The Stitchscape Swap!

Welcome to the Stitchscape Swap gallery! The Stitchscape Swap is a monthly challenge whereby members can sign up and create two 'Artist Trading Cards', or ATCs, a month on a different theme. One of these will be for you to keep, and the other will be sent by post to Dotty Textiles to be swapped with someone else's beautiful creation for you to receive back as happy mail.

For more details on how to sign up to the monthly swap, please email sales@dottytextiles.com so that we can return an email with further information.

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Origins of the ATC

The concept of Artist Trading Cards was first developed in the late 1990s by Swiss artist, M. Vänci Stirnemann, who created a catalogue of small artworks for an exhibition and invited other artists to create similar pieces in their own style to ‘trade’ at the end of the exhibition. 

They are always a set size; 2.5 x 3.5 Inches and are often more usually made as a paper item, either painted or collaged for example, but, for the purposes of this swap, they must include fabric and embroidery. 

The Themes...

and a few ideas to help spark your inspiration...

January: Snow Capped

Mountain peaks, snowy rooftops, fields of fresh snow

February: Winter Sun

Pale sunrise, snowy hills, frosted sun reflections

March: Daffodils/ The Coming of Spring

Easter posies, spring wreaths, embroidered spring flowers, Daffodil fields

April: Rainbow Showers

Rainbow sequins, gemstone droplets, embroidered rainbows, oily puddles

May: Bluebells

Bluebell woods, bluebell detailing, blue colour washes

June: By or Under the Ocean

Rockpools, sandy beaches, beach huts, coral reefs

July: Summer Meadow

Long grasses, rolling hills, poppies and cornflowers

August: Sunset Mountains

Silhouettes, blazing sunset colours, cactus outlines

September: Woodland Walks

Forest paths, woodland perspective, woodland treasure hunting

October: Autumn Blaze

Fiery autumn colours, leaves, pumpkins, metallic golds

November: Starry Night Sky

Constellations, the moon and stars, sparkling beads, black velvet

December: Festive Greenery

Holly & Ivy, Christmas trees, green and red, mistletoe

Monthly Galleries

featuring the beautiful work that has already been swapped

January: Snow-Capped

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Snow Capped by Tracy
Snow Capped by Tracy

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Snow Capped by Suzi
Snow Capped by Suzi

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Snow Capped by Beth
Snow Capped by Beth

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Snow Capped by Tracy
Snow Capped by Tracy

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February: Winter Sun
Winter Sun by Tracy
Winter Sun by Tracy

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Winter Sun by Suzi
Winter Sun by Suzi

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Winter Sun by Beth
Winter Sun by Beth

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Winter Sun by Tracy
Winter Sun by Tracy

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March: Daffodils/The Coming of Spring
Daffodils/The Coming of Spring by Beth
Daffodils/The Coming of Spring by Beth

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Daffodils/The Coming of Spring by Diane
Daffodils/The Coming of Spring by Diane

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Daffodils/The Coming of Spring by Tracy R
Daffodils/The Coming of Spring by Tracy R

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Daffodils/The Coming of Spring by Beth
Daffodils/The Coming of Spring by Beth

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April: Rainbow Showers
Rainbow Showers by Tracy A
Rainbow Showers by Tracy A

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Rainbow Showers by Suzi
Rainbow Showers by Suzi

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Rainbow Showers by Tracy R
Rainbow Showers by Tracy R

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Rainbow Showers by Tracy A
Rainbow Showers by Tracy A

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Check back each month to see the next collection of swapped ATCs!