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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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Will you look at that!  It's April already.  How is everyone doing?  Anyone else feelin' the urge to finish what they started? Yarrrrrrrg!

Finish the WIP photo FINISH THE WIP 2017_zpstaklu1xx.jpg

Knock the ice offen yer WIP and put on the’s time to finish a WIP!

Tangerine Orb by kayosa-stock CONTEST RULES   Tangerine Orb by kayosa-stock

1.  Please submit a picture of your WIP now so you can include the thumbnail in your comments on your finished WIP submission for the contest.

2.  Must be an actual WIP you have stuffed somewhere in one of those boxes, totes, bags, piles, drawers….ye know what we mean here, yarrrr.

3.  Submit to the CONTEST folder.

:skullbones:  The contest begins on January 8, 2017 and ends on June 30, 2017.  

:skullbones:  The judging will take place from July 1, 2017 to July 7, 2017 with winners being announced on July 8, 2017.

:skullbones:  Once the announcement has been made, please note Mattsma with yer email and mailing address for yer prizes by July 15, 2017 to ensure an expeditious sending of your prizes. :ahoy:

:skullbones:  When the winners are announced, if ye would like a critique of yer work, we will gladly note you the results.  Please note SpitfireFae or Katjakay with the request.  

Contest Score Card by Mattsma    ← Click on the ship to get to the Rubric! This is how yer entry will be judged.

Pirate Flag by Mirz123  JUDGES PANEL   Pirate Flag by Mirz123


Treasure Chest by Momma--G BOOTY, LOOT, TREASURE Treasure Chest by Momma--G

1st Trophy by H-SWilliams First Place Booty:  Picture to Pattern by pinkythepink, One year subscription to deviantart, Gift Box from Magical525, Butterfly Stash box from Mattsma.

:Shake your Booty: by Wooded-Wolf First place special note: When you win first place, ye will have to sit out of the next contest as a contestant.  However, ye will be an honorary judge for the following contest if that is something ye are interested in. What this means is ye will assist in scoring contest submissions.  Ye can submit to the contest as a judge but yer submission won’t count towards the competition itself (the judges participate but their entries don’t count).

2nd Trophy by H-SWilliams Second Place Loot: 1 year subscription to deviantart,  Stitching Pirate Needleminder.

3rd Trophy by H-SWilliams Third Place Treasure:  Three month subscription to deviantart, a Stitching Pirate Needleminder.    

Finish The WIP Prize by Mattsma Needleminder by Mattsma

:ahoy: Do ye have ideas for prizes? Do ye have items to give as prizes? Do ye have yer own Etsy store ye would like to see as a place to choose a prize from? Note Katjakay, SpitfireFae, or Mattsma with yer ideas or gifts! All gifts are appreciated!

Pink2 Orb by kayosa-stock If this has shown up again in yer inbox and ye've noticed no change, it's because Captain pinkythepink  was movin' it back to the front page. Pink2 Orb by kayosa-stock
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HeartStorm4ever Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, never thought of that. Thanks.
PuritanDuchess Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I was wondering if someone could help me, I'm planning on doing a Legend of Zelda Cross stitch but I can't seem to figure out what size Aida I will need =/

The finished size is 44.59 cm x 66.88 cm on 18 count Aida
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
It sounds like you already have the information you need? :? You have both the finished size and the count of the fabric. Add two inches to all sides for an even border before you cut.
Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Generally they say to have about 5-10 cm extra on all sides for finishing, on a big piece like this I'd go for 10 cm for easy framing afterwards, which also means you will not be stitching close to the edge while doing the embroidery itself. Personally I'd only do the 5cm if I'm doing something small like a pincushion as the space really is needed.

So that would make it 64.49 cm x 86.88 cm (rounded off to 65 x 90 cm when cutting/ordering as fractions are so nasty to cut /order)

Good luck with your project! If you have any more questions please do ask - either here or via note :)
MikiNamuno Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahoy mate ! thank you for accept me :D
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