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CGT Collectors Club II Sampler and Runner

All through the first Cottage Garden Collectors Club Sampler I promised myself I would complete the mini project included with the 4 threads and motif patterns I received each month. Hmmm didn’t quite work out that way, I really liked some of them too.  Such an incredible range of colour to work with.

Sampler of the first 150 colours in the CGT threads range

This beautiful and unique sampler always gets attention in our Embroidery room.

So earlier this year, I decided I really didn’t have enough to do and started all over again with the second Collectors Club Sampler and instead of mini projects every month, we have an embroidery design that uses 12 threads over 2 months. So check this first 2 months out.

Part 1 of CGT Collectors Club Runner.

Loving how these colours are coming together.

I am rather pleased with it so far, but it has added far to much to what I have to do each month.  So here we are 4 months behind and tomorrow I have to look at stocks for our next order to come out with month 9.


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Roma’s Stocking is now in store

Shepherd’s Bush stockings have a huge following with Australian stitchers, their latest stocking is a dedicated to their British Aunt Roma who, with her husband Uncle Bertie, opened her home to a very homesick Tina over Christmas while she was at boarding school, a long way from home.

If you really wanted to have some fun, why not have it as a matching pair with Bertie’s Stocking.

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Australian images in tapestry and needlepoint

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Have you heard of Grafitec printed canvases for tapestry and needlepoint?  In May this year we were really excited to introduce their recent Australian themed additions to their range.

Printed tapestry canvas Sheep Droving, Grafitec have produced Walter Withers, The Drover

Recognise Walter Withers The Drover?


They have called this one Cattle Droving, although it looks more like a bullock dray to us.

Australian image on canvas

This is Hans Heysen's masterpiece, The Three Gums

They have also produced some images of Gordon Handley’s work.  He has created some beautiful nostalgic images of Australian life in the mid 1900′s.  He was recently awarded the status of Living Master by the prestigious US Art Renewal Centre.


The great Australian childhood pastime, building a cubby.


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Australian Superfine Merino by Cleckheaton

We are thrilled to now stock the beautiful Australian Superfine Merino by Cleckheaton.  Kerry knitted with it last year and was very impressed with its feel and quality.

Unparalleled luxury and comfort with the best of Australia's wool clip.

The luxurious yarn breathes with your body, it warms you up when the temperature drops and helps to cool when you feel hot.  The stunning pattern support provides contemporary designs for men, women and children.

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Coloris has arrived

New varigated threads from DMCIt has been quite some time since DMC introduced a completely new range of threads.  Coloris is a range of 24 new stranded cotton threads.  Each one features 4 colours in an not so obvious combination.  A couple are already looking like best sellers for the range with repeat sales already despite only being available for 3 weeks.  They are all available online and in store now.

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