Monday, September 22, 2014

Old Tricks, New Stitches competition starts today!

OldStitches New Tricks competition on &Stitches blog
Are you ready? Are you excited? Have you wondered what the theme of the competition could be? Well, wonder no more, we'll tell you all about it right now!

The theme of the competition is Old Stitches, New Tricks. We want to see where you will take something old and make it contemporary.

The 'Old' part can be anything: a pattern, a technique or stitch that isn't used much any more. Maybe some ancient materials.

The 'New' means it must be used in a way that is quite different from the Old's traditional use. The more imaginative the better. Go crazy!

Here's a few examples: cross stitch made on chicken wire, an all neon version of a vintage embroidery pattern, oversized crewelwork. Anything goes as long as it will blow our minds. ;-)

You are very welcome to share sneaky peeks at your project(s). If  you do, please use the tag #andstitchesnewtricks. We are so excited and can't wait to see what you guys make!

Competition rules
• You can enter up to 3 projects, but they must be different.

• The competition starts today, September 22nd, and will end on November 16th. We expect that you make your piece within this time frame.

• On November 10th, we will put a post on the blog where you can submit your entry/ies.

• Entries will be accepted until noon UK time on November 17th, that should cover all time zones. ;-)

• You will need to write a blog post about your project, or have it on a Flickr page or somewhere else that can be publicly linked to. In your blog post (or other link), you must tell us about it, not just post a couple of pictures. What is the idea behind your project? What materials did you use? How long did it take? Were there any challenges along the way? Why did you make this particular project?

• The winners will be chosen by Carina, Julie and Nicole.

Dates to remember
Competition start: September 22.
Add your entries: November 10-16.
Winners will be announced: November 23.

There will be three winners and they will get some lovely stuff (We wish we could enter!)

&Stitches competition 1st prize
1st prize:
Stitch the Halls by Sophie Simpson (aka What Delilah Did)
Kit of their choice from Fiddlesticks AU
PDF pattern of their choice from Satsuma Street
Set of  Kreinik threads in Christmas colours
A pack of 1 inch hoops from The Creative Muster (not pictured)
A copy of Hoopla magazine, issue 2.

&Stitches competition 2nd prize
2nd prize:
Set of  Kreinik threads in Christmas colours
A pack of 2 inch hoops from The Creative Muster (not pictured)
A copy of Hoopla magazine, issue 2.

&Stitches competition 3rd prize
3rd prize:
Set of  Kreinik threads in Christmas colours
A copy of Hoopla magazine, issue 2.

A big thank you to our prize sponsors, you guys are awesome!

What Delilah Did 's publisher Pavilion
The Creative Muster


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