Award-Winning Hardanger Embroidery Designs 2017 Contest


We have a winner! Our amazing collaborator is Yvette Stanton!

We will be contacting our correct guesser who will not only receive the newest, 2017 Award-Winning Hardanger designs book for free, but also the entire library collection of books by Yvette Stanton. Thank you for playing!


Nearly every year since 1979, Nordic Needle has published an Award-Winning Hardanger Designs book to showcase the beautiful and original Hardanger designs from stitchers all over the world. This year, we’re collaborating with a very exceptional individual to make the book better than it has ever been. We’re very excited about this collaboration and hope you will be too! To make it extra exciting, we’re hosting a contest guessing game to give you the opportunity to win not only a copy of the 2017 Award-Winning Designs in Hardanger Embroidery book, but also a grand prize needlework collection worth over $200!

Up until the release of the book, we will be sharing little hints as to the collaboration in our newsletter (so be sure to sign-up here), and to win the prize, you must guess the individual with whom we are collaborating. But here’s the kicker: you only get 1 guess. So, to clarify the contest rules:

  • We will be giving hints as to our collaboration until the release of our book in July
  • The first person to guess our collaborator’s name correctly wins a grand prize collection worth over $200
  • You only get 1 guess
  • All guesses must be made as comments on this blog post

If you have prior knowledge about our collaboration, you are ineligible to be guessing! Of course we have to say that otherwise all of our staff would be “guessing” to win! :)

We invite you to gather up your stitching friends and start collecting your hints together to make your guesses, or save up the hints and make your guess once you’re certain to be the winner! Either way it will be a lot of fun and you’ll get to know our collaborator, hint by hint!

Ready to guess? Comment below!

Helpful Product Review: Fray Check and Metallic Threads

Over the weekend we received an awesome product review by Maggie. This is what she said:

Fray Check
Product Name: Fray Check – 3/4 oz.
Product Code: 6622

Title: My Best Friend

Review: “I have used this product for years to seal the edges of my fabric, but today, just thought of a new use for it while working on one of Mirabilia’s mermaids… I put just a drop on the cut ends of my Kreinik braid, and lo and behold, no raveling, which can make these threads a nightmare to work with. I’ve tried it on all types of specialty threads, and it works wonders on all of them… even fuzzy threads, like Angora. It’s one of the best headache remedies ever!”

Maggie and three others also snagged themselves each a $5 coupon just for submitting their review on the weekend (read more about the Weekend Review Campaign). Congratulations to them, and thanks again to Maggie for her fantastic tip!

How Far will you Go?

We’re putting on our How Far will you Go? campaign again this summer! Yay!

How Far will you Go campaign!

If you’re planning a visit up to the north, detour on over to Fargo; we would love to be one of the stops you make! Spend a few minutes or stay all day. You will be glad you stopped by!

When you stop by, ask for a personal tour. Meet the folks who take and fill your phone order. You can go behind the scenes to see where kits are created and orders are packed for shipping. Be sure to sign our guest book and put a pin in our map to tell us where you are from. We love seeing how far everyone has come, and hearing stories about their hometowns and their trip. It is so exciting to know that stitchers from around the world are just as excited about meeting us and seeing the store as we are about meeting and showing them (or you!) around.

Have you been to our store already? Share your experience!