the 2023 stitch book begins on january 20th and ends on april 30th
Stitch along with me! The project is a slow stitch textile book with slot and tab binding. To participate you just need some fabric scraps and a willingness to show up everyday for 100 days and stitch for 15 minutes.
All the info about how the projects works is in this post. And there is a link to the full instructions for making the book. There is nothing you need to sign up for but there is a an option to join the stitch club community to share your progress.
My daily progress will be posted on @annwood instagram stories and in the stitchclub community. If you’d like to sew along with me use #annwoodstitchbook and #annwoodpattern on instagram and join the ann wood stitchclub community to follow along and share your work. There will also be some other fun community only perks over the 100 days.
here’s how it works
It’s free to join and all information, the page template, book making tutorials, and community space are all provided for free. Support the project with a donation here.
Plan to sew for 15 minutes per day. The book has 20 pages total including the front and back covers. 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.
what should you stitch on your pages
Anything you like. The 15 minutes a day lends itself to improvisational stitching, a “yes and” approach. Make some marks and respond to them. We assemble the book at the end, after the 100 days when all your pages are stitched. You can check out my daily progress from 2022 at the bottom of this page and you can see the finished book here.
This practice is an idea factory. It gets you moving and keeps you moving. It’s an opportunity to listen to yourself and maybe get glimpses into your singular and powerful imagination that you would not otherwise get.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. — Pablo Picasso
The daily part of daily practice is hard, days inevitably get weird, I know. But 15 minutes a day is in your wheelhouse and the effect of that consistency is miraculous. Committing to a do-able assignment and applying small consistent effort is as close to a magic formula as there is for growing creatively and getting unstuck.
This book is for you. It’s for your imagination. It’s a place to try things. Showing up is powerful. show up, try stuff, make mistakes, try again, get somewhere new.
*click here for the tutorial for making the book*
check out the 2022 pages below – day one is at the bottom
Are you participating? Do you have tips to share or a link to your progress? Let us know in the comments.