What is The Collective Stitch?

What is The Collective Stitch?

The Collective Stitch is a cross stitch shop hop for all brick and mortar shops. Participating shops will have a unique design available to visitors during the event. They may also host in-shop activities during the event such as a trunk show for the designer of the chart. Each year the event will have a theme and uniform design size so that the charts can be stitched all together or in any combination to form a wonderful, unique project.

How do I lbecome a participating shop for the Collective Stitch?

How do I lbecome a participating shop for the Collective Stitch?

Simply submit the contact form FOUND HERE and indicate that you would like information on participating in the next Collective Stitch. If you were a participating shop in the previous year's event, you will automatically be included unless you tell me otherwise. You will simply need to let me know the designer for your chart. Shops will enlist a designer to create a design based on the current theme and design size. The sign up deadline is April 1 which is the due date for the design to be submitted to the Collective Stitch headquarters where it will be published in a one page document layout. This document will be delivered to the shop prior to the start of the event so the shop will have time to stitch a model, if desired.

What if my LNS is not a participating shop?

What if my LNS is not a participating shop?

Tell them you would like for them to participate in the future Collective Stitch shop-hop!

Privacy Issues

Privacy Issues

When you sign up to receive notifications about the Collective Stitch, your information is never shared.

Copyright Issues

Copyright Issues

All images on the Collective Stitch are copyrighted and may not be copied or shared. Copyright infringement is a serious issue and visitors are required to respect the copyright of Collective Stitch Administration and of those stores and designers who post images. To educate yourself about the Copyright Issue, we recommend you visit the Dragon Dreams website and read the information Jennifer has posted.

I am a designer and would like to participate. What should I do?

I am a designer and would like to participate. What should I do?

If you are a designer and wish to participate, thank you very much. If you have a shop with which you work closely, you may wish to contact them and let them know you would like to create a design for the event. If you do not work with a specific shop, that is ok. Shops contact me frequently to say they would like to participate but do not have a designer for their chart. If you would create the chart according to the theme and design size specified for the current year and send me the chart in pdf format or the design software file, I will let you know the shop hosting your design. Ideally, that shop will feature you during the event and perhaps host a trunk show or have you visit the shop for a special event.