StitchyBox Presents New Releases - My Heart For You and Mini Twist: Smyrnas & Eyelets

I've got two new releases in the shop for you today!

My Heart For You (Keslyns Series #1)

My Heart For You is the first in our Keslyns kit series, designed in Lynda's signature sym-stitching style. I finished my model into the top of a Sudberry wooden box - perfect fit, don't you think?

The My Heart For You kit includes everything you need to stitch this design - 32 count linen, thread & petite seed beads. Add a 28 count needle and you are all ready to stitch this up for Valentines Day. Kits are in stock and shipping this week.

Our subscription option is still available for the Keslyns series - sign up today and you'll save 10% off our second and third kit in this series.

Smyrnas & Eyelets (Mini Twist Series #1)

Mini Twist: Smyrna & Eyelets is also available in the shop today as a printed chart or digital download.  This is the first in our Mini Twist series, designed by Nicole of Northern Expressions Needlework in her signature "twisted band" style.

While the chart does not call for specific colorways, I've also created optional supply packs that correspond to each of our models. Both models were stitched using products from our Water Lilies StitchyBox shipment, except that if you want to stitch the Blueberry Bliss version, you'll need an extra 1/2 skein of the Kreinik Mori in Navy. (The supply pack contains a whole skein).


The Water Lilies supply shop will also be opening later today, so check back this afternoon for lots of spring-time goodies!

 

Announcing Mini Twists from StitchyBox and Northern Expressions Needlework!

Sneak peek of our first Mini Twist chart, Eyelets and Smyrnas, stitched with some of our goodies from the January/February 2016 StitchyBox shipment

Sneak peek of our first Mini Twist chart, Eyelets and Smyrnas, stitched with some of our goodies from the January/February 2016 StitchyBox shipment

Today I am happy to tell you about a new collaboration series between StitchyBox and Northern Expressions Needlework! Mini Twists is a series of charts designed in Nicole's signature "twisted band" style, each one focusing on just 2 or 3 specialty stitches. At just 60 x 60 and using just a few colors of thread, you'll be able to dive into your StitchyBox, or your stash, to find the perfect color combination for each chart. 

Mini Twist charts contain diagrams for each specialty stitch, and additional tutorials for the stitches are also available in the Northern Expressions Needlework Facebook Group

We will be releasing a new chart every 2 months, with the first, Eyelets and Smyrnas, coming out on February 3rd! The charts will be available in both print and as PDF downloads exclusively in the StitchyBox Store for $8.00 each. Sign up for the series subscription and save 10% off each chart!


My Heart For You (Keslyns series #1) sneak peek

My Heart For You (Keslyns series #1) sneak peek

While we are talking subscriptions, tomorrow is the last day to sign up for our Keslyns series of kits and receive 10% off all three kits - after January 27th, new series subscribers will only receive the discount on the 2nd and 3rd kit - so don't delay if you are interested in this series!

Happy Stitching :)

 

StitchyBox Presents: Linda Keske of Keslyns

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Today I'm happy to introduce you to our first StitchyBox Presents designer-in-residence, Linda Keske of Keslyns! In the 10+ years Linda has been designing under the Keslyns' banner,  she has developed a distinctive style of stitching called Sym-Stitching. Sym-stitching is basically string art translated into fabric, thread, and (or course!) bling! We featured one of Linda's Sym-Stitching charts, Highland Garden, on the blog last year. The Keslyns' website has a full index of Linda's charts (cross sttitch and sym-stitching alike), all of which are available from your favorite local or online needlework shop.

My Heart for Your Sneak Peek

My Heart for Your Sneak Peek

Over the next six months, Linda and I will be working together to create three StitchyBox-exclusive kits highlighting her style of cross stitch and Sym-Stitching. Our first kit, My Heart for You, will be released in February. Subscription registration is now available for this kit series over in our shop - sign up and not only are you guaranteed to receive each of these limited edition kits, but you'll also save 10% off the regular price!