Companion, seasonal embroidery
What is a "stitch-along"?
In case you don't know the term "stitch-along" (or SAL for short), it means a group of people follow along a creator with producing a finished 'stitch' (whether that's needlepoint, knitting, crochet, etc - anything with "stitches").
The creator of the pattern will basically live-stitch a piece while people who have purchased the pattern, their own materials and tools, create the same piece in their own space, in their own time at their own leisure. They can decide to join the live streaming or (in my case, not every case though) can catch a pre-recorded version of the stream after the fact.
How can I join the SAL?
It's easy! I will be streaming myself creating the pattern [again!]; "Winter Vibes". It's already begun, but you can easily catch up at my Instagram or YouTube accounts. Once you're caught up, each live session will be streamed on both Instagram and Twitch.tv, midday during the week (PST).
Right now, I reckon we are about halfway through the piece itself. But don't let that stop you from joining!
Do I need an Instagram account to join in?
Yes; if you wish to join live, Instagram will require you to create/log in to an account for you to be able to watch live. It's silly; but I guess they want to be able to track accounts and curate feeds and such, and not have "wandering" accounts or whatnot. I don't pretend to understand, I just know you will need it to join live.
If that doesn't work for you, I will be uploading the live session videos after they've happened to my YouTube account, so go subscribe over there to see when they pop up!
I want to join but I can't make it live!
That's no problem! After the stream is done, I will be uploading the session to my Instagram channel. That way you can use the "series" feature through the native Instagram phone app and stay on top of where you last left off!
So you can check it out at your own leisure, or even go back and watch it again!
Will there be closed captions?
Unfortunately, Instagram doesn't natively include live closed captions with their streams. However, as mentioned, I will be uploading the sessions to my YouTube channel, that way you can use either the captions that it auto-generates or (if it lets me), the captions I've entered.
You can always ask me questions if it does mistranslate what I've said ❤️️.
I can't wait to see your work-in-progress for this too, so don't forget to use the hashtag #tlksal so I can see!
Do you have any questions or concerns that I haven't covered here? Please comment below if so and I'll do my best to answer! Either way though, I look forward to doing this adorable little pattern once again and with you all. It ought to be fun!