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FreshStitches Kit Club!

Do you hear the trumpets sounding?

That’s because the FreshStitches Kit Club is finally here! I know FreshStitches fans have been waiting a while for this… but I’ve been waiting to put this club together until I had a plan that would guaranteed knock your socks off!

Ladies and Gentleman… today’s the day! Hang on to your socks… they’re about to go flying!

Get ready for the next level

I’ve chatted before about how my goal in designing patterns is that they’re accessible to everyone. I use mostly single crochet stitches that are accessible to beginners, a medium weight yarn to avoid hand-cramps and spend oodles of time taking progress photos to stuff in the pattern. This is because I think everyone deserves the chance to make super-adorable stuffed animals!

My commitment to easy-to-understand-and-execute patterns will never change.

However… I’ve had my ear to the ground, and I’ve heard murmurs. Many of you are ready for the next level. You’re craving a new technique you’ve never tried before. You’re willing to put a little more time into making your amigurumi work of art. You’re asking for a surprise.

I’ve heard you. Here’s the club for you!

What is the Kit Club? How does it work?

When you sign up for the FreshStitches kit club, you’ll receive an exciting, exclusive kit every other month for a period of 6 months (that’s 3 kits, total).

Each kit will include:

  • A FreshStitches pattern for an adorable animal
  • Yarn and eyes necessary to complete the project
  • A special something (keep reading!)
  • A note from Stacey about the inspiration for the month’s kit
  • Exclusive pattern notes or technique video

Are you excited yet? Curious about that special something?

The special something could be anything! It could be a little treat to make your crocheting more enjoyable. Or, it could be a crucial component of the new technique you’ll be learning (such as a supply or tool). All I can tell you for sure is that you’re going to love it!

Your club package will ship out on the 10th of the month, beginning in December. That means the first shipment will arrive in time for the holidays… who’s thinking about a holiday treat for themselves?

How do I sign up?

Enrollment for the next 6 month period is open until November 30th. Once the enrollment period closes, you’ll have to wait until the next enrollment period (that’s in May, 2013)!

Each super-fabulous kit is $16 (no more than a standard kit!), plus shipping. Here are the 6-month totals, depending on where you live:

Update (12/1/12): Sign-ups for the kit club have closed. You’ll want to sign up for the FreshStitches newsletter be notified about the next enrollment period!

FAQ

I still consider myself a ‘beginner’… will these kits be too hard? No way! If you’ve crocheted one or two amigurumi before, then you have all of the skills you need for the Kit Club. The tutorials/new techniques will not assume any advanced knowledge. However, you should be prepared for learning something new!

I already own a lot of your patterns… will I get duplicates? The patterns in the Kit Club will be existing FreshStitches patterns, so if you’re a hard-core fan, there’s a possibility that you may already own the pattern. However, the modifications/adjustments that you will receive to the pattern are exclusive to the club for the 6-month time period, and I don’t think anyone will feel like they ‘just got an old pattern’. The patterns in the club are not limited to patterns currently available as kits.

Will I automatically be enrolled in the next 6-month period? My PayPal button isn’t that fancy! You’re signing up for a one-time-only payment, and you’ll need to sign up again if you’d like to continue in 6 months. I do not personally have your account information, and can not charge you again. (i.e. this works a little differently than other ‘subscription’ clubs you might belong to)

Come join in!

I am so excited about this club, and I’ve been lovingly crafting kit ideas that will knock your socks off!

What are you waiting for? Sign up!

For even more Kit Club fun, you’ll want to pop on over to the FreshStitches Ravelry group to join in on the chatter! We’ll be having a special thread so you can ooh and aah over the goodies and show off your Kit Club crochet progress!

12 Responses to “FreshStitches Kit Club!”

  1. Nancy says:

    Wow, Stacey!! Based on what you wrote about this wonderful new idea from FreshStitches, I’m really excited about this! Considering giving it to myself as an early birthday present (end of Nov!)
    Thanks!

  2. Su says:

    Yipee! All done – I’m in!

  3. lucia thiel says:

    YAY!!! got one 83

  4. Mei says:

    Can’t wait to see what I get. Totally signed up for it straight away!

  5. Micah says:

    Sounds fun….can’t wait for it to come!!

  6. Pattyb says:

    Very excited to be part of this kit club. Early birthday gift to myself, thank you!

  7. ZOMG a kit club – You had me at the trumpets! I know what I’m asking for Christmas :)

  8. Joan says:

    I signed up for the kit club today, a special holiday treat for me.

  9. Laurie says:

    I would love to sign up but payday isn’t until the 1st so I guess I sign up next time! But I am having fun with the CAL!

  10. Karen.o says:

    My payday is Saturday also so I have to wait.too. Retired is the pits when it comes to $$.

  11. Donna says:

    Retirement is the pits financially, you are right Karen. My payday isn’t till the third Wednesday of the month and it is gone before it gets here.

    I look forward to the next time too. It will hopefully fit in with my wip’s 2 VIP. They are for my new Great GD and my hands just don’t want to work regularly. So now I have two reasons to have them done before the next time round. ttyl. D