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First up, I have made a cute little video to tell you all about how the stitch-along is going to work:
I just love clunky stop motion!
So would you like to know more?
In a nutshell, the Cindermice Stitch-Along is a series of exclusive needlework projects, designed to help you hand-stitch the most beautiful collection of heirloom ornaments in the run up to Christmas. I have been loving watching all of your #whatdelilahdid makes on Instagram recently, and I thought it would be a lot of fun for us to all make something at the same time. So the idea with this is that we will all stitch the designs together and then share our progress and finished ornaments on Instagram - I can't wait! The official tag is:
The result of a collaboration between me and Nicole Twena (the brains behind modern needlework emporium Cloud Craft), the stitch-along will pair my cute Cinderella-inspired character designs with Nicole's supremely high quality stitching supplies: a match made in heaven.
I have carefully designed the projects to be suitable for adventurous beginners and above. A little sewing/embroidery experience will certainly help you, but you don't need to know any specifics because I am making video tutorials for every step, so you can stitch right along with me and see exactly how it's done; no need to decode complicated diagrams or written instructions - hurrah!
Nicole will be producing three exclusive, limited edition kit boxes for the stitch-along, each of which will contain all the materials you need to make one of the characters. You can subscribe to the whole series or order just one box. (The pattern and basic instructions will be included with each kit, together with codes for the online tutorial videos, but you will need Internet access for the full experience.)
The exact contents of each box will be a surprise, but I can tell you that they will include beautiful 100% wool felt and DMC threads, to ensure that your ornaments continue to look amazing for years to come. Cindermouse here will be the first design in the series, but the other two characters will remain a secret until the boxes start dropping through your doors - it's more exciting that way!
Subscriptions are available anywhere in the world. Further information on the technicalities of subscribing to the kits can be found here.
Nicole and I have worked very hard to make these subscription boxes really special, but we know that not everybody will be able to sign up for kits. Therefore I will also be making the projects available as PDF Pattern downloads to coincide with the delivery of each kit, so that we can all stitch together. If you would like me to email you when the patterns are ready to order then please sign up to our Cindermice Newsletter here.
We are really excited about this project and can't wait to get started. We hope you will join us!
Ps, if you have any questions about the stitch-along that haven't been answered in this post or on Nicole's FAQ page then please leave me a message in the comments below and I will get back to you there, so that we can keep everything in one place. Thank you!