Storytellers Application Form


Thank you for your interest. Applications for the 2024 Storytellers are now closed. 



At Twig + Tale, we believe that stories are woven into every stitch of a handmade item - the materials, the time and place, the maker and recipient are all linked together.  In a world of mass production and fast fashion, the decision to prioritize making by hand is in itself a story.  We would love to hear yours!  


What is the Storytellers Team? 

Our vision is to bring together a group of creative people who would like to be part of a diverse, international community bound together by a shared love of sewing.  You will have the opportunity to sew, photograph, and share your experiences sewing Twig + Tale patterns.  

How will it work?

The Storytellers Team will be hosted in a private forum, away from the hustle and bustle of social media.  Each month, we will explore open-ended themes and reflect on how they relate to our creative processes and our values.  

The 2024 T+T Storytellers Team will run from March to November, a 9 month commitment. 

Participants will be asked to:

  • Sew 4 Twig + Tale projects of their choice over the 9 month period, allowing lots of time to plan, enjoy some slow sewing, and document the process in a thoughtful way.
  • Share your projects on social media.  We are hoping to hear about your experiences and reflections along the way, as much as the final projects.
  • Be an active participant in both the online sewing community generally, and also the Storyteller community (which is hosted in a private platform off Facebook).

Participants will enjoy:

  • Access to the entire Twig + Tale pattern library.
  • Access to all new patterns released during the 2024 Storytellers contract.
  • Participation in a private forum - take part in group discussions, share your love of sewing, and build connections with other participants.
  • Exposure of their sewing, photography, and writing across T+T platforms.

Additional paid opportunities:

  • For those who love to write and share longer content - there is a (paid) opportunity to submit in-depth, themed content to be featured monthly on the T+T blog (optional).

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest. Applications for the 2024 Storytellers team are now closed. 

Applications will remain open until Wednesday 14th February NZT

Here at Twig + Tale, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse sewing community. If you are interested in helping us improve our cultural competency and have an opportunity to represent, we would especially like to hear from you.

If you have any questions please contact

Depending on the volume of applications, it may take us a while to go through all of them.  We will read and respond to every application by 22nd February NZT.

The team will start at the beginning of March 2024.

Thank you for your interest and happy sewing!

Lisa xx