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[UPDATE 12/05/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member watatoe

Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of The New Crewel: Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroidery.

One look at these pages and you know that this isn’t your grandmother’s crewel, but a hip, contemporary update that will have everyone reaching for a needle and thread. And these projects are easy, too, because crewel has no counting, no grids, and no cross-stitch—just beautiful free-form embroidery. Dive right in, guided by a basics chapter that explains how to do the different stitches, ranging from French knots to laid filling. Novices will swiftly move on to the 30 practice designs, all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams, and a dozen lovely projects. Make a card or keepsake scrapbook embellished with stitched motifs, colorful totes, table runners, and an elegant tryptich.

Click here for purchasing info on The New Crewel: Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroidery.

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What is your favorite motif in the book? You can view them in the book preview through the link above.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Dec 5, 2012, 04.44 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Thank you all for participating in this Comment to Win and taking the time to look through the book preview . Stay tuned, I will be updating this post shortly with the winning commenter.



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    Dec 5, 2012, 04.13 PMby stars

    This book looks great, the cover design is very enticing!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 08.15 AMby bttn

    These are so cool! crewel cilia rocks!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 04.59 AMby 5294sandras

    The sunflower is my favorite!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 03.22 AMby jalcindor

    I love firecracker

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    Dec 5, 2012, 02.47 AMby libra-s

    I like Malia’s Maze!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 01.55 AMby sherris

    Love! The Hollyhock is lovely; love the cover Firecracker, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 12.48 AMby flutefish

    I like the sea anemone, seeing as I’m a marine scientist!

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    Dec 4, 2012, 11.22 PMby rynsnn

    Love it! Hand work is so relaxing and that is beautiful!

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    Dec 4, 2012, 10.39 PMby sprytehart

    How lovely and fun! I love most of them, but I believe the Dahlia is my favorite. What a superb way to mark your creations as your own!

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    Dec 4, 2012, 09.41 PMby mitteschnitte

    Very much like the seed pod motif

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    Dec 4, 2012, 09.09 PMby wzrdreams

    I like the Spring Anemone! I have quite a few “grandma” books on crewel embroidery. I never found the examples in the (often black & white) photographs to be inspiring. I’m sure this book will provide plenty of iideas to add to my Alabama Studio Style projects.

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    Dec 4, 2012, 08.53 PMby watatoe

    I think I like the twinkling stars best…..but I have to say it was hard to choose! Lots of awesome designs in the book! My grandmother used to do crewel, but back then I thought it looked so tedious. I think this book really breathes some fresh air into crewel!

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    Dec 4, 2012, 08.19 PMby evenhoward

    I like the anemone and also the lazy daisy looks like it would be fun to do over and over with color variations. Cool book to focus on circle motifs and let the reader create the end design with combinations and variations~

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    Dec 4, 2012, 08.04 PMby thisdamselflies

    What a pretty book! The seed pod is amazingly cool. Love. :)

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    Dec 4, 2012, 07.45 PMby susan718

    I love the zinnia. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    Dec 4, 2012, 07.23 PMby kelly40

    The spider web is cool. I would love to try them all. Have all the supplies just no books. craft addict not hoader lol would love to teach my girls too

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    Dec 4, 2012, 06.26 PMby stephiaffi

    I think i like the seed sample best or maybe hollyhock. They are all very pretty :)

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    Dec 4, 2012, 06.23 PMby cucperson

    Sea anemone win hands down.

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    Dec 4, 2012, 06.00 PMby dutch83

    too cute! love the spores motif – creative :)

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    Dec 4, 2012, 05.55 PMby nani

    Ella’s Wish is so beautiful!!!

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    Dec 4, 2012, 05.48 PMby crystalpleats

    Mirabella, possibly.

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    Dec 4, 2012, 05.43 PMby Micheledore

    I like the spider web rose, but seing tje China Blue project reminds me of the old spirograph designs

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    Dec 4, 2012, 05.34 PMby SLM Petersen

    Ella’s Wish. It’s perfect for so many things.

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    Dec 4, 2012, 05.06 PMby panifrau

    Seed pod is so fun.

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    Dec 4, 2012, 05.03 PMby saxysarah

    I love china blue 3 and Ella’s wish. Truth be told I just like them all.

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    Dec 4, 2012, 04.32 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Hollyhock. It’s so nice and colourful!

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    Dec 4, 2012, 04.03 PMby aega

    Twinkling stars

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    Dec 4, 2012, 04.03 PMby slc3454

    Ella’s wish is darling and delicate. I could see it as the basis for a pattern that goes from tight to dispersed across a bodice. Would love to try it!

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    Dec 4, 2012, 03.55 PMby kknight

    Yes please! I’ve always loved crewel-work!

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