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December 02, 2021
Welcome to the Caterpillar Cross Stitch 'Stitcher of the Month' competition for November 2021 where the winner will walk away with a £20 gift voucher! I love this community we've built together and I want to showcase the personality and story of a special stitcher each month.
Every one of you is so valued and I want to recognise and celebrate your contributions through this monthly giveaway. On the first day of every month, I'll ask for your nominations. You can nominate yourself or someone else.
Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (with Stitcher of the Month in the subject line) with your full name, location and include:
1. 3 x photos of some recent stitching (any design or brand)
2. 1 x clear, well lit, high resolution photo of yourself or the nominee
3. Let us hear about your personality, background and experience with stitching including a tip for beginners (300 words minimum please)
4. Your favourite piece, how you started stitching and why you love it!
The winner will receive a £20 Caterpillar Cross Stitch gift voucher and have their work shared on social media, our website and in the next email! At the end of each month, the Caterpillar Cross Stitch team will pick one winner based on the set criteria: creativity, interesting story, enjoyment and passion for cross stitch and overall impression. The winner will be contacted by email and will be interviewed for our blog and social media channels.
And now on to our WINNER for November 2021... Congratulations Faye!
My name is Faye and I live in a small village in Northamptonshire. I've been cross stitching since I was 13 (around 32 years!) and love to do all types of craft. I enjoy crochet and knitting predominantly but always have a cross stitch project or two on the go. I find cross stitching very calming and it's the one thing that helps me to switch off from the world around me and have a peaceful moment of bliss, whether that's 15 minutes or a couple of hours!
One of the first large projects I stitched was a woodland scene with the words to the hymn, 'All Things Bright and Beautiful'. It was the first project I had professionally framed and I remember being so proud of it. It's hung up in my house today and it reminds me of my cross stitching journey despite the mistakes I can now see. It is also a hymn we used to sing in school assembly which is a lovely memory too.
I recently got married in October and incorporated a lot of cross stitching into my wedding, adapting patterns from Cross Stitcher magazine. We had an autumnal woodland theme wedding and I made individual leaf buttons with names sewed onto handmade napkin rings for 68 guests. I also stitched tree names using a woodland alphabet for the table names and present tags for 11 presents for ladies.
My favourite project for the wedding, and possibly ever, was the wedding breakfast table plan. I adapted a sampler design and I loved designing and stitching it. I even incorporated the name of our village where we got married in the church and the village nearby where we had the reception. It was framed beautifully by a local framer in the next village and it is hung on our stairs to enjoy everyday.
I discovered Caterpillar Cross Stitch in lockdown after coming across the Facebook group. I absolutely love the simple modern bright designs and was itching to join in with a SAL but still had lots of wedding stitching to do! I am now taking part in the Lucky Nutcracker SAL and have joined the bimonthly subscription box, the Caterpillar Club!
One tip I have is to save all your leftover threads from kits and projects. You never know when they will come in handy and I often use them to create cards and gift tags for birthdays and Christmas. People do love to receive something handmade, even if it just a small present tag, it is always appreciated!
If you would like to join over 13,000 stitchers in the Facebook group, please click HERE. Well done Faye, your £20 Caterpillar Cross Stitch gift voucher is on its way to you!
Thank you for all of your wonderful entries - it was tough to pick a winner as they were all so lovely to read with some amazing stitching shown! Nominations are now open for our December 2021 Stitcher of the Month - I can't wait to see them!
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