I have a new book coming out in March 2023, Creative Embroidery, Mixing the Old with The New. The emphasis of the book is to create something new from your vintage and new stash of fabrics, hankies, table linens, doilies, laces, appliqués, trims, ribbons, threads, buttons, beads, notions, and more.
Watch my YouTube introductory video, How to embroider and embellish your stashed treasures.
Book Blog and Social Media Tour Details
The following hosts of the blogs and Facebook pages listed below, are offering a chance to win a free copy of the eBook. Visit each listing on the day of the tour that they are hosts, and enter the drawing for a chance to win!
Today you have a chance to win at Christen’s Creations, right here! Here are the details:
Please leave a comment to enter your name into the drawing to win an ebook of Creative Embroidery, Mixing the Old with the New. The contest on the blog will run for 48 hours, beginning today, March 25, 2023 ending on March 26, 2023. The winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified after the contest is over.
Please check out these past posts, to read more about the book.
- March 20, 2023: C&T Publishing Blog
- March 21: Create Whimsy, Facebook
- March 22: Kitty and Me Designs- canceled
- March 23: Epida Studio
- March 24: Sew Crazy For You
- Stitchesnquilts, Facebook
- March 25: Christen’s Creations
Round Robin Groups
To help me promote the book, I asked a few good friends to participate in a Round Robin Group block exchange. So, what is a “Round Robin”, and how did this project get started? I asked each artist to create a 10”- 12” pieced square, using any type of fabric and color combination. The construction could also include doilies, laces, or ribbons, and then the embroidery and embellishments stitches included in the book. Once the block was created, they sent the block to the next person in the group, including the threads and embellishments that they wanted to include on their block. Then the block traveled on to the next participant in the group, and then back to the owner.
The participants of the second Round Robin Group, are artist, teacher, and author Diane Herbort, and artist and teacher Chris Vinh of Stitchesnquilts, team with their longtime friend, artist Nancy Karst. Diane and Chris have taught for, and all the ladies shop at their favorite craft store, Artistic Artifacts, where many of the fabulous fibers used in these blocks came from.
Here is Diane Herbort’s block. Her block began with a collection of black and white fabrics patterned with dots and stripes. She had a vision of a crazy quilt with bright, colorful flowers. In the center of the block is an appliquéd vase embellished with strips of the tapes used were used to make Battenberg-style lace. She embellished the crazy-pieced sections with vintage lace, rickrack trim, cotton and new rayon trims. Her block traveled to Chris Vinh, then to Nancy Karst.
The block is now back with Diane and she says: “I was really pleased with the stitching and embellishing that Chris and Nancy did and how they used embroidery and beads to add to and elaborate on the prints of the fabrics. It was easy to entrust my vague idea to two talented friends and just see where they would go with it.”
If you would like to read more the details of each block see the original post that I wrote, Creative Embroidery, Round Robin 2, The Virginians, for C&T Publishing.
Happy Stitching! ~Christen
PS: Don’t forget to leave a comment, in order for you to be entered in the drawing, Good Luck!
Your book looks fantastic. Can’t wait to get it. I’ve been saving vintage linens for years. Now is the time to make something wonderful with them.
The book looks a very good ressources.
This looks like a really fun book as I love vintage, linens and embroidery. I’m looking forward to seeing it!
Love all of your books
Thank you for sharing your fabulous talent!
I am excited about this book coming out. It looks great.
This looks like a very useful book.
This looks like a very useful book
Hi Anne, You are the winner! Please send me an email at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, so that I can get your email address. Happy Stitching! ~Christen
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I love these posts. I have one of Christen’s books, but I would love to get her new one!