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Mission: Embroidery

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Swap Coordinator:sunnysidey (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Crafts  Embroidery 
Number of people in swap:11
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:November 5, 2009
Date items must be sent by:December 19, 2009
Number of swap partners:1

Here’s your chance to take part in a fun challenge to create a special embroidered item tailored to your partner!

Each person who signs up for this swap must list three preferences for item, theme and colour in the Comments section below. When the swap starts, you will check your partner’s preferences and embroider something which incorporates at least one of their listed elements from each category.

For example, if my partner lists…

  • Item: tea towel, matchbox, fridge magnet
  • Theme: insects, mushrooms, the letter “K”
  • Colour: black, red, green

… I might embroider a tea towel with black insects crawling all over it, or embroider a fancy letter “K” in green thread onto a piece of red felt and glue it to a matchbox, or embroider a red and black mushroom onto some green fabric and attach a magnet to the back.

Your embroidery can be something you designed yourself, or you may prefer to use a commercial embroidery pattern. Likewise, the item can be something you made yourself, or a shop purchased item. Feel free to embellish your item, but please make embroidery the main focus. Whatever you make should be sturdy and appropriately packaged to arrive safely with your partner.

Here are some other examples of items: charms; hair clips; brooches; pin cushions; items suitable for framing; ATCs; postcards; aprons, stuffies; tote bags. Pretty much anything that can be embroidered.

Other examples of themes are woodland creatures; abstract; dots; stripes; kawaii; vintage; cats; letters; numbers; doodles; tattoos; garden; outer space; lazy daisies; religious iconography, googly eyes….whatever theme or style you like.

This swap is by invitation only, but if we know each other and I haven't invited you and you want in, please PM me for the password!

Participants must have zero unexplained no-sends. If you sign up for this swap, you need to send on time (or communicate with your partner before the deadline if something comes up), and rate your partner fairly as soon as possible after receiving your goodies. Note - if your partner is affected by the UK postal strikes, please be patient and be prepared to extend the send/receive deadline if necessary.

Have fun!


sunnysidey 10/28/2009 #

My preferences are:

  • Brooch, something suitable for framing, matchbox
  • Mushrooms, eyes, abstract
  • Bright orange, bright yellow, bright pink
Kelli 10/28/2009 #


  • Item - something I can frame, pillowcase, something I can use in my kitchen

  • Theme - woodland, ponds. fruit trees

  • Colours - Red, blue, white

Did I do that right Sam?

bean 10/29/2009 #

thanks for the invite!

  • small bag or fabric basket, pincushion, scarf
  • trees/leaves, buddha, ocean
  • greens, browns, blues
sunnysidey 10/29/2009 #

Yes Kelli :-)

Cherries 10/29/2009 #
  • frame-able item, desktop container, needle book
  • hand(s), goats, "surprise me"
  • turquoise, black, bright pink
HoneyBadger 10/29/2009 #
  • Something for my wall, anything sewing or knitting related, matchbox
  • Plants, animals, oceana
  • red, purple, any colors you want
justingrid 10/29/2009 #

Item - something to wear, something for my wall or something functional Theme - Mushrooms, Doodles, Gothic Colours - Autumn shades, or Black, burgundy

lostdawill 10/29/2009 #
  • a pillowcase, something for my wall, tea towel

    • dragons, cats, whatever you are best at (lol)

    • green, black, purple

TerryF 10/31/2009 #

- brooch
- pincushion
- notecard

- trees
- winter
- ocean

- blue
- black
- purple

HelenJoy 10/31/2009 #

Needlebook, small piece to frame, pouch/bag, small

mushrooms, cupcakes, teapots/teacups

any colors suitable for the above themes

sultrypeacock 11/ 3/2009 #

Items: - pincushion or needlebook - fabric block for my crazy quilt - bag (anything from a tiny amulet bag to a huge tote-bag)

themes: (for any of these the interpretation can be realistic or abstract, recognizable or inspired-by) - peacocks (bird, feathers, eyes, colors, whatever) - sea turtle and/or jellyfish - geometric patterns

colors: - green - blue - purple - irridescent, shimmery - any: surprise me!

lala 11/ 4/2009 #

items - something i can use in my craft room, bag, something framable.

my themes - arrows, birdcages, chandeliers

colours - red, turquoise, and black


nattyj 12/ 2/2009 #

Oh, I would love to join in with this one - is this a group swap - how do I join?

nattyj 12/ 2/2009 #

Oh, not to worry I missed the cutoff date - oops thought it was December, not November LOL!

TerryF 12/11/2009 #

I am finally done! Woot!

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