SarahKBenning

Contemporary Embroidery

Plymouth, New Hampshire · 9827 Sales

SarahKBenning

Contemporary Embroidery

Plymouth, New Hampshire 9827 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(865)

Announcement   Next Workshop: July 1 + 2 at Make Workshop in Brooklyn, NY. Please visit sarahkbenning.com for more info!

Here's a bit more about my monthly Pattern Program:
These patterns are designed to work for all skill levels from super beginners to seasoned stitchers (though I often do things a little differently, so if you have a lot of experience be sure to keep an open mind!)

On the 1st of every month I will release a new DIY pattern and PDF package jam packed with information and insider tips on how you can create your own beautiful piece of contemporary embroidery. Each pattern will be limited to the month in which it’s released, so if you see something you like don’t miss it!

In line with my own work, I have focused this pattern collection around popular contemporary subject matter such as minerals, cacti and houseplants, wild flowers, lunar phases, and minimalist seascapes. To add to the fun, the exact subject matter for each month will be kept a secret until it’s released. You can rest assured that each project will emphasise all the characteristics you’ve come to associate with my work.

So, get out your needles and sharpen your scissors, it's time to sew!
And don't forget to share your progress with the tag #SKBDIY

To see examples of my other work, visit sarahkbenning.com


Thanks for stopping by!



© 2016 Sarah K. Benning. All Rights Reserved.

Under no circumstances should the content of this pattern be reproduced, replicated or commercially distributed. This pattern is designed for PERSONAL USE ONLY and the pattern files (digital and/or printed) should not be sold or gifted without prior consent from Sarah K. Benning.

Violations of these terms could result in legal action, the termination of your subscription, and the immediate removal of offending content.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 17, 2017

Next Workshop: July 1 + 2 at Make Workshop in Brooklyn, NY. Please visit sarahkbenning.com for more info!

Here's a bit more about my monthly Pattern Program:
These patterns are designed to work for all skill levels from super beginners to seasoned stitchers (though I often do things a little differently, so if you have a lot of experience be sure to keep an open mind!)

On the 1st of every month I will release a new DIY pattern and PDF package jam packed with information and insider tips on how you can create your own beautiful piece of contemporary embroidery. Each pattern will be limited to the month in which it’s released, so if you see something you like don’t miss it!

In line with my own work, I have focused this pattern collection around popular contemporary subject matter such as minerals, cacti and houseplants, wild flowers, lunar phases, and minimalist seascapes. To add to the fun, the exact subject matter for each month will be kept a secret until it’s released. You can rest assured that each project will emphasise all the characteristics you’ve come to associate with my work.

So, get out your needles and sharpen your scissors, it's time to sew!
And don't forget to share your progress with the tag #SKBDIY

To see examples of my other work, visit sarahkbenning.com


Thanks for stopping by!



© 2016 Sarah K. Benning. All Rights Reserved.

Under no circumstances should the content of this pattern be reproduced, replicated or commercially distributed. This pattern is designed for PERSONAL USE ONLY and the pattern files (digital and/or printed) should not be sold or gifted without prior consent from Sarah K. Benning.

Violations of these terms could result in legal action, the termination of your subscription, and the immediate removal of offending content.

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(865)
Nicola Beeson

Nicola Beeson on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Great pattern, simple, explained well and lots of photos.

Linda Sääv

Linda Sääv on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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I'm so looking forward to sit down at the cabin and stitch this one up next week! The instructional pdf that comes with is very thorough and beautifully made! I printed out the pdf and bought all the materials needed yesterday so now I'm all set!

Jamie Rajf

Jamie Rajf on Jun 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Great pattern for beginners! Really helpful documentation and I thoroughly enjoyed my first embroidery experience :)

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Updates

Less than a week left to scoop up this PDF embroidery pattern before the June Cactus Trio design is retired!
Only about a week and a half left to get ahold of the June Cactus Trio pattern. Don't piss your chances to stitch these cuties up for yourself!
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SKB Contemporary Embroidery on Etsy

My Etsy shop is dedicated to my SKB DIY Pattern Program! On the 1st of every month I will release a new DIY pattern and PDF package jam packed with information and insider tips on how you can create your own beautiful piece of contemporary embroidery. Each pattern will be limited to the month in which it’s released, so if you see something you like don’t miss it!

These patterns are designed to work for all skill levels from super beginners to seasoned stitchers (though I often do things a little differently, so if you have a lot of experience be sure to keep an open mind!)

In line with my own work, I have focused this pattern collection around popular contemporary subject matter such as minerals, cacti and houseplants, wild flowers, lunar phases, and minimalist seascapes and cityscapes. I offer single month and 3-month subscription options. As a 3-month subscriber you would receive patterns at a discount and in a variety of those design categories. To add to the fun, the exact subject matter for each month will be kept a secret until it’s released. You can rest assured that each project will emphasise fresh, contemporary design and all the characteristics you’ve come to associate with my work.

For daily updates and behind the scene peaks into my studio be sure to follow me @sarahkbenning on Instagram.

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  • Sarah K. Benning

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am an American fiber artist splitting my time between the US and Menorca, Spain. I am endlessly inspired by all things green and the infinite variety of pattern, shape, and color found in nature.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2017
Please carefully read these policies before placing orders and feel free to send me a message with any questions.

On the 1st of every month a new DIY embroidery design will be released as a PDF instant download. Each pattern will be limited to the month in which it's released, so if you see something you like, don't wait until it's too late! All downloads will include an embroidery pattern, a suggested material list, a basic illustrated stitch glossary, and step-by-step instructions to complete the project.

These monthly patterns are designed to be used by all skill levels, from embroidery beginners to seasoned stitchers and I do my best to anticipate your questions and provide pro-tips and practical solutions as a part of the package. However, please understand that some very basic previous knowledge or further independent investigation may be necessary. These patterns are a celebration of the making process and are meant to be fun! If you have any questions, you can always reach out via Etsy message or email.

Quarterly (March, June, September, December) I will release Advanced #SKBDIY Patterns. These projects are designed for those with previous embroidery experience and knowledge.

All Content © 2016 Sarah K. Benning. All Rights Reserved.

Under no circumstances should the content of this pattern be reproduced, replicated or commercially distributed. This pattern is designed for PERSONAL USE ONLY and the pattern files (digital and/or printed) should not be sold or gifted without prior consent from Sarah K. Benning.

Violations of these terms could result in legal action, the termination of your subscription, and the immediate removal of offending content.

For full Terms and Conditions please visit sarahkbenning.com/pattern-program-terms-and-conditions

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I accept payments through Etsy's direct checkout and Easy gift cards.

Payment must be made in full in order to receive goods.
Because I of the nature of Instant Downloads, all sales are final.
Shipping
All listings in my shop are for Instant Downloads. Your PDF files will be available immediately, as soon as your payment has been processed. You will not receive any physical materials in the mail as a part of your purchase.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS ENTERED AT CHECKOUT. And if your email address changes in the middle of a multi-month subscription, please inform me immediately to continue receiving your patterns.

I cannot be responsible for sending files to the wrong email address if my records match those from your purchase. If you think there has been a mistake, please get in touch immediately via email at sarahkbenning.info [!at] gmail.com. For the quickest response, use 'Address Correction' in the subject line. Without that subject line, it may take several weeks to receive a response due to the high volume of emails I receive.
Refunds and Exchanges
ALL SALES ARE FINAL and refunds will not be issued. Due to the nature of instant downloads, refunds, cancellations, or exchanges are not possible. Please read all available information carefully before completing check out.
Additional policies and FAQs
FEEDBACK
I greatly appreciate all customer feedback. However, if for some reason you have had a negative experience, PLEASE get in touch with me first so that I can do my best to remedy the situation. I would love the opportunity to correct any issues that may arise before you leave public feedback.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Please share your progress on social media platforms with the tag #SKBDIY
I love to see how your embroideries are turning out and I periodically share pieces from #skbdiy on my own @sarahkbenning Instagram feed.

FAQ
Please visit sarahkbenning.com/pattern-program for a full breakdown of my Pattern Programs and related FAQs.

More information

Last updated on Mar 15, 2017
Frequently asked questions

I only see DIY patterns here on Etsy, do you sell completed works too?

Yes, I do! My Etsy shop is reserved for my #SKBDIY Pattern Programs only, but I sell completed works via my website: sarahkbenning.com. However, due to the slow nature of embroidery, website updates happen infrequently and new work tends to sell out very quickly. I always announce the date and time of my next shop update on Instgram (@sarahkbenning) and you can jump on my mailing list for an extra heads up.

Once I get my download, can I make copies and share it with my friends? // Can I sell the things I make from your patterns?

These patterns are designed for personal use only. That means that when you purchase and download a pattern you are the only authorized user and can create the project for yourself or gift the finished piece to friends or family. You are not authorized to distribute or share the pattern itself with anyone else. Nor are you authorized to sell any finished products made using my designs. Every design I make is protected by copyright.

It basically comes down to the honor system. I work very hard to develop these patterns and rely on them to support myself and family. The unauthorized distribution of these materials hurts my ability pay my bills and could lead to the termination of this program. So please, be cool and don’t do it.

How do I gift a pattern subscription to a friend or family?

If you are purchasing a pattern subscription as a gift for a friend, please (please, please!) include that information and the recipient’s email address in the ‘Notes to Seller’ section at checkout.

The first pattern will be available to you as an Instant Download directly through Etsy once your payment has been processed. It is your responsibility to retrieve and forward this initial download to your friend (this is where the honor system kicks in again) and all remaining patterns in the subscription will be emailed directly to the provided email address on the first of each subsequent month.

What is the difference between your Monthly Pattern Subscription Program and your Advanced Pattern Pop-Ups?

My monthly patterns are designed for all skill levels from embroidery beginners to seasoned stitchers. These monthly designs will take approximately 3-6 hours to complete depending on your skills and stitch speed.

My advanced patterns are designed for those who have already participated in my monthly pattern program for a few months and feel confident about their stitching abilities or folks who have independent embroidery experience. Those purchasing the advanced pattern should already be familiar with embroidery techniques and materials and have their own preferred transfer methods in place (or at the very least, should be willing to do additional research and experimentation on their own). These project take 12+ hours to stitch.

I want to buy a multi-month subscription, but what if I don't like an included pattern, can I exchange it for a different one? // I already have a multi-month subscription, can I replace one of my monthly patterns with an advanced design?

I will only release one pattern for each month and it is not possible to exchange or request a different one. I am working very hard to create fun and interesting patterns every month, but I certainly can’t account for everyone’s taste.

The subject matter of each new month will be a surprise and if you aren’t sure you will be interested in every design, then maybe buying individual patterns is the better choice for you.

The monthly Pattern Subscriptions and the Advanced Pattern Pop-Ups are two distinct programs and are not interchangeable. If you are a current subscriber and are interested in an advanced pattern, you will need to purchase that design separately.

I bought a multi-month subscription, but now I've changed my mind and I don't want to complete the program. Can I cancel my order and get a refund?

All Pattern Program purchases are final and refunds will not be issued.

Please read all available information carefully before completing your purchase to make sure you are buying the right product for you.

When are new designs available? // I missed out on last month's pattern, can I buy it now?

A new design for my monthly Pattern Subscription Program is always available on the first of each month. These patterns are only available during the month in which they are released.

Advanced patterns are available less regularly. I will do my very best to release new advanced designs every three months, however this schedule is subject to change without notice. Because of this slightly more flexible release schedule, advanced patterns will not be available in a multi-month/multi-pattern subscription model. However, the availability of advanced patterns will still be limited to month-long stretches.

So, if you see something you like, don’t wait until it’s too late!

Do you take custom orders? // Are your products available for wholesale? // Do you offer workshops or could I use your designs to create my own workshops?

Unfortunately, at this time, I am unable to take custom or wholesale orders.

As stated, my patterns are designed for personal use only and may not, in any way, be used commercially. This includes, but is not limited to, using my designs to conduct your own embroidery workshops. If you have a space and would be interested in hosting a workshop with me, please contact me at info@sarahkbenning.com.

For full Terms and Conditions please visit www.sarahkbenning.com/pattern-program