1 Year of Stitches, Embroidery

A “One Year of Stitches” Project as Seen Through One Embroiderer’s Hoop

1 Year of Stitches project by Michelle Anais Beaulieu-Morgan

Last week, I presented a challenge for 2017, and I’m hoping you’ll join me! The project is called 1 Year of Stitches, and it’s a 365-day project in which you fill a hoop (or two) with a crazy amount of colors, patterns, and stitches. 1 Year of Stitches is the brainchild of Hannah Claire Somerville, who has invited anyone interested to join in this impressive endeavor. Inspired by her work, Michelle Anais Beaulieu-Morgan embarked on this craft journey in mid-2016. Now, she’s about halfway through (you can start at any time of the year).

Here’s a smattering of the stitches she’s created since beginning—and she’s in the midst of starting a second hoop! The first one features a variety of colors and feature a variety of subjects woven together through abstract patterns. Look closely and you’ll see flowers, vessel, and even a strange hand. I love this approach, and it’s probably a direction I’ll go come 2017.

Michelle’s hoop demonstrates that 1 Year of Stitches is a framework, and you figure out where your embroidery will go.

1 Year of Stitches project by Michelle Anais Beaulieu-Morgan