Stitchy Box November-December 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!

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)

Stitchy Box also now offers 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), Stitch It Up (XS charts), Bling It Up (bead & crystal), as well as limited edition chart designs and series!

DEAL:  Save 10% off your first month with coupon code SUBK2.

NOTE: When you visit this subscription all the options are sold out. You must get on the wait list, but there will generally be a spot for you in the next round of shipments!

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 Teahouse at Koishikawa. The palettes for 2016 were all based on classic paintings. 2017 – all palettes found in nature.

All the threads this November-December!

Week Dye Works Whitewash Wool ($6.50) I’m pretty excited about this item – it will be useful to stitch up nice fluffy snow or frothy waves. It has good coverage too.

Ship’s Manor A Perfect Day Silk Thread ($5.30) Speaking of waves, I think this would be beautiful in a seaside sampler. There was even a free chart included in Stitchybox a few months back that it would work well in. Each of the 2017 StitchyBox shipments will each have a specially-created colorway from Ship’s Manor!

The Gentle Art Backyard Forest Sampler Thread ($2.40) Whenever I see a color like this, I think to myself that I’m full-up on greens. But that’s never true. You always need greens, and having overdyed greens is such a win. Adds such depth to your work!

Glissen Gloss Dark Teal Green Rainbow Blending Thread ($1.50)

Valdani Shady Cedar Pearl Silk Thread ($7)

What a nice little pair! These two go perfectly with each other, and stitch up neatly, too. I like Rainbow although it tends to fray if you go too long on your length.

YLI Light Dusty Rose (Heather) Silk Floss ($1.55) This beautiful dusky pink is perfect!  For some reason it’s available in the supply shop for about $1 less than retail.

Mill Hill The Button Collection Snowflake Ceramic Button ($3.25) For me the blues in this shipment didn’t quite go with the rest of the items, although everything matched the palette. That’s ok, because I doubt I’ve ever used anything from my subscription in the same project, I just use everything where it “goes.” And this probably goes on a cute snowman!

Wichelt Pink Dahlia 28-Count Hand Dyed Jobelan Evenweave ($8.30)

I can’t remember the last time a Wichelt-dyed fabric was in this subscription – maybe about a year ago. I like it because unlike the artisan-dyed fabrics it tends to be very even. I like Jobelan for making a “thing” on because it’s evenweave and has that soft, cushy hand. Think breadbasket liner as “thing”!

The value of the box this month was about $36. It wasn’t my favorite color palette but that’s really not meaningful when I get down to using and stashing everything. It all has a place, and helps keep my stash budget in check. Except for those pesky countdown boxes they’ve been doing – I’ve been getting every one of them!

Right now I’m in stash organization mode, and trying to finish some of my 2016 SALs. Are you planning any stitch-alongs for 2017??

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