Thursday, December 11, 2014

2015 Pattern Clubs: Stitchy Souvenirs

Stitchy Souvenirs embroidery clubs
You can now sign up for the pattern club(s) for next year. Next year's club will be a bit different. In previous years, I have made the patterns following my current inspiration/fancies/obsessions. But in 2015 they are (sort of) planned in advance. There is a theme to the 2015 clubs, and that theme is travel. Or maybe you could call it souvenirs. Stitchy Souvenirs.

By signing up for a club, you will save up to 25% compared to buying the patterns individually. AND until December 21 you can save 10% on top of that by using this code: VATMESS. This code is also valid for the Giant Blackwork Classes I mentioned yesterday.

There will be two clubs. One will be monthly, the other will be bi-monthly. For each month I will make a pattern with various 'souvenirs' from a particular country. Imagine me going to Italy, for example, and making little drawings in my sketchbook of things I see, places I go, things I eat (pasta, ti amo!) That is the idea behind the 2015 clubs.

The patterns will have a bit more of a hand drawn feel to them - I'm going to try and not mess with the drawings too much on the computer. My natural instinct is to polish them to look *perfect*, but sometimes that kinda ruins a perfectly nice sketch/drawing.

The drawing above is an example of the style and what could be included each month. Famous landmarks (buildings, natural places), food, art, animals, distinctive architecture, famous people, flowers or other plants. Etc etc.

Now, because making a pattern every month is a time commitment, the clubs will only go ahead if 10 people sign up for them. If this target has not been reached by January 10th, the clubs may not go ahead.

Sign up for the 12 months club here.
These are the countries we will visit in the 12 months Stitchy Souvenirs Club:
Australia
Egypt
India
Italy
Japan
Mexico
Russia
South Africa
Sweden
Tunisia
UK
USA

Sign up for the 6 months club here.
These are the countries we will visit in the 6 months Stitchy Souvenirs Club:
Egypt
Italy
Russia
South Africa
Tunisia
UK

For both clubs: the countries are in alphabetical order here, not the order you will receive them. But for both clubs you will receive Italy as the first country. I already sort of made the drawing for it, so I'm kinda itchin' to get stitchin'.

I am really excited about this in general because it's an idea that's been brewing in my head for the last three-ish years. I have only been to a handful of those countries so I'll have to do a lot of research for inspiration. I am really looking forward to that. I love learning new stuff. Read, read, read.

I hope you will join me on these stitchy travels! xo

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