Monday, October 17, 2016

Exciting News from Ottobre

Here is the news we have been waiting for concerning the changes at Ottobre. First of all, they are no longer adding shipping charges into their prices, so costs are now less than before. However, the biggest news is that there will be a Family issue added to the women's and children's issues. The Family issue will have about 10 designs for men and also some designs for teens who fall between the kids' and women's sizes, as well as, some plus-sizes and even maternity designs. Lots going on at Ottobre, as you can see. Our shipment of the children's winter issue is due this week. The first ever Family issue will be out next month. Here is a link to our Ottobre subscription listing with options for the the women's and family issue, too. I'll post more about the Family issue as I get it.

"Home Sweet Home" book is back!

Look what is back! Carolyn Pearce's "Home Sweet Home" sold out a couple of years ago, but has been re-printed and is once again available. Here's the link:

Friday, October 7, 2016

Ottobre's winter issue for children

Here's our first look at the next issue of Ottobre - the children's winter issue. Also some more exciting news will be coming from Ottobre soon. Hopefully, I'll be able to share it with you by the time our next newsletter comes out.... In the meantime, here's a short video showing all the designs in this upcoming issue

Saturday, October 1, 2016

A Passion for Needlework book

I've been remiss lately in posting, but just got word that the shipment of Inspirations 92 and the new Inspirations book "A Passion for Needlework" will be here this week, so I'll be processing all the orders and should be able to get them out early in the coming week. More details about both these publications in our newsletter which was just sent out today. If you'd like to read it - here's the link:

Friday, August 26, 2016

WOW ! Look what I woke up to this morning! A review of our Kashan project by Mary Corbet - Needle 'n' Thread. If you don't follow her blog - sign up. She writes several times a week on various topics pertaining to needlework. Here's a link to the review on her site. There is also a chance to get this kit free - read the blog for details.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Ottobre Woman's fall/winter issue #5/2016 has arrived! I ordered several, so magazines going to US addresses can ship directly from here. Photos show front and back cover.... Here's a direct link to our listing:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Here's a fun read about why sewing is good for your health.....

Sunday, August 7, 2016

August Newsletter

Our August newsletter has already been sent out to our newsletter subscribers and posted on our website. If you don't get it sent to your inbox, here's the link:

Ottobre Woman

Here is a short video showing all the designs in newest, soon-to-be released Ottobre Woman magazine. Our copies are due here next week.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Eucalan Review

All Natural Ideas wrote a review of our Eucalan products which we have carried for several years now. If you are looking for a natural wash for your delicate fabrics - including wool - check it out.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Inspirations Calendar

Have you seen these beautiful calendars from Inspirations magazine? We got a shipment of them today. They are 16-month calendars and on our website already.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ottobre Fall Issue for Children

Ottobre's fall issue for children has arrived! There is even a design for the men in your life. It is on our website and ready to go - with free shipping always.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

New curve runner

We just got a new shipment of 12" curve runners. They now have a red handle - same tool, just a new color.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Inspirations 91

Inspirations #91 is scheduled to arrive here Friday. All orders will be in the mail Monday.

Friday, July 1, 2016

July Newsletter

Our July newsletter has been sent out to all subscribers. If you missed it, here it is... This is the newest Talliaferro design...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Curve Runner

The Curve Runners we stock are featured in the Notions department of Threads magazine this month - issue #185 (June/July 2016). The Curve Runner from SACurve is an innovative solution for measuring curves or any line. It's a rolling ruler made from clear acrylic, so you can see through its measuring wheel for accuracy. The handle is 1/8 inch thick, making it easy to grip and comfortable to use. The wheel is 1/16-inch thick for precision measuring. Just place the wheel's 0 marking at the beginning of the line or curve you wish to measure and roll it along the line. The Curve Runner has measurements marked to the sixteenth of an inch or to the millimeter, and it comes in four circumferences: 8-inch, 20-centimeter, 12-inch, and 30-centimeter. Check them out....

Friday, June 10, 2016

Crewel Twists by Hazel Blomkamp

We have just received a few copies of Hazel Blomkamp's book "Crewel Twists - Fresh ideas for Jacobean embroidery". It has 6 different designs with the patterns, instructions and lots of color photographs. Also included is a stitch guide and conversion chart. We have a very limited number of copies, so if you want one, check it out on our website. Price $25 (MSRP $29.95) and free shipping to US addresses.

Newsletter and Teddy Bears

Our June newsletter is out! For those of you who go way back with us, you may remember our wool embroidered teddy bear that was our signature piece for several years. Well, the original prototype is now moving on to make space for our newer inventory. Check out details in the newsletter, or go right to our Etsy store to see this bear and others dating back to our beginnings. Some have already sold since the newsletter went out yesterday, but there are still several listed. Etsy: newsletter:

Ottobre Binder Give Away

I have a loose leaf 2-ring binder from Ottobre Design that I'll like to give anyone who wants it. It's quite nice for storing your traced patterns. IT measures about 10" by 12" by 1.75". The first one who responds gets it. I just ask that you send $6 for shipping to get it to you. Thanks.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ottobre Design Magazine

Ottobre Design magazine issue 3/2016 - the children's summer issue - has arrived. It is available on our website now. Domestic orders sent directly from here for faster delivery. Here's the link: