&stitches is a brand spanking new e-zine dedicated to handwork - embroidery, applique and the like. The first issue came out this week, and last night I spent a really enjoyable hour or so with a cup of tea and a packet of biscuits (cookies to my US friends) and wished I could embroider as beautifully as Nicole and Carina, the talent behind &stitches. I can't, but that doesn't mean I won't get out my floss and give it a go. There's a pattern by Nicole in Issue 1 that I'd particularly love to have a go at - some stitched text that would make a great hoop for my studio wall.
Inside the issue you will find original patterns for both embroidery and applique, including this trio of fishy friends by Corinne of September House...
...plus there are book reviews, interviews and really interesting features.
I bet you want to have a peek, don't you? Well, you can go and buy a copy for yourself by visiting the website here.
Or you can take your chances and enter my giveaway! You could (of course) go buy a copy for yourself, enter my giveaway as well, and send your prize copy to a friend. That would be a really lovely thing to do, plus it would win you extra friend points, which could be used later in case of an emergency.
Whatever way you do it - enter the giveaway! One person picked by the lovely Mr Random.Org will win their very own digital copy of &stitches issue 1. I'll leave the giveaway open until Monday evening (Jan 16th) UK time and announce the lucky winner on Tuesday morning.
You can get extra entries as follows;
- 1 entry - comment on this post
- a second entry - follow @stitchygeeks on twitter (come back and leave a second comment here to let me know)
- a third entry - follow the &stitches blog (come back and leave an additional comment here to let me know)
Good luck peeps!!!
GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!