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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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Welcome to Stitching Pirates the Cross Stitching Juggernaut.

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:skull:  YAARRRRRG! 15 days left maties!!  :skull:


:iconabrickman:  A little Russian doll by ABrickman

:iconmagical525:  British Bulldog by Magical525

:iconskeleman:  US Army Emblem Cross Stitch by Skeleman

:iconfirewings26:  Marine Cross Stitch by FireWings26

Show Us Your Colors on grey photo GreyBackground_zpsec24b004.jpg

Note:  The above banner was made using the flags from Great Britain, United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Portugal and Georgia.

August 10, 2014 Update:  One submission in and I've read some comments and journals that had little hints of work being done!

A little note to me (and all of you) from Magical525 "September issue of Cross stitch crazy has some patriotic animals on pages 34 and 35" :love:  She's still looking out for us!

The most perfect example of pride for your country is found here…  This is the most amazing group effort I have ever seen in the wonderful world of cross stitch.  We judges are floored by the incredible work accomplished by this group of stitchers...Hats off to Poland!

Just another idea (we do not recommend you try this for the contest) for you to consider to show your colors!!

As ye may know, July 1st is Canada Day, July 4th is the US Independence Day, July 14th is Bastille Day (La Fete Nationale), August 15th is the Indian Independence Day, August 17th is the Indonesian Independence Day, and September 7th is the Brazilian Independence day. But we don’t want ye to feel left out if ye don’t have a “day” for your nation during this three month sailing, what ye are after is pride for your country!  

Show your national pride by stitchin’ up something that relates to your nation, state, county, or province.  It can be your country flag or logo, flower, animal, mascot, historical moment, coat of arms, map…..something that represents your love of where you live!

To help ye with ideas, yer judges have added a few links to show you what is out there and to help get you going. Please note that we are not suggesting you purchase any pattern found on these websites, it is merely there for suggestion/inspiration for your project:


Need ideas?  We have places to go, people to see!………

World flag Biscornu by Katjakay Alaska Sampler by Katjakay Canadian biscornu by lovebiser  Canadian flag chart by IvySun  U.S. Air Force by dottypurrs  God Bless America by GothicRose74  UK biscornu by Anna0789Evans……………


Contest Score Card by Mattsma

PRIZES: (more will be announced as we raid and pillage other ships and islands)

FIRST PRIZE: Document Holder from Mattsma, Pencil Box from Mattsma

SECOND PRIZE: Document Holder from Mattsma,

Document Holders Prize by Mattsma Show Us Your Colors Contest First Prize by Mattsma
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EnigmaticWriterGirl Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What's the best thing/adhesive to use when sealing stitches on a non-framed type of Embroidery/Cross-stitch? 

Like if you were to sew a bookmark or totebag, something functional, and you wanted to make sure the stitches never-ever slipped?

My next project is going to be a tote bag, but I've never done anything functional before!
Mattsma Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There is fabric glue which bends its pretty cool stuff, but I usually use iron on interfacing then cover the back with a wide enough ribbon and do something pretty to the sides :D
EnigmaticWriterGirl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you, Mattsma!
Mattsma Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:love: My pleasure!
pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think Magical525 has the more experience with this, but Mattsma might know too. :) Personally, I have read that is a secure one to use for bookmarks at least, it's probably okay for totes and stuff too :)
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