Elizabeth Bradley giveaway

August 14, 2015

Needlepoint is an art form, hobby, profession, and industry to millions of people world-wide.  While it's difficult to know exactly when needlepoint began, we do know that during the Victorian era, Berlin work, a type of needlepoint, came into popularity. Berlin work is often characterized by brilliant colors and combinations of geometric and floral designs.  Needlepoint became popular again in the late twenties, and continues to increase in popularity with a renewed interest in handicrafts. Elizabeth Bradley has reproduced many designs from this era.  Founded in 1986, Elizabeth Bradley has been designing and manufacturing quality tapestry kits and continues to add new designs each year. With a desire to provide needle workers with quality heirloom designs combined with an inspiration of historical needlework, the kits are crafted to provide hours of stitching enjoyment and delight in your finished work.  With tapestry work, you are making history by continuing a beautiful tradition.

I've loved Elizabeth Bradley's designs since I discovered her in the 80s.  The kits themselves are works of art, and include a printed canvas, 100% wool spun and dyed in the UK, comprehensive instructions, and needles.  If you are new to needlepoint, I have to warn you:  needlepoint can turn into an obsession; a lovely, relaxing, productive obsession. Needlepoint projects are most often small enough to tuck into a purse for a quick on-the-go or travel project.  For the last 40 years, I've almost never had a time when I wasn't working on some sort of needlepoint.

I'd like to thank Elizabeth Bradley for offering a giveaway to my readers.  The cute mini-pansy kit shown below, valued at $84, is complete with detailed instructions, printed canvas, fine British wool, and a needle and will be given to one of my readers.  Don't worry if you are new to needlepoint, this is a perfect project for all skill levels.  To enter, go to Elizabeth Bradley's website, and after you browse around a bit, sign up for her newsletter here,  then come back here and comment below.  If you are new to commenting on blogs, go to the end of this post.  You will comment at the end of the comments section.  Make your comment, then at the dropdown menu that says "comment as...", select your profile.  If you do not have a profile, just select "anonymous".  It's very easy, but if you have a problem, you can always email me using the sidebar "contact" button, which is a little envelope button.  Make sure that your comment contains your contact info, very important!  Elizabeth Bradley sends out a few emails a month and will not share email addresses with a third party.  This giveaway is open all, including my international readers.  The winner will be selected on Saturday, August 22.  Good luck! 

While you're poking around the site promise me you'll check out my favorites: the adorable Alphabet Rug, the gorgeous collection of Victorian Animals, the floral Botanical Garden Collection, and the Christmas kit collection.  xo Kristen


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  1. Oh how cool! I have always wanted to try this, I love needlework of all sorts, but have never done needlepoint! Thanks for the chance! I'm Ginni on Ravelry.

  2. I so want to try needleppint, one of my aunt is very talented in needlepoint. So beautiful, love the peony. dominique69 on ravelry

  3. Thank you for introducing me to Elizabeth's work. Beautiful! Pink background botanical was stunning!

  4. I adore needlepoint. I'm just finishing up a large canvas of a William Morris orange tree. The colours are amazing - I would love to win this!!

  5. I have already worked some Elizabeth Bradley tapestries. They are a real pleasure to do. pam.lacey@btopenworld.com

  6. I have already worked some Elizabeth Bradley tapestries. They are a real pleasure to do. pam.lacey@btopenworld.com

  7. Done and dusted. Beautiful needlepoints and impossible to pick just one.

  8. I have never tried needlepoint, though I love counted cross stitch. Her seasonal samplers are wonderful.
    lindame dot rumsey at gmail dot com

  9. Wow all looks amazing,especially 'beasts of a field'-scooper372@msn.com

  10. Wow all looks amazing,especially 'beasts of a field'-scooper372@msn.com

  11. Lovely designs, p_collingwood@hotmail.com

  12. Absolutely stunning. Keeping my lucky fingers crosses. joanne.forman@virgin.net

  13. Everything is just gorgeous! I really like the Mini Robin kit or the Mini Snow Geese kit. Mamagiff on ravelry

  14. Love the catalog needlepoint, cross stitch and knitting are my passions and Elizabeth Bradley has gorgeous designs. So happy you point me in her direction now that I live in a rural area. Sandee8908 on ravelry.

  15. WOW they are all beautiful! jlb01@verizon.net

  16. Perfect chance to learn a new craft! My Grandmother did needlepoint and I've always wanted to learn. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. I think I could spend way too much time just looking at the kits. Really beautiful things.
    Thank you

  18. I have always enjoyed Cross-stitch and Tapestry, but haven't tried Needlepoint before, it would b fun to add it to my achievements. I have always loved Pansies, their faces remind me of Pekineses Dogs faces. Before I was married I was actually Caroline Elizabeth Bradley so I feel I also have a connection to Elizabeth Bradley.

  19. Thanks,
    Beth Burdett
    vicburds at telus dot net

  20. Thank you for introducing me to this lovely site. These are some of the most beautiful needlepoints that I've ever seen, particularly the 'Bloom' series. jamiewalcott@gmail.com

  21. I have an antique needlepoint chair that needs recovered. I'm feeling very inspired now!

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

  22. I love doing needlepoint - I haven't done it for a while. . . your kits are incredibly beautiful!

  23. Beautiful work, what patience! Scusi on Ravelry. X

  24. Beautful designs. I ordered her catalog a year ago, but Never ordered. This is just the thing to get me started. CherylA1104 on ravelry or castern1104@gmail.com

  25. Absolutely stunning designs - hard to pick a favourite - but the parrot tulip is so beautiful - now itching to get started x

  26. Love the canvases! Thank you for the opportunity to have one!

  27. Finally it is time to learn to needlepoint,, critssa40@hotmail.com

  28. The Pansy kit is lovely and looks like a good one for a beginner like me.

  29. Love to get back to needlepoint! Mbdry5@hotmail.com

  30. Beautiful kits. Thank you for the opportunity yo work one. I love your blog! Johnsonmarron@gmail.com

  31. I have loved EB's classic designs for years. Each one in my family has a piece of hers that I stitched. They're now considered heirlooms.

  32. ...oops, taylorandsuzanne@gmail.com

  33. ...oops, taylorandsuzanne@gmail.com

  34. I really like the new brighter floral EB kits that are now available. The mini pansy made into a pillow would look fabulous on my bed. Thanks for offering this giveaway :-). Abbeyinc@aol.com

  35. Thank you for the opportunity! enjoy your parties and admire your knitting. patricia.thiry-decker@mycsbonline.com

  36. Really nice needlepointitems,The kit would be a good opportunity to come back to stitching.
    Thank you for this giveaway. j.thibaut@live.be
    Jeannine Thibaut

  37. I haven't done needlepoint for some years, I couldn't find nice ones in my area I think this website is the answer for some very nice kits. Thanks for the great giveaway. Ohlalalaine on Ravelry

  38. Thank you for the giveaway. I really like seeing the pictures of your parties and projects!

    warbler01 on Ravelry.com

  39. I love pansies! Thanks for the giveaway. I signed up for the newsletter carmen99 at asimplehomestead.com

  40. My daughter loves purple and may even do the needlepoint... A together project maybe :)

  41. Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely project. rav id:busymom07755

  42. Thanks for the chance to win. Potaylor at hotmail.com

  43. Beautiful canvases. All are gorgeous. rav id:canuckeh

  44. Thank you for the opportunity to win this canvas!

  45. What beautiful and inspiring kits, I do like the flower designs.
    roebob on ravelry

  46. Everything on her site is GORGEOUS!!!

    Rav ID:StitchedBySara

  47. Tapestry Tapestry I like more than a bit, please pick me to win your kit! Heather at lunefemme@mchsi.com

  48. What a lovely gift away. I have always loved Ms. Bradleys work along with Erica Wilsons. Would really love to win.

  49. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

    sherryglover1 on RAV

  50. Oh, my goodness such a pretty pansy. I would love to win this kit.

  51. Pansies are my absolute favorite flower! I would absolutely love to stitch this.

    I'm vernalequinox on Ravelry.

  52. Lovely kits on her site, and I am such a sucker for anything Christmas. :) Thanks for the chance to win a lovely kit. DanaRae19 on Ravelry

  53. I have been a fan of Elizabeth Bradley needlepoint for years, although I couldn't really afford any. I love her plum pudding Christmas ornaments from the website. It would be so much fun to win the pansy.

  54. Oh my goodness! I have never seen such lovely needlepoint designs. I would surely love to stitch this pansy. My Ravelry name is janfromseattle and my email address is janisaacs@comcast.net.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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