2012 Bookmark Challenge
Celebrate reading and stitching! Join participating independent needlework shops, guild, and Web communities, and stitch a bookmark that will be donated to a library or school during Children’s Book Week to reward reading accomplishments.
It’s a snap.
Step 1: Stitch a bookmark (or two, or three…). Any hand-stitched bookmark counts:
- any pattern (one you purchase or one you make up)
- on any ground (perforated paper, aida, linen, canvas, etc.)
- with any fibers (cotton, silk, metallics, beads, etc.)
- using any needlework technique (cross stitch, blackwork, hardanger, etc.)
Step 2: Drop off or mail your bookmark to a participating needlework shop, guild, or community between April 6th and May 4th. (Or any time of year, most participants collect bookmarks year-round.)
Want to do more?
- Participate in Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy events at your local needlework shop and/or library.
- Teach someone how to stitch a bookmark.
- Start a Read-and-Stitch Club.
- Spread the word about the program to your friends and family, on your blog, and in your newsletter.
- Participate on the Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy blog.
- Read! And tell us on the blog what you’re reading.
Raising Money for Literacy
Independent designers donate to literacy projects at least 10% of profits from specially-designed bookmark patterns bearing a Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy logo. When you purchase these patterns, you, too, are supporting literacy.
New for 2009: Going, Going, Gone! from Funk & Weber Designs.
Bookmarks and Banners by Cross Eyed Kat.