Happy International Workers Day! (and free pattern)

It’s Mayday, everyone.  This is a holiday that we love to celebrate in the Khailo home.  Thus, it would be remiss of me not to create something stitchy in honor of the many who have struggled/are currently struggling for worker’s rights around the world.

When we have to, we identify ourselves as Anarcho-syndicalists.  It’s not as scary as you think.  Look it up.  Anarchism has a long history, intentionally misrepresented by “the man.”  I love saying “the man.”  Basically, we believe that the workplace should belong to the workers, and not be run by some corporate hierarchy that ultimately works without the worker’s interests at heart.  It is, of course, more complicated than that, but I’m not interested in rambling on about it on a craft blog.  So, without further ado…

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Free to you.  It should work up to be around 5”wide and 4.7″ tall on 14ct aida.  Nearly a square.    Stitch it with pride!  This is what I’m working on today.  If you don’t like it, don’t stitch it.  It’s here if you want it.

Happy Stitching!


BMO Freebie.

I decided that I would offer up my BMO chart for free, since I think he’s just the cutest.  I’m not providing colors as I am going about choosing them haphazardly in my own project, using stash without labels to tell me what they were, etc…  And since BMO is a licensed character, here he is for free!   I have stitched him on 7ct. plastic canvas, using various worsted weight yarns.  HAVE FUN!


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If y’all are nice, I might offer up the rest at a later date (in other words, when I finish them!  lol).