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stitch swap

The first ever Wild Olive Stitch Swap is underway, and we're getting ready to send out some embroidered happy mail!

Guidelines

• Finished embroidery should be in a 4" hoop, prepared for hanging.

• This swap is open to all, so you should be prepared to mail your embroidery internationally.

• You are welcome to include a little something extra, but it is not required. Please spend no more than a few dollars.

• All pieces should be mailed by March 31, 2012.

Extras

Stitch Swap Flickr Group



Questions

Q: What does "prepared for hanging" mean?
A: Think of how you might want a piece to ready to hang in your house. It might be in a plain hoop with the fabric edges gathered in the back, maybe the hoop is painted, perhaps even a backing. Just so long as the embroidery is "finished".

Q: Can I use cross-stitch, machine embroidery, applique or other embellishments?
A: This is hand embroidery swap, but you can add in other techniques in addition to your hand embroidery.

Q: Can I use transfers and patterns?
A: Yes!

Q: Will my information be kept private?
A: Yes. The only person I will share your name/address with is the person who is mailing to you.

20 comments:

  1. Could you post a 'how to' on preparing embroidery for hanging? I've never done that before.

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  2. Yes. I plan to post about framing and hanging on March 14, which will still give you a few weeks before the mailing deadline.

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  3. This is exciting.
    I simply can not wait.^^

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  4. I can't remember - are we supposed to keep our Recipient a secret, or can we communicate directly with them?

    SongBird

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    1. I'm keeping it a surprise for the person I'm stitching for. I think that if you're going to be sharing photos of your work before you mail it, it's more fun to not tell who you're sending to. But really, it's up to you!

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  5. I did not get info on my persons favorite colors/motifs. Did you decide to skip that part or did my person not fill it out?

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    1. Not everyone filled in their favorite colors or motifs, so if it's not listed in your partner email it means I don't have it. It just means a bigger surprise for them!

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    2. Sounds good Mollie, Thanks!

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  6. Can we still join??

    I would love it if you took a look at my blog....

    www.bluebellelovely.blogspot.com

    Becky xx

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    1. The swap sign ups are closed now, but I'll probably set up another one some time in the future. Thanks for your interest!

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    2. Oh thats fine! Thanks anyway!

      Becky

      www.bluebellelovely@blogspot.com

      xo

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  7. I just received my swap today and it is so perfect for me, I can't believe it! Poppy did an amazing job. Her embroidery is incredible. I've been so excited all day. Thank you, Mollie, for organizing this swap. I can only hope that my partner will love the piece i am doing for her as much as I love mine!!

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  8. Hi Mollie!

    Next time you are looking for people for a swap give a shout out, I would love to join in! :)

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  9. I would love to join in your next swap! how fun!

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  10. I received my stitch swap yesterday and it is just adorable. I have enjoyed the stitch swap experience and look forward to the next one. Thanks for organizing it. :)

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  11. Shoot, I saw this too late! I cannot wait until the next, what a fun idea.

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  12. I would love to participate in the next swap! Please keep us posted :)

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  13. I would Love to be in the next swap! My email is Sarah.couling@gmail.com

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  14. Anonymous2:11 PM

    id love to get involved
    trulymadlylaura@live.co.uk

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  15. Anonymous10:27 AM

    Is it too late to join???
    --Jodie
    jodieandsteve@live.com

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