Give-Away: A Good Fortune

handoffortuneThe future is yours! In the Hand of Fortune project from my new book, Joyful Stitching, you stitch your own fate. Want a longer life line? Extend it with Fern Stitches. Is your love life drab? Add some spark with Ermine Stitches.

handoffortune2You begin the Hand of Fortune with an outline of a palm on silk fabric. (There’s a pattern in the book.) The silk is fused to batting. Then you fill in the hand shape with a raucous variety of hand embroidery stitches using sizes 8 and 12 pearl cotton threads. You can use the stitches I’ve set out in the project or make up your own stitchery.

handoffortunefabricAnd now for the give-away part. Leave a comment (or click on the word “replies”) below and you may be the lucky winner of a pre-printed hand shape to stitch your own fate. I’ll announce the winner next Thursday.

Read more about the projects in Joyful Stitching here.