Stitchy Box May-June 2016 Subscription Box Review & Coupon

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Stitchy Box May-June 2016 Review

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!

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)

They also now offer add-on subscriptions (also available stand-alone): Buttoned Up (40 hand-dyed buttons from Hillcreek Designs, selected to match the color palette of each StitchyBox shipment) and Stitch It Up (XS charts). AND a 3-kit limited edition series from Hands On Design!

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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 The Little Sunbather (shown above in first picture). This month there were lots of new brands, which I was excited about!

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Hands On Designs To The Beach Cross-stitch Pattern: There was a GREAT bonus item this month – a chart!

Here it is using items from this box!

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Ship’s Manor Clear Waters Cotton Floss ($2) Love this bright, piercing blue! This is a new brand for this subscription and everything is hand-dyed (not colorfast).

Gloriana Hand-Dyed Pomegranate Silk Floss ($7.75) This is a bit darker to me in person – but a nice brick red with subtle color variations. And silllllk!

Week Dye Works Daylily Cotton Floss ($2.3) This one got me wondering if there were any flowers to stitch in my charts

Classic Colorworks Belle Soie Carnation Silk Floss ($7.29) A great bubblegum pink silk – sure to go fast with my girly charts.

The Gentle Art Limited Edition Surf & Sand Floss ($2.40) This exclusive colorway really captures the bottom edge of the inspiration piece! I’m not sure what to use it on – I think it would be fun for lettering!

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From the Cauldron Hand-dyed Velvet Fat 16th Newt’s Eye Fabric ($5) Absolutely gorgeous dye job and velvet. Feels so good!

Picture This Plus 28 Count Lugana Chime Fabric ($6.17)

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This color was absolutely impossible to take a picture of. It’s a sunny happy lemon color. I believe I have decided to use it on an autumn sampler (to keep it from being drab).

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Toho – 15/0 Purple Galvanized Matte (50¢)

Preciosa – 11/0 Egg Shell Pearl (50¢)

I love that the included beads matched The Gentle Arts floss!

It’s a bit difficult to estimate the value of this subscription, but I think it comes in at just around 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.

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Oh, and I have a finish! This is the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery’s Cozy Gingerbread Snowglobe on French Lilac 28 Count Lugana (Picture This Plus) from the December 15 Stitchy Box! I also used the Sullivan’s metallic silver thread from that box – I added one strand to the outside of the snowglobe in blue. I will probably add a few beads to it before I *really* call it finished! I know I promised a few months ago to do a review of my stitching lamp and I still haven’t had time to do it. I would like to hear from anyone with a Needlework System 4 – I’m thinking about getting one!

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

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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.
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  • Jenny Louthan

    I had no idea you cross stitched. My friend is really into it and I used to do so much more then I do now. I always liked it though so maybe I need to pick it back up.

    • Brandy

      Right now I am stitching and drinking champagne while Tom strips. The front door! Hahahaha. We didn’t finish our project today so we are trying to get it stripped and washed tonight so he can paint tomorrow. And we can have a lock again.