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Giving Bunnies In Print

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Remember the Giving Bunny Project? Well, not only have the bunnies spread across the world, but they’ve made it into print! Check out a great feature on the Bunnies in a special edition of Made In Felt from the same folks that bring you Mollie Makes. Grab it here or pick it up in your local craft store!

Wondering where else we’ve popped up lately? Check out our press page to see all the latest features.

Grand Prize Winners of the UT Coloring Contest!

Ho boy! This one was down to the wire, but we officially have the results of the UT coloring contest. I just want to say a big THANK YOU to all the stitchers that participated and for everyone who voted. But what are we waiting for? Here are the results…

The winner of the machine embroidery category for this years coloring contest is that yummy coffee colored creation by Juliane!

Congrats Juliane!

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This one was a TIGHT race folks. Separated by just a few votes from the amazing brightly colored design by inartwork. Everyone did such an amazing job, I know it was a hard choice! And what about the hand embroidery contestants?

The winner of the hand embroidery category for this years coloring contest is that gorgeous colorful watercolored creation by Brandy!

Congrats Brandy!

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This one was also a pretty tight race, with April’s crayon tinted design not far behind. It was just so hard to CHOOSE, wasn’t it? The 8 other finalists all win a $10 UT gift certificate for making it into the final round and for working so hard on their entries. These pieces were all so wonderfully stitched and the colors just stunning. So much work went into these beautiful pieces!

Congrats again to Juliane and Brandy, each our grand prize winners of a $100 gift certificate to Urban Threads!

A special thanks to everyone who helped celebrate the big 5 with us all through the month of May. We can’t wait to celebrate the big 6 with you next year!

UT Coloring Contest Finalists

*UPDATE – Voting is closed! Winners coming soon*

It’s time… all through the month of May you Threadsters were playing with this design, in order to create your own colorful masterpieces for Urban Threads 5th Birthday Coloring Contest. Well the entries are in, and the top 5 finalists in each category have been chosen! First, our top colorful entries stitched up by an embroidery machine…

Machine Embroidery Finalists

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This dark and broody black and red sparkle creation was made by Miriam.

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This classic soft rainbow scheme entry was stitched up by Vicki.

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This coloring contest entry is by Juliane, inspired by yummy coffee and chocolate.

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This bright and bold coloring entry makes great use of a light colored outline, stitched up by inartwork.

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This neon inspired coloring contest entry was stitched up by Cornelia.

All those crazy colors! What fun :) Are you ready to vote? Take a good long look at each of these colorful designs, and vote for your favorite below. Voting is closed!

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This blue and purple stitch-filled beauty was hand embroidered by Katheryn.

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This colorful rainbow crayon-tinted creation was stitched up by April.

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This hand embroidered coloring contest entry by Emily features beautiful variegated stitching on a faux wood fabric.

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This coloring contest entry by Brandy features lovely running stitch outlines mixed with light washes of watercolor.

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This bold and broody design was hand stitched by confident soba using lots of lovely fill stitches.

Are you ready to vote for your favorite hand embroidery entry? Second voting poll is below. Voting is closed!

A big congratulations to our 10 finalists for making it into the top 5 of their categories! Also, a big BIG thank you to ALL of you who entered. We had a lot of entries into this contest. Want to see them all? Of course you do! Check them out in the slideshow below. Thanks for helping us make our 5th Birthday extra special!Did you vote once for each category? GOOD! Voting will remain open until this Friday at noon central time, and we’ll announce the final winners in the newsletter!

T-Shirt Giveaway #5 – Last Chance!

*UPDATE – Contest is closed! Winner is comment #85, Nicole! Thanks for helping us celebrate the big 5!*

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It’s our birthday month around here, and we’ve been partying hard all month long with awesome things like giant storewide sales, and a sweet coloring contest.  We’ve also been giving away 5 chances to win one of these limited edition Urban Threads tees, and today is your LAST CHANCE to win one!

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That’s right kids, this is the final giveaway, so you better saddle up and follow along! How do you enter to win a chance at your tee today?

Today you can enter to win one of these rad shirts by telling us what your favorite UT Lab project is on StitchPunk in the comments of this post by tonight at 11:59 p.m., Central time. If you haven’t explored our Lab projects, you’re in for a treat! The UT Lab is an initiative  where the Urban Threads team gets to experiment, collaborate and innovate to see just what can be done with the art of embroidery. We’ve done crazy things like team up with fashion designers to make a gothic embroidered steampunk gown, or even created a video of our Evenfall lace collection. Heck, we even took over the world with tiny plush bunnies, with help from you! Leave us a comment on this post telling us your favorite Lab Project before midnight tonight to enter! Please leave just ONE comment per person, thanks.

Ready? GO! And be sure to celebrate 5 awesome years of alternative embroidery by shopping the ENTIRE collection on SALE. Hurry, the sale ends this Sunday night!

WOO BIRTHDAY!

It’s our birthday, it’s our birthday YEAHYEAHITSOURBIRTHDAY!

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Today is officially our 5TH BIRTHDAY and we are so so grateful to YOU for making it happen!

As a show of our appreciation for supporting our weird and wacky idea that skulls and alternative designs had a place in the embroidery world, we’re offering everything in our store HALF OFF for a limited time. You can also enter to win a limited edition Urban Threads tee, take part in a rocking coloring contest where you could win a $100 gift certificate, or just browse the newly updated Urban Threads 5th Anniversary Lookbook for all kinds of cool ideas and tutorials to get your crafty mind going.

It has been such an amazing journey with you all so far. We can’t wait to celebrate another 5 years with you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY URBAN THREADS!

T-Shirt Giveaway #4 – It’s Our Birthday!!

*Contest is closed! Congrats to comment number #26 Lauren! Still one more chance to enter on Thursday!*

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It’s our birthday month around here, and today, it’s really our 5th BIRTHDAY! WOOT! We’re giving you a chance to not only celebrate with a BIG storewide sale, but a chance to win one of these limited edition Urban Threads tees!  We’ve already had three awesome chances, this is chance numbah four to snag one of these beauties!

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So, how do you enter to win a chance at your tee today?

Today you can enter to win one of these rad shirts by telling us what your favorite single design is on Urban Threads in the comments of this post by tonight at 11:59 p.m., Central time. Remember, that does NOT include packs like the whole Dark Fairytale series, but you can tell us which individual design from that pack is your favorite. Maybe you have a specific steampunk design you always go to? Leave it in the comments before tonight to enter! Please leave just ONE comment per person, thanks. Feel free to throw a little happy birthday jingle in as well ;)

Ready? GO! And be sure to celebrate 5 awesome years  (AS OF TODAY!) of alternative embroidery by shopping the ENTIRE collection on SALE for a limited time!

P.S. – Don’t forget, you’ll have one more chance this week to win a shirt if you miss out on today. Also, I know it’s mean to make you guys pick just one design. Call it tough love ;)

T-Shirt Giveaway #3

*UPDATE! The contest is now closed. Congrats to comment #119, Cheryl!*

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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s our birthday month around here, and we’re giving you a chance to not only celebrate with a BIG storewide sale (OMG go shop now!), but a chance to win one of these limited edition Urban Threads tees!  We’ve had our first few giveaways this week, this is chance number three!

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So, how do you enter to win a chance at your tee today?

Today you can enter to win one of these rad shirts by browsing these customer featured projects on the Urban Threads blog and leaving a comment telling us which one is your favorite. Featured projects are exceptional customer creations we highlight on the blog from time to time. There have been everything from amazing steampunk creations to a step by step breakdown of how to make embroidered shoes. Tell us what your favorite customer featured project is (remember this is NOT one of our regular tutorials!) in the comments of this post by Sunday at 11:59 p.m., Central time to enter for your third chance to win your own UT shirt! Please leave just ONE comment per person, thanks.

Ready? GO! And be sure to celebrate 5 awesome years of alternative embroidery by shopping the ENTIRE collection on SALE for a limited time!

P.S. – Don’t forget, you’ll also have two chances next week to win a shirt, starting Tuesday, our official 5th Birthday!