Wednesday, June 30, 2010


For more than 10 years now, we've been sending out a newsletter on the first of every month. The next one will be sent out tomorrow. If you'd like to receive it, just let us know and we'll have it sent to you regularly or just go to our website - -and scroll down to 'newsletter' on the left side of the opening page. You can read it there at any time without subscribing. We never release our customer base information. Hope to hear from you.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ottobre's Fall Issue

Here's the cover of the newest Ottobre issue - autumn, 2010. It will be sent out the first week of July. Description of the contents is in an earlier blog post dated June 8th. Looks like another winner!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Organic Wool Blanketing

Our long sought-after organic wool blanketing in the natural off-white color is now all sold out and the mill has closed, so there is no more available at this time. We are still on the hunt for another source, but for now, we have no prospects.
We do still have some brown/tan/camel colored wool blanketing and a small quantity of light blue, but no more white.
Two different woolen mills have closed since the recession began. One had been in business for 144 years.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Issue 67 of Inspirations magazine is expected next month and will be the 'Christmas in July' issue. It includes projects that are quick, simple and perfect to give as gifts. Contributors include Jane Nicholas, Barbara Jackson - America's most illustrious crewel embroiderer and Michelle Hill, to name a few.
It also features 10 Christmas projects from basic felted robin badges to some extraordinary needlepainting by UK's leading author and designer Helen Stevens. This issue is touted to be the biggest issue ever.
Here's a glimpse of one project you'll find in this next issue ...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ottobre Stories

Ottobre has just started something new on their blog. They are posting stories by Ottobre customers from around the world. They are very inspiring and are designed to introduce us to another. The first one was just posted this morning. Here's the link. Check it out.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ottobre's Next Issue

Here's what you'll find in the next issue of Ottobre - the children's fall issue.
I'll post a picture as soon as I get it.

OTTOBRE proudly presents the following themes for autumn 2010:

Autumn babies are dressed in layered outfits, pepped up with lovely appliqu├ęs.

Especially appealing to little kids: comfortable clothes in soft materials and nuanced colors. Sizes 80-116 cm.

Young schoolchildren´s autumn wardrobe combines neo-romantic features with practicality.

Imaginary world and virtual reality. Older schoolchildren´s collection comprises basic items that are easy to mix and match, including items that children can sew themselves!