Thursday, 27 August 2015

GIVEAWAY - embroidery brooch

It is always a pleasure to offer a little giveaway here on my blog - I don't do this so very often, so when I do, I like to make it a special one.....






As you may know I've been quite busy designing and making new embroidery works.... One thing on my to-do list was to design smaller embroidery brooches. I've made portrait brooches before now but wished to offer something that showcased my intricate stitch work. Here you see a group of tiny dreaming faces. Rather than the usual oval shape, I decided upon a more rectangular yet curved design.

I also wanted to be able to offer these new smaller brooches at a modest price, say less than £20.... So you will see next week (when I update my shop) a few of these new brooches available, each unique, different colours....

But before my shop update next week - I'm offering you the chance to 'win' this little brooch.



I took the opportunity to photograph the brooch in different ways. Here it is pinned to a scarf - a scarf that I use as a curtain tie.....

Amongst my reels of cotton thread.....

 and worn as a brooch - the dark pink thread is a new colour for me to use in this way - but as you may have noted I'm experimenting more with my use of colour.

If you would like to own this brooch - and I have only the one to giveaway - then please do leave a comment here on this post. (Comments left elsewhere don't count - but if you are shy you can email me to enter). Just leave a comment saying hello. This giveaway is open to anyone, in the UK or overseas.

You have until next Monday morning at 9am UK time. I will add all names into a hat and one name will be picked out at random. Please check back on Monday to find out if you have been lucky..... and thank you.








75 comments:

Shawna R said...

I am always amazed at your work. So beautiful!

cozy house said...

Thank you for doing this. I love your brooches so much and I love wearing them. Can't wait to see the new ones!

beth i. said...

Love the prospect of owning a perfect small badge of your artwork. Something to carry with me. Look forward to seeing the new work.

little arctic flower said...

Hi Cathy. Love your new brooch design and colour. I always follow your blog and Instagram posts. Love seeing how your work progresses from sketchbook to final piece. A delight to watch x Vicki

Connie said...

Cathy, I would love to own this.

Beth said...

Cathy, this is so beautiful, many years ago I purchased an embroidered bird and it is a very treasured object.

sassysistersink said...

hello! i am in awe of the way you design such incredibly intricate pieces with a sewing machine! the background detail you achieve writes a story in thread unlike any other.
i also am constantly inspired by your paintings. you work has such a feeling of freedom and creative exploration. you have encouraged me to be more free in my own experimentation, and for that i am most grateful!
xx janet

penny-sue wolfe said...

Oh.My.days!!
Your brooch is exquisite!!!

Ulrike said...

This is so lovely, like all your work.
Ulrike xx

kelley said...

Hello, Cathy! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to own a piece of your work. I love the smaller size you are working on now. And I am determined to one day own one of your larger pieces. Have a nice weekend, Kelley

Judy said...

Love your work. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Pretty amazing!

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Cathy, your beautiful art is always so inspiring! Would be incredibly proud to wear your brooch!

Susan Smith said...

I love your work. It reminds of folk art that I love so much and reminds of Edgar Allan Poe oddly enough.

shelleysavorblog said...

You are a gem Cathy, just like your beautiful creations.

Caroline Morrell said...

Adore your work and the poetic movements in each piece. Reminds me of the women picking cherries in Bikacs, Hungary.

Unknown said...

What a great piece! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Irene Peake

dhereid said...

First I saw a colorful piece and so when I clicked on I found out so many priceless details. Its dope! Greatings from your new brazilian fan who lives in Norway! <3

Amy G. said...

Hello Cathy, it's been a while! Love your brooch, very elegant!
xo

Owlmania said...

I LOVE it! It's LOVELY!

Sami Teasdale said...

Love this new size, works perfectly!

Louise Norman said...

So beautiful, gorgeous embroidery, love this so much!

Judith Clarke said...

I love that they are dreaming. Such beautiful stitchery. Id be proud to own it.

Kerry said...

New design, how wonderful! Your work is beautiful

Marilyn said...

I would love to own this gorgeous little brooch, those teeny tiny faces are truly amazing.

Nina Laden said...

Your work is amazing. I think you should illustrate a children's book with your embroidery.

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

I happened to find you just a few days ago because I liked another artist and facebook suggested you. Now, I'm not the biggest facebook fan or user, but when it makes suggestions like this I am pretty thankful;) And to land right in a giveaway for such a stunning brooch as well?! How lucky! I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Victoria M. Rees said...

I've been a long time admirer of your embroidery works. So lovely. Look forward to seeing more.

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marionjoy said...

lovely to see your work

Penny said...

What a beautiful work of art. I would love to own this. You are so clever.

yulin said...

You have produced so detailed beautiful works, thanks for sharing and also thanks Instangram to lead me to find you!

Craphty said...

Fab brooch. Would love to wear one.

Elizabeth said...

Please enter me! So lovely.

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

waw, miss cullis, delicious chance, wonderful generosity. thxs for the opportunity, am also glad new designs will come down in price! good idea!! n♥

maya matthew said...

Being a hand embroidery person myself I'm amazed at the amount of tiny details you manage to incorporate into your pieces. Thanks for this opportunity to be able to win one of your pieces, it would be amazing to actually hold and examine the brooch should I win.

Svala said...

Hello ;) I really appreciate Your works ;)

Jodie Tomkins said...

So intricate and beautiful!

Inez de Goede said...

Your work is such an inspiration to me. I love your embroidery, but also your paintings. I would love to have something from you to remind me every day to get to work on my own art.

Tina Gilmore said...

Hello Cathy, your brooch, as usual, is simply divine, i can't wait to see other colours. Beautiful photos by the way, love your thread box xx

Stefanie Seltner said...

Hello Cathy, so beautiful, love that pink! x Stefanie

Janine said...

I have been admiring your work for some time now and am putting my name in the hat for the drawing. Thank you for the opportunity!

nicola craze said...

Fabulous brooch..

julochka said...

The brooch I bought from you as a self-prezzie for my birthday a few years ago is a favorite and i wear it frequently and get loads of compliments on it. this one is amazing!

deborah said...

Thank you for such a lovely giveaway. Please put my name in the hat for this - I shall keep all crossed!

Claire said...

Wow, such a generous giveaway!
I've always wanted one of your stitched picture brooches, Cathy, so please put my name in the hat :) xx

Cat said...

Thank you for sharing your work in such an open manner. Consider my fingers crossed :)

Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

What a stunning brooch, and a very generous giveaway, Cathy.
Please do count me in ! Have a glorious weekend !
Looking forward to seeing your new creations !
xoxo

Mad Lizzie said...

Just dyed my hair red...the brooch will match it beautifully!

susan hemann said...

what a lovely brooch, reminds me of cameo's, so nice of you to give one away!
you are so talented from your painting to your poetry

i would dearly love to enter the drawing, thank you

Mad Lizzie said...

Just dyed my hair red...the brooch will match it beautifully!

Adam Pritchett said...

So beautiful! I've wanted to own a piece of your work for a long time! Thanks for the opportunity :)

Norma Conway said...

Hi Cathy! As I've said so often I always love your work and I love your work always. Oh please toss my name into the hat for a chance to win this wee treasure. Thanks for your generous spirit dear art friend. Norma *smiles*

Bea Mahan said...

Looks wonderful! Best regards from Bcn :)

Natalie Matos said...

Love your work, beautiful piece, would love to use it as curtain tie where I can admire it daily

Cheryl Lavigne said...

Awe, the sweetest! I would love to have this for myself, however I can't help but think of my most favorite aunt Helen who has collected broaches of all kinds for as long as I can remember. When I go to thrift shops, flea markets and craft sales I always think of her and often surprise her with little gifts. She is lovely, and she would love this little treasure of a broach!

gaile said...

cathy, i would love to wear this brooch this coming winter on my favorite wrap. thank you for the opportunity to win this treasure.

Su M said...

Cathy, all your embroidery work is so beautiful & ethereal. Whoever wins the brooch is a very lucky person.

mimi k said...

I'd love one of your brooches! I can't wait to see the ones in your shop too!

Deborah Weber said...

It's always a delight to see your work, and this brooch is fabulous!

uphilldowndale said...

Gorgeous, I'm a bit of a brooch junkie. Contemporary, antique, vintage, home spun, I love them all. A current favourite is made from a cluster of mother of pearl buttons, gleaned from the bottom of a button box. They should be worn with pride, like medals...

Delia Vasquez said...

Cathy, your work is so beautiful. Would love to wear this work of art.

Poppy Q said...

Lovely as always.

Julieq

ANJA STEINHAUS said...

Dear Cathy,
I dropped by first some weeks ago and was fascinated of your various kinds of art. Great ideas and great work! Would love to be the lucky dog! Anja.

michele said...

Hi Cathy,
Have been a long time admirer of all your work but still yet to own any of your embroidery.
x Michele

JenMeister said...

I would like to put my name in the hat. I already own a few pieces of your work, and I absolutely love the colour and detail in this one.

Velma Bolyard said...

there are hundreds of us here...but it's a grand little gem AND it's a nifty idea to add these small ones to your store.

Artlark said...

Love the color, new shape and those tiny dreaming faces. Please add my name to the hat- fingers crossed.

maya gonzalez said...

i'm an artist author educator in the US and i love to share your work! it's so intuitive. just had to comment on the off chance i could own one of your gorgeous bits! xomaya

Paper rainbow said...

Me me me!! I would love to win! I adore your work.

Kate said...

The brooch is lovely, and it is lovely of you to offer it as giveaway!

Χαρώτο Αγγελική-Χρυσή said...

So beautiful work! You are unbelievable! I hope to be the lucky one!!!!!!!!!!

Susan Smith said...

You have such an eye for detail. It reminds me of Edgar Allan Poe. I love your work. It is just intriguing!

Rosa said...

Me encanta tu trabajo, felicidades!

Jhony Bairstow said...

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