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Saturday
Nov102012

You're Invited! Stitched Gifts Book Launch Party at Purl Soho

We are so pleased to announce the release of Jessica Marquez's very first book, Stitched Gifts!

I was first introduced to Jessica's work through her online store, Miniature Rhino, and was awed by the unique and thoughtful gifts that filled her virtual shelves. Each immaculate stitch is created with such a modern hand, that the graphic punchiness of, say, initials encircled in a chain stitched heart, goes, well... straight to my heart! 

Stitched Gifts is filled with inspiring projects and ideas that put you on the path to creating your own memorable presents and personalized treasures.  As Jessica says, this book "was born out my love for creating...heirlooms that will hopefully be passed down through the generations. I wanted to share this with everyone!" Jessica also shares a whole bunch of know-how, including a photo illustrated stitch guide, a materials guide, guidance on framing and backing your finished pieces, and tons of other tips and tricks!

Jessica teaches some amazing embroidery classes at Purl Soho, like Stitch Dictionary or Custom Monogram, but her book is a close second to Jessica sitting by your side.  Stitched Gifts is so approachable and comprehensive that you'll feel in very good hands as you embark on your stitching adventure! 

If you're in the New York area, please come celebrate the launch of this wonderful book with us! Get an up close and personal look at Jessica's beautiful original embroideries; enjoy a conversation about the finer points of stitching; and view a demonstration of key embroidery techniques with Jessica Marquez!

What: Stitched Gifts Book Launch Party

When: Saturday, November 17th from 6-7:30pm

Where: Purl Soho, 459 Broome Street (Between Greene & Mercer)

Purchase a book (or anything else!) on the night of the event, and receive a DIY Snowflake Ornament Kit (shown below) that Jessica has created just for the party! 

Can't make it to the festivities?  You can order your own copy of Stitched Gifts right here! And Purl Soho also carries Miniature Rhino's adorable Constellation Embroidery Kits! They make great presents!

Otherwise, we hope to see you at 6pm on Saturday, November 17th at Purl Soho! -Laila

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Reader Comments (6)

Oh! I so want one of those little snowflake kits! Too bad I live so far away. :( I may have to order the book though.
November 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecca
Any chance the snowflake kits will be for sale after the class? They are adorable.
November 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary
Oh those snowflake kits would be lovely down here in Australia! So we feel a bit more Christmassy!!
November 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie
these are so lovely. Any chance you will have them for order? Sadly NY city is too far away.
November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPetra
Hello Petra-

We do sell the book and constellation kits! You can find them here: http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/8921
http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/8483-Miniature-Rhino-Constellation-Embroidery-Kits

Thank you!

Molly
November 16, 2012 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
So lovely those snowflakes - are welcome in my home in Denmark :0)

KH Karen Marie
November 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Marie

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