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cover art for The Spirit of Bead Embroidery from Kalmbach Books The Spirit of Bead Embroidery by Heidi Kummli is filled with beautiful work that shows her love of Mother Earth and all her creatures. Award-winning Heidi began her bead journey in 1975 and continues her exploration of Native American beadwork techniques. Her book is filled with insight on the healing and meditative qualities of beading and the power of nature expressed in her artwork.

Intricate and detailed, the projects in this book will help you create heirloom quality pieces with swirling colors and flowing lines. Heidi says, “I hope that you, too can feel, hear, and reflect the beauty of your surroundings and make yourself or someone you love a special totem amulet — a piece that will bring beauty and peace into your world today and for generations to come.”

To enter for a chance at this wonderful book from Kalmbach Books, simply leave a comment. The giveaway ends November 19. Sorry, this giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only.

By Stacie Hooder

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86 Comments so far

  1. tricia hardin oneill on November 5, 2012 1:53 pm

    Yay! Would love to win this

  2. Donna Larson on November 5, 2012 1:57 pm

    Wonderful art to teach all who want to learn!!!

  3. Liz miller on November 5, 2012 2:26 pm

    Love your site! Trying to learn new things and this looks right up my alley!

  4. PatriciaJ on November 5, 2012 2:37 pm

    This would be a great book to have! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  5. Cristin Frank on November 5, 2012 2:42 pm

    Hi! I absolutely love embroidery. It’s the perfect art therapy for these long winter months. Would love to own this book. Thank you for this opportunity!

  6. julie leake on November 5, 2012 2:47 pm

    love to do this stuff, need a book to tell me how though!!!!

  7. Nancy on November 5, 2012 6:42 pm

    I’ve done a couple of bead embroidery projects and really enjoy it. This book would be great for inspiration!

  8. sandy b on November 5, 2012 7:09 pm

    I love embroidery what a great twist

  9. Melissa on November 5, 2012 7:21 pm

    How gorgeous! Thanks for the chance!

  10. Vicky on November 5, 2012 8:18 pm

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on this book. Heidi is soooo talented.

  11. Sheila on November 5, 2012 9:44 pm

    I’d love to win this book!

  12. Beverly on November 6, 2012 2:25 am

    Would love to learn how to this and winning this book would be a great help.

  13. Flo L on November 6, 2012 3:34 am

    I would love this book!! Thanks!

  14. Jaan L of TX on November 6, 2012 3:59 am

    This beading is totally amazing. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  16. Cathy H. on November 6, 2012 5:18 am

    I would LOVE to win this book! Thank you for the chance to win. I haven’t done a lot of work with seed beads but this is so inspiring!

  17. Donna on November 6, 2012 6:09 am

    Definitely would love to win this book!

  18. Rita Munoz on November 6, 2012 6:50 am

    Would love to have this book in time for Christmas gift making. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Paula C. on November 6, 2012 7:20 am

    This book would be great, another way to use my seed beads. Thank you for the chance to win it.

  20. Mary Rok on November 6, 2012 7:47 am

    Gorgeous cover, would love to see the rest.

  21. Suzanne on November 6, 2012 8:22 am

    I have been a beader for over three decades and am a fan of Heidi and her work. This book would be very helpful to me.

  22. Heather M. on November 6, 2012 8:22 am

    That looks like a great book.

  23. Zan on November 6, 2012 8:32 am

    I would love to win this book! It is exactly the type of bead embroidery that I want to do!

    Thank you for promoting the giveaway! I would have never know about it other wise.

  24. jane d on November 6, 2012 8:39 am

    A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. book–would love to win it!

  25. Tina Wegner on November 6, 2012 10:07 am

    Bee-u-tee-ful! Would love to have this!

  26. DeeAnn S on November 6, 2012 10:18 am

    Looks like a very inspiring book. I’d love to own it. Thanks.

  27. Jane S. on November 6, 2012 10:18 am

    This looks like a beautiful and inspirational book — thank you for the chance to win it! :)

  28. kitblu on November 6, 2012 10:24 am

    I don’t live in the US so if I win it will go to my sister. That way she can make a piece for me! I have no adjectives strong enough to describe my reactions to Heidi’s art pieces. We have some native blood although my sister shows it more than I do.

  29. Marlene on November 6, 2012 11:27 am

    Would love to win this book, looks fantastic. Thank you.

  30. Rose on November 6, 2012 1:02 pm

    Such a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  31. Kara Laughlin on November 6, 2012 8:49 pm

    I’m all about the spirituality of handwork, and I use a lot of bead embroidery in my work, but only in a basic way. This would be such a great book for me to have!

  32. Tammy Hempel on November 6, 2012 9:02 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway. I really like this book. It seems to be the kind that I have been looking for.

  33. Stephanie Shumway on November 7, 2012 5:05 am

    Oh I would love this book. I’m all about doing tediously beautiful work

  34. Christina on November 7, 2012 6:04 am

    I love bead embroidery:)

  35. superstitches on November 7, 2012 9:24 am

    I love doing this kind of beading and her work is always so inspirational.

  36. Mary Dailey on November 7, 2012 9:51 am

    I would love this book and thank you for the chance to win it!

  37. Carol on November 7, 2012 6:18 pm

    This book is on my wishlist. Heidi is my favorite bead embroidery artist.

  38. Lillian Hooder on November 8, 2012 10:51 am

    The highest persons in the tribe would be proud to have such an intricate breast piece with the spirit they convey.

  39. Jen H on November 8, 2012 3:21 pm

    Bead embroidery is so beautiful and amazing. I would love to have this book :) Thanks for the chance!

  40. Katie Arthur on November 8, 2012 4:23 pm

    As someone who embroiders every every day i would love to learn this type! what beautiful work. thank you again katie

  41. kesha on November 8, 2012 6:17 pm

    What BEAUTIFUL Beading! I would love to win this book!

  42. adrienne z on November 8, 2012 6:36 pm

    you always have the best books!! would love to get inspired!

  43. Joan on November 9, 2012 3:25 am

    The cover speaks to my spirit!

  44. jacqueline koudry on November 9, 2012 4:36 am

    Looks fantastic. Would love to win this.

  45. Michelle Dehowy on November 9, 2012 6:26 am


  46. Kit B on November 9, 2012 7:55 am

    That cover picture is beautiful.

  47. Sara Shalom on November 9, 2012 9:07 am

    This looks like a beautiful book! Thanks for hosting.

  48. Jammie on November 9, 2012 10:53 am

    My daughter and I have jst started doing beadwork this would be a neat book to have! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  49. Jennifer Brown on November 9, 2012 2:48 pm

    Looks like a great book!

  50. JAMES LYNAM on November 10, 2012 9:11 am


  51. Jeanne on November 10, 2012 6:49 pm

    I love to embroidery and have wanted to learn this technique for a while now. I hope this is the time for me. Thanks for a chance to win a book I really want.

  52. Kim Reid on November 11, 2012 12:37 am

    I would love a chance – please enter me!!

  53. Gil Crews on November 11, 2012 11:03 am

    Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  54. Stephanie Larison on November 12, 2012 11:28 pm

    This is a great giveaway!

  55. susan varney on November 13, 2012 10:25 am

    i love to do crafts this looks like fun to me a could learn a lot from this book

  56. Becky Childers on November 14, 2012 10:33 am

    Very nice. would love to have this.

  57. Karen Gonyea on November 14, 2012 1:01 pm

    Looks amazing :)

  58. Tammy Hempel on November 16, 2012 3:59 am

    I have been wanting to try this type of bead embroidery this book is just the thing for this. I love the pic on the cover. Thank you for the giveaway.

  59. Karen Moore on November 16, 2012 4:39 am

    would love to win this awesome embroidery package!

  60. Patsy on November 16, 2012 4:56 am

    Would love to learn this technique.

  61. Helen on November 16, 2012 5:18 am

    I love using seed beads and hand work. This is the book for me. Hope I win.

  62. linda on November 16, 2012 7:40 am

    what a great looking book

  63. kim on November 16, 2012 8:49 am

    I learned embroidery from my grandma and still use it. I have always been intimidated by beading but have “yearned to learn”.

  64. Floy Height on November 16, 2012 8:59 am

    I love her work–I need this book!

  65. Sandra on November 16, 2012 9:52 am

    What beautiful work.

  66. Zan on November 16, 2012 1:49 pm

    This book looks like fun! I would love to learn from it and do the projects!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. Theresa on November 16, 2012 8:45 pm

    I love bead embroidery and would love to have this book.

  68. Sharon F on November 16, 2012 10:24 pm

    would love to be inspired by this book ! thanks for the chance!

  69. Nupur on November 17, 2012 6:17 am

    Intriguing book

  70. Mary Fanara Coleman on November 17, 2012 5:10 pm

    Just started thus type of beading. Hope to win!

  71. Linda C. on November 18, 2012 6:01 am

    Would love to get this for a gift—

  72. amanda whitley on November 18, 2012 9:04 am

    i could really use this!

  73. kathy pease on November 18, 2012 9:25 am

    Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)

  74. Brenda Elsner on November 18, 2012 9:28 am

    This looks like a great book!!!

  75. diane Baum on November 18, 2012 1:05 pm

    Beautiful-it’s very relaxing

  76. Daniel M on November 18, 2012 1:30 pm

    that looks amazing, thanks for the giveaway!

  77. Ed Nemmers on November 18, 2012 3:46 pm

    This would be for Carole!

  78. toadily handmade on November 18, 2012 5:00 pm

    Another new craft to try!

  79. Cassandra M on November 19, 2012 1:12 am

    i would love to win

  80. susan smoaks on November 19, 2012 7:14 am

    i would love to win, have a happy monday!

  81. jaime on November 19, 2012 8:38 am

    This would be a great Christmas gift for my mom.

  82. James Coyne on November 19, 2012 8:43 am

    This would make a great gift

  83. Shirley Zolenski on November 19, 2012 4:34 pm

    Awesome contest! Thanks

  84. Gianna on November 19, 2012 6:08 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  85. Veronica Garrett on November 19, 2012 8:34 pm

    I would love this book. Thanks.

  86. Stacie Hooder on November 21, 2012 7:29 pm

    Congratulations, Sara! You are the winner :)

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