So, there’s a deep, dark secret that we’d like to let you all in on…
We get a lot of email from folks confessing something to us. They tell us, in hushed tones or conspiratorial emails, that actually, they’re NOT twenty- or even thirty-somethings that everyone would have expected of UT customers. They are in fact unassuming mothers or grandparents or great-grandparents who, for one reason or another, actually really like skulls, or Sinbonnet Sue, or are just secretly sick of teddy bears.
They tell us this in emails, in quiet. I think it’s because they imagine that they must be the only ones their age who thinks this. But you know what we’ve discovered in four years of doing alternative designs?
Age ain’t nothing but a number. It’s all about the attitude.
Forget all your assumptions about what “kind” of person these designs are for, because you know what? We may be the pirates of the embroidery world but we’ve discovered a whole lot of swash and buckle on the high seas, and it’s all kinds who make great pirates.
You are all ages, all types, all backgrounds, and we’re here to prove it. Or rather, you’re here to prove it, and show just how awesome and varied you as customers can be. Feeling like the only grandma who likes embroidering steampunk? Think you’re the only embroidery guy out there? Wonder if sometimes you’re the only punk kid working an embroidery machine? Not so. You have found your people here, I promise, and we’ll show it AND give you a chance to win a $25 gift certificate just for sharing how awesome you are.
First, download this awesome new freebie. It’s yours whether you want to enter the contest or not!
If you want to take part in the contest, show the world that alternative stitching is for everyone, AND get a chance to win a $25 Urban Threads gift certificate, just stitch this freebie on anything of your choice, and take a photo of you rocking your new stitches, with a rock hand or a thumbs up!
You can show your pretty face, or crop it out if you’re shy, just make sure we can see the design and your hand. Then, please share with us your first name and your age, and any other fun details you want to share that make you unique!
You can upload this photo to our flickr group and tag it “ut_attitude”, or email it in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll upload it for you!
Four lucky stitchers who enter will be chosen randomly to receive a $25 gift certificate. This contest is open for three weeks, so you have from now until June 19th at 11:59pm to get your photo in to enter.
Let’s show the world that skull lovers, steampunk stitchers, and alternative crafters come from all kinds, and prove that stitching is more about attitude than it is about age.
Grab your freebie and get stitching!