Earlier this week I announced that we would be giving away two copies of Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery by Leanne Prain – one to a reader here on the blog, and the other on Facebook.
Potential winners commented on an unusual, rebellious or subversive mbroidery project they had done using DMC Embroidery Threads, in keeping with the theme of the book.
The winner for the blog is RetroSandie who definitely stitched the most subversive project and wrote, “The most UNUSUAL project I have ever embroidered was: when my husband was in the Navy and away on active duty, I embroidered cute little things on the fronts of all his undies (briefs) that he had left behind! What a surprise he got when he returned and started wearing them!!”
What a fun and creative use of embroidery – bravo on the briefs!
Our Facebook winner is Diana T. with the most unusual project – she “Decorated a metal box which I use to keep beads. I found a piece of metal with a perforated holes and used DMC cotton threads to stitch on it. I also stitched some violet beads on the top for a dimensional look and sparkle. To make it all come together- DMC metallic in silver was glued around the stitched piece.”
I love Diana’s use of a found object – such a neat idea!
If you haven’t yet had a chance, I invite you to read all the fun comments left by our readers.
Congratulations to the winners! We’ll be contacting you, so watch for a message or email from us!