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Welcome to day 12 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win the Ultimate Embroidery Kit from Sublime Stitching! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, December 13th to be entered to win!

The Original Embroidery Kit! Everything you need to learn how to embroider (and keep embroidering) with high-quality supplies all brought together for you in one kit. Hundreds of possible projects, endless possibilities. Become an embroiderer like magic!

Comes Crammed With:
- 5" Plastic Embroidery Hoop
- 4 Embroidery Needles w/ Magnet
- PINK all-metal embroidery scissors
- Complete Embroidery How-To and Stitch Diagrams by Jenny Hart

Kit is packaged in super cute Floral Fantasy Tote!

Sublime Stitching was founded independently in Austin, Texas in 2001 by Jenny Hart, due to an overabundance of bunny-n-duckie patterns and outdated, overly-difficult instructions for embroidery. After first trying embroidery in the summer of 2000, Hart was unable to find any alternative patterns for stitching (“alternative” meaning: anything other than cutesy teddy bears, duckies, bunnies and scarecrows). Instead of waiting for the craft industry to do something new, she did it herself. Jenny decided to create the company she wished existed: introducing her own designs in non-traditional themes, with new education and new anything for embroidery.

Hart’s vision for updated embroidery has grown from her first line of four design sheets to over fifty themes, including the collaborative Artist Series, and a complete product line that includes quality tools and textiles for embroidery.

Sublime Stitching endeavors to maintain fair-trade relationships both locally and internationally and to collaborate with communities of other independent crafters, artists and locally-owned businesses whenever possible. All for embroidery and embroidery for all!

Comment to Win: What level sewer would you consider yourself?

Congratulations to corvus who won a DVD package from Threads!

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This giveaway is sponsored by Sublime Stitching

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    Dec 13, 2010, 09.25 PMby ssk

    I am somewhere between beginner and intermediate if there is any level.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 06.23 PMby blulagoo

    A competent novice – I love sewing but don’t get much time to enjoy it. I made my first pair of trousers at age thirteen – and sew now for my 12 year ol!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 05.15 PMby janul

    I think I am still a beginner… and very lazy one :). Sometimes I try to make something more difficult, but the result is usually not so perfect…

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.36 PMby tievoli

    beginner to intermediate- Some techniques or patterns go well so i think I have finally become a great seamstress, then I totally mess a few things up and i realise how much I still need to learn. I usually stick to beginner patterns so i can at least finish them and use/wear them afterword and NOT have a nervous breakdown.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.23 PMby ggsew

    Beginner-intermediate. I know the basics and I’ve made some stuff, but I could always learn more.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.13 PMby 314runner

    I am a beginner with a little experience, but a lot of creativity and penchant for altering patterns (probably when I shouldn’t). I have a lot of dreams, but few projects reach the level of completion of quality of work that I would like.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.59 PMby nehmah

    I would consider myself a professional-intermediate seamstress. I had better skills a few years ago. However, in a case of “Use it or lose it” I have lost some of the finer points. Nehmah

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.55 PMby mirja74

    Intermediate I guess. I am always trying to improve!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.55 PMby sewbella

    I would say I am an expert, I can do a lot of different things. From design, patternmaking and sewing, from silk to leather. But there is always room to be inspired and to learn new techniques or other people’s slant on how to approach a project

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.34 PMby Jodi Wade

    I think I am intermediate level.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.32 PMby alicolette

    intermediate. I will always say that bc I think is always something more you can learn.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.14 PMby leighr

    I’d say I’m intermediate. With effort, I can manage most of what I want to do, but I still can’t seem to make myself take my time.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.06 PMby simonewarrior

    DIYer4life…I’m from Mexico and I was taught to learn to sew when was in kindergarten. I’m about to be 35 in January so that gives me about 30 years experience. You would think that awith all this time I would be an expert by now but unless you practice your craft constantly you can’t get passed beyond the basics skills to survive…so a Stitch Kit from Sublime-Stitching couldn’t hurt ;)

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    Dec 13, 2010, 12.46 PMby Diana Burrell

    Intermediate, although I’m fearless with a bit of methodical thrown in.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 12.35 PMby mcgjean

    Intermediate as I still haven’t learned fitting and draping techniques

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    Dec 13, 2010, 12.34 PMby tonierenee

    I think I am a novice but according to Brudastyle ratings I am an intermediate. I have recently found myself looking for more tailored patterns for the best fit, so I guess I have grown since I started using the BrudaStyle site ;-)

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    Dec 13, 2010, 12.18 PMby raindear

    Beginner/intermediate, with the occasional day when I can’t even sew in a straight line.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 11.57 AMby sprytehart

    Intermediate… I have dabbled a lot and have worked pretty hard over the last few years to move beyond beginner and gain skills… I’m afraid (and happy) that my daughters are already catching up with me and will hopefully be advanced seamstresses before they leave the home :)

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    Dec 13, 2010, 11.32 AMby kkhb

    I’m a beginner, I suppose. With delusions that I can do more than I think. If there’s a pattern I am happy to give it a go, even if there’s something rather challenging involve.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 11.28 AMby jenyjenny

    I tell people intermediate. I always feel like I need more practice.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 11.14 AMby barona

    begginer… a long way to go…

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    Dec 13, 2010, 11.11 AMby EvilKitten

    Intermediate-advanced. I’ve been studying costume construction for the past year and can do most things now.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 10.52 AMby Ana Neves

    I’d say I’m on the begginer level since I only sew as an hobby but I have a good intuition for it!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 10.45 AMby sward0

    Absolute beginner. Trying to learn sewing to see if it is what I want to do when I retire in 5 years. Not much time to learn and practice right now though.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 10.36 AMby coffeeaddict

    i guess after 3 years i can say intermediate, i still have a few problems, like shirt collars and lining bodices but i’m getting there

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    Dec 13, 2010, 09.54 AMby luxihere

    Advanced. though i have been actively sewing for the past 4 years (since my DD was born)…i have sewing so much as to make up for lost time :)… i make my own patterns and keep experimenting… now i do not dread the thought of unpicking seams (though i have to do so rarely these days)….

    I still can’t call myself expert though, as i have lots to learn ….

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    Dec 13, 2010, 09.52 AMby wardrobe-cat

    I’d have to punt at advanced, but also willing to admit to constantly learning new techniques. The constant stream of dance costumes means there’s always something to stretch the knowledge! Everything from lobsters and piglets too fully sequined gowns. And the technique library is forever expanding.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 09.42 AMby Hilary Chadwick

    Beginner. I just started sewing a few months ago!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 09.33 AMby margabisa

    I think I’m an advanced intermediate. My great grandfather was a tailor, my grandmother sewed, my mum sews, I sew and I’m teaching my daughters… I can do anything if I have a pattern or a model, I’m not creative enough to draw my own patterns, but I often mix patterns to obtain what I want. Sometimes, I disassemble totally a garment, I make a pattern, I sew back the original garment and make a new one ! My husband thinks I’m crazy !!!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 09.17 AMby Ooty Yaacobi

    An addict Intermediate =D not a begginer but I geuss not yet an expert =)

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