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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.

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1 Year of Stitches, Embroidery, How Did You Do That?

1 Year of Stitches’ Creator Talks About Embroidering Through 2016

Details from Hannah Claire Sommerville's 1 Year of Stitches project

I’m over­joyed (and pleas­ant­ly sur­prised!) with just how many have signed up for the 1 Year of Stitch­es project. It’s going to be a fun addi­tion to your 2017—I just know it!

As I’ve men­tioned before1 Year of Stitch­es is the brain­child of Han­nah Claire Somerville. She’s just about to fin­ish up her project and lived 2016 in embroidery—among oth­er things like com­plet­ing grad school! I spoke with her about 1 Year of Stitch­es, and hope her wis­dom and insight will help you know what to expect for your embroi­dered jour­ney.

And if you’re inter­est­ed in joining—or won­der­ing what the heck it is—learn more here. For those that have signed up, expect an email from me today!

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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).

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1 Year of Stitches

Make 2017 Your Year of Embroidery: Join the “1 Year of Stitches” Project

1 year of stitches: join the fun!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Han­nah Claire Somerville’s ambi­tious 365-day project called 1 Year of Stitch­es. The name says it all—each day, she adds at least one stitch to the same embroi­dery hoop. Through­out the year, the design grows and grows, tak­ing on a life of its own inside of this cir­cle. In addi­tion to the stitch­es, each day is chron­i­cled via Insta­gram and includes a short post. It’s a com­pelling pub­lic diary of sorts.

I’ve thought a lot about Hannah’s project and decid­ed that I want 2017 to be my 1 Year of Stitch­es. Han­nah has always invit­ed peo­ple to join her, and yes—I will take her up on the offer! I heard from many of you through my week­ly newslet­ter that you’d be inter­est­ed in work­ing on it, too.

So, let’s do it! Let’s make 2017 the year of embroidery. 

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