Embroiderer Yvette Stanton has just released a new book, Portuguese Whitework, a wonderful addition to her growing list of titles which explore hand embroidery and in particular, whitework. Giveaway alert! – read the review and scroll down for details!
Portuguese whitework embroidery combines drawn thread work and bullion embroidery, a style of needlework from Guimaraes in northern Portugal. This comprehensive title includes a history of the embroidery style, photographs of historic pieces, plus details on materials and techniques as well as 10 exquisite projects.
Projects include pieces suitable for beginners trying this style of embroidery for the first time, as well as designs to create heirlooms of the future. Pattern sheets and step-by-step illustrated stitch guides are also included. This book is not only packed with projects embroiderers will want to stitch, it will be a reference text for many years to come. CLICK on the images for a larger view.
We have a copy to give away! Email a picture (jpeg as an attachment) of your latest stitching efforts to firstname.lastname@example.org to be in the draw to win a copy of Portuguese Whitework. Make sure you include your name and postal address. Draw closes August 31, 2012.
Portuguese Whitework by Yvette Stanton is published by Vetty Creations and retails for $34.95.
For more information, contact www.vettycreations.com.au