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November 30, 2021
Do you love to have your hands in the dirt, head in the sun and heart in nature? If so, How Does Your Garden Grow could be the brand new cross stitch-a-long project for you! Keep reading to find out more...
Join us for this exciting cross stitch project as we reveal one pattern piece every month for 6 months. All supplies are shipped at the start of the mystery project and you will then receive an email once a month containing the digital PDF patterns to complete each section, once manageable part at a time!
If you're new to cross stitching, this is a fantastic way to get involved and learn as you go. It's not overwhelming because there's no pressure to keep up, there's unlimited support and tips available and you'll find mini-achievements as you stitch each pattern part.
All of the beautiful supplies from the top needlecraft brands, are ready cut to size. So your fabric is the right colour and size for this design (with sufficient allowance around the edge for finishing off). If you're a beginner, I recommend picking the 14 count aida option as it's the easiest to stitch on!
The DMC threads/floss come in 15 bright shades that pop against the muted mossy green fabric background. They're all pre-sorted onto a new style Carlos the caterpillar card thread holder you can use time and time again. The generous lengths give you plenty of thread to complete the project and if you run out, we'll send more for free!
The full kits contain Zweigart fabric (choose from 14 or 16 count aida or a soft 32 count Murano evenweave), DMC needle, DMC threads, thread holder, colour key and illustrated step-by-step instructions. Alternatively, if you'd rather use up some of your stash, you can opt for PDF patterns only.
This exciting community project would suit anyone who loves the great outdoors, celebrating nature and watching things grow! Anyone who loves fresh air, fruits and vegetables and is optimistic for spring. You might have been cross stitching for a while but never taken the plunge into a 'SAL' or you could be a complete beginner - this stitch-a-long is the pattern for you!
It's jam-packed with bright, modern elements that'll give you a lovely surprise each month when the colour (and black and white) patterns land in your inbox. Then join us in the dedicated Facebook group to share your delight, stitching progress and be inspired by the community's unique work.
You can also have a kit shipped directly to a recipient as a Christmas gift! Add their shipping information at checkout and leave us a gift message. We'll handwrite this onto a gift card to make the opening experience for them extra special! Why not buy 2 and stitch together over Zoom while catching up if you're in different locations.
Pre-order for this gardening themed stitch-a-long opens at 7pm GMT London time on Friday 3rd December 2021. We have kits and supplies ready to ship out immediately! We ship anywhere in the world and there's plenty of time before our start date (when part 1 is emailed to you) on 21st January 2022.
Parts 2 - 6 follow, one each month up to June 2022 when you will be the proud owner of a beautiful hand-stitched work of art! This is our 17th stitch-a-long we've hosted so you might say we're veterans when it comes to supporting this stitching community now with over 13,000 members of the Facebook group. If that's not your thing, you can also follow along and get help via our Instagram and YouTube channels.
We ship anywhere in the world and have thousands of members join us for each SAL. There will probably be a stitcher in a town or city near you too!
There are so many wonderful benefits of cross stitch generally - relaxation after a stressful day at work, keeping your hands busy and away from the phone or snacks, providing a creative outlet and new focus in your spare time and of course improving mental health.
With these projects you're not stitching alone. You have a whole crafting family around you to chat with and make friends over the course of the project. We have a Facebook live Q&A event and unboxing on 2nd December at 8pm and full support available by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone 01926 485 045 Monday to Friday.
This year you can also add on the magnetic Norman the gnome needle minder! The glossy enamel colours in the needle minder match the thread shades in the design perfectly! Find out more about our range of needle minders here and take advantage of our current 3 for £22.50 offer!
I'd love to have you join us as we discover How Does Your Garden Grow this new year!...
Shop the stitch-a-long from 3rd December 2021 onwards here.
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