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August 04, 2022
Here we go, its the Christmas 2022 stitch-a-long and we're feeling a little festive!
Are you interested in joining thousands of other creatives to stitch a beautiful advent calendar themed cross stitch project this autumn? You're in the right place! Stitch into Christmas could be the perfect new start for you to make friends, relax and be inspired.
Join us for this exciting, mystery Christmas cross stitch project as we reveal one pattern piece every 2 weeks for 12 weeks in total. It's completely beginner friendly and a wonderful way to countdown to Christmas and take some peaceful time out for yourself.
All of the award-winning supplies (full kits and accessories) are shipped immediately following the pre-order date of 12th August and you'll then receive an email once a fortnight containing the digital PDF patterns to complete each section, one manageable part at a time!
In November when the stitch-a-long is complete, easily turn it into a wall hanging using our video tutorial.
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 (from us and our amazing Facebook group with nearly 15,000 members worldwide) and tips available as you stitch each small section.
All of the beautiful supplies from the top needlecraft brands (including Zweigart and DMC), 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 14 beautiful vivid shades that look incredible when stitched on the navy blue fabric background. They're all pre-sorted onto a new style Carlos the caterpillar 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! You can also treat yourself to a special Christmas stocking acrylic thread holder too.
The full kits contain Zweigart fabric (choose from 14 or 16 count aida or a soft 28 count evenweave), DMC needle, DMC threads, card 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 which come with thread codes, lengths required and the project sizes.
This exciting community project is ideal for beginners, experts or someone returning to cross stitch after a break! We use full stitches only so there's no tricky french knots, back stitch or fractional stitches. Think cute snowmen, candy canes and Santa himself - this is a crafty Christmas dream!
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! You can contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or over the phone on (+44) 01926 485 045 Monday - Friday. We also have a ton of 5 star reviews so you can join in with confidence.
There are 24 small, modern Christmas elements to stitch and you can even create little pockets to turn your project into a functional advent calendar or turn the sections into tree ornaments or decorations!
The colour (and black and white symbol) PDF digital patterns will be a lovely surprise each month when they land in your inbox. You can print them yourself or simply take advantage of stitching on the go, using a device and zooming in!
While stitching, also join us in the dedicated Facebook group to share your delight, stitching progress and be inspired by the community's unique work, now with nearly 15,000 supportive members.
You can also have a kit shipped directly to a recipient as a crafty, unique 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 the Stitch into Christmas SAL opens at 7pm UK time on 12th August 2022 - be quick and be one of the first to get your hands on a kit! We have everything ready to ship out immediately from the next working day. We can get your items to you anywhere in the world and there's plenty of time before our start date of 12th September 2022.
This is the 18th stitch-a-long we've hosted so you might say we're experts when it comes to supporting this stitching community and we will hold your hand every step of the way to provide as much encouragement as you need! If that's not your thing, you can also follow along and get help via our Instagram and YouTube channels.
We offer a full satisfaction and money back guarantee because we're that certain you're going to love your goodies!
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 regular Facebook live events too!
This year you can also add on the gorgeous snowman 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 £23.90 offer!
I'd absolutely love to have you join forces with for the Stitch into Christmas stitch-a-long this autumn.
Shop here from 12th August 2022 onwards!
January 31, 2024
If you're looking for an easy way to meet like-minded people and make new friends, our Stitching Social events are for you - our wonderful hosts create a fun and friendly environment for you to sit back, relax and enjoy all things cross stitch.
Meet our dedicated hosts in this blog post!
January 20, 2024
December really is the most wonderful time of the year, and there is no better way to get into the spirit than by counting down to Christmas with a unique Advent calendar, opening one beautiful, useful cross stitch gift every day.
This joyful countdown will reignite the magic and nurture your inner child - we're on a mission to make Christmas time will feel just as special as it did when you were young.
December 31, 2023
As 2023 draws to a close, I wanted to take a moment to slow down, reflect, and acknowledge the wonderful, busy year we've had.
Firstly I want to say a huge thank you to our fantastic Caterpillar community. I cannot believe that Caterpillar Cross Stitch turned 8 this year! We're so grateful that you've stuck with us, and we cannot thank you enough for your continuous love and support.