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Crafting Intentions for the New Year with a New Pattern Club Design


Wow, I cannot believe Pattern Club is one year old this month! When I started Pattern Club, last year it was a realization of one of my 2019 goals. It had been on my "I want to do this list" for a while, but I was worried I'd run out of ideas and that no one would want to stitch the kinds of patterns I'd create. Clearly I was self-doubting myself before I even started. But one day in October 2019, I sat down and made it happen. And you know what? It's been a wonderful experience!


I've loved creating a special pattern (or two) every month. Seeing Club members bring the monthly patterns to life in their own unique ways and connecting with fellow stitchers has been a magical experience. I'm sure we can all agree that 2020 was a weird, unprecedented year. Creating a new design for Pattern Club every month helped keep me going and in a consistent rhythm.


So in the spirit of reflection, I created Altar, the first pattern of 2021.

When I was thinking about how I wanted to start 2021, I thought of celebrating things that make us happy, about how we place items on altars for peace, and how each new year also brings a feeling of renewal and life. All of these thoughts culminated in Altar, a design that features a sparkly vibrant geode, a lustrous begonia, and (in my mind) a hand formed ceramic planter.

This Pattern Club design is created with 4 embroidery stitches, and each pattern includes photo and written instructions on how to create each stitch. In fact, each pattern is packed with photos and detailed instructions on how to get started with knotting, splitting, and threading the needle, transferring the pattern, step-by-step details throughout the design and so much more. Each pattern even includes how to finish the embroidery in the hoop!


So if you have plans to try a new craft for the new year, want to get back into an old favorite, or are looking for a whimsical and modern monthly pattern delivered to your inbox every month, then join Pattern Club. It's only $10/month and you can adjust your membership at any time. Still have questions? Read the Pattern Club FAQ.

Love a past Pattern Club design? You can find all 2020 patterns here.