How the Stitch Junkies stitch along will run
This stitch along revolves around Sharon B's Worksheet Stitch files which are released regularly in modules.
The stitch along is a join in as you can type activity with no strict deadlines. As each module is released, work a sample or incorporate a past samples, share a photo or link to a photo. People can take it as a challenge to complete or simply join in on the stitches that appeal to them.
There are no strict guidelines or dates to meet in the stitch along. People do not have to work fresh samples as it is OK to incorporate past samples. If you are busy and want to swing in and out of the stitch along as life dictates that is fine. This is a guilt free activity.
Each stitch will have it own discussion thread. As each module is released I will open up a discussion area for that particular stitch.
Beginners are very much welcome. The first 12 basic stitch files are free ( you can find them here just scroll) . This gives people a chance to see what they are and how the files work. The rest of the stitch modules are for sale at the bottom of this link.
What are the Worksheet stitch files?
The stitch files are worksheets designed to build a hand embroiderer's resource file. The files are part stitch dictionary, part inspiration, part storage format, part stimulus to explore new stitches, part lesson and part organisation method.
What is planned?
In the stitch files I plan to include all stitches from my stitch dictionary, stitches in TAST 1 and 2, plus other stitches I have not yet put online. Apart from the more advanced or sometimes obscure but interesting stitches, future stitches to be included in the modules are specialised stitches such as Silk ribbon embroidery, beaded stitches, pulled and drawn stitches, woven and canvaswork stitches.
What about Variations?
I am will be covering documented variations of stitches. There are many varieties and variations to stitches and once past the basics it can be a lot of fun exploring them as some look totally different from their parent.
I am giving people the heads up as this can become a major needlework study if people want it. If they don't want to explore the lot that is fine. The modular nature means they can pick and choose which bits they want.
When modules are released people will know what is in them so they are not buying blind. Also as the project grows I will release a free index page that has common stitch names cross referenced Like you find in my stitch dictionary.
Please Tag your photos.
As I open each discussion I will suggest a tag or tags. Often I will suggest two tags. The old way where people ran words together to tag or the new way where people can include a tag inside quote marks. People tag in different ways and getting people to standardise is hard particularly when new to online activity or when English is a second language so with the release of each stitch I will encourage people to tag. If there are two tags I will be using both. This means that in the future people can find your photos under the tags. It is unfortunate that we are dealing with a legacy tag system but tags are useful for grouping similar things together into collections.
You will find all the discussions that relate to stitch along in the stitch junkies forum.
The latest release of these files are on my blog Pintangle
There is also a Stitch Junkies flickr group for people who are stitching along.
If you need to know how to post a photo in the discussion here I have a tutorial in the notes section on How to add a photo in the Forum or in a Group
I thought people could share photos, or links to their photos of their Back stitch samples here Hopefully it means all discussion, links and photos that relate to back stitch will be kept more or less together. As the stitches grow a search should…Continue
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