NATIONAL EMBROIDERY MONTH 2020

Le 28 January 2020
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    ABOUT NATIONAL EMBROIDERY MONTH

    Get ready for National Embroidery Month with DMC! To celebrate our favorite holiday, we've teamed up with ultra-talented fibre artist, Kristen Gula, a.k.a. Gulush Threads, to inspire your stitching all month long. Throughout February, Kristen will be taking you on a #stitchventure, where you can follow daily step-by-step tutorials to create her exclusively designed embroidery patterns for yourself!

    HOW TO JOIN THE #STITCHVENTURE:

    All the fun starts on February 1st, 2020 and will go all month long! 

    1. Want to join the fun? Stock up now with Kristen's limited edition Gulush Skein Bundle and the Gulush Tool Kit! You can shop all of Kristen's DMC favorites by visiting her star stitcher page

    To sweeten the deal, you can enjoy 15% off all month when you use the code GULAXDMC. coupon exclusions apply. 

    2. Using your Instagram account, search @Gulushthreads and follow Kristen. This is where you'll find all the instructions to complete this year's pattern. Don't have Instagram? Check back to the Gulush star stitcher page for any posts you may miss!

    3. Using your Instagram account, follow @dmc_embroidery for weekly recaps!

    4. Get to stitching! Kristen will guide you from here. 

    NATIONAL EMBROIDERY MONTH 2020 STITCH SCHEDULE:

    PRINT THIS YEAR'S PATTERN FOR FREE



    —— WEEK ONE ——


    2/1: Kick-Off!

    2/3: Straight Stitch

    2/4: Stem Stitch

    2/5: Whipped Back Stitch 

    2/6: Satin Stitch

    2/7: French Knot/Pistil Stitch 

    2/8: Freestyle Day

    —— WEEK TWO ——

    2/10: Basketweave Stitch 

    2/11: Star Stitch 

    2/12: Smyrna Cross

    2/13: Cable Stitch 

    2/14: Encroaching Satin Stitch 

    2/15: Freestyle 

     

    —— WEEK THREE ——

     

    2/17: Turkey Work (

    2/18: Rya 

    2/19: Bullion Knot

    2/20: Raised Satin Stitch

    2/21: Long & Short Stitch 

    2/22: Freestyle Day 

    —— WEEK FOUR ——

     

    2/24: Colonial Knot 

    2/25: Stump Work 

    2/26: Fringe Stitch (Turkey Work) 

    2/27: Fly Stitch

    2/28: Oyster Stitch 

    2/29: Freestyle Day

     

    Gulush Threads #stitchventure pattern





    Recommended Color List: 

    • art. 117: 3818, 3052, 3801, 3815, 937, 161, 950, 3021 
    • satin floss: s606, s336, s676 
    • pearl cotton size 3: 436
    • pearl cotton size 5: 400
    • perle Cotton Size 8: 01, 03, 3799, 3865 
    • ètoile: c310, c471, c738, c890
    • color variations: 4140, 4090 {can substitue for 4130, 4080 or 4100}
    • tapestry wool: 7491, 7120
    • matte cotton: ecru, 2783, 2745, 2818, 2407 {or 2950}
    • diamant grandé: G225

      gulush skein bundled colors may vary from the above.

    Recommended Tools: 

    • 2 pieces of blank DMC magic paper
    • 7” Hoop 
    • DMC chenille needles size 18 - 22 
    • DMC embroidery needles size 3 - 9 
    • 28 ct. linen 
    • stitchable cork

      all tools included in Gulush tool kit



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