about the stitch book:
Stitch along with me! I’m participating in the hundred day project and using a textile book as my project. My daily progress will be posted here and on @annwood instagram stories. If you’d like to sew along with me use #annwoodstitchbook and #annwoodpattern on instagram. You don’t have to commit to the hundred days to sew along but If you would like to more details are here.
Find a full tutorial for making the book here. Stitch your pages before you assemble the book. I’m sharing it now so you know where we are headed. Plus it’s a really cool way to make a textile book that you could use for all sorts of things.
For the one hundred day project my suggestion is 15 minutes per day. The book has 20 pages including the front and back covers so each page is stitched for 5 days, 15 minutes per day. So do-able! Over achievers feel free to do more. As I’m stitching and sharing I’ll include some simple prompts and suggestions in case you’re feeling stuck.
Update on day 12:
I was super nervous about committing to another daily practice. I’m already pretty stretched time-wise with various personal enrichment stuff. But the 15 minutes seemed manageable and it has been so far. I look forward to it and it’s amazing how that little chunk of time adds up over the 5 days spent on each page.
The hardest part is starting. I’ve got a couple tips for days when you’re feeling stuck.
* Make a bold move. A big shape. Don’t worry about it just do it. It’s a yes and process.
* Save the scraps when you cut around a shape – those unintentional shapes are intriguing.
* Use a color you never use.
* Add constraints – for example – decide you’re only using shades of red for a page, and/or commit to a shape – I love the idea of exploring a single shape – maybe just circles or just X’s – you get the idea.
Are you participating? Do you have tips to share or a link to your progress? Let us know in the comments.