Wool, Needle & Thread, by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings (Giveaway Insights too!)

In keeping with the spirit of Welcoming Fall, I’m delighted to share insights with you today about a new book, which is packed with Creative Goodness and also has plenty of projects that are perfect for Fall (as well as any time of the year).

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Wool, Needle & Thread: The Go-To Guide for Wool Stitchery, by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings is a brilliant new book that is perfect for sewing enthusiasts of all levels interested in creating stunning projects with wool stitchery.



The definitive guide to wool applique and embroidery!

Welcome to beloved designer Lisa Bongean’s private classroom! Toss the trial-and-error and learn from Lisa’s decades of experience how she creates her exquisite stitcheries step by step: wool applique, embroidery, and more. Filled with close-up photos of Lisa’s hands working her magic, this book will help you master each technique down to the tiniest detail.


Start with Lisa’s fabric tips; then move on to her favorite tools, templates, threads, and needles. How does she create her slim vines, pretty pennies, and flower appliques? It’s all here, along with a dozen embroidery stitches in photos so clear, you’ll know exactly how to re-create them. Lisa also shares five sweet projects to make yourself, rounding out this jam-packed volume that will teach you how to start, stitch, and finish your projects more accurately, more confidently, and more beautifully than ever before.



You can’t be around designer Lisa Bongean for long without picking up her infectious enthusiasm for stitching, both by hand and by machine. But if pressed, she’ll probably tell you her heart is with wool stitchery. The combination of richly textured wools, delightfully colorful threads, and the endless array of shapes that you can cut–she’s a fan of it all! If practice, practice, practice is the key to getting it right, it’s clear that’s why Lisa Bongean’s a leader in the wool stitchery world. Her workmanship is impeccable because she never stops making more.


The owner of Primitive Gatherings (PrimitiveGatherings.us), Lisa has shops in both Menasha, Wisconsin, and Murrieta, California, that specialize in hand-dyed wools, quilting cotton, and kits.


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For fans of Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings this is clearly a “must-have” book, but it is also a “must-have” book for anyone interested in learning/improving their skills of working with wool applique’ and embroidery.  Lisa shares her expertise for supplies, techniques, and stitches, along with five beautiful projects that are gorgeous.  These projects are perfect to decorate your home, sewing room, office, as well as to give as gifts.  And the well-written instructions with great visuals make this book perfect for beginners, as well as experts who are interested in making the delightful projects in this book.


QuiltShopGal also believes this book is an exceptional value.  When you consider what the cost of a class with Lisa Bongean would cost at a major quilt show, there is no doubt about it this book is a steal!  And wouldn’t it make for a fun Quilt Guild Challenge based upon projects in this book, for a group to pursue together?

QuiltShopGal hopes you get a chance to check out this book at your local quilt and/or stitchery shop.  Of course, as it is so new if you don’t see it do let them know you’d like to see them make it available.  It is so new, they simply may not be aware of it.  Of course, you can also check it out online at Martingale, as well as Amazon.


Today I can share insights about two different opportunities for you to win a copy of this book:

Martingale is hosting a giveaway on their delightful “Stitch This” blog, where one lucky winner will receive a copy of this book, as well as a bundle of supplies perfect for making projects covered in this book. But you need to enter before next Wednesday to win.

QuiltShopGal will be hosting a Virtual Fall Craft Fair the week of November 11th where one copy of this book will be given away, during the daily prize giveaway.  Simply be sure to follow QuiltShopGal for more info on this fun event, as well as when to enter to win a copy of this creative new book.


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