Monday, June 14, 2010

Stitching Borders and Beyond

There are details about a giveaway at the end of the post! Giveaway is closed now, thank you!

Hello!

I am really (Really REALLY) excited to tell you about this:

I made another ebook. With more embroidery! Yes! Here, look! This is the frontpage:

Golly, it has been a long time in the making, but that is another story in itself! Let's talk about the book instead.

As you can probably tell, it is called Stitching Borders and Beyond. It had a few titles before that. Among them was 'Bob'. But it was suggested to me that that probably wasn't the best title.. ;-)

So, Bob Stitching Borders is a collection of 12 stitches, some are border-type stitches and a few are isolated stitches. I want more people to use these stitches instead of always defaulting to the usual suspects - I am guilty of this too! So much so that I used a few of them in the patterns in the ebook. Such is my addiction to French knot et al!

But the patterns!
Those are just some of them! There are 10 in all. And I gave them all titles, just because I could.

The book is available in the shop and will be on Etsy too very soon.

Would you like to read a few more details about the book, see some more pictures and ohhhhh maybe download a taster of the book? Taster with instructions for the Maidenhair stitch which I have used in two of the above images, and the pattern for the one in the bottom picture! Then pop over to the new polkaandbloom.com website and have a look!

Oh and there's more! If you would like to win a copy of Stitching Borders, leave a comment on this blog post. If you tweet about this post (using the #stitchbob tag so I can find the tweets) gives you another lot in the pot.

I'll pick a winner on Saturday morning, so you have the rest of the week! Thank you for entering, comments are now closed!


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32 comments:

ap_lemos said...

Congratulations, the book looks lovely! Beautiful stiches in beautiful colors!
Thanks for the chance to win
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Fiona said...

The book looks great. And I would love a chance to win as I want to take an embroidery project with me on holiday this year.

Tiffany said...

yay! this looks like fun. thanks for the chance to win! :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful stitches, I would love to win a copy of this book.

Stacey said...

This is just the book I've been looking for! I've been stuck in a stitch-rut for a while now and need a bit of help out of it.

nima said...

wow...nice book...thank you for a chance to winn this awesome book. i would love to ebeter this giveaway. thank you

nikkiinstitches said...

Congratulations on the launch of your new book! I love the clean, modern look of your designs! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! Pick me! Pick me!

rabbit-heart said...

This looks like such a lovely book! The designs are beautiful. Good job!

Milk Woman said...

Whoa, you've done it again! It's looks great! I definitely want it!

Robyn said...

These peeks look amazing! Love the stitches shown and as always - your colors choices are so beautiful!! Can't wait to see this one! :)

giddy99 said...

The stitching is gorgeous (as always)! Can't wait to see the book! Cheers.

OSP said...

looks like fun stuff....thanks for sharing!

FOURTEEN COUNTESS said...

This looks fabulous! I would love to have some help branching out from my usual stitches. Thanks for the chance to win! 14countess at gmail dot com

Kris said...

Oh, this book looks wonderful!! XCongrats!!

Caitlin T. said...

your stitches look gorgeous--as always. i've been making embroidered napkins lately, and these borders would be so lovely to try out. thanks!

chocolategirl64 said...

icy tree cross ferny knot stitch beautiful:
want want ❤

Katie said...

I love the patterns you have shown - the book looks great!

Romero said...

Hello Carina... I love yuor blog!!
Congratulation of your new book!!!!
Marta

Kathy Gubbels said...

The book looks very good! I'm curious to the rest ;) Thanks for this previes and good luck with the sales!

biscu said...

these patterns are very pretty!!!

Miss Paula said...

Congrats on new e book!! Love your bright colors!!

Miss Paula said...

I also twittered. Don't know if I did it correctly I am Miss Peeg on twitter!!

María Julia said...

Beautiful book! I would like to win it! Nice blog Carina!

Helen said...

I'd love to win a copy of your book, I need more inspiration.

Studio6or7 said...

The book looks absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

Lakshmi said...

count me in please I would like to win the book.

beadgirl said...

Congratulations! I love your stuff, so I'd be thrilled to win a copy.

Mollie. said...

I really want to expand my arsenal of stitches, and these sound like some good ones!

Jen said...

Congratulations! That book looks gorgeous...And it is my firm belief that there is no such thing as 'enough' embroidery books.

Also, 'Bob' would have been a great name. Kinda clique-y, but in a really open, fun way. Silly publisher.

lindsey said...

Those are some beautiful photos! If only I could be so lucky and win a copy :)

Always April said...

The stitches look amazing!

joanna_artsie said...

It's gorgeous! It's perfect! It's just what I've been thinking of before I even thought of it! I just bought a white canvas bag yesterday with the thought in mind to embroider it decoratively. This is it!