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XStitch Magazine 2020 Calendar!

A project in Birmingham, UK by Jamie "Mr X" Chalmers

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A curated collection of excellent cross stitch with 12 months of charts for sensational stitching!
Backers: 317
Average Pledge Per Backer: £19

Funded: £6,164 of £600
Dates: Jul 26th -> Aug 31st (36 days)
Project By: Jamie "Mr X" Chalmers
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Latest News


August 30th - via:
This was me yesterday! (But with different hair)(And no earrings) We did it!  Epic achievement of 1000% funded!  Amazing! The campaign ends tomorrow at which point my pulse might return to normal and I can get composure again! Thank you so much!  (Read More)

Two days to go and we're so close to 1000% funded I could explode! :D

August 29th - via:
Time to reveal the final two designers who will be gracing the pages of the calendar to make 2020 a terrific year! If you saw our post on Facebook, we announced that the mighty Lord Libidan will be in the mix. He's one of the finest male cross stitch... (Read More)

Will we get to 1000% funded? (How cool would that be?)

August 26th - via:
Less than four days to go til the end of this crazy wild ride rollercoaster of a Kickstarter campaign (do I sound excited enough?) and it's time to whet your whistles with a couple more designers that you'll be sharing the cross stitch company of for... (Read More)

Designer Update Part Six!

August 22nd - via:
And here we are! As that magnificent second stretch goal sails off into the distance it is time to look at what other stellar cross stitch designers we've got lined up for your calendarial (is that a word?) pleasure for the forthcoming year! There's... (Read More)

We did it! You have unlocked the second stretch goal!

August 21st - via:
Oh heck yeah! This is me for the rest of the day now! Thanks to you, every calendar will now feature 100% original designs! And you know what, there's not gonna be twelve dynamic cross stitch designs from some of the best designers in the biz, but... (Read More)

Because Chris Asked!

August 21st - via:
Here's a funny thing - sometimes you don't see the things you've missed and the digital editions of the magazine is a prime example. Along comes Chris, a future supporter of the campaign who asked whether the digital versions of the magazine were... (Read More)

Desginer Update Part V

August 20th - via:
We are so close to that second stretch goal I can almost taste it!  It's very exciting and I have my list of second wave designers to contact primed and ready for the moment we cross over the £5000 boundary! But in the meantime, let's have another... (Read More)

Designer Update Part Four!

August 17th - via:
As we pass our 600% funding - thank you all so much! - it's time for another designer update! This one will be the Marmite designer in the mix if you ask me... and that's because it's me!  Yes indeed, it seemed like a good time to flex my own... (Read More)

Designer Announcement The Third!

August 13th - via:
So, we've got Peacock & Fig and we've got Mathysphere in the calendar! Who else might we have chosen to offer an original design for your stitching and viewing pleasure for the forthcoming year? Pow! Oh yes! One of the most impactful designers on... (Read More)

Designer Announcement Part Deux!

August 9th - via:
Howdy! I am hoping that we hit our second stretch goal so that we can unleash all twelve original cross stitch designs on you, but we are guaranteed at least six months' worth of original content at this stage, so let's see who else I've invited!... (Read More)

Designer Announcement!

August 6th - via:
Well, you brought this on yourselves! Thanks to your epic support I have started selecting my favourite designers to be part of the 2020 Calendar and it seemed like a good time to start naming some names! I decided to choose people who have been in... (Read More)

It's A Reward Bonanza!

August 4th - via:
BOOM! Things just got crazy! Thanks to some very smart feedback from you lovely backers, I have updated the rewards for the project to include: Signed copies of the Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch Copies of XStitch Magazine Personal appearances in... (Read More)

Stretch Goals and an Xplanation of XStitch Production

July 29th - via:
Well, now isn't this a thing? Here we are at over 300% of the goal and it seems that the project now has to level up to honour your tremendous support!  Before I launch into talk of stretch goals, a moment of magazine mechanics. When we produce an... (Read More)

BOOM, Shake, Shake, Shake the Kickstarter Campaign!

July 26th - via:
BOOM! That's the sound (?) of our first Kickstarter goal getting obliterated in the first day! As I write this, nine hours after launching the campaign for the XStitch 2020 Calendar, we're perched on the edge of 200% of the goal being hit! Amazing!... (Read More)

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