Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Book Review and Give Away

I am humbled by this wonderful review of my book. It has always been my intention to make things easier for people to learn. And they are also giving away a copy of my book.

"Jane Monk is the teacher we all wish we had growing up, in that whatever the challenging subject, she would inspire us to master it. With her new book, Tangle Stitches: For Quilters and Fabric Artists, you’ll feel as if Jane is sitting down with you for a tutoring session on stitching. Quilters generally fall into 2 categories, those who get more joy from creating the tops and those where stitching is the supreme motivator. With this book, Jane may win the former into the fold of stitching heaven."

-Scarlett Burroughs, Quilting Editor -Craft Gossip.com    You can see more and enter the giveaway here http://quilting.craftgossip.com/review-and-giveaway-tangle-stitches-book/2014/09/30/

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A little bit of Lace Crochet for a change

 I have been crocheting for a long time.  My big sister showed me how to make granny squares and I simply flew from there.  I did a lot of filet crochet with fine cotton thread.  I had never done lace crochet work before and thought I would give it a go.

I used a laceweight Silk/Merino mercerised commercial yarn and it came up so soft and delicious.

This pattern is by Berniolise Designs

 Izumi unblocked
 Izumi "blocked"   blocking makes such a difference to the finished item.  I rinsed my shawl and then rolled it in a towel to get it partially dry.  I then pinned it out on my foam blocking board with T pins and left it to dry.
 This one is my latest finish and is called "Luna"
Luna, unblocked.

I like to crochet in the evening sometimes as it is very relaxing.

I hope you enjoy seeing what I get up to when I am not writing books or tangling :)

Cheers   Jane x

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Winners of a Pin Cushion and Tangle Stitches book in Australia

The two winners are Paxton (Shirley) and Vireya.   The have won a Pin Cushion made by me and a copy of  my Tangle Stitches book.  Please contact me within seven days  at my email address  jane@janemonkstudio.com  as I will need you to provide your name and mailing details.  Congratulations to you both.

The US winners will be announced by Craftside shortly   http://www.craftside.net/2014/08/tangle-stitches-and-zentagle-pin.html

Thank you everyone for your entries, your support has been wonderful.   Jane x

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tangle Stitches and Zentagle pin cushion giveaway with Zentangle Quilt label art

Today I have a super special giveaway! When I wrote  Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric ArtistsRelax, Meditate, and Create with Rhythmic Stitches I created a bunch of the pin cushions featured on the cover of my book Tangle Stitches. Craftside have generously given four books to be given away.    Two lucky U.S. winners will receive each a pin cushion and a copy of Tangle Stitches and here on my blog Jane Monk Studio   I will be giving away a pin cushion and a copy of Tangle Stitches to 2 lucky winners in Australia/New Zealand! So leave a comment here if you are in Australia or New Zealand and if you are in the U.S. leave a comment in Craftsides post here.

Enter by Sept 6, 2014.

Australian and New Zealand entries ... leave a comment on this blog post.

U.S. entries go to Craftside blog here ... to leave a comment on that post.

You can also go to the Craftside post to get instructions on how to create the Quilt Label from my book Tangle Stitches.   Hop on over and check it out.

Don't forget this giveaway ends on the 6th September 2014