1 Year of Stitches, Embroidery

1 Year of Stitches Recap | 10 Embroideries from February

1 year of stitches, Sara Barnes

I know it’s so cliche, but time real­ly has been fly­ing with the 1 Year of Stitch­es project. Month two is now a wrap! (Won­der­ing what I’m talk­ing about? Read more here.) As I look in the Face­book group and on the Insta­gram hash­tag, I’m blown away by all of the amaz­ing embroi­dery that’s in the works. Some folks have tak­en a fig­u­ra­tive approach to their hoop and embroi­dered small scenes, while oth­ers cre­ate abstract com­po­si­tions with thread.

This month, I’m shar­ing my own hoop (above) in addi­tion to 10 oth­er projects. Per­son­al­ly, I’m using a 12-inch hoop and try­ing to ride the fine line between fig­u­ra­tive imagery and abstrac­tion. I’ve also made a goal for myself in March, which is try out some new stitch­es.  I’ve been stuck in the same ones for too long—the 1 Year of Stitch­es project is the per­fect oppor­tu­ni­ty to exper­i­ment.

If you’re inter­est­ed in start­ing the 1 Year of Stitch­es project, there’s always time to start now. The basic premise is that you make at least one stitch a day for 365-con­sec­u­tive days. But that’s real­ly it. Some days, when I just don’t have time, it real­ly just is a stitch. And that’s okay!

1 year of stitches, Claire Louise‎

Claire Louise

1 Year of Stitches, Kellie Flitton

Kellie Flitton

1 year of stitches, Vanessa Kilmer

Vanessa Kilmer

1 Year of Stitches, Jessica Robertson

Jessica Robertson

1 Year of Stitches, Anna Hart Turner

Anna Hart Turner

1 Year of Stitches, Olly Olly

Olly Olly

1 Year of Stitches, Jennifer

Jennifer, aka @jenisstitching

1 Year of Stitches, Sharon Peoples

Sharon Peoples

1 Year of Stitches, Béné Brode

Béné Brode

1 Year of Stitches, February recap 2017

1 Year of Stitches, February recap 2017

1 Year of Stitches, February recap 2017

1 Year of Stitches, February recap 2017