Stitchy Box January-February 2016 Subscription Box Review & Coupon

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StitchyBox is a bi-monthly subscription box for counted thread embroiderers and cross-stitchers! There are two options – the Big Picture Box and the Detail-Oriented Box. With both styles you’ll receive a variety of threads, from staples like DMC to specialty threads you may not have met yet, and embellishments, stitching accessories and other goodies! They also have a “Just the Threads” subscription for anyone who is a fiber fiend! This subscription no longer comes in an actual box and ships in a little mailer, which I prefer!

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Everything in this month’s shipment was neatly packaged with gold polka dot and navy blue stripe bags.

With the Big Picture Box choose

  • 2 Fat 16ths (one 14-16 count Aida, one 28-32 count linen OR evenweave – your choice) OR
  • 1 Fat 8th (Aida, linen or evenweave).

With the Detail-Oriented Box pick

  • 2 Fat 16ths (one 32-36 count linen, one 40 count linen) OR
  • Select 1 Fat 8th (either 32-36 count linen or 40 count linen)

The first box I received was a Detail-Oriented Box, but I had to switch my subscription because the linen was just too high of a count for my old eyes.

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The information card gives a bit of details about each item, plus info about the supply shop (you can buy more of what you love, but usually only for a limited time – supplies are sometimes hand-dyed just for this box).

This month the inspiration was drawn from Monet’s Water Lilies.

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The first bag I opened had my embellishments. It included the following items:

  • Laser-Cut 20-Hole Bamboo Buttons
  • Two-Toned Amethyst Glass Butterfly Focal Bead
  • Copper-Lined Teal 11/0 Seed Beads
  • Crystal Pink 11/0 Seed Beads
  • Teal Flower Glass Focal Beads
  • Glass Pearl Beads – 2mm Champagne (some subscribers received Navy)

I thought the colors and the feel went amazingly well with the themes!  FYI you can see the theme for the next Stitchy Box here.

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I don’t really recall doing it but in my last review I mentioned I might switch to one fat eighth (vs 2 fat 16ths) – so I must have! I believe this is a Wichelt evenweave but I don’t know the color or the shop that it came from, so that was a little disappointing, but I’m sure I could ask.

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Here’s another photo of it with a tad of the white card in it to improve the colors. Great variation on the dying.

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  • And the fibers! I was really bummed this morning because I was going to pick up more of the Valdani, but they’re all sold out – they had an entire collection!
  • Silk N Colors Forget Me Nots (Thread Gatherer) ($7.95)
  • Odonata – Exclusive Colorway (Gentle Arts) ($2.40)
  • Kreinik Silk Mori 5016 1/2 Skein ($2.60)
  • Valdani Cotton Floss – Muddy Monet Collection In Sweet Violets & Nantucket Rose ($3 Each)

I definitely feel ready for some spring WIPs with my items – what about you?

It’s a bit difficult to estimate the value of this subscription, but I think it comes in at just above the monthly cost. I think it’s an excellent sampling subscription because you can actually use everything in a project, not just sample it, but it gives you some nice exposure to different colors and artisans! Plus there are amazing OOAK fibers dyed just for this subscription.

Visit StitchyBox to subscribe or find out more! Save 10% off your first month. Use coupon code SUBK2.

The Subscription: StitchyBox
The Description: Each themed box contains two cuts of stitching fabric along with a variety of threads and embellishments to get your creative juices flowing.
The Price: $36.50 per month
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