Have you heard of #stitchtober before? It's a celebration of stitch that happens every October, inspired by the illustration prompts of #inktober. Some stitchers post a new piece every day, others post progress of one piece over the month, others still use weekly or daily prompts for their designs. You can find all the wonderful work with the hashtag 'stitchtober', but I have picked out a few of my favourites from 2021 to share with you!
Adam is pretty much the king of #stitchtober! While in the past he has posted daily prompts for others to follow along, this year Adam has spread the '13 Days of Halloween' prompts over the whole month. You can find him on instagram here.
Nick Best of @nix_threads has been following along Adam Pritchett's '13 days' prompts with some gorgeous work. its so exciting to see how different people interpret the same prompts! And with Nick's beading giving an extra dimension, what's not to love!?
Irish Birdy Needleworks
Robyn of @irishbirdyneedleworks has been following Adam Pritchett's prompts too. Robyn has a very different style though, creating bold and colourful pieces by adding paint to the stitched works.
Your Gothic Granny
Rachel of @yourgothicgranny has also been following Adam Pritchett's prompts this year. What I love about these pieces is that most of them are done with just black thread, creating a minimal yet detailed style.
Elena of @iucena90 has done some incredible pieces with stumpwork (3D) elements this year! While following Adam Pritchett's 13 days, they have also added their own prompts to fill out the month. Though I found IUCENA through the stitchtober hashtag, they create in this beautiful gothic style all year round.
Astral Needle has been following the #inktober prompts from @smalltownspells this year. In a different method that what we've seen so far, Astral Needle has been stitching miniatures of each prompt on the same piece! Who knew you could get details to tiny!?
Erica Zubris (@erica.zubris) has also been creating the one piece with different daily prompts this #stitchtober. Erica put their own prompts and a pattern together to share with followers. I'm really looking forward to seeing the entire finished piece!
Are there any other stitchers you think should be mentioned here? Let me know in the comments!