Friday, May 11, 2012

The Handmade Parade


TheHandmadeParade


Lately in blogland I've seen more and more people embracing some type of hand stitching. Whether it's quilting, applique, piecing or embroidery, there's a lot of it out there! At times it feels like those of us who hand stitch are stitching away in some dark corner of the internet where no one pays us much attention. I want to change all

that by giving hand stitchers a place to find each other and show off what they've been working on!  Who better to appreciate all your hand work than other hand stitchers?



Starting next Friday, that's May 18th, I'll be hosting a weekly linky party on my blog, for hand stitched items.I'm calling it "The Handmade Parade". Now of course they don't have to be entirely hand stitched, a row of hand quilting as an embellishment or a hand appliqued bird/flower/fish/shoe/car/whatever definitely qualify as hand stitched. The idea is to show of your hand work skills! Given the slower pace of hand stitching, works in progress are most welcome to join the party.



I want to get the word out that hand stitching is here, it's a lot of fun, and it's here to stay! I've created a button for you to use when linking up to the weekly party. It's in my sidebar for you to grab! It would also look pretty snazzy in

your sidebar...... :-) If you're so inclined to promote this idea on your blog before hand, I'd love it.



Thanks for sharing your time and talents with all of us in blogland, and I hope to see you back here next Friday around 9AM EST.

20 comments:

  1. Yay! This looks like fun. :)

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  2. I don't do much of it, but it's a great idea! I'll try & post about it.

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  3. What a lovely idea, thanks for your email, I've got so e hand stitching I need to do, when I've started it I will def link up. Look forward to seeing others projects too

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  4. Sounds like an awesome idea! I've been hand sewing more and more these days =D

    I'm thinking of hosting a swap. Let me know if you're interested

    http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/sigh-of-relief-and-idea.html

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  5. I LOVE hand stitching and I will definitely be participating! :)

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  6. Great Katie! I'll be sure to come back next week for to link up.

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  7. Hi Katie! Good idea - no one hadn't thought this! I love to join! I do hope to find some time in summer but at least in autumn I'm with full speed again! Have a lovely weekend! x Teje

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  8. Your email made me look at the stack of embroidery buried on my lil' corner desk. Now I feel bad for it and will have to start pulling it out to work on :P
    (that's my stupid way of saying thank you for emailing me..I'm so in)

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  9. I'm in too! This is a wonderful idea. I'm really excited to see what you'll be showing off each week!

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  10. love doing handwork. Sounds like fun :)

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  11. Oh, fun! I just added a button. I love to add a touch of something hand stitched to most projects. It is well worth the time to make them special. Great idea!

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  12. What a great idea! Found this from Sew Sweetness.

    All my work is done by hand so I'm definitely join in. Looking forward to "meeting" other hand sewers out there.

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  13. Lucy @ Charm ABout You got me curious about this wonderful hand stitched idea! Now I just need to work out what time it will be down under when it is 9am EST??!

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  14. Oh wow...just in time. I have been hand-quilting my first quilt project these past 2 weeks and am loving it. I have added your button to my side bar. I have just started my own first linky called 'Sunday Stash' for displaying what fabrics, books, notions have caught your eye each week. Love to have my first joiners too. Cheers.

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  15. I'm so in. I have just gotten into hand stitching and can't wait to see what others end up doing!

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  16. oh, that will be fun, because I am all my quilts make with handsewing.
    have a great time
    mg elfriede

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  17. I'm so excited!! I almost have one finished for show and tell :)

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