The 'Stitching around the world' Project

Stitching around the world in 2021 - Number 5

Welcome to our 2021 Stitching Around the World video! Lockdowns may be easing everywhere but the needles are still working hard! Thank you to our participants, Alexa, Rachel, Celia, Jane, Mary, Odette, Lucie, Kristi and Kana covering four different continents who sent in videos of their wonderful work.

Stitching around the world at Christmas!- Number 4

We have made it to video number 4 and this one is our seasonal one! Thank you to our participants, Francesca, LLinos, Celia, Amanda, Jane, Kana, Odette, Sokhna, Dianna, Cheryl and Angela covering five different continents who sent in videos of their beautiful projects.

Stitching around the world in Lockdown - Number 3

 Welcome to the third Lockdown video! Thank you to Carolyn, Brenda, Truus, Lucy & family, El, Lori, Natalie, Cheyenne, Joan, Jean, Jane, and Gautam who sent in videos of their projects, contining to keep us united!

Stitching around the world in Lockdown - Number 2

 Welcome to the second Lockdown video! Thank you to Donna, Barbara, Amanda, Cheyenne, Sandra, Kathy, Joni, Angela & Sandra who sent in videos of the fantastic projects they are working on, helping to continue uniting stitchers wherever they are in the world during lockdown. 

Stitching around the world in Lockdown - Number 1

 Here is the result of our call to stitchers around the world! Thank you to Kim, Angela, Stephanie, Caroline, Gautam & Hema, Linda, Karen, Shannon, Luisa, Jane, Donna, Sandra & Michael, Hazel, Linda, Maura, Gracie, Claire and Patricia who sent in videos of their wonderful projects, helping us unite stitchers wherever they are during lockdown. 

Calling all stitchers around the world!

We aren't currently taking any videos for another Stitching Around the World but watch this space!

Send us a video of the project you are working on and we will compile them into one video and upload onto YouTube. Anything that involves a needle is great, and it can be something you are working on now or something you have finished. We welcome embroidery beginners especially, your journey starts here and it is really inspiring to see people starting their embroidery journeys. And if you have partiocipated before then please do so again! Maybe you would like to show us one of the earlier pieces finished....

Instructions on how to join in and the link to send your videos to us are below!

This is how to join in:

  • Make a video no longer than one minute long (on your mobile/cell phone is fine) in LANDSCAPE FORMAT - see below.
  • In your video tell us who you are and where you are in the world (you can just give your first name and country if you want to). 
    • 'Hi my name is Sarah, I'm in Nottinghamshire in England...'
    • '¡Hola! Me llamo María y estoy en Madrid en España...'
  • Show us the project you are working on and give a brief explanation of what it is and why you are stitching it; anything you're working on that involves a needle & thread!
  • Click on the link below to upload your video and send it to us, we'll do the rest!
  • Stay calm and carry on stitching!

See our previous Stitching around the world vidoes on our YouTube Channel here (subscribe and click the bell to get a notification). 

Sample format

Please send your videos in landscape format, not portrait, or we may not be able to see your lovely stitching!

How to make a video!

Follow these instructions for how to make your video on your smart phone:

  • Open the camera on your phone. This is a little camera image, something along the lines of the one in the first image below.
  • Once you have opened up the camera there will be another image that looks like a video, tap on this (you may notice the screen format change), see image 2 below.
  • If you only have one camera on your phone then, making sure it is in landscape format, point it at your work and press the big (usually red!) record button to start filming. A timer will appear to tell you that the video is recording. Press the same button to stop the recording once you have finished. See image 3 below. We can do any editing required so don't worry if the start and finish isn't quite how you would like!
  • If you have a front facing camera as well as one on the back you can use this one so we can see you! You need to switch to this camera; this image is usually a camera with some arrows on it, see image 4 below.  Once it has switched to the front camera you should be able to see yourself on the screen! You can prop the phone up against something so it's nice and steady while you record. You can then repeat the instructions above to make your video.
  • Once you have finished the recording the video will save to a video file.
  • Click on the 'SEND YOUR VIDEO HERE' link above. You are then asked to choose your file. A list of places where you video will be will appear so choose the video section on your phone and click on the video you just made (if you aren't sure where it is, try FILES, see image 5 below).
  • The video will appear as a link in the box, see image 6 below.
  • Dropbox asks you for you name and email; this is so they can ask you if you would like to sign up to Dropbox once you have finished but you can just say no (it is free if you are interested)! Click UPLOAD and you are all done!