pearl cotton boxes are Viana do Castelo and Guimaraes.

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  50. Brynne PettifordJune 7, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    The two regions are Viana do Castelo and Guimaraes.

    I think the colors are beautiful and would love to win!

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  51. Vaytierre ValdesJune 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    For the "pack of embroidery supplies with Portuguese soul" the color choice was inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs; one of the most famous Portuguese regional embroideries.

    And for the "pearl cotton balls box" the color choice of this pack was inspired by Guimarães Embroidery.

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  52. The colors are so gorgeous! The primary colors are inspired by finance embroidered handkercheifs and the other was inspired by Guimarães Embroidery

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  53. These collections are amazing! They are inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs and guimaraes embroidery.
    usagypsy(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. The bright colors are inspired by the love kerchiefs. Oh, I love these colors. The red, blue, black and neutral are inspired by the regional embroidery of Guimaraes.
    My hubby and I visited Lisbon and surrounding area about 10 years ago. We were doing some missions work with Palavra da Vida. We stayed in a little town called Ericeira. Oh, how I loved that little town and it's people. Every morning, I would take a walk and talk to shopkeepers and residents. How lovely it was. I long to go back.

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  55. The love themed embroidered handkerchiefs inspired the vibrant primary colors and the Guimaraes Embroidery inspired the second one with the white, ecru, red, gray, blue and black!

    I love them both, though the love handkerchiefs are my favorite. There is just something about those colors that make me smile.

    Good luck everyone!

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  56. What fun! This would be a lovely prize to win! The first is inspired by love or fiance embroidered handkerchiefs and the second is inspired by Guimaraes embroidery.

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  57. Hmm. I have to say Viana do Castelo and Guimarães? Thanks for the chance to win! These sets are so beautiful!

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  58. Oh my, what a lovely giveaway:)

    The two regions are Viana do Castelo and Guimaraes. Thank you much for the chance to win. Have a wonderful day.

    Elaine Mcd

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  59. Wonderful giveaway, the embroidery supply set with its bright colours is especially lovely! The colour choices in that set were "inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs" and the colours of the second box were "inspired by Guimarães Embroidery". Thanks so much for the contest!

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  60. The colors are just GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing.

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  61. those threads look luscious and I love that they are inspired by the regional embroideries from Viana do Castelo and Guimarães.

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  62. The packs are inspired by fiance embroidered handkerchiefs and Guimaraes embroidery!
    Portugal is a beautiful country and I'm lucky enough to have visited several times - I have a friend who is a professor at Lisbon university!

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  63. São lindas as linhas!
    O primeiro conjunto foi inspirado nos "lenços de namorado" e o segundo nos "bordados de Guimarães".
    Adoraria ganhar!
    Um abraço!
    Egléa

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  64. The first was inspired by love or fiance embroidered handkerchiefs and the second was inspired by Guimaraes embroidery. I love them both!

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  65. the first was inspired by love or fiance embroidered handkerchiefs and the second by Guimarães embroidery. It is wonderful to have stumbled across this new shop, it can be quite hard to source traditional supplies

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  66. One was inspired by love or fiancé embroidered kerchiefs. The other by Guimaraes embroidery.

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  67. Obrigada pela partilha! As fotos fazem-nos
    lembrar os bordados de Guimarães e Viana do Castelo.
    Bom fim de semana
    Teresa C

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  68. Hi,

    Such wonderful colours together. Inspired by love handkerchiefs and Guimaraes embroidery. fabulous.

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  69. Inspired by fiance embroidered handkerchiefs and Guimaraes embroidery! The colors and patterns are stunning!

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  70. Thank you for the chance to win one of the sets of beautiful embroidery threads. What a generous giveaway! Two types of regional embroideries inspired the color choices: love or fiancé handkerchiefs were the inspiration for the set with brighter colors; Guimaraes embroidery was the inspiration for the set with white, ecru, red, grey, blue, and black.

    I have enjoyed learning about Portuguese embroidery and look forward to reading more. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!




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  71. The color choice of these packs were inspired by two of the most famous Portuguese regional embroideries, Guimarães Embroidery and love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs.

    Thank you for the chance at trying to win some of these fantastic looking embroidery supplies.

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  72. disqus_DvIoaYVR4LJune 9, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    "The color choice of this pack was inspired by love or fiancé embroidered handkerchiefs - one of the most famous Portuguese regional embroideries." and
    "Limol pearl cotton 8 is the only embroidery thread made in Portugal and is inspired by the need of preserving the secular traditions of Portuguese Embroidery."

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  73. Love or fiancé and Guimarães! Yay! Such pretty thread!

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  74. I love the traditions of handkerchiefs embroidered especially for fiance's. The vibrant colours of the embroideries, the patterns and history of it is so inspiring and enough to make a person go looking for needle and thimble. I've never tried embroidery with a No 8 thread and would love the chance to make one of the lovely patterns available on the giveaway.

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  75. The first was inspired by love or fiance embroidered handkerchiefs and the second by Guimaraes Embroidery.

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  76. In a couple of years I will turn 50. Top of my bucket list is to visit Portugal. I was born in the Azores and embrace all things Portuguese. My sister had a hope chest filled with her master pieces before she turned 18. Image a hankie made for your sweet heart and the hands of gold from each region. Keeping secular traditjons alive. I had to hop over and buy some.
    eugenia

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