Posts Tagged ‘contest’

Halloween Winner

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Congrats to Karmine Brode, the randomly chosen winner of this years Halloween Contest! I know we’re all looking forward to the cool design ideas she’s going to dream up.

See the slideshow for many of the amazing entries we got this year.

P.S. – Your entry not showing up in the slideshow? No worries, sometimes flickr takes awhile to update the images. Rest assured all images that were tagged as utcostumecontest were included as part of the random selection!

Winner of PUSH giveaway!

Congratulations to Judi, the random winner of the PUSH stitchery giveaway, comment #230!

Author:  judi
Comment Date:  2011-10-01 10:50 AM
Comment:  Indeed would like a book that pushes the embroidery boundaries.
Sorry this is a little late gang, we had some trouble getting a hold of winners! I hope you enjoy your new book Judi, I know I’m going to be sad to see it leave!

PUSH Stitchery Giveaway!

Look what we got our hands on…

And we couldn’t be more thrilled. Except for one point…we don’t get to keep it.

You do!

That’s right, we have a copy PUSH Stitchery, the contemporary embroidery book curated by Mr X Stitch (aka Jamie Chalmers) that’s been all over the crafty blogosphere of late and debuting to rave reviews. And you can win this copy!

What do you have to do? Just leave a comment on this post and you’re entered! You have ’til Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 11:59pm Central time. We’ll announce our randomly generated winner next week.

So what’s all the fuss about?

This new book is a gorgeous collection of cutting edge embroidery from artists from all over the world. It’s got interviews with the creators as well as beautiful full page photos of absolutely divine stitchery.

If you ever feel the need to defend your embroidery as an art form, this is the book to keep on your coffee table. This collection of artists and crafters shows just what this medium can do, and do it well.

Jaime’s collection shows that embroidery is not just alive, but thriving as the counterculture graffiti of today’s crafting generation.  I love it.

And I’m not the only one. You better hurry up an enter, because this book is just dripping with delicious stitches, and you know Craft Bunny’s penchant for devouring all things tasty and crafty.

(though I do promise your copy will be delivered free of chompy bunny marks)

*Comments closed…winner coming soon!*


Designs in Machine Embroidery Contest

Hey Stitchers!

Designs in Machine Embroidery is hosting a pretty rad contest where you can win some seriously swank prizes… one of which happens to be a $100 gift certificate to Urban Threads!

If that’s not sweet enough, well there are $6000 worth of prizes to win, including a top prize of a Koala Studio and you get to choose the style and color you want. Click the contest image or visit their facebook page for more details and how to enter.

You have till Oct 3 to enter… Good luck!

Urban Threads Costume Contest

There’s a crispness in the air, and September has begun…

Crafty minds everywhere begin to envision fantastical costumes and spooky nights, which means there’s no better time to have a costume contest!

It’s no secret that we love Halloween, but judging by all the cool, creepy and crafty costumes that often appear in our flickr pool, you do too! That’s why we thought it would be a great idea to celebrate your costume skills with a very special contest.

Now through Nov. 1, enter a costume you’ve made featuring an Urban Threads design, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a very special prize…

A totally custom design created by us, for whatever theme or wish you’ve always desired!

That’s right… have you been asking for costumed ferrets or steampunk bees for months, but we haven’t delivered yet? Got an idea you always wanted to try, but seemed too crazy to request? Now is YOUR chance.

If you win the contest, we’ll personally work with you and your ideas to made that one kick-butt design you’ve always wanted (and hopefully that everyone’s really wanted) that we just haven’t gotten around to yet. We’ll make sure it fits all hoop sizes and it’s for all formats, so no matter what, it will suit your stitching needs.  We’ll even dedicate it to you in the design description so you and your idea will live on the site forever!

Just a quick few caveats about the prize design:

-While it is a custom design for you, this is hopefully something everyone else has been dying to see too. So we’re not designing something with a personal name, your kid’s little league mascot, or a company logo. The design will be available on the site for everyone after it’s yours, so try and think of something worth sharing!

-We will not design anything copyrighted (no, we’re not drawing you a zombie Disney princess, as cool as that might be) offensive, or otherwise inappropriate for our audience. Let’s keep it safe viewing for the kiddios.

So, now that you know the prize, what and how can you enter?

First, you’ll need a picture of a costume that features at least one Urban Threads design. It doesn’t matter if it’s something brand new stitched for this spooky season, or if it’s something you’ve stitched up before. It doesn’t even matter if it’s been featured already. As long as it’s a cool costume featuring some Urban Threads sweetness, it’s eligible to be entered!

Once you have your costume picture ready, upload it to the Urban Threads flickr pool and tag it utcostumecontest or e-mail it in to (pssst…already have a costume added to the flickr pool? All you  need to do is tag it!) You can enter more than one costume to increase your chances!

Important! While it’s fine for you to upload/e-mail lots of pictures of your costume to share, please just pick ONE image to tag as your entry. As we said before, you can enter multiple costumes, but you should only tag each costume once.

Get your pictures in by Nov 1st @ 11:59pm Central time to be entered. (We understand, sometimes you’re hot gluing those last pieces on right before you head out trick-or-treating, so you have till the day after to get your images in.) We’ll choose a winner at random, and get to work on that custom design!

Ready to get stitching? We totally are. Halloween is right around the corner…

What awesomeness will you stitch up this year?


And the winner is…

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Congrats to Michelle, randomly selected winner of the Pay It Forward contest! These are her cute canines Max and Moehre (it means “carrot” in German), modeling their swank new bandanas with some hip Rescue embroidery.

And a big huzzah to everyone who entered! You’ve been doing all kinds of great things with this design, from stitching it for your own rescue pets to making fundraiser items to gifting rescue volunteers with their own little bit of personalized stitchery. Your participation has been so generous … thank you!

Check out all of the awesome entries:

Portland Crafters – Win an Embroidery Class!

Hey Portland crafters!

Looking to hone your machine embroidery skills, or perhaps start into the medium as a newbie? Modern Domestic is featuring a contest where you can win a free spot in their Sept 14 DIY Embroidery class!

Modern Domestic is a sewing studio and retail space in Portland, Oregon offering two fully equipped classrooms, a comfortable seating area and a growing community of creative makers. They’re big into discovering new ways to create and display modern, exciting machine embroidery, and we’re just all about that.

They also are Urban Threads stitchers, and have some super cute UT covered projects they featured in the post.

Adorable? I think so.

I would wear this all the time in the kitchen…

you know, if I cooked.

I’m smitten!

Want a chance to be a lucky crafter in the Portland area? Visit their post and leave a comment there for a chance at your free class.