Stitch Yourself

We are so grateful for the excitement and support you have given to us this past year that we would like to celebrate YOU!   We’ve decided that in addition to the open house we have planned for the weekend of September 18th (more details to follow)  we would like to a special knit/crochet/sew along!  Read on for the fun details…
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If I lived in London, these would be my people.

Stitch London

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Stitch London (formerly Stitch and Bitch London) is a knitting group that holds court every single week at a different venue in central London.   They are the lifeblood of London knitting and I would join them weekly if I had enough frequent flier miles.
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Anyway, they have teamed up with London’s Science Museum to create a Stitch Yourself exhibit.  They asked people to contribute a tiny Stitched Self to the installation.  They asked people to think outside the knitting box to create a representation of themselves.  Some were knit, some were crocheted and some were sewn.   They got 259 Stitched Selves in response to their request.

Stitch London

Stitch London

Stitch London

Here is a link to the patterns on the Stitch London website.  There is a flikr page dedicated to the Stitch Yourself project as well.
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We would love to do our own version of this Stitch Yourself event.  Wouldn’t it be great to do an exhibition of our own?  A celebration of our customers?  We think it would be so cool to display these Stitched Selves at our open house.  Why not?
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So, you need to head to the Stitch London sight (or ravelry) and get your body blank patterns.  You can knit, crochet or sew them…so there are no excuses!  You are not limited to these patterns though, this is just a starting point.  There are 2 rules..your Stitched Self must be no taller than 6″ and it must get to our shop before September 13th.  So we can get them party ready.
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Stay tuned to our facebook page and website for more information about the big open house weekend, September 17th – 19th.  You really are going to want to be here.
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Email us if you have any questions about this crazy idea! We look forward to seeing how you represent yourself!
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You can mail us your Stitched Self to

Darn Knit Anyway
423 South Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
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We promise we’ll take good care of them and you can come and get them after the event!
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Also, we plan on doing a few Stitch Yourselves workshops in the shop in the coming months…you can use a bunch of our scraps of yarn and fabric and we can have a drink and a laugh.  Watch our newsletter and facebook for details.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with.We .

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One Response to “Stitch Yourself”

  1. recepti says:

    Thank you for your help!

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