It’s all over social media — the idea of doing 20 of something this year. It’s a great twist on the idea of a New Year’s Resolution. I’ve seen several versions of this:
20 in 20 New: The idea here is to start doing a new craft and make 20 projects by the end of this year. It’s a fantastic way to make a commitment to learn something new. By doing 20 projects, even if they are small, you’ll get a certain level of mastery over the craft.
I’m thinking about this with three crafts I want to learn: resin molding, small scale weaving, and kumihimo. I’m not willing to make the commitment at the moment because I’m trying to consolidate things.
20neddlepoint 20: This one is very popular. You commit to doing 20 needlepoint projects. These can be 20 WIPs you’ll finish, 20 new projects, or even 20 projects of a certain size or type. Some shops are even having programs to register for their commitment. Stitching Studio in Richmond and Enriched Stitch in Connecticut are two of these.
They have also been a popular topic on various Facebook groups.
Stitch20in20 Challenge: Ellen johnson has started this on her Serendipity Needleworks group on Facebook. The idea is simple — to make stitching a daily habit. The commitment is to stitch 20 minutes, every day this year. It can be any form of needlework. It can be any project. I love what Ellen says about it, “And then the “challenge” becomes more about the process instead of the end product. I’m sure we’ll all wind up with lots of finished projects as a byproduct, but we’ll also spend some time every day with our beloved hobby.”
I decided that this was the best commitment for me. I do stitch almost every day, but not always. Committing to it should help me. So far (I know it’s early yet, I have done it! One day I did only stitch for 20 minutes but one day I stitched for 4 hours.
Are you going to do 20in20?