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If ye've been a member of stitchingpirates for six months or more ye now qualify for a discount code over at Unconventional Cross-Stitch by our own JodyS! Please contact pinkythepink for the discount code.

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Conditions: 1 per customer for use with kits only
Discount of $10 with minimum spend of $100 (excluding postage).
Notes: When checking out, ye won't enter the code until the very end, where paypal will apply the discount.

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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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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:  Yarrrrrg! It has come to pass that time is not our friend as of late so due to judges (and participants) work related burn out, we have decided to un-craze our ransacked brains and extend the contest to give everyone some breathing room....more time to plan the next pillage!   :skull:  :bulletblack:

First up is our very own Judge ( so her entry does not count ) Katjakay! :boogie:

Haida Frog by Katjakay

We are halfway through the time to stitch up your entry, so let's see some needles sailing across the fabric! :ahoy:  Scroll down to the bottom of this journal and check out the prizes for this contest :D


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:  - This time around we have the incredible JodyS at Unconventional X Stitch to blame for the most amazing of prizes! This singularly excellent prize ranges from $80 to $250, the only problem will be picking the one kit you want!  Mattsma has given the kits her Triple A stamp of approval for quality and luxury.  "After receiving my Kitsune kit I was floored by the elegance of the packaging, floss card was printed with floss separated, magic fabric already gridded and so soft!  The pattern is very easy to follow and on quality paper.  Let's not forget that the kit was shipped immediately and received two days later!"  

:bulletred: FIRST PLACE: One free kit from our very own JodyS at Unconventional Xstitch!  You have read correctly. One completely, perfectly astounding kit just for YOU, the first place winner :ahoy:

:bulletorange: SECOND PLACE: A 20% off voucher for a minimum spend of $150 for kits at UXS and added bonus of the pattern of your choice from the UXS Etsy store.

:bulletyellow: THIRD PLACE:  A 10% off voucher for a minimum spend of $100 for kits at UXS and the added bonus of the pattern of your choice from the UXS Etsy store.

When the winners are announced, please note Mattsma with your email addresses for further communication from Mattsma and JodyS :heart:  PLEASE keep in mind that these patterns can be more "adult" but for the most part are extraordinarily DIFFERENT.  ENJOY! :la:  and…

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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Mythtail Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Alright, my chimera is entered in the main gallery for the contest - not sure how to otherwise enter it. 
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It would go into the Club and contests folder :D I'll move it there for you so you aren't doscounted

:hug: glad to see you Myth
Mythtail Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Thanks, 'cause I wasn't sure where it went. 

Glad to see you guys too - been on nights, so haven't spent much time on deviantart
sintel16 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for featuring my work :)
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome!
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