I’m so thrilled to be a part of a book tour of Kajsa Wikman’s new book – Scandinavian Stitches: 21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair. I’ve been a long time fan of Kajsa’s creation, created under the label Syko. She was one of our first PikaPackage participants (see previously) who sent in those beautiful postcards — can you believe it’s been two years since then? Kajsa’s line is growing beautifully, and although her focus is mostly on crafting, I am a big fan because she represents a modern craft movement that integrates both art and craft beautifully.
Her book is beautifully illustrated in her whimsical style – minimalistic in nature, colorful and imperfect in a perfect way; it’s a wonderful book to collect if you’re an avid quilting fan. The appliques were created based on her own illustrations (along with her daughter’s) and are colorful, fun and so pretty!
If you think that crafting is a boring hobby that requires you to follow exact patterns and instructions, you’ll certainly be inspired by Kajsa’s book – she shows how a little whimsy can be worked into that quilt, or that pillow by breaking a little of the rules. You’ll find that you’ll quickly be inspired to create your own artwork on fabric by following her instructions.
As a reader on Pikaland, you’ll be happy to know that Stash Books, the publisher of Scandinavian Stitches, will be giving away one book to one lucky reader!
Want another bonus? Kajsa is also going to give away a set of 14 postcards to the lucky winner as well, making it a double win!
Just comment on this post to be in the running and we’ll pick out the winner after the 26th of November!
*UPDATE: Commenting has now closed, thanks so much for participating. The winner of this giveaway is Jackie!