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When the air gets a chill and the leaves crunch below we love to relax in the evenings with new projects. Alyssa Thomas from Penguin & Fish has a new book perfect for some inspired embroidery! Spend those cozy fall and winter evenings with a needle in hand and Alyssa’s Sew & Stitch Embroidery. The book has 20 fun projects to help you feature your embroidery and includes a fold-out, iron-on transfer sheet full of the whimsical designs you know and love from Penguin & Fish.

We’re especially excited about the “Big Stitches” embroidery techniques and projects in the book.

Check out that giant octopus!

Today Alyssa Thomas shares a video Hand Embroidery tutorial about how to start and end your embroidery with the “Away Knot” method; learn how to keep the back of your embroidery tidy without any knots.

Learn more tips for embroidery and sewing in Sew & Stitch Embroidery and at Penguin & Fish. You can also find Penguin & Fish on Facebook, Twitter, Etsy and Pinterest. (Don’t miss the free Picnic Pals Mini pattern available for download when you sign up for their newsletter.)

Today you can also win a copy of Sew & Stitch Embroidery! (International shipping A-OK.) Where do you stitch? On the couch while watching a show, in front of the fire during kid naps, on the go during kid music lessons, in the car, in the wee hours of the morning with some tea? Tell us a little about your embroidery in the comments and you might just win Sew & Stitch Embroidery!

For more from the book– including giveaways, projects and lots of stitching inspiration– visit the other stops on the Sew & Stitch Embroidery blog tour:
Tuesday, 10/8 – Mr. X Stitch
Wednesday, 10/9 – Pellon
Thursday, 10/10 – While She Naps
Friday, 10/11 – The Last Piece
Saturday, 10/12 – Feeling Stitchy
Monday, 10/14 – Wild Olive
Tuesday, 10/15 – Bad Ass Quilters Society
Wednesday, 10/16 – Spoonflower
Thursday, 10/17 – You’re here!
Friday, 10/18 – Skunkboy
Saturday, 10/19 – Meet Me at Mikes
Monday, 10/21 – Quilt Dad
Tuesday, 10/22 – Follow the White Bunny
Wednesday, 10/23 – Sarah Jane Studios