The success of the recent Stitch in Public Day has gotten me thinking about ways to promote needlework.
Here are some ideas, which are easy to do:
- Make sure your guild’s meeting are listed on the events page in your local papers and at your meeting location
- Make an 8.5″x11″ poster, so anyone can print it, and hang it on any community event board you know of, such as in the library
- Does a library, civic building, or school have free exhibit space for non-profits, have your chapter put one together.
- Stitch in Public yourself. I have a friend who does her needlepoint on the ferry on her way to work. She has gotten several other commuters interested in needlepoint.
- Make a bookmark about your meetings and put it in local crafts and needlework shops. Maybe expand this and go to knitting shops, bead stores and other crafts stores.
- Where do your local moms hang out while they wait for their kids, offer a free needlepoint lesson to them in conjunction with the tutoring center or program
- Lead a stitching lesson for a local Girl Scout troop or 4-H club.
- Get involved with demonstrating at your local county or town fair
- Wear and use your needlepoint items daily.
If you’ve have some good ideas, add them to the comments.