We’re at it again! Our 5 day virtual event in June was such a hit, we simply had to host another one! This time it’s a little more special. We’ll be focusing on getting your gorgeous handmade gifts for the holidays!
Are you one of those people who struggles with getting organized and always runs out of time to create something handmade and personal? Do you struggle with what to create, how to add personal touches, and how to gift to inspire delight from the recipient? Then this event will be for you!
Each day we’ll host a different class with a different expert presenter:
Day 1 – Welcome and how to get started with Lizzy and Spencer
Day 1 will be all about planning, scheduling, timing, and workflow (planning for mistakes). etc. Get tips on getting and staying organized, as well of things you should be aware of (particularly in the time of a pandemic) so you can gift your gifts with plenty of time.
Day 2 – Stitching Customization and Composition with Carole Ricco
What does it take to take a holiday stitch from just ok to jolliest, jingliest, sparkletastic gift anyone’s ever received? On Day 2 you’ll learn exactly what it takes from the Queen of Holiday Stitches Carole Ricco! Carole is know for adding all the little details that add personality and special touches to each of her miniature holiday scenes! On this day, you’ll learn her secrets to smiles!
Day 3 – All you can font and more with Kate Anderson
A holiday stitch just wouldn’t be the same without a festive font! Creator and designer Kate Anderson will talk to us about the intricacies behind adding text to your handmade stitch, give you some ideas for what you can add to your own and recommend her favortie font to use for holiday stitching!
But that’s not all! As a bonus for all attendees, Kate will also be giving away a brand new font for you to add to your future projects!
Day 4 – Framing and Finishing Touches with Lizzy and Chelsea Nelson
You’ll want your gift recipient to be able to open your gift and proudly hand it up straight away! In Day 4’s presentation, Lizzy will be chatting with frame maker Chelsea Nelson from Auburn Hoops about the best way to finish off and frame your hoop to complete your handmade gift.
Day 5 – Selling and Gifting: Ideas and Best Practices
On Day 5, we’ll be shaking things up a bit by having a fun conversation and Q&A for the first half of the class and instruction from Lizzy for the second half! Our friend Karly Santiago from Cloth and Twig will be joining us again to have a conversation with Lizzy about fun and meaningful ways to gift your handmade presents. They’ll share some of their favorite ways you can delight your customers during the holidays as well as some of the best practices you should adopt to make the season fun rather than frantic! Lizzy will finish the class teaching about those holiday embellishments that make your holiday stitches shine!
Gifts and Goodies
Yes of course, it’s not all about the gift…but they sure are fun! What would a holiday party be without being able to give gifts to our favorite community?
Amongst the goodies, we’ll be offering two FREE patterns! Exclusive coupons from our friends at DMC and Fat Quarter Shop. Releasing a super cute winter themed kit which you can gift or use yourself.
We’ll also have a digital swag bag containing some yummy discounts for you to use on all of your stitching needs this holiday season.
During the week, we’ll also be hosting fun giveaways where you can win some amazing prizes! You’ll have the chance to win a $50 DMC Gift Certificate and a $50 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop as well as daily giveaways from Frank A. Edmonds and The Quarto Group!
PLUS, if you purchase your ticket by October 30th, you’ll also receive 10% discount on any Stitch People products AND you’ll receive a specially made stitch-a-long pattern to work on with Lizzy during the week, for which the supplies have been specially stocked for you by our pals at DMC!
We’re glad you asked! There will also be a holiday event playlist so you can jive and jingle along while you watch the presentations. We’ll have giveaways AND exclusive announcements for participants only!
Even bigger news, we’ll be opening the Stitch People Holiday store on DMC.com! Looking for gifts for the crafter in your life or just want to make sure you have the supplies you need to join Lizzy’s Stitch-a-long. You will find everything you need and more on this page!
From now until December 31st, use the code STITCHPEOPLE and receive 15% off in the DMC shop!
Got a question? See if the answer is here:
How do we get tickets to the Holiday Event?
Just head to this page to read more and to book your tickets!
Do we need any special equipment to watch the Holiday Event?
No, if you’re reading this, mostly likely you can join us! All you need is a computer and an internet connection.
How do we access the Holiday Event?
We will be hosting the event on the stitchpeople.com website. All you’ll need to do is follow the instructions we send you prior to the gathering to access the livestream.
If I can’t make it on the day, will I still be able to watch the classes later?
Yes! Everything will be recorded so you can catch up when it suits your own schedule.
Can I attend if I’m not in the USA?
Absolutely! One of the reasons we’re hosting the event online is so that we can reach our international cross-stitchers! Even if the event occurs at a difficult time in your country, you’ll still be able to access and watch the videos later.
What supplies should I have on the day?
You don’t need anything but if you’d like to stitch during the class, check out the Stitch People Product Page on DMC for supplies! Don’t don’t forget to use the code STITCHPEOPLE for 15% off!
What’s in the Digital Swag bag?
You’ll have to wait and seeeeee! We’ll have lots of discounts, coupons and treats from a ton of people within the needlework community including DMC, Stitch People and The Monsters Lounge. We also have prizes to giveaway to lucky attendees!
What if I have more questions?
We’d love to hear from you! Just drop us an email any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can?
Ready to join the party?
Read more and get your ticket today for only $18! Remember, if you order by October 30th you’ll get all the above goodness plus 10% off at stitchpeople.com and our exclusive early-bird pattern.