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Stitching on Black

Don’t ever let it be said we do not listen to you, in the past 8 weeks we have had number of enquiries for black Aida in 16 and 18 count.  Prior to that we would have been lucky to have 1 enquiry a year….

We have always offered 14 count Aida, cut to your preferred size, and as of this week we are now offering the same with 16 count Aida and 18 count Aida. They are available in store and online now.

I wasn’t going to put in a graphic because it would just be, … as you can see below,  … well, … Black.

14ct Aida Black 160cm wide

14 count Aida, ... see, ... Black

16ct Aida Black 3251.110.720

16 count Aida .... Fabulous!

18ct Aida Black 3793.110.720

18 count Aida .... ooooooh I am such an artist!


Hmmm perhaps I could pass myself off as a surrealist ….. Snort!  Apologies to all of you who have been looking while we didn’t have what you were after.  If you are still looking, we can definitely help you out now.

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Australian threads take off

Nothing that we have introduced since buying Victoria House Needlecraft has been as popular as the Australian hand dyed thread brands, Mogear, Cottage Garden Threads and our increasing range of Gumnut Yarns.  We have been slowly introducing them since January 2012.  They have grabbed customers attention in store and are being snapped up online too as word of mouth spreads.  So thank you all of you innovators for getting out there and telling your friends.

I think their popularity has been due to a combination of many things but the main reason is they are really great products that are a pleasure to stitch with and deep down I think we are all just a little bit proud that our fellow Aussies have created some really beautiful products that compete with the best stitching products available in the world.  Just for your information we have also sent these threads to overseas customers who clearly know a damn good thing when they see it.

Hand dyed Perle Silk thread range with 190 colours

Our latest addition to our range of Australian hand dyed threads.

While these beautiful hand dyed Australian stitching threads are a great addition for enhancing any of your projects, we are finding most people are using them more for embroidery and crewel work rather than cross stitch or tapestry and needlepoint.  The only limit you have is your imagination.  It is so great for us to have them in store and I find it really gratifying to hear the oooh and aaaah reaction from customers who see them for the very first time.


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Beatrix Potter Update

Not sure what crazy things are happening with the internet.  All Beatrix Potter products were removed from our website over 2 years ago but I have had 2 enquiries today.  Sadly our stocks of birth samplers are completely gone.

We only 2 copies each left of A Beatrix Potter Christmas and the Beatrix Potter ABC Sampler.  Licencing and copyright restrictions prohibit me from listing these online or showing their image.

The really lovely counted cross stitch designs from Green Apple have been unavailable for some time now, my best suggestion is to try a Google Alert or Cross Stitch Forum to see if anyone has a second hand copy they will swap or sell you.

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Funky Free Projects for Christmas and just for fun.

The [make it]® manufacturers have released 9 free Christmas design ideas for their Circle Timber Cross Stitch Kit and Oval Timber Cross Stitch Kit.  The colours are probably in your thread box anyway, so all you need is the timber shape and finishing felt.  The kits have both of these items.  So all you have to do is click on the links below and download the sheet you want.

Timber Cross Stitch Kit Oval 585170

Here is the link for the  Circle Christmas Chart Ideas.  Here is the link for the Oval Christmas Chart Ideas.

Or how about using the Heart Timber Cross Stitch Kit to make yourself some earrings.  Those helpful [make it]® people have come to the party and have another downloadable sheet for you to follow if it is a little too daunting to tackle it without instructions.


Timber Cross Stitch Kit Hearts 585166

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New MAKE IT Cross Stitch kits

Timber cross stitch kits for kids

Looking for a fun starter project for cross stitch?  These new MAKE IT kits may be just what you are after.  Die cut timber shapes, sticky back felt, DMC thread, needle, full colour instructions an alphabet chart, 6 charts plus blank ones for your own designs.  Great rainy day holiday projects.  Easy.

1 Choose your design

2 Stitch your frame

3 Finish with felt …

It’s that easy.

There are 6 different kits, Circle, Oval, Owl, Hearts, Flower and Babushka, above.  Why not make them into a brooch, necklace, wall art, key ring, bag charm, scrapbook embellishment or hanging mobile today?  Everything you need all in the one kit for $14.50.

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