STITCH-A-DAY CHALLENGE // NATIONAL EMBROIDERY MONTH

February 01, 2017 6 Comments

February may be the month of love, but it is also the month of all things embroidery! 

DMC & Gulush Threads are putting together a 'Stitch-a-Day' challenge to encourage stitchers all over the world to get their hands busy every day, for the month, with challenges to really make it interesting! 

Stitchers old and young, new and experienced are encouraged to 'free stitch' all month long while following these daily challenges:

These challenges are meant to add some fun to this month's free stitch with every seven days being a freestyle day where you are encouraged to use any and all types of hand embroidery stitches, threads, colors, you name it! Although participating in the challenges is desired, please don't feel obligated to stick to anything, especially if your piece begins to evolve into something special.

The challenge is meant to get ourselves creative, not stifle any creativity!

Now, since this is free stitch, your piece can be anything you want it to be - abstract/nonsensical/florals/practice - anything! Try to shoot for at least an hour of stitching a day, if you can! If not, stitch what you can, when you can! Just make sure to post your progress every day on social media (I will perusing the #stitchventure tag on Instagram and sharing my favorites on my IG stories)! 

To make this month even sweeter, DMC & Gulush Threads will be giving away some embroidery goodies throughout the month to those participating (and using the #stitchventure hashtag to pick our winners)! 

So, get your fingers (and supplies) ready to make this month stitchtastic! 

I can't wait to get stitchy with you!

 

*Any and all questions about the challenge will be answered in the comments below (as well as on my Instagram stories), but you are also free to email at hello@gulush.com! 



6 Responses

Linda Jung
Linda Jung

April 11, 2017

My Grandma taught me to Embroider at about age 5 or 6 and to sew on her treadle Singer about age 6 or 7. At 61 and I have never stopped doing either but I do keep learning more a more every day, Thank you Kristen for teaching me the new and most of all my wonderful Grandma for starting me down this path. Love and Miss You.

Lynne
Lynne

February 12, 2017

Is there a place to sign up?

Linda
Linda

February 03, 2017

Did some stitching when younger so regally new can’t wait to get supplies.
Linda

Kristen
Kristen

February 02, 2017

Rachel,

Standard embroidery floss comes in six ply fiber strands (notice how you can pull them apart?). The ‘1 ply strands’ means to only use 1 of the fibers from the six. I will explain that visually on the morning of that day. Stay tuned on IG for more details. I’m so glad you are participating.

Rachel
Rachel

February 02, 2017

I meant *ply. :P . And by the way I am loving this challenge!

Rachel
Rachel

February 02, 2017

As someone fairly new to this amazing craft, I was curious about the days that ask for a certain number of pky strands. Could you explain what that means and where I could buy those? Thanks!

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