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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

Author Dionne    Category What's New     Tags

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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Shaded Wools from Cottage Garden Threads

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Gotta love new stuff.  At the end of 2012 Cottage Garden Threads released their Little Cottage Wool, a variagated 2 ply crewel wool in their 50 most popular colours in a light and dark version, giving 100 lovely skeins to work into your crewel palettes.  It was enough for us to re-arrange our acquistion of Australian thread ranges and move Cottage Garden Threads to the top of the list.

2ply hand dyed variagate wool from Cottage Garden Threads

Last week their Shaded Wool collection arrived in store, part of their 2015 new products range.  4 packs of hand dyed variagated solid colour in a shaded array, there are 25 colours to choose from and work with as a variagated solid or to add to the variageted colour range.  I am totally loving the Aubergine and the Blackcurrant.

Cottage Garden Threads, 2ply wool in a graduated solid colour, Aubergine

2ply crewel variagated solid thread in graduated colourI suppose I am very predictable as it is usually rich purples, and beautiful blues and greens that get my attentiion

You can find all the colours here.

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