For those that are a bit disappointed about the challenge next year I am sorry but I did call for comments. You could use the challenge stitch/style applied to a design so it’s still open to designers but I take the point that it is not open to all mediums.
If you are in that position why not start a challenge on stitchinfingers? Or your blog? I will happily link to it and direct readers there. I would happily do so as I cant please all people all the time.
Just let me know or better still start up a discussion on the forum in stitchinfingers or leave a comment. Make it a public conversation so everyone can read it and the news will spread about your challenge. As i said I will happily support it.
No problems with next years challenge I will enjoy trying something different.
I may try putting mine into a band sampler–I know it wont be long in the beginning but it will be a start.
Doreen G http://doreeng.blogspot.com/
I’m so excited about next year’s challenge. I’ve been disappointed with my own ability to keep up this year and have more or less dropped out of the loop with TIF. But I really want to explore more embroidery as it was one of my grandmother’s favorite arts. I would sit and watch her fingers and needle for hours!
Beautiful colors for this month! Perhaps when my studio tour is over I will have time to play with those ones . . .
I don’t know if it’s ESP, the stars aligning or just coincidence but I’ve been working with these colors for the past few weeks, trying to match threads to stitch a Cape Plumbago blossom. It feels like cheating to be done already but I’m going to use my finished flower as my TIF. I made an inchie into a pendant for my daughter. I’ve posted a photo on flickr.
love this one, Sharon!
i’ve managed to complete this year’s challenge(famous last words)and i’m excited about next year’s. but i think i’ll follow it a bit loosely as an opportunity to learn more stitches rather than to “produce” a sampler or such..time for more coffee.
I really like the sound of next year’s challenge. I failed dismally with TIF – partly because I found some of the topics so difficult. I ‘bent’ some of them to suit me, but the things I make don’t have a ‘message’ and I don’t ‘express myself’ through them – I rarely ‘express myself’ at all! Just a personality thing, nothing amiss with the Design Challenge – did me good to try a different way of working and find I didn’t like it.
Now that I have finally finsihed my piece for October’s challenge I can begin to think about this one!
I’m a little disappointed that TIF won’t continue next year but I was one of those who didn’t speak up when the opportunity presented itself. It would appear from the lack of discussion on stitchin’ fingers that there aren’t a lot of others who want to continue to play that way anyway. I may just have to figure out how to challenge myself each month :- )
While I have been engrossed in work room renovations I had to scale back on the TIF work, however I did post a short meditation on what my work room does for me, with some pointers images of the work on Flickr.
I would like to take this opportunity to volunteer to keep something TIF-like going in 2009. I think your format of prompt + palette works well. It allows people to approach a problem from different directions, and produces a nice array of results.