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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Scarlet Letter Advent Calendar - Day 19

Day 19 - Exploring Elizabethan Embroidery







Scrumptious - a wonderful introduction to stitches and techniques used by seventeenth century needlewomen. This is a book well worth having in your library.

The Elizabethan period fascinates me on so many levels. If you could time travel which period would you visit and why?



If you would like to win today's giveaway please leave a comment below. The draw for each day will take place on Boxing Day, you may enter each day.

36 comments:

Cheri said...

This looks like a great book, please enter my name in the drawing

Joanne O'H said...

A wonderful book!

Jonette said...

Great book. I would love to go to the 17th or 18th century (but would hate to give up our conveniences). Just got back from a visit to Williamsburg and saw some pretty needlework displayed.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Would love to win this book. I think I'd pick late 19th or early 20th century England (a la Downton Abbey, but only if I could be upper class.
Melinda

Laura said...

Wonderful!!!!!!

EvalinaMaria said...

Sounds like a very interesting book.
If I could time travel I would go to the future to see what women stitch 100 years from now...

~mj~ said...

I would love to go to the 17th century as an embroiderer...can you imagine working with all those silks and gold threads every day?

I have wanted this book for ages...lovely prize!!

Margaret said...

Looks like a wonderful book!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Great prize... great book!

Lynn said...

I like to read about other times but I enjoy living in today's world. I am sure I would have been a serf in past ages!

Marlene said...

What a lovely book! I'm sure everyone can pick up a few tips and techniques from it.

Lelia said...

Not sure I would want to go backwards in time. I like the present & look forward to the future.

Stitch well!

Elaine said...

I would love to go back to late Victorian England, but only if I was upper class! Would love a copy of the book :)

samplerlover said...

I think that I would love to go back to late Victorian/Edwardian times.

Bethany said...

I would go back to the time of the Birth of Christ. We celebrate his birth still today and every day. What a wonderful site and blessing that would be.

Inguna said...

This looks a great book!
I think it would be fun to go back to 1960's and early 70's. I was born in 1967, so I do not have too many personal memories from that time.

Heritage Hall said...

The Victorian era, although I believe we are right in the era
intended for us. Would love to
include this book is my library.

Michele said...

I would go back to August 5 1962 to be a fly on the wall the night Marilyn Monroe died, to see just exactly what did happen.

Anne said...

That would be a lovely book to have. I have a hard time deciding which era I like best....the Elizabethan era and the Edwardian era probably.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love the colors on the cover of this book. I'd probably like to visit with the needlewomen from the turn of the last century.

Vera said...

Looks like a wonderful book! I agree with Melinda...Downton Abbey times (but like her, only if I were upper class - lol). I was just re-reading letters that a relative wrote when she took a covered wagon out west...exciting times, but not sure I would have fared very well!!

Kielrain said...

That looks like a great book.

I don't think I could pick a time to travel back to. There are just too many I'd love to see.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful book cover--prelude of good things inside

Nicola said...

Comment for Wilma - I would love to travel to the 17th and 18th century, and see how women in those days made all those silk and gold embroideries without all the conveniences we have nowadays.

Nicola said...

Comment for Barbara G - This is a lovely book, I get it out of our guild library from time to time. I would travel to the 17th century because I do a lot of samplers from this period and would perhaps like to see the originals being stitched.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love stitching books! If I could time travel I would go into the future to find out exactly how long my SL sampler is going to take to finish!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I find Elizabethan work to be so interesting so I'd love to be entered into this drawing please.

Gary Parr said...

This would be a great book to have in my library. Please enter me in the drawing.
Gary

Ruth said...

A wonderful book for my library. Love the 17th and 18th century samplers. Please enter my name in the hat.

Nupur said...

This book has been on my wish list for a long time now. Every time I want to order it, it is miraculously 'out of stock' ... perhaps I am not supposed to buy it but 'win' it instead ? ;)
I do very much hope so!

brod'attitude said...

Wonderful book !!!

DonnaSews said...

Great book. I would really love to win it.

donnalh333@yahoo.com

Debbie Bauer said...

I don't have any stitching books but I am beginning to think I need some!!

Margotatau said...

Fantastic book

Sharon H said...

To J.S. Bach's early 18th century Germany. (Yeah, surprising it's not stitching/textile related, but. . .)

Bhooma said...

Looks like a great book.