I have something new in the works that I'm really excited about, so here is a sneak peek at what I'm working on......
It all came about when a young woman recently showed me a needle art project her sister had made for her. It shows the back of the three sisters' heads. One of the girls is a redhead, one a brunette and the other is blonde. I just fell in love with this idea. The hair is actually tangible and free flowing. I found the designer and have ordered the patterns. Now I'm working on making this project into kits for you. The photo with the two girls is the original pattern. The other two show you what you can do with this design in order to make it more personal. I hope to have these ready by the time our newsletter comes out on the first. Hope you like them as much as I do.
OK - we finally did it! We have been working diligently for the past couple of years to get our inventory of Appleton wool for embroidery to this level. We now stock all 423 colors in both crewel and tapestry, as well as, in skeins and hanks for a total for more than 7000 units on hand ready to send out the day after ordering in most cases. It can also be used for knitting, but is primarily intended for hand embroidery.
Here is a look at our various Appleton offerings - http://woolythread.com/zen/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2
Arrived! The brand new Ottobre spring issue for children has arrived! Here is a look at all the designs in this issue.
If you'd like a copy - here is a link to our listing.
The magazines are here and ready to send out tomorrow.
Just got word from Ottobre Design that this current Family issue is the last one they'll publish. They will continue with the children's and women's issues, but no more Family issues. Sad to see them go. There were a total of 3 - one for each of the last three years.
Even though no more will be published, you can still get each of these. We have them ready to ship - and as always.... no shipping charge.
It's a bit sluggish here on this blog, so the first one to post a comment about Ottobre Design magazine will receive a free copy of the current Family issue. I only have one free copy to send out, so don't delay.
Last year we showed you Mary Corbet's Christmas Tree embroidery designs. They were my favorite designs for last year. Well, this year, Mary has Snowflake designs for you to hand embroider.
Check them out here.
Ottobre Design's Family issue has arrived! Photos show the front and back covers. This issue is full of designs for men and women. Here is a short video showing you ALL the designs in this issue. Note that all the patterns are included in the magazine.
If you'd like a copy, just let us know and we'll send it out right away.
Somehow I got locked out of this blog and couldn't post for quite a while, but I'm back and will try to keep it updated much more frequently. As for our news....
We sent our November newsletter out on the first with info about Christmas embroidery kits, Inspirations calendar, Ottobre Design, as well as, one of our newer inventory items: SnapPap and more. If you didn't get the newsletter via email and would to have a look, here it is:
Here is a video link to see all the designs in this newest issue from Ottobre Design: As always all patterns are included in the magazine:
Magazines are here and ready to send out immediately.
PRODUCT INFORMATION - INSPIRATIONS ISSUE 103
From an Italian drawn thread technique to metal thread, from gorgeous threadpainting to stunning 3D embroidery, and for something completely different, learn how to make a selection of fascinating Italian tassels with a combination of knotted threads.
* Maria Katarin’s Reticule by Betsy Morgan
Counted work pouch with matching scissor fob, thread winder and ruler stitched with gorgeous colours and motifs.
*An Apple a Day - by Julie Kniedl
Irresistible red apple in three-dimensional embroidery.
*Prism - by Natalie Dupuis
Sparkling brooch with a burst of coloured silks worked in Italian shading over silver passing thread.
*Perfect Love - by Carolyn Pearce
Stunning artist book cover featuring threadpainted tulips.
*Tuscan Lace - by Maria Elide Melani
Cushion cover worked with Deruta Sfilato embroidery, perfect for a contemporary setting.
*Little Bird - by Chloe Redfern
A delightful superb fairy wren to frame in a hoop.
*Tied in Knots - by Maria Rita Faleri
Highly-textured Italian tassels made with linen threads.
*The Starling - by Nicola Jarvis
Splendid starling from Nicola Jarvis’s Couture Birds series.
It's almost that time again.... our monthly newsletter is coming out on the 1st of the month. We rarely have sales and 'deals', but we have been doing some spring cleaning and clearing out of excess inventory. If you'd a copy of our newsletter with all the 'deals' sent to your email inbox on Wednesday, May 1st, please let us know.
I'm headed to the Sewing and Stitchery Expo!
I had a booth there for many years, but haven't been in quite a while. This year I'll just be one of the 22,000+ attendees, but looking forward to it. If you are in the area, you might want to drop by, too. It starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday. Who knows.... maybe I'll see you there.
Inspirations magazines has two new books.
'Botanica' and 'More Beautiful Embroidered Blankets'
We are stocking them and will be ready to send them out Monday.
They are on our website: www.woolythread.com
I've certainly been remiss about keeping this blog updated.... I'll try to do better in this new year.
Our February newsletter was sent out to subscribers on the 1st. Here is a link if you'd like to see it, but take note that the felt pieces and 'La Serenissima' kit mentioned in the newsletter are already sold out.
Lots going on in November. Our newest newsletter was just sent out and the new Ottobre Family issue will be available on our website this time next week.
More info about it is in our newsletter available here: http://www.woolythread.com/newsletter.pdf
Our October newsletter was sent out on the first of the month to subscribers. If you missed it and would like to take a look at all that's going on - here it is.
Hi, I'm Jan, founder and owner of The Wooly Thread.
We specialize in wool and wool related products. We stock hard-to-find and unusual items related to sewing and embroidery which are not readily found anywhere else.
Our inventory hails from all over the world - first and foremost the USA, but also Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Finland, South Africa and wherever else we find products that are unique and related to our world of sewing and embroidery with wool.
Check us out and let us hear from you.
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