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Learn to hand-embroider with The Stitchery.
Each month you will receive an exclusive embroidery pattern with full instructions, the base linen on which to stitch and the all of the threads required to complete the work. There will be suggestions for beginner stitches and instructions for more advanced stitches, depending on your ability and personal taste. There will also be a small package of embellishments which you might like to use to decorate your work. We like to call them Fripperies. A wisp of beautiful old lace, a scrap of faded floral fabric, a handmade button.... The items each month in each box will be slightly different because the truly special thing about The Stitchery is that we will only be using handmade, antique or vintage materials. (Apart from the threads which will be new and, importantly, colour-safe.)
Click to subscribe using one of the buttons below. Your payment for February will be taken immediately and you will have given authority for the payment to then be taken automatically on the same date each month for the remainder of the year.
There is no financial commitment required for The Stitchery, you can cancel at any time via your own paypal account. You simply cancel the payment.
Payments received by the last day of the month will secure a kit for the following month (ie pay by the end of February to receive March's kit). Numbers will be limited to due to the scarcity of antique supplies so don't delay!
UK subscribers (£25 per month plus £4.50 p&p) .... SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR FEBRUARY ARE NOW CLOSED. ANY NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS WILL START FROM MARCH (KIT SENT OUT AROUND 12TH OF THE MONTH)
European subscribers (£25 per month plus £7.50 p&p) .... SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR FEBRUARY ARE NOW CLOSED. ANY NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS WILL START FROM MARCH (KIT SENT OUT AROUND 12TH OF THE MONTH)
Rest of World subscribers (£25 per month plus £14 p&p) .... SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR FEBRUARY ARE NOW CLOSED. ANY NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS WILL START FROM MARCH (KIT SENT OUT AROUND 12TH OF THE MONTH)
The artwork and calligraphy is by Kate Nicole of Oyster Bridge & Co. If you haven't seen Kate's work before, she is a truly talented artist with a delicate aesthetic that is especially popular on the antiques scene. Her fine penmanship harks back to a time of neatly calligraphed love letters and secret diaries. We were delighted when Kate agreed to contribute to The Stitchery and some months you will find that your little package of fripperies includes a small handcrafted token by Kate.
We all need a bit of downtime, to relax and be comfortable. There are few things more comforting than crafting by the fire with your favourite drink and something soothing on the radio. We hope that participating in The Stitchery Journal will encourage you to carve out time for yourself each week. Each embroidery design fits neatly onto a piece of A5 sized linen and the journal (sold separately here) is slightly larger than A5 so that you can easily hand-sew your embroidery to the pages. The finished journal, next Christmas, will contain all of your embroideries in one beautiful book; a lovely family heirloom. You can buy a journal at any time using the link here. Catch up on previous kits using the link here.
We will share progress and ideas via our hashtag on social media #thestitcheryjournal and there will be instructional films on youtube to help you work the stitches you are struggling with. If you are feeling sociable, we will be organising quarterly gatherings in central locations so that we can all meet up for a few hours, bring our work and share inspiration and skills over a cup of tea.