Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Capture the Year in Stitches

2020 Brought us so many historic moments both good and bad. How will those moments be remembered years from now? Have you ever considered documenting your year in embroidery? Perhaps you've seen some of these year-long projects on craft blogs or social media. There are many inspiring ways artists have captured each month's milestones. Whether it's through words, tiny motifs, or color schemes, their stitches tell a story of all that made the year special and memorable. To see a jaw dropping example, check out this blog post.

In fact, embroidery can be a wonderful medium for documenting just about anything. It can be used for journaling as seen here and here. Or, if you are a data enthusiast, why not explore recording data in stitches? I recently came across this helpful post about documenting weather with counted cross stitch (spoiler alert - no matter what the weather brings, the results are beautiful!) Even knitters and crocheters can get in the game with a woolly weather-driven project.

If you'd like to give it a go but aren't sure where to start, try the free documentary wheel pattern available here.


Shasta Matova said...

This is wonderful, thank you. I haven't decided yet whether I can commit to something like this, but it is quite intriguing.

Corinne said...

I know what you mean about the commitment part of a project like this. :D I suppose the trade off is that there is no right or wrong way to do this so no matter how it turns out in the end, it's just right. Thanks for the kind words about this!