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[UPDATE 12/27/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member prettysweet for winning this giveaway!

Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of PUSH Stitchery: 30 Artists Explore the Boundaries of Stitched Art.

Curated by Jamie Chalmers—aka Mr. X Stitch, a leading figure in the “new embroidery movement”—PUSH Stitchery profiles the cutting-edge creative work of 30 top stitching artists from around the world. Each designer is showcased with six to eight pages of gallery-style imagery. A fascinating question-and-answer section, along with bios, make this innovative and inspirational book a must-have for anyone interested in blurring the lines between craft and art.

Click here for purchasing info on PUSH Stitchery: 30 Artists Explore the Boundaries of Stitched Art.

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What artist inspires you the most?

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 26 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Dec 28, 2012, 05.53 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Thank you for commenting to win! We have enjoyed reading all the answers.

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    Dec 28, 2012, 06.39 AMby Pam Butcher

    There are Alaskan artists that inspire me; also Klimt, fabric designer kaffe fasset, and generally every new day brings inspiring beauty.

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    Dec 27, 2012, 09.26 PMby Funda Burcu Karabulut

    Artist, photographer that inspired me all the time. Mehmet Turgut photograph, of course, the main topic point ..

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    Dec 27, 2012, 01.58 PMby Zenica-stan

    In every book I read something inspire me ….

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    Dec 27, 2012, 04.28 AMby breona

    Hard to choose one . . . Emily Kam Kngwarray.

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    Dec 27, 2012, 03.32 AMby Gilbysan

    So many artists to choose from… I loveYayoi Kusama but also nature inspired artists like Tom Thompson of the group of seven.

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    Dec 27, 2012, 12.27 AMby elaineren

    That would be THE Artist, The Creator of Heaven and Earth, whose work in nature makes my fingers itch to pick up needle and fiber!

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    Dec 27, 2012, 12.15 AMby netpraxis

    Just as Jamie Chalmers explores how indie-crafters and artists are pushing the boundaries of traditional crafts, my biggest influence is the groundbreaking and often subversive artist and film maker Derek Jarman. His captivating work shined through his attention to detail, his knowledge and reference to art and history, the decadent use of colour through set design and costume and his belief in the creativity of all the artists he collaborated with.

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    Dec 26, 2012, 11.52 PMby annsunny

    So many artists interest me.

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    Dec 26, 2012, 10.58 PMby spiralfelt

    Just starting to make stitched artworks (on my handmade felt) and the luminous colours and quality of linework in Paul Klee’s paintings really inspire me!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 09.00 PMby panifrau

    Albrecht Dürer

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    Dec 26, 2012, 07.58 PMby libra-s

    I love Gustav Klimt among many others!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 07.14 PMby aega

    Currently it’s Gustav Klimt. I find his colors, patterns, and compositions fascinating. Right now I’m in the process of designing a monogram for myself inspired by one he used to sign “Portrait of Emilie Flöge, 1902/03”. I want to have an abstract way to sign my work that is more decorative element and not just plain letters.

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    Dec 26, 2012, 06.57 PMby cucperson

    Canadian Group of Seven and Tom Thomson – inspiring!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 06.26 PMby taysha1128

    I go with color more than the who… some of the most famous artists produce art that I just don’t get

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    Dec 26, 2012, 06.20 PMby ninachan

    Frida Kahlo!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 06.19 PMby Gabriela Alejandra

    I want it!!!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 06.01 PMby Cristina Staicu

    Vincent Van Gogh.
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    Dec 26, 2012, 05.33 PMby tanetane

    bonnie cashin.

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    Dec 26, 2012, 05.26 PMby mixtlii

    Alexander McQueen, he’s such a genius!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 05.21 PMby jacway

    Bonsoir, Ma préférence va à Vionett et ses robes magnifiques. J’adore!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 03.39 PMby corvus

    Particular artists? That changes by the day and the project.

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    Dec 26, 2012, 03.08 PMby flashabou


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    Dec 26, 2012, 03.01 PMby catarina

    A should say that a lot of “not famous” people that we can find around the internet

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    Dec 26, 2012, 02.26 PMby Jamie Grace-Duff

    Vionett Ahh how she played with fabric and construction to make such gorgeous gowns!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 01.39 PMby stars

    That is a really hard question but at the moment I’m totally blown away by Joetta Maue’s beautiful stitched life drawings. Amazing.

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    Dec 26, 2012, 01.37 PMby Meldbombs

    Internge bloggers who post pics!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 12.11 PMby peaudane

    David Hockney

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    Dec 26, 2012, 12.05 PMby no4daughter

    I am inspired by the watercolors of Cheng-Khee Chee. He paints mainly fish, birds and landscapes. Because he lives in the same city as I do, many of his landscapes capture the same view I have from the window of my sewing studio.

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    Dec 26, 2012, 10.29 AMby galatina

    Loads of different people. A couple of artist friends of mine though make me want to do more stuff.

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