Women's Day Challenge

March 8th is International Women's Day. It has a different meaning and importance for everyone. In socialist countries, it was often an "official" day imposed from above, with artificial traditions. Today, it's a day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

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Like a lot of things and situations, Women's Day is what we make of it. Let's "Seize the Day" - and here in the Needlework Monday community that means: Let's craft!

The Challenge

Take out your needles and make something connected with the International Wommen's Day. Feel free to use your imagination - it can be something typical for a woman, something that shows what being a woman means to you, something that you think a woman should have, something that makes you think of a specific woman important to you for whatever reason, something related to traditions or to the (better?) future...

This year March 8th is a Monday - so let us meet in two weeks' time here on NeedleWorMonday and show each other what this day of action means to us, what it inspires us to do. Besides the usual tags let's use #IWD2021 (especially in other social media), so that our contribution joins others all around the world to form a picture of women's live.


The Rules

  • Tell us why this is your project for the International Women's Day.

  • It's the Needleworkmonday Community, so your project must be needlework which means a needle is used in the creation process.

  • Your entry has to be posted directly to the NeedleWorkMonday Community!

  • Please leave a link to your challenge entry below in the comments of this post, so it's easier to find for us and others.

  • Don't forget the other rules for NWM posts - word count etc.

Deadline is March, 8th - there will be small prizes for all eligible entries. And now: On your Needles, get set, go!

IWD 2021

The 2021 UN theme for International Women's Day is "Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world". Women are bearing the brunt of the hardships the pandemic puts us through, both in their private lives and professional, be it in health care or community work. Homeschooling, difficulties with restricted shopping options and often lower funds - all of these things are an additional burden on often already overworked women.

Posters made by New Zealand's Working Women’s Resource Centre in 1993 to commemorate the centennial of women’s suffrage. Here you can see them full size to read (Attention - big picture).


On my needles, ready, go...Excellent invitation with a great motif...See you there. Greetings

Greetings! We'll see you there!

Wonderful challenge, i will participate in it!!!

So glad to hear! Looking forward!

Les saludo afectuosamente.
Con gusto estaré participando en el nuevo reto.

Muchas gracias por hacer relevante en la comunidad el rol y participación que hemos tenido las mujeres en esta época tan difícil de #pandemia. Sin duda alguna hemos tenido que aprender a sobrellevar, ademas de nuestras responsabilidades habituales, muchas mas a las que no estábamos acostumbradas.

Anótenme ✍️

Yes, this will be a great opportunity for us to participate and express how we feel about this day through creating :)

oh goooood I love this challenge, have way to much ideas and am sitting here with headaches unable to do anything productive (ok, I sketched a littel alien, but thats all). I hope this will get better, as I love this... I may have said it already :-D

Happy you love this challenge! I hope your headaches have calmed down by now and we hope you are able to join in this round.

Hi there, as a grandma, I chose to make a comfy hat for my great-granddaughter so she can use it for their morning walk with my grandson.

Tadaaaa I finally finished and it was a tough timeframe (headaches again tried to hinder my work). Here is my contribution to our amazing needleworkmonday challenge


I hope you like it somehow and it is understandable (I sometimes find it hard to write in English about more complicated topics...

Buen día.
Felicidades para todas las mujeres de la comunidad. Por aquí mi entrada al concurso.
Soy lelys 🤝 Bienvenidos a mi espacio creativo. Hoy dedicado a... https://peakd.com/hive-127911/@creacioneslelys/needleworkmonday-womens-day-challenge-por-creacioneslelys

Hello!!!! this is my entry

Mujeres talentosas de esta comunidad el día de hoy las honro y me siento orgullosa de ser parte de este grupo de mujeres creativas de Needle Wor Monday <3

Hello, happy women's day, I love you all very much, This is my entry

Hello i am a little late, but this is my entry. sorry for be late


 4 months ago Reveal Comment

😢 aww.. apenas lo veo. Estuve algo desconectada de mi mundo virtual. 😣
Pero, muchas muchas gracias por tu mención y recordarme. 😊 Voy a ver qué se me ocurre. 😊