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You're Invited! Penguin Threads Book Series Launch Party at Purl Soho

In just 5 days we will be celebrating the launch of the Penguin Threads series at our Soho shop! Join us on Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00PM to fete the re-issue of three Penguin Classics, each featuring the breathtaking cover art of Jillian Tamaki.

By commission of Penguin's Art Director, Paul Buckley, Jillian designed these extraordinary covers for the first in the Penguin Threads series: Jane Austen's Emma, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, and Anna Sewell's Black Beauty. The project commemorates the 65th Anniversary of Penguin Classics. Jillian has honored the occasion with her whimsically artful style of embroidery,  capturing the brave and creative spirits of these beloved stories. 

Purl Soho invites you to come view the original canvases and enjoy a conversation between Jillian Tamaki and Penguin's Associate Publisher & Editorial Director of Penguin Classics, Elda Rotor. Hear from Elda about the inception of this project and learn from Jillian how her tactile creations were re-purposed into paper covers.

These special books are available both in our shop and at On November 8th, purchase a book (or anything else) and receive a beautiful embroidery kit that is a special collaboration between Egg Press (the brilliant letterpress company) and Purl Soho. Try your hand at telling your own story through images made with needle and thread!

We would love to know if you are coming! Please RSVP to Can't make it to the event? First 100 purchases online on November 8th will also receive a free embroidery kit!

Reader Comments (7)

oh how i wish i lived in nyc for this. sounds like a lovely event!
November 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfishgirl182
Wow! Thanks for coming up with a way fro people not able to attend to get in on the fun!

I hope I can get in on the Online Fun!
November 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie b
Oh I am SO sad I missed this. I would've bought in a heartbeat for my daughters.
November 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpieper
such a beautiful idea, wish i could have been there, and wish i hadn't miss that 8th november date!
November 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterclemence
love her book covers, they inspired me to make my own blog banner!

November 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterabiigail
These books are beautiful. I have just this week started my first embroidery and I'm loving every minute.
November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChloe
These are gorgeous! I would LOVE to be able to embroider like this!
February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeony and Thistle

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