Why not join in the with the 2014 Tuscal, have a read below and sign up here, if you are wanting to have a go.
What is an ORT? ORT or ort ~ Capitalized, it stands for Old Ratty Threads.
These are the cast-off thread ends a needleworker cuts away. These ends are often saved in clear jars as a decorative object. The word, “ort” does appear in the dictionary, meaning: a bit of something left over; usually concerning food.
Why would you save ORTs and why on earth post a picture on your blog? Not everyone saves them. Some stitchers just toss them in the trash or let them decorate the sofa and floor. Sometimes this inadvertent decorating draws ire from those living with us. Saving these clippings in one place creates a random tangle of lovely colored thread. Posting a photo of this pile is “progress” of a sort and thus, the Totally Useless Stitch A Long was born.
If you would like to join the Stitch-A-Long:
Get a glass jar or other container and save your thread clippings. Some stitchers include fabric trimmings, thread bands or any other stitching cast-offs they gather. You may continue filling this jar throughout the year OR you may empty the jar and start over each month ~ no firm rules here!
On (or about) each New Moon take a picture of the ORTs in your jar and post it here.
Yes, you can use your current ORT jar or jars. This is no contest…the stitcher with the most ORTs doesn’t win!
You should post a picture each New Moon, even if there has been no “progress” to show. We are aiming for “once a month” here…no whippings for being late, early or absent!
The New Moon dates for 2014 are: