New Book + Giveaway: Knot Thread Stitch by Lisa Solomon

Knot Thread Stitch Giveaway Kit
I'm super excited today to tell you about our friend,  Lisa Solomon's brand new book that was just released called Knot / Thread / Stitch; Exploring Creativity through Embroidery and Mixed Media  through Quarry Books. As many of you know Lisa is a regular contributor here on the blog with her "My Make Believe Collection" posts and along with that she is also an artist, teacher and an inspiration to me and many, I'm sure.  Her book not only teaches how to embroider but includes cool projects to make stuff with contributors such as Kate Bingaman-Burt, Martha McQuade, Camilla Engman and Heather Smith-Jones to name just a few.  From pillow cases to hand-carved stamp designs, the projects are designed to be quick, fun and creative!   


As Lisa states on her blog:

"i really just wanted to make a book that had cool projects that used embroidery in an interesting and hopefully retro/contemporary way. i thought a lot about how i use my own EXTENSIVE craft book library -- i tend to look at the pretty pictures and then figure out a way to incorporate a technique or idea in my own way. i dreamed about handing off my projects to a bunch of my über talented friends - and just seeing what they did with simple parameters. so i gave them project titles and a few ideas but very little other direction. i thought it would be fun to see our wildly different and personal takes side by side - and indeed it really was a treat to see the gorgeous work my friends and colleagues made."
A real treat indeed!  And Lisa has a treat for us today - giving away a special kit  she's created just for one of our lucky readers!  The kit includes: one of her books [signed if you want it to be], a 3x5 oval hoop, 2 threads – a regular 6 strand and a cotton pearl size 5 so you can choose or use both, 2 bobbins to wrap the thread around and an abigail*ryan sycamore tea towel [unstitched – she just shot the one that she stitched] to stitch however you please!  If you wish to enter the giveaway, please leave a comment at this post (before Tue July 17/12 at 6pm) and we will announce a winner Wednesday, July 18th/12!  Good luck!

Also if you're in the Bay area this weekend there is going to be a launch party for Lisa's book on Saturday, July 14th from 5-7pm at The Curiosity Shoppe, 845 Valencia Street between 19th/20th.

Knot / Thread / Stitch can be ordered directly from the publisher - Quarry or on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indie Bound and (Indigo and Amazon.ca in Canada) and more info on the book and Lisa can be found at her blog here.

Fireworks Skirt
Thread


Lettering embroidery by Kate Bingaman-Burt


A page from the inspiration chapter

Jan Halvarson

164 comments:

Astrid said...

I would love to win!! YAH for embroidery!
Astrid
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mary said...

This looks fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

katemakes said...

I would love to win this very generous give away. Lisa Solomon is so talented.

BJ Nelson said...

This looks so good! I've been looking to start embroidering and this would be perfect!

Ms Freeeg said...

How fun! Thank you for the giveaway

Samantha J. Bird said...

Gorgeous! I love how fun the projects in the book look. Modern and fresh.

Andrea Dixon said...

Ah the book looks fantastic!

5A said...

What a great looking book, so many cool projects!

Sally said...

This book looks fantastic, I'm such an amateur at embroidery I'd love to see what the professionals do!

Jill said...

Fun! I've really been getting into embroidery lately, so this would be grat to win!

Haak en Smaak said...

So so cool! I would looove to win this and make pretty things for the blog :D

annelie said...

Oh, wow! I love embroidery, so I would be very happy if I win this great set!

mimi said...

what an awsome giveaway!

Garn overalt... said...
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Garn overalt... said...

I would love to win - haven't picked up an embroidery needle since crafts classes in school 20 years ago so now it's time!

Fiona said...

This book looks fantastic! i would love to win it signed! the designs are super cute and Lisa is very talented!

lisa june said...

What a lovely book. And I bet it's full of creative ideas.

meri said...

What a lovely giveaway!!!
Thanks for the chance you give and i would like to win soooo much :)

Bluebird said...

Ooh this looks lovely! Can't beat a lovely sewing book on a sunny day with tea and cake on the side of course.

susslan said...

Of course I wan't to enter this great giveaway!
Pick meee pick meee!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Marleen ten Napel said...

The book looks FAB !
A very nice give away....
(love to win..)
Greetz
Marleen

OnePerfectDay said...

The book looks wonderful!
I love the idea behind it!

Thank you for the great give-away.

Charmaine said...

What a gorgeous book!! I would love to have it on my bookshelf!!

adele said...

HUGE fan of the book already! love love love it! would love to win, pick me pick me!!! xxx

Sarah said...

Wow, this book looks like wonderful inspiration to start stitching again!

CREATIVE MIND said...

I love doing Embroidery & would love to win this awesome book..

Raffles Bizarre said...

I'm not quite sure how to enter, couldn't see anything about it, but if it's just by commenting I would love to be entered!

This is such a cute prize and would make a perfect present for one of my best friends.

http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

miplused design said...

it looks like a super cool book!!
I would be a very proud owner...
thanks for the opportunity!

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Unknown said...

This looks so interesting and inspiring!

Anonymous said...

So cheerful; looks awesome
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Catherine said...

Awesome! Of course, I'd LOVE to win such a generous and fun giveaway. :)

justval said...

What a wonderful give-a-way. The inspiration is fabulous!!

Connie said...

Would love this book...signed, of course! Thanks for the opportunity.

Ana V. Lopez said...

I would love to participate in this giveaway!

Kelly J. R. said...

I've always wanted to try embroidery. The book looks really neat!

kjramstack at yahoo dot com

virginia said...

Oh that looks so inspiring! I have been learning to stitch and have become obsessed with it! Thanks for the chance to win!

natalie said...

Wonderful giveaway the book looks amazing.

nancytyna said...

Awesome giveaway! This book looks great!

Claudia said...

lately my friend has been embroidering tea towels and pillow cases - she would love this book!

Laura Stewart said...

looks fun!!

imuhwinner said...

So fun! I love the modern take on such a retro medium. I would also love to win that kit! *FINGERS CROSSED* :)

Katlyn said...

What a great giveaway!!!

Maggie H said...

This looks like so much fun! I would love to try new projects!

Anonymous said...

This would be such a treat ... Thank you.

margie

margiedicroce(at)rogers(dot)com

Peggy said...

OH what perfect timing! I've just starting embroidering again after an over 30 year hiatus!! I learned as a child and really haven't done much since until I picked up some card stock the other day and made an embroidered card. Now I'm hooked.... and in desperate need of ideas!

Thank you for this opportunity!!

Kelly Utah said...

The perfect retro modern twist on a classic craft. I would love to win!

Helen said...

What a fantastic giveaway. I'd love this and would sneak some time away from my little one to get stitching!!

Heather M. said...

Looks like a cool book. Thanks for the giveaway.

KHG said...

I'm so glad to see a contemporary take on embroidery, an old-fashioned skill that I learned from my grandmother and don't put to use anymore for want of inspiration.

Hilary said...

Great prize pack! Thanks!
x Hilary
hilary . l . adams @ gmail . com

Susan said...

That looks like an awesome book! I'd love to win!

pupton said...

I love a good/great embroidery book! They are so inspiring! I would love to win!

One Little Star said...

This book looks great; so much fun!

sara kristen said...

oh, this book looks incredible! i have always adored Lisa Solomon's work and am so happy to see her publish in such a wonderful form. it looks both inspiring & like so much fun!

thanks for the lovely giveaway

xo

Podunk Posh said...

What a great looking book! It looks like something my kids and I could really get into!

foodmathquilts said...

I've been getting into embroidery lately, but can't seem to sketch my own patterns! I'm in.

Thanks,
Sarah

SaylorMade said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I've had this book on my wish list since the early previews were available. Looks fantastic!

marisa said...

What a fantastic looking resource - embroidery has always been on my "one day" list of things to learn!
Thanks!

JenniferU said...

I've always wanted to try embroidery - this would be the perfect push to get me started!

fathima said...

I've always had a love for embroidery, knitting and general "needlework"! Recently decided to get back into it and combine it with my illustrations, super excited! Hope I win this, it'd be just in time :)

Mary said...

Looks like an inspiring book. I'd like to try out this more creative side to embroidery.

Hilary said...

Fab giveaway, please count me in, thanks, Hilary

Gabriela said...

lovely giveaway!

Gabriela
ceregiela@gmail.com

Kelli Oglesby said...

What a beautiful book! I put it right away on my wish list.

Jessica Thiessen said...

Wow! This is a great giveaway! I've been dabbling with embroidery lately and would love to learn more.

beautyinsimplicity said...

This is fantastic. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

clairehelene7 said...

oh!! I adore Lisa and her work! I'd love to win this prize!!

Robin said...

Looks like a fabulous book! Very inspiring!

lemonade sandwich said...

I've been having a personal embroidery renaissance myself, so would love to add this to my current library!

jenna said...

eep! would so love to win. i'm a huge fan of lisa's!

Holly Knitlightly said...

Ooh what a great giveaway! I've REALLY been itching to get into embroidery lately! This would be great to win!

Hayley K said...

i've been in the mood to crafty lately and this book looks just perfect!

Mandy said...

What a great giveaway! Fingers crossed!

connie said...

Great giveaway - sweet book!

jdawg said...

I would love to win this book as I only fudge my way through any embroidery projects. I only recently discovered that there are different threads (no duh) and thicknesses. I have worked in other mediums before but am very new to embroidery and would love to learn more about the possibilities!

thank you!

kate said...

OOohhh, swoon! For some reason I always get into embroidery in the summer; probably because I can sit on the front porch with my project and a glass of wine! I'd love to get this book.

CP and KW said...

Darling giveaway! So many potential summer projects! I've got my fingers crossed!

~CP, Ladies in Navy

nini said...

O my, this looks fabulous! I'd love to add this book to my craft books collection, and use it too of course :)

Eligonma said...

Nice giveaway and great book! Thank you.

Abigail said...

What a great giveaway! I've been wanting to learn some creative ways to embroider! Thanks for sharing!

Renée said...

What a cool book! I love any excuse to try a new embroidery project :)

Amanda Cara said...

Oh, please pick me!

I've tried to get into embroidery but I've been continually put off by uninteresting patterns or interesting patterns that are too complicated for novice. Sigh.

I'd love to learn with this book (and will be picking one up even if I don't get picked).

Thanks for such great work!

Constantly Constance said...

Oh my gosh! My friend and I have been spending the summer learning how to sew and stitch! I hope I can win this for her!!!

Sally Jane Thompson said...

Comment! Looks like a fantastic book :)

becks said...

this book looks amazing!!

mari said...

What a beautiful book and I'm so happy for Lisa. I've been an admirer of hers for a while. She's not only very talented but a really friendly and generous person.

CJG said...

This looks like a fun/cool/interesting book, and I'd love to add it to my collection!

Angie said...

I like her style of embroidery with lots of white space. It's very modern.

Natural said...

Very NICE!

home to roost said...

Wow - what a fabulous book. I've just done my first embroidery project (as part of a handmade heart swap) so this book would perfectly extend my repertoire! Sarah x hometoroostblog.blogspot.co.uk

Kel said...

I really love these designs

LisaT said...

The book looks great! As I have just taken up embroidery, I'd love to win this giveaway. it would be very inspirational.

Eva said...

Ooh! Pick me! Pick me!!
What a gorgeous book!
Thank you for this great giveaway!

Jill said...

This is so tight! I could spend hours looking through that book.

Brigid said...

Lovely! Makes me want to get out my embroidery hoop!

Robyn said...

Gorgeous! So very creative. I want! I want!

Leah said...

would love to win this! my grandma was huge into embroidery and this is a fantastic modern way to keep up the tradition.

Anuszka said...

Fantastic book. I want it :)

Vanessa said...

Beautiful! That book looks lovely!

Shawana Johnson said...

I would love to win this!! So exciting!!

jace said...

wow!
I adore the special kit!
I want to make «samarres» :)!

Laura C George said...

Would LOVE this fun little book!

Emily {tomorrow never knows} said...

The book looks really great(and beautiful!)I would love to win this to get my crafty juices flowing!

Emily

heather said...

i just recently because interested in embroidery, so this book and supplies would be a fabulous way to jump-start my learning. *crosses fingers*

♥ Nia said...

This book sounds like a load of fun for any crafter!!
I would love a chance to see it in my own hand :)

kelly said...

Oh how lovely! I would be so happy reading this book and taking some time to enjoy more stitching. Fingers crossed x

kelly said...

Oh how lovely! I would be so happy reading this book and taking some time to enjoy more stitching. Fingers crossed x

kelly said...

Oh how lovely! I would be so happy reading this book and taking some time to enjoy more stitching. Fingers crossed x

kelly said...

Oh how lovely! I would be so happy reading this book and taking some time to enjoy more stitching. Fingers crossed x

Claire - Miso Funky said...

what a beautiful book! I'd love to win. Congrats on your achievement :)

urbanite jewelry said...

Oh my word! What an awesome book! This makes me want to take up embroidery for the first time! Eeee! Hope I win!

mollysusie said...

Oh I love embroidery, makes me feel so Jane Austen! Thanks for a great giveaway!

xine said...

I heart embroidery, and this is right up my alley...

Rea said...

LOVELY and so much FUN!

English Smelter said...

That's a wonderful giveaway! I actually think about picking up embroidery and I can see the book would be a fabulous inspiration! :)

The Jilly said...

This looks like such a fun book!

ML said...

these ideas are too cute! who knew embroidery could look so chic

... said...

Oh, beautiful!

Meesh said...

What a lovely book!

English Smelter said...

Hi, for the last couple of months I was thinking about learning embroidery. I even asked Santa to bring me an emroidery book last year but he must have forgotten... Maybe this time I will get my dream present? :)

sarah said...

Great projects to add pizazz to things!

xine said...

i heart embroidery and this book looks right up my alley. ftw!

Rubycat said...

Oh, I would so love to win this book and I know at least 2 friends who will receive this as gifts very soon. Shhhh...it's a b'day surprise.

Rubycat said...

Oh, I would love to win this and I know at least 2 friends who will be receiving this book as a gift. Shhh - it's a b'day surprise

beth said...

Ooohhh, I sense a new obsession, I mean creative expression coming on. I bet I could easily get lost in these projects. What better time than summer to delve into something new? thanks for the giveaway, Lisa. You make it all look so fun!

jessica! said...

oh boy!! Exciting projects!

Melina said...

Looks like a beautiful book!!

Melina said...

beautiful book!!

lilorain said...

would love the chance to win this lovely book!

lilorain said...

Hmm, not quite sure if that posted, hoping it's not a double posting.

ikisti said...

cool book. would love to win it.

Stacey said...

What a delightful looking book!

Stacey said...

What a delightful book!

futurowoman said...

What a wonderful giveaway! :)

Susan said...

ooh ! would LOVE to win this fantastic prize package !

bugheart said...

dying
to get
my hands
on that book!
:)

Stacy said...

Oooh, I would love to win this giveaway!

haley said...

ooh la

B Greene said...

Thanks for the sneak peek!! Looks like a wonderful book!

Beth K said...

Cool book -- love all the projects!

Ifigeniavl said...

I have just started cross stitching so this giveaway will get me a step further. I wish I could win it.

joanne said...

Oh how wonderful! I would love to flick through the pages of this book!!

ColleenBaran said...

What a beautiful looking book!

I'd be thrilled to win a copy.

upstateLisa said...

looks like a beautiful book!

Rebecca said...

would love to win this beautiful book full of embroidery goodness!

brittany said...

I've dabbled in embroidery, but would love to win this book to get back into it.

Sharon said...

Wish I could go to the launch party. The book looks great.

claire platt said...

this book looks amazing!

anika said...

I would be so excited to win this awesome giveaway, and would definitely want a signed book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Anya said...

What a beautiful book! Would love to win a copy.

kare said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful book! All the possibilities!

Lark said...

Looks like a fab + fun book...Can't wait to see it in person!

Picture perfect day said...

I only just came across this blog and this lovely giveaway! that book looks fantastic.

SarahJean said...

This book looks great!

SarahJean said...

This book looks so pretty with some great stitchin' ideas!

vera b said...

This book looks amazing!

Donna Joy said...

My mom taught me to embroider when I was 6. Just now I want to get back into a few embroidery projects, so this book is a most have, thanks.

Kristina said...

It would be lovely to win! Thank you for a chance!

Renee G said...

Would love to explore this book.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Julie said...

Definitely must leave a comment! Congrats again, Lisa!

Tornangel012 said...

I've been in Love with Lisa's work since a friend introduced me to her website. Her aesthetic is similar to my own as an artist. I even have one of her Prints from Tiny Showcase so this book is a huge treat!

Megan said...

This sounds just perfect! thanks so much for the giveaway. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

kateena said...

Please enter me into the giveaway. That book looks positively lovely.

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