Jan Constantine: GIVE AWAY

August 1, 2011

Jan Constantine, Queen of Embroidered Cushions, has only gone and published another book. I know. And the good news is, in between scratching my mosquito bites, I’ve got hold of a copy to give to one lucky HomeShoppingSpy reader…

Love Stitching is full of decorative appliqué and hand-embroidery projects from Jan, featuring some of her best-selling designs for cushions, throws, wall hangings, aprons and bags.

While her first book (Heirloom Embroidery) focussed on traditional embroidery, Love Stitching takes a more modern approach, with bright colours and strong shapes in a series of graphic, bold designs. I like the anchor cushion project best:

To win Love Stitchingsimply leave a comment on this post including your email address and we’ll pick a name out of the (hand-embroidered) hat at 6pm on Thursday 4th August. There are some helpful Terms and Conditions, here. (In case you’re not feeling lucky, it’s published by Jacqui Small and costs £20. You can buy it here.) – Ellie 

31 Responses to “Jan Constantine: GIVE AWAY”

  1. Tuba Says:

    I love Jan Constantine!, I hope I win 🙂 mishakal@gmail,com

  2. tamsin Says:

    Oo lovely, I’d love to win it! Especially with a flat move coming up and crafty inspiration needed…

  3. Judith Says:

    A beautiful book I would love to own.

  4. iona williams Says:

    i would be so thrilled to win this book, i have been a fan of Jan’s work for ages !!! ionawwilliams@msn.com

  5. Gillian Says:

    Would love this! Looks so pretty. G

  6. Hej Hej
    What a lovely giveaway… I have two Jan Constantine cushions..they really are works of art! Would love to own a copy of her book 😉 so that I can be adventurous and try for myself!
    Thank you

  7. Laura Says:

    Oh, I’ve been wanting to get myself into some sewing for ages now, maybe this will be the book that gives me the nudge I need! It looks lovely, fingers crossed for me!

  8. Cadence Says:

    What a great book to get the creative juice flowing! Carisa@slowfuse.com

  9. Victoria Says:

    Definitely count me in, what a beautiful book!



  10. lasche Says:

    I start to queue for this lovely book lasche@interia.pl

  11. Faith Wiltz Says:

    I would love to learn more fabric stitching skills, it’s not something I’m good at right now but with help I’ll try hard!

  12. Maggie Says:

    Could this be what spurs me on to get the sewing machine out of the cupboard? Stop ‘oooohing’ and ‘aaahing’: start stitching!


  13. Catherine Hughes Says:

    Ooh this would be a great gift for my embroidery-mad mother-in-law!

  14. yesilikethat Says:

    I’d like to enter. Embroidery is one crafting skill I haven’t quite got my head round yet!

  15. kathryn p Says:

    ooo lovely things, hope i am the lucky sew and sew 🙂


  16. Amy Mingkwan Says:

    I love her work! Her cushions and stitching techniques are very inspiring.


  17. Anna Says:

    I’d love this book, please! Need some inspiration after finally getting my sewing machine out last weekend for the first time in years…


  18. Alaina Dunne Says:

    This book looks AMAZING! Good luck everyone!


  19. Kelly M D Says:

    Jan, I have a confession to make if you’re reading this. I very often pick up your cushions in shops and give them big cuddles and fantasize about how they’d look on my chairs. It lasts a little too long – people stare.

    Sadly, I have never had the spare cash to buy one. But I will save my pennies for your book, so I can perhaps make one 🙂

  20. Annie Says:

    Book looks lovely. Would be nice to have some ideas of what I can do with my pretty fabric I’ve had in my closet!


  21. Oh wow, I would love to get my hands on it 🙂 allthingsnice4life@gmail.com. Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter

    All things nice…

  22. Lauren Faye Says:

    Love stitching sounds like a great way to enjoy Jan Constantine Cushions. Have you seen the latest Jan Constantine 2012 Olympic cushion collection – A fantastic way to join in the fun!

  23. Viv Says:

    I love the modern take on embroidery! buykidlet@gmail.com

  24. David Rodrigues Says:

    I love the new book, the new designs are Amazing it looks even better than her first book, heirloom embroidery.

  25. Elspeth Holman Says:

    I would love to win this book, please 🙂

  26. Jan Constantine Says:

    Lovely to see so many people taking an interest in embroidery! Also – beautiful blog, full of good ideas – I imagine I could waste hours reading things on here!

    Just wondered if you’d be interested in having a look at our new Jan Constantine blog – there’ll be news updates, style tips, and possibly even a few competitions/promotions of our own 🙂


    Keep stitching! x

  27. Maggie Says:

    Rather belatedly – thank you for my gorgeous prize! Its a beautiful book – I just don’t know which project to start with. What a talented designer Jan Constantine is … and thank you – both to Jan and to Ellie.

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