Doodle Stitching Embroidery Art

Aimee Ray, author of a whole series of ‘doodle stitching’ books, has a new book out called Doodle Stitching Embroidery Art.

Great minds, or at least doodl-y minds, think alike! :-)

Doodling with stitches and thread is one of my favourite things to do (I’m sure you’re not surprised by this!) and I have enjoyed looking through Aimee’s new book. We are both doodlers, and in some ways we are similar and in some ways we are different. Complementary, you might say.

Which is to say, if you like my work/my books, I think you will like Aimee’s too. If you’re not already familiar with them?

Doodle Stitching Embroidery Art of course has a bunch of embroidery patterns with Aimee’s signature use of pastel-y (but also bold) colours. What I really like is how she expands beyond just fabric in a hoop for her embroideries. There is an embroidery on stretched canvas, embroidered softies based on her son’s drawings, embroidered patches and more. And there are lots of different embroidery ideas.

I am a little obsessed with Aimee’s Stitch-A-Day Journal Sampler, it is the embroidery on the cover of the book. She added some stitching to this every day for a year and posted it on Instagram and I loved following it. Whether I’ll ever do something similar, who knows, but I love-love-love the idea! :-)

If you love embroidery, and love making embroidery patterns your own, I think you’d really like this book. It is full of creative ideas and I wish it had been around when I first started doing embroidery.

Now! C&T, the publisher of the book, are giving away an ebook copy of Doodle Stitching Embroidery Art to one lucky winner!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post and I’ll pick a random winner on Sunday (Aug 30th). Open to anyone anywhere.

**Now closed for entries. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 31st.**

Please check out these other stitchers for more chances to win the ebook.

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Snuggly Monkey

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Carina’s Craftblog

Aimee Ray



  1. Jennifer Andelin
    August 28, 2020 / 11:39 am

    I’m really excited about this book!

  2. Donna
    August 28, 2020 / 11:52 am

    This ebook sounds like it is full of fun creative embroidery ideas. The Stutch-A-Day Journal Sampler on the cover looks amazing.

    • Donna
      August 28, 2020 / 12:01 pm

      Oops – should be “Stitch-A-Day”, not “Stutch”. 😆

  3. Rai St.Denis
    August 28, 2020 / 12:44 pm

    Very excited for this book! The stitch a day journal is such a fun idea!

  4. Kathryn K
    August 28, 2020 / 1:11 pm

    I’m so glad Aimee Ray has recruited you to help share her book, because now I have found you!! This whole daily adventure has been wonderful and I’m super excited by all the new ideas. Not only from her new book but from you Carina, as well. This is awesome! I can’t wait to try all the new ideas I see! I don’t own any embroidery books yet, it would be awesome to start my library with this one. Thank you for sharing!

  5. lee
    August 28, 2020 / 2:21 pm

    This looks like another fabulous book for embroidery fans! Thank you Carina!

  6. Aubrey Harns
    August 28, 2020 / 4:19 pm

    I’m excited about the book. Thanks to you both for the chance to win. :)

  7. August 28, 2020 / 5:02 pm

    I can’t wait to add to my collection of Aimee’s books, and I’m also excited to peruse your blog/insta for more creative inspiration 🥰

  8. C.J.
    August 28, 2020 / 8:24 pm

    The “Welcome to our Home” project looks so cute! I’ve never stitched on gauze, it’s probably time I gave it a try ;)

  9. August 28, 2020 / 9:43 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Thank you for the opportunity. It is quite intriguing. I have seen a handful of people who have done a stitch a day type of work, and it is so inspiring and gorgeous, and a bit overwhelming to even try. The end result is so beautiful too!

  10. Patricia
    August 29, 2020 / 1:25 am

    This looks like a fun book! I’m also interested in the stitch a day sampler. It looks like a fun project.

  11. Barbara H.
    August 29, 2020 / 2:04 am

    I love the idea of a doodle stitch a day project. What a great way to get a little stitching time in on a regular basis without the pressure of a “real project”! Thanks for featuring this book!

  12. Amber Wilson
    August 29, 2020 / 2:44 am

    Whether I win or not, some if her books will find a way to mt shelves. I’m fascinated by this stitch a day journal thing., so neat!

  13. Catharine Brand
    August 29, 2020 / 5:38 am

    I love the stitch-a-day sampler and I would really like to see the rest of the book too! I have enjoyed visiting the different blogs as well. What a clever way to reach your audience!

  14. Helen
    August 30, 2020 / 1:33 am

    Have enjoyed Aimee’s previous books and this one looks great too. Lovely prize!

  15. kat pope
    August 30, 2020 / 4:00 pm

    would love!

  16. Emily
    August 30, 2020 / 6:10 pm

    This looks like such a lovely book to use to decorate our first home!

  17. Carina
    August 30, 2020 / 8:52 pm

    Thank you for entering! x Carina
    **The giveaway is now closed for new entries. **

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