Although I’m sharing a few things with you today, the primary purpose of today’s post is to share what subscribers will be stitching with me in July: the Floral Beehive Embroidery Project, pictured below!
[Image description: Embroidery project stitched on off-white fabric and featuring rolling hills of grass and flowers stitched in shades of peach, yellow, and green. At the top of a pink floral field is a simple beehive, around which bees fly amongst bright, sunny rays of light. The project sits on top of a pink background and is surrounded by various embroidery props and supplies, including: embroidery floss in shades of peach, green, brown, and yellow; the edge of an embroidery kit’s box; and scattered needles, simple pencil, and brown burlap bag.]
If you know you’re interested in stitching the Floral Beehive Embroidery Project with me in July, feel free to skip to the end of this post where you’ll find information on when and how to get this box at the subscriber rate!
Today’s post includes answers to the following questions:
What is the Hopebroidery Box, anyway?
The Hopebroidery Box is a monthly hand embroidery subscription service. Each month, I send subscribers a new, beginner friendly hand embroidery project, including a digital pattern and full-length, step-by-step video tutorial!
Subscribers to the physical box also receive all the supplies you’ll need for your project, including: full skeins of Sublime Stitching embroidery floss; a large cut of fabric; pair of Kelmscott Designs embroidery scissors curated specifically for that month’s project; embroidery needles and threader; four inch bamboo embroidery hoop; and materials for transferring your design to fabric.
[Image description: Hope holds up an embroidery kit against a pink and yellow background. The kit is packaged in a brown box, with a label wrapped around it in white, green, and blue. The label reads, “The Hopebroidery Box” (at the top); “Your new embroidery kit is here! This kit includes access to a full-length, step-by-step video tutorial where I take you through the entire project from start to finish. I hope it’s helpful! I can’t wait to see what you make!” (at the right); and months and a place for the year to be handwritten (on the left). In this photo, she’s circled “MAY” and written “2022,” indicating this is the box originally released in May of 2022.]
Once I’ve sent subscribers their boxes, I’m able to add the new project to my shop for non-subscribers to enjoy. Because I design a new embroidery project every single month, this means you’re able to choose from loads of different designs and themes! Choose between the project’s physical kit or just its digital pattern (perfect if you already have plenty of your own supplies)!
[Image description: Overhead photo of four embroidery projects on a white surface: a green cactus with brown spikes, pink flowers, and brown outlining in a peach pot, stitched on bright blue fabric; three line drawn plant cuttings in shades of green and blue nestled within vases that sit within a pink stand, on bright green fabric; two daisies surrounded by flowers in shades of yellow, white, green, and pink, on pink fabric; and two pink butterflies surrounded by vines and flowers in yellows, pinks, blues, greens, and brown, on white fabric. These projects are surrounded by various embroidery supplies and props, including: long blue embroidery scissors, white embroidery scissors in green, white, blue, and silver; bundles of floss; and folded pieces of felt.]
If you’re finding embroidery itself through me, perhaps you’re thinking, “I want to learn – but not with your kits. What else is out there? How do I choose?” Or, perhaps you’re thinking, “I want to learn with your kits! But how do I choose?” Either way, I’ve got you covered in a blog post all about how to choose an embroidery kit – whether you’re choosing one from me, or from somebody else!
What happened to those monthly Hopebroidery Box design process blogs?
If you’ve been with me for a while, you know I used to write a monthly behind-the-scenes blog post all about the process of designing each new embroidery project. As of today’s writing, however, I haven’t published one of those blog posts since November – wow! And although I’ve tried to write those posts again, I think it’s safe to say I’ve officially gotten myself out of the habit of finishing them. Perhaps I’ll get back to that habit again; this month, I’m letting myself start fresh! When something stops working for you, it’s important to move onto something new!
If this isn't a design process blog, what is it?
That is an excellent question because although yes, I did in fact document the entire process of designing the Sunny Floral Beehive embroidery project that subscribers will be stitching with me in July, each time I get to the design process portion of writing I think about all the unfinished blog posts I have for earlier projects (including January’s Three Plant Cuttings in Water project, February’s Two Daisies, March’s Two Butterflies, April’s Potted Cactus, May’s Pastel Flowers, and June’s Blueberries).
This is a blog post about what subscribers are stitching with me in July, a project non-subscribers will be able to pick up from my shop once I’ve finished sending subscribers their boxes: the Floral Beehive embroidery project.
What are subscribers stitching in July?
The Sunny Floral Beehive hand embroidery project, pictured below, is what subscribers will be stitching with me in July! This project features rolling hills of grass and flowers stitched in shades of peach, yellow, and green. At the top of a pink floral field sits a simple beehive, around which bees fly amongst bright, sunny rays of light.
[Image description: Hope holds up an embroidery project against a pink background. The project is stitched on off-white fabric and features rolling hills of grass and flowers stitched in shades of peach, yellow, and green. At the top of a pink floral field is a simple beehive, around which bees fly amongst bright, sunny rays of light.]
As always, this kit includes all the supplies you’ll need for your project, including access to the full-length video tutorial where I’ll take you through the entire project from start to finish.
How can you get this new beginner friendly hand embroidery project at the "subscriber" rate?
You have until the end of June to sign up in time to get this project at the subscriber rate; subscribers’ boxes are set to be shipped the first week of July.
As of today’s writing* – which I note just in case this changes in the future – subscribers pay just $45 per month for the Hopebroidery Box. This also includes free domestic shipping.
In contrast to the subscriber rate, non-subscribers pay $50 (when you choose a kit with scissors), or $35.50 (when you choose a kit without scissors). Non-subscribers are also charged a flat rate of $3.50 for domestic shipping.**
I'm not sure what to do, can you help?
I know subscriptions can be super confusing at times, so please feel free to reach out to me directly via email should you have any questions whatsoever about the box before subscribing! I promise I won’t be angry or make fun of you for asking a question – that’s what I’m here for, and I’m happy to help!
I missed the deadline, now what?
You’ll find this project available as a kit (with or without the scissors, your choice) and pattern (perfect if you already have plenty of your own supplies) shortly after I send subscribers their boxes in early July – so keep an eye out! I make a limited number of extra kits each month, and although I do my best not to “sell out” of any design whenever possible, I can’t promise it will be there forever; if you want it, get it when you can!
Thank you for being here, and happy stitching!
Thank you so much for being here! I truly appreciate you, whether you’re here to shop or simply here to learn! If you’re interested in embroidery kits, but aren’t sure mine are the right fit for you, don’t forget to check out my post all about how to choose an embroidery kit – I want to help you find the right fit, even if it’s not with me!
Happy stitching, happy (belated) Summer Solstice, and I’ll see you soon!
* I note this here just in case any of these prices rise in the future. Although we’re in a recession, I’m doing my best not to increase prices just yet!
** International shoppers pay a flat rate of $15; this rate applies regardless of how you purchase the box. Read more about shipping policies at Shipping + Gifting Information!