Before I ever launch a Stitch Snippet stitch-along, I have to stitch the thing we’ll be stitching along. Sometimes, as we work through the stitch-along, I’m also stitching the thing. But it’s usually at least the second time, usually involving the improved version from the first prototype.
With the Stitch Snippet that I’m releasing in a couple weeks, something completely different is happening. I’m releasing a new Christmas downloadable PDF with multiple little projects in it this – like Twelve Trees for Christmas or Snowflakes: Twelve Winter Embroidery Projects. For the Stitch Snippet, we’ll actually be working through one of those projects together.
This means that I’ve stitched through at least twelve projects before the Stitch Snippet stitch-along goes live. And actually, I think there are about sixteen samples floating around here right now!
Yep, here at Needle ‘n Thread, the stitching fun never ends! Today, I’ll tell you a little bit about what to expect with the upcoming stitch-along, the kit, and the new downloadable project e-book.
With the last Stitch Snippet of 2023, we will be releasing a kit that will allow you to make at least six of the small projects, including the Snippet. The kit will contain the harder-to-source ingredients: ground fabric, backing fabric, pre-cut foundation shapes, just the right padding, all the beads, silk ribbon, beading thread, beading needles…
With this particular Snippet, my goal was to use some techniques we’ve already learned and to put them together in a pretty little seasonal ornament, so that we can create a quick little project that has a super-satisfying finish.
The downloadable project ebook that will be coming out simultaneously is similar to Twelve Trees and Snowflakes. The stitching is extremely accessible, so the projects are all suited to beginners and beyond. They stitch up quickly! They’re fun and festive, and they include enough variety among the them to entice you to stitch more than one.
The finished results will make great Christmas gifts for friends and family – or for yourself!
In this new project PDF (which is separate from the Snippet – the Snippet is just for the sake of stitching one together), I’ll also be including various sized designs for your convenience, so that the embroidery projects can be easily adapted to other finished goods like stockings, household linens, banners or pennants, tree skirts, and even quilt squares.
It’s been a fun adventure getting this all together!
One of my favorite aspects of the stitch-along Snippet is that it pulls together several techniques we have seen before, so that you can see how you can easily apply any learned technique from one project to any other project you want to undertake. This also ensures that the Snippet will work up quickly. If you’ve followed along with previous Snippets, the learning curve won’t be as great.
Another favorite aspect: You can create, from start to finish, the whole project in a relatively short amount of time – a couple evenings or afternoons on a weekend, for example. If you’re the type of person who allots yourself regular times for creativity, you’ll be able to manage several – or more – before Christmas!
We’ll be releasing the whole kit and caboodle – the e-book, the kits, and the Stitch Snippet – soon! I’m hoping for a pre-Thanksgiving release.
I’ll keep you updated on the release schedule as we finish up the kits and instructional materials.
That’s what’s going on in the studio right now – and more to come!
Hope you had a terrific first-weekend-of-November! I’ll see you later this week with some other embroider tidbits!