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In the old days there was nothing and often solo Cross Stitchers wandered for months wondering if they were the only ones of deviantART that stitched. Then one day the founders met each other and from there it seemed Stitchers were popping up all over the place and they thought, wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a community? So, from that thought, Stitching Pirates was born and we look forward to providing you with the best community possible. Don't be afraid to ask questions, provide feedback! Without the people a community just wouldn't be what it is.

Why Stitching Pirates?

The name Stitching Pirates grew from the key pirate concepts that X always marks the spot and maps lead to something wonderful. The same applies to Cross Stitch and plus pirates are just awesome. Yargh!

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Founded 8 Years ago
Dec 1, 2006


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Welcome to Stitching Pirates the Cross Stitching Juggernaut.

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Starts January 1 and ends June 30th

:bulletblack:   :skull:  Just checking in to see how you piratey stitchers are coming along!  There is a little over one month left, so there IS still time.....unless the Captain decides we all walk the plank!   :skull:  :bulletblack:

Haida Frog by Katjakay

Tribal Cat by pinkythepink from pinkythepink

Tribal Cat by carand88  from carand88

Guardian Dragon Cross Stitch by silverdragoness  from silverdragoness


Tribal Art:  without getting into the whole meaning of the word “tribal” and sticking just to the basics, this statement is referring to the artform of a particular peoples, clan, group, or area.  Just to name a few here, we have Australian Aboriginal, Native American, Maori, Native Alaskan/Canadian, Mayan, African, Asian, Oceana, Micronesian.  Check out this lovely site for more information and stitching ideas…  If you think of a particular peoples, just type their name in the search box and prepare to be amazed!

Totemic Art: Totems are basically symbols and totemic art is a way of telling a story using those symbols.  There are many kinds of “totems”; spirit, engraved, carved, drawn...all bringing artistic meaning to life.

Here are some guidelines to help you get started:

:bulletyellow:  In your comments section please provide a description of what type of tribal or totemic culture you chose for your masterpiece.
Example: “Tlingit Wolf leaping, which represents the Tlingit Wolf Clan from Kake, Alaska.  This type of artwork is seen throughout Alaska and is generally thought of as Native Alaskan Artwork” (this would be the most basic of descriptions and just a heads up...we Muses love stories)

:bulletorange:  The style of the art MUST be tribal and/or totemic.  

Butterfly Reflection by Katjakay  Tribal Cat on My Island Home cross stitch chart by JodyS  Tribal Tortoise by KezzaLN  Tribal Ferret by ColourCascadeFabrics Swirl Paw Tribal by CrossStitchArt   Tribal eeveelutions by grumble-king2  

Links to funzies to help you on your way. if you have a link you would like to share just let us know and we will add it below :ahoy:…


Contest Score Card by Mattsma

:bulletgreen: PRIZES :bulletgreen:

:bulletred: FIRST PLACE: 1 Year Premium Membership with dA, your choice of cup/magnet/mouse pad from the dA shop, your choice of pattern from Unconventional X Stitch site or Etsy, HAED or Tilton or Patterns Online websites

:bulletorange: SECOND PLACE: 3 Month Premium Membership with dA, your choice of cup/magnet/mouse pad from the dA shop, your choice of pattern from the Unconventional X Stitch, HAED or Tilton, or Patterns Online websites

:bulletyellow: THIRD PLACE:  1 Month Premium Membership with dA, your choice of cup/magnet/mouse pad from the dA shop, your choice of pattern from the Unconventional X Stitch, HAED or Tilton or Patterns Online Websites.…

Note:  Potential prizes for persons who submit is always a possibility!

:bulletpink: If this has shown up again in yer inbox and ye've noticed no change, it's because Captain Pinky was movin' it back to the front page. Arr.
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NommyPanda Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist  

currently making a Circus Bears Alphabet cross stitch pattern! 

please feel free to watch and chat. 

sorry if this isnt allowed ^^; please delete if its not 
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll say it's okay since it is directly related to cross-stitch but please in the future send us a note or something first before posting it on the page, that way we can check it out and even post a journal announcing it for you. :D

NommyPanda Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome thanks :) 
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