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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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The contest is now closed!  Please give all the love to our contestants :D  Our judges will be announcing the winner of this contest on May 1st.  

Remember, if you would like a critique of your finished piece please note one of the judges and allow one week for the critique to get back to you.

THANK YOU ALL for participating in the Any One Color Contest and PLEASE start your plan for the Looooooooooooong Contest! :ahoy:

Pirate wave by Walk-D-Plank SUBMISSIONS Pirate wave by Walk-D-Plank

:iconpinkythepink:   Blue Monochrome Biscornu by pinkythepink

:iconfairystoryteller:   Warm Fall by FairyStoryteller

:iconjmb367:   Four-leaf Clover Celtic Heart  by jmb367

:iconkaidayinthyme:   Spring Fractal Henley Pocket by KaidaYinThyme

:iconroseave:   Antique Biscornu by RoseAve

:icondragonchaser123:   Stitching Pirates: Any One Colour Contest by DragonChaser123

:iconmattsma:     April Allium by Mattsma  (because Mattsma is a judge her submission does not count)

:iconzeephra:     Geometic unicorn_xstitch by Zeephra

:iconlouiselibrarian:     Yellow Butterflies by LouiseLibrarian

:iconbellagbear:     Green leaves cross stitch by BellaGBear

:iconprincessmoodypants:     The Beast (Over The Garden Wall) by princessmoodypants

:iconammeih:     Water Garden by Ammeih

(Please read everything as it is all very important!)

:skullbones:  The contest begins on February 2nd (Groundhog Day) and ends on April 22nd (Earth Day)

:skullbones:  The judging will take place from April 23, 2018 to April 30, 2018 with winners being announced on May 1, 2018 (May Day).

:skullbones:  Once the announcement has been made, please note Mattsma with yer mailing address for yer prizes by May 10, 2018 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.

Bloody Heart Bullet by alexxagon  CONTEST RULES Bloody Heart Bullet by alexxagon

:bulletred: The theme of this contest is ONE COLOR.  There are many shades of ONE COLOR.  You can choose any one color (and all the shades for that one color) for this contest.  Pick anything you want to stitch, but it has to be ONE COLOR.

EXAMPLE: If you choose the color BLUE and are using DMC threads, you could use Cornflower BLUE, Periwinkle BLUE, Delft BLUE.  As long as the color has the name of BLUE it is considered a shade of BLUE.  As Magical525 pointed out: THERE ARE 50 SHADES OF PINK!  This is your challenge! :D  Need more help with colors?  Here is a tool that lists colors by color families:…

:bulletred: In your description please provide the reason why you chose the ONE COLOR, the pattern, the fabric and the floss type and color numbers.

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 


Pirate Penguinicon by TheUncle2k Honorary Guest Judge Pirate Penguinicon by TheUncle2k



1st Trophy by H-SWilliams  Stitchy Travel Bag from Mattsma, Picture to Pattern from HGKitten and a magical mystery gift from Magical525

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

2nd Trophy by H-SWilliams  Picture to Pattern from HGKitten, a magical mystery gift from Magical525, and a Stitching Pirates Needleminder

Any One Color Contest First Place Prize by Mattsma

Did you know that the :iconstitchingpirates: had contest sponsors?  ARRRRRRRRRG, we pirates have sponsors!  We cannot sail the seven seas throwing more loot in our stashes without them! Take a moment and pillage their Etsy Stores for some mighty fine treasures

Our fearless Captain pinkythepink  is our first sponsor.  Her Etsy store:…

Next up we have JodyS who has been the designer behind our needleminders and that famous Pirate Ship pattern!  Her Etsy store:…

Honorable sponsor mentions include HGKitten for her Picture to Pattern :love: Magical525 for her gift boxes :love: and Mattsma for her travel stitchy bags

: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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Missy-MooMoo Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for request, much appreciated! :heart:
KaidaYinThyme Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything I sew on this one piece of fabric is coming out wonky; the sides aren't straight and they all measure different sizes. is there anything I can do? it's a piece of Charles Craft evenweave Carolina Linen.
Mattsma Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can you post a picture of the piece so we can all see what is happening?
KaidaYinThyme Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
KaidaYinThyme Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
To whom do I speak about the group pattern and needle minder?
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