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Stitch Love Valentine Blog Hop

February 11, 2015, 10:34 am  Posted by guestblogger
 

Hello, Lark Crafts Friends!

 

With Valentine’s Day in just a few days, what could be more perfect than to make something sweet for someone you care about? Or perhaps something special for yourself? No matter who you are stitching for, my book Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small is the perfect way to get started.

 

Along the idea of stitching love, we’re having a little Valentine blog hop! Be sure to visit all of the stops along the way this week. You’ll see fun and simple things to make AND you’ll pick up some free patterns featuring a few of my critter friends celebrating Valentine’s Day!

 

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Have you heard of a hairy-nosed wombat? Well, this is heart-nosed wombat! He’s just a baby, and I promise that he’ll love you forever.

 

I stitched up this little guy on linen (I printed the pattern at 75% for the brooch), then I used the instructions for the Undersea Buddies Brooch Trio from Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small. This is one of those projects that is quick to put together, and you can use any motif with it!

 

Wouldn’t you love to have a little wombat on your winter coat? The embroidery motif is free for you! Just download the PDF and get ready to stitch!

 

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We’ve also got a little something extra. One lucky winner will receive this hand-stitched Heart-Nosed Wombat brooch, plus the set of Undersea Buddies brooches, AND a copy of Stitch Love, compliments of Lark Crafts.

 

To enter, leave a comment (maybe you’d like to share what animal you’d like to stitch the most!), and we’ll select a random winner. Giveaway ends Sunday, February 15 at 9pm EST .

 

And don’t miss all the other patterns on the Stitch Love Valentine Blog Hop!

 

Monday: Shiny Happy World & Wild Olive

 

Tuesday: Little Dear Tracks

 

Wednesday: Lark Crafts

 

Thursday: Hugs Are Fun

 

Friday: Feeling Stitchy

 

Saturday: Pretty By Hand & Wild Olive

 

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Mollie Johanson is the creator of the popular blog Wild Olive (wildolive.blogspot.com) and Etsy store (where she’s sold over 3000 embroidery motif downloads). Her designs have appeared in Heart-Felt Holidays and Felt-o-ween (both Lark), in magazines (including several features in Mollie Makes), and in craft books from other publishers. Mollie lives in St. Charles, IL.

 
 
 
 
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Enter to win a copy of Stitch Love

January 21, 2015, 10:11 am  Posted by Brita Vallens
 

Stitch love coverStitch Love by Mollie Johanson will be released next Tuesday, January 27!  In celebration of this adorable book’s release, we will be giving one copy away to two lucky winners.

Featuring beginner-friendly embroidery patterns from a rising star in the craft community, the book showcases a variety of irresistibly cute critters—pets, farm animals, dinosaurs, even mythical favorites like Pegasus. There are 25 projects in all, from a hedgehog stroller quilt to a dachshund keyboard wrist rest, plus dozens of motifs.

To enter to win a copy of Stitch Love, leave a comment on this blog post by 9PM EST on Sunday, January 25. Winners will be selected by Monday, January 26. Click here for the official rules. Good luck!

 

 

 
 
 
 
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A Crochet GIVEAWAY!

November 26, 2013, 05:00 am  Posted by Lark
 

 

 

Enter for a chance to win all four copies of the fabulous crochet books shown above! 

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our randomly selected winner, A.H.K.!

Last year, I made a mid-year’s resolution to learn to crochet. This year, I kept it. Crocheting is so much fun, and I’ve already made the Skinny Scalloped Scarf from Crochet Love and the Chunky Ribbed Scarf from Crochet Boutique.

Because it’s the holidays, and because Lark loves you, and to celebrate the one resolution I’ve followed through with in the last 20 years, we’re giving away a sweet little bundle of four Lark crochet books to one lucky winner! Simply enter a comment below, and you could win a copy of Crochet Love, Crochet Boutique, AmiguruME, and Crochet Garden.

Whether you’re a newbie crocheter like me or are already accomplished with the hook, you’ll find a wide range of projects in these books: fresh, modern wearables and accessories; sweet, zakka-inspired, simple-to-stitch projects; amigurume people you can create in any shape or size; and lovely, floral-inspired motifs for any season. 

How can you enter for a chance to win this essential collection of crochet books? Leave a comment on this blog post by 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 5. Any comment will do, but why don’t you tell us about any holiday crochet projects you have in the works? One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and announced on Friday, December 6. Click here for the official rules. 

 

 
 
 
 
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GIVEAWAY: Craft Your Life & Needlearts Collection!

November 14, 2013, 06:00 am  Posted by Lark
 

I’m supposed to be doing a sewing book collection giveaway, but when I went to choose the titles I simply couldn’t limit it to just the one subject! There are knitting, crocheting, sewing, doodling, crafting with kids, paper folding, quilting, and jewelry making titles. Keep the entire collection for yourself, or gift the titles that are already on your bookshelf.

We’re offering up the entire 16 title collection pictured below to one lucky person. To enter for a chance to win simply leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 19. One winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday, November 20. Click here for the official rules. Good luck!  This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Rene!

One + One Hats

One + One Scarves

Doodle Stitching Embroidery & Beyond

Aimee Ray’s Sweet & Simple Jewelry

Crochet Garden

Pretty in Patchwork Holidays

Adventures in Pompom Land

Crochet Boutique

Stitched Blooms

AmiguruME

Flip Dolls & Other Toys That Zip, Stack, Hide, Grab & Go

Stuffed Animals

Crochet Love

Craft-a-Doodle

Hand in Hand

Paper Pups

 
 
 
 
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As promised, here’s another chance to win a copy of Iris Schreier’s Reversible Knits plus two skeins of silk mohair from ArtYarns! You can use this yarn to create beautiful projects that look good on both sides with six key techniques, some techniques produce different patterns on each side, others produce the same pattern. What will you make if you win?

For a chance to win the book and the yarn, simply comment on this blog post: any comment will do! Leave your comment/entry by 11:59 EST on Thursday, October 24th. One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and contacted Friday, October 25th. Click here for the official rules. Thanks for entering, a winner has been selected!

 
 
 
 
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Crochet Love along – week #2 update and GIVEAWAY!

October 09, 2013, 11:42 am  Posted by Lark
 

Welcome to our second week of Crochet Love Along updates! Our projects are starting to look like…well…projects. And some of us are starting to feel the love, sort of.

Shannon (who is making the Skinny Scalloped Scarf): I’m about halfway through my Skinny Scalloped Scarf, and it’s looking…ok. I started to get the hang of crocheting the closed scallops right about the time I finished them. I’ve started on the second part, the open scallops, and I’m sure I’ll get the hang of them right about the time I finish that row. It’s really fun, though, and I’m not expecting perfection from myself. (I’m leaving that to Dawn, who is already on her third project, blast her!) And I’m thinking about which crochet project I want to tackle next. My little girl wants me to make the Missoni-Inspired Necklace for her, so I’ll probably take a stab at it and see what happens!

Dawn (who made the bear ears headband…and moved onto her second and third project already!): I’ve made two hats since last week! I would’ve started crocheting years ago had I known I’m capable. Time for a break, or time to make something bigger/more challenging?

Beth (who is working on the washcloth from the soap saver set): I’m making progress, slowly but surely!

Amanda (who is working on some fishies from the fish mobile): Hey, look…it kind of looks like a fish!! I’m moving slowly but thankfully, these fishies work up pretty quickly. I’d have been done a long time ago, but, admittedly, I keep hopping around to other last-minute gifts: a set of coasters as a wedding gift, a birthday beret for my niece, and an albatross of an afghan (granny squares!) that I started and am determined to finish in time for Christmas. More progress next week, I promise!

And now for the fun stuff… For a chance to win a copy of Crochet Love, simply comment on this blog post: any comment will do but we’d love to hear why you love crochet! Leave your comment/entry by 11:59 EST on Tuesday, October 15th. One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and contacted Wednesday, October 16th. Click here for the official rules.

 

 
 
 
 
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Giveaway: Iris Schreier’s Reversible Knits + YARN!!!

September 13, 2013, 14:46 pm  Posted by Lark
 

Today, we’re celebrating the release of Iris Schreier’s Reversible Knits. Now available as a paperback, this book combines the best of a dynamic technique with stunning-yet-wearable projects. Using six key techniques, you can make a whole collection of versatile items. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Bowery Trio: a cowl and cuff set that’s bold on one side, subdued solid on the other
  • Charcoal Mobius Collar: a sophisticated collar with a striped pattern and a subtle twist
  • ZigZag Posh Shrug: knitted chevrons that go from day to night seamlessly
  • Shoji Wrap: an accessory that’s airy but substantial, romantic but modern

And today, we’re offering a lovely giveaway: up for grabs, a copy of the book and 2 skeins of silk mohair from ArtYarns, perfect for making the book’s light and airy Gossamer Collar project (at right). Come in for a closer look at this yarn, folks…it’s positively sumptuous!

For a chance to win the book and the yarn, simply comment on this blog post: any comment will do! Leave your comment/entry by 11:59 EST on Friday, September 20th. One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and contacted Monday, September 23rd. Click here for the official rules. Thanks to everyone who entered! A winner has been selected and contacted! Stay tuned for another chance to win yarn later this month.

 
 
 
 
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TNNA Craft Fair Book Giveaway

June 21, 2013, 08:49 am  Posted by Lark
 

The TNNA Summer NeedleArts Trade Show is taking place June 22-24th at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. To celebrate this upcoming event, we are hosting a book giveaway of some of our best Needlearts titles. Here is what the lucky winner will receive:

 

 

Comment on this post for a chance to win all ten books shown above. Simply leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 24, 2013. One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries on Tuesday, June 25. Click here for the official rules. Thanks to everyone who commented! This giveaway is now closed: a winner has been selected and contacted. Please check back for more chances to win!

The 10 books are:

One + One: Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs

One + One: Hats

Crochet Garden

The Joy of Sox

Crochet Bouquet

Crochet Boutique

Custom Crocheted Sweaters

Lacy Little Knits

Modular Knits

The Stitch Collection

 
 
 
 
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Art Quilt Portfolio blog tour & giveaway!!

June 04, 2013, 14:55 pm  Posted by Lark
 

Throughout the month of June, we’re celebrating Martha Sielman’s latest project, Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits. Filled with stitched portraits, appliqued memorials, and photograph-quality quilted imagery, People & Portraits presents the work of 21 featured artists and seven spectacular galleries — happiness, contemplation, community, icons, family & friends, work, and play — revealing a rich variety of techniques, styles, and creative visions.

Join us as we celebrate this stunning compilation! Follow along the tour for book giveaways, interviews with Martha and some of the featured artists, insights from the artists, and more. To get things started, we’re hosting a giveaway today (read below for more info).

Blog Tour Schedule
June 4th – LarkCrafts.com kickoff – you’ve arrived!

June 5th – Sarah Ann Smith

June 6th – Maria Elkins

June 7th – Laura Wasilowski

June 9th – Katherine McNeese

June 10th – Cheryl Sleboda

June 11th – Linda McLaughlin

June 12th – Kathy Nida

June 13th – Marilyn H. Wall

June 14th – Janice Paine Dawes

June 16th – Pamela Price Klebaum

June 17th – Deborah Boschert

June 18th – Lisa Chin

June 19th – Sue Bleiweiss

June 20th – Leni Wiener

June 21st – Sherry Davis Kleinman

June 24th – Cheryl Lynch

June 25th – Lesley Riley

June 26thStephanie Forsyth

June 30th – Pat Kumicich

And now for the good stuff! Comment on this post for a chance to win a copy of both books in the Art Quilt Portfolio series: The Natural World and People & Portraits. Simply leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 6, 2013. One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries on Friday, June 7. Click here for the official rules. Thanks to everyone who commented! This giveaway is now closed: a winner has been selected and contacted. Please follow along the blog tour for more chances to win!

 
 
 
 
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Win an online quilting class at Craftsy!

May 16, 2013, 15:57 pm  Posted by Lark
 

Have you ever taken a craft class? Yes? Then you know there’s something magical about learning something new, hearing about someone else’s creative process, and putting energy into your own creative pursuits. And if not, here’s your chance!

Now through May 23rd, you can enter to win a free class with the fine folks at Craftsy! They have all kinds of online crafty classes – knitting, crochet, sewing, cake decorating – and they’re offering a fabulous new quilting class all about foundation piecing: Precision Piecing taught by award-winning quilter Norah McMeeking. In a series of 9 HD video lessons, you’ll learn the basic techniques, tips, troubleshooting, and more. You can take the class on your own time and revisit it again and again for tips and hints along the way. And best of all: you don’t have to lug your sewing machine and supplies anywhere! Set up in your own space and learn at your own pace.

Click here to follow the link and enter. You’ll need to create a Craftsy login to enter…and (bonus!) you’ll get access to a mini class when you do.  Thanks to everyone who entered. This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been contacted.