2009 was the first year of our exciting *Gift of the Month* club, and we were delighted with the response we received to this idea.
Each month, we sent out a new, mystery gift project to our members. We kept the exact nature of the projects a secret, but memebrs told us that they were all worth making. A variety of techniques was used, including stitchery, straight sewing, delicate but simple embroidery, and other commonly known techniques. Some took a day to make, others longer. Some were too good to give away, and members reported that these items found themselves a place in their own collection!
The projects were sent out over 10 months. At the end of the year, we contacted all our members to see if they wished to continue this year. Priority for places in this year's club was given to exisiting members, as numbers were capped once we met our quota. We were very pleased with the rate of continuing memberships. One of the overriding factors in this response was the good value for money that our members said they received in the projects for 2009.
Some projects required extras such as threads or an embellishment pack. Members were given the opportunity to purchase these as an extra for any month's project once they received it, and many decided to authorize us to include threads and/or embellishment packs automatically, and we charged and sent these each month along with their project.
Since its beginning in 2009, we have continued this wonderful programme, each month sending out a new mystery project. To view some of these projects, click on the "back" arrow and then click on the photos of the categories on this page. We hope that you will be delighted with the variety and quality of the projects and invite you to join our club for this year.