Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year - New Product

heat pack without wool flannel sleeve
heat pack with removable wool flannel sleeve

Tomorrow the new year begins and our newsletter goes out introducing our newest product. There will be more details in the newsletter, but for you blog readers, you get an early peek.

Our newest inventory item is a heat pack.
It is about 16" long and 4" wide with a handle on each end. The covering is cotton, but we've added a removable wool flannel sleeve to help keep the warmth in the pack and give it a softer feel. It can used either way - with or without the wool flannel sleeve. Just put it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and it's ready to use.

As an added bonus, these packs can also be used as a cold compress - just put it in the freezer or refrigerator rather than the microwave.

We offer it as shown or as a kit.
Price: $25
as a kit: $12
If you don't see it on our website yet, just contact us and we'll get one to you.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Shop Closing

I just got word that Southern Heirlooms in Rhode Island is liquidating and closing shop. The owner Dora Walters has health problems that prohibit her from continuing the business. She has some good deals on heirloom sewing supplies. Check out her site at:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Twelfth and Final Day

This is the 12th and last day of our "Deal of the Day" event. Today we are closing out with our Appleton Club. Sign up for our Appleton Crewel Club, in which you get all the 421 colors over the course of a year, and get the last month free. In the Appleton Club you already get a 20% discount over the regular price and that includes free shipping to US and Canadian addresses. With this Deal of the Day you get another 8.5% discount by getting the last month free.
If you use Appleton crewel, this is the deal for you. We've been running the club for almost 5 years now and will keep it going for years to come. There is also an option to get all the colors at once, which gives you $100 off the total price of buying the skeins individually and again there is free shipping. If you want that option, today only, we'll also give you an additional 10% off as our alternate Deal of the Day. Check our website for more details, but the promotion is not there, you must mention it to get it.

In closing out our Deal of the Day promotion, I want to thank all of you who participated and due to the response we've had, we're planning on doing it again next year.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day Eleven

We're almost to the end of our deal marathon. This is day 11 with just one more to go. Today we are offering a fourth yard of our 4" wide satin ribbon from Switzerland free when you buy 3 yards. It is by far the nicest double-sided, satin ribbon we've found anywhere. It makes a great blanket binding. We have several colors and you can mix and match or get all 4 yards of one color. Here are the colors we have. Red didn't get in the initial photograph, but we do have it.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day Ten

It's Day Ten and today we are offering a free 3 oz bottle of our Eucalan wool and fine fabric wash for every large 16 oz bottle you buy. It comes in natural, lavendar, eucalyptus, and grapefruit. It's the only product we use to wash our wool fabrics and sweaters. Check our website for more details for this ever popular product from Canada.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Deal Number Nine

Today we are offering you three skeins of Appleton crewel for every ten you buy. You select the colors you want. We try to keep all 421 colors in stock, but if we are out of a color you want, we'll order it for you and generally get it here within a week. Happy Stitching!
Also check out Mary Corbet's Needle'n Thread website today - she is giving away books. Here the link:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Deal of the Day - #8

Our deal for today only is.............purchase 3 rolls of our Swedish tracing paper and we'll send you a 4th roll for free. This is the best deal we've ever offered on this item. It's been one of our best sellers and most popular inventory items since we first started stocking it several years ago.

We just got a new shipment in a couple of days ago, so we are well stocked and can send your order immediately.
You can trace your patterns on this paper, write on it and then even sew your pattern pieces together to make sure it fits before cutting your fabric.

Each roll is 30 feet long and 29" wide. It's on our website.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Deal of the Day Number Seven

So now we are more than half way through out 12 days of deals. Our deal for day seven one 'My Stitch and Needlekeeper Book" and get a free pack of Bohin chenille needles #22.

Our Stitch and Needlekeeper book is an 8-page wool flannel book in which you can practice your stitiches and store your needles.
Pages measure 8" x 7" and are entirely blank ready for you to stitch.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Deal of the Day #6

Today we are offering those who subscribe or renew their subscriptions to Inspirations and/or AS&E magazine an extra issue - you can select from the back issues we have in stock or just add an extra issue on at the end of your subscription.

Shown are the two current issues of each of these magazines. AS&E 92 and Inspirations 68
Subscribe or renew on our website and be sure to mention the special 5th issue.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day Five - Deal of the Day

Today only we are offering some of Ottobre's Creative Workshop packs to anyone renewing or starting a subscription to Ottobre Design magazine. You don't need to be up for renewal - you can renew at any time.

The CW packs from which you may select are 101, 201, 301, and 303 - quantities are limited to what we have in stock here, so get your order in early.
If you renew for the women's issues (2 per year) only you may select 1 CW pack
If you renew for the children's issues (4 or 6 per year) you may select 2 packs.
Renew via email, on our website, or telephone, but be sure to mention the deal of the day to get it.
As with all the 'deals' this one expires at the end of the day.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day Four

Our Deal of the Day is............ if you buy all 4 of our Appleton Seasonal Packs, you'll get two of our Appleton Color Packs for free - and you can select which two colors you want.

If you need more details on these packs, go to our website

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Deal of the Day - 3 of 12

Day Three - Our deal of the day 3 pieces (12" x 15") of our 100% wool felt and get a free felt pack, which is five pieces ( 5" x 8") of the same wool felt in a variety of colors.

This is really high quality felt - it's 100% wool and not at all like the craft felt found in most stores. Here's our color selection.

If you decide you want to take advantage of this offer, just order the 3 pieces of felt in the colors you want and mention in the space provided that you want the free felt pack included.

Again this is only for today. Tomorrow we'll post another 'deal of the day'.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Deal of the Day - 2 of 12

Today's Deal of the Day is........
buy one of our new Dryer Ball kits and we'll send you a small Eucalan wool wash for free.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Twelve Days of Deals

Starting today we are going to have 12 days of deals. Each day we will be offering a new deal that is only good for that one day. It will be posted in the morning and be valid only until the end of the day (midnight). The next day we'll post another Deal of the Day.

You can order via email, telephone, or on our website, but be sure to mention the Deal of the Day or you won't get the deal since there is no mention of it on our website - this is a bonus for those who read our blog and facebook pages.

So, to get us started, today's 'Deal of the Day' is...........

Buy any two of our Wool & Hoop kits and get a free copy of The New Crewel book

Both are by Katherine Shaughnessy. The kits are $19.95 each. The book sells for $15.

Details about the Wool & Hoops kits and The New Crewel book are on our website.

Here's a link to our kit page:
and a link to our book page:
Mention this button and we'll send you one with your order as long as supplies last.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

AS&E 93

We just got word that the next issue of AS&E (Australian Smocking and Embroidery) will be here the second week of January - this will be issue 93.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Crewel Ornaments

Here's a new idea for something you can do with the Wool and Hoop kits we carry. The finished designs are about 3" x 3" - just the perfect size for an ornament. Any of the designs can be made into an ornament. Here's just one.
There are several more designs from which to choose and lots more creative ideas for other projects in Wool and Hoop's The New Crewel book by Katherine Shaughnessy

Felted Wool Dryer Balls

This is another of our newest 'finds'. Felt wool dryer balls are a replacement for commercial dryer sheets and/or fabric softeners. They are a great all natural alternative to these two additivies. They reduce static, lessen drying time, and fluff your clothing. Simply toss them into your dryer with your damp laundry and turn it on.

We have them in kit form so you can make them yourself or in 'ready to go' packs. Both options are on our website. Just so you know........... I make them myself right here at The Wooly Thread.

They can also be embellished with embroidery or needle felting. They are about the size of a tennis ball.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


We recently discovered the best product for transfering designs to your sewing/embroidery project. It works on heavy wool fabrics and dark colored fabrics. It's always been tough transfering designs, but this really works great. What I like best is that you can run this paper right through you printer, so anything on your computer can be printed right on to the transfer paper and then placed on your project. You then sew/embroider right through the paper. When finished soak it in color water and the paper 'melts' away. We've only had this a short time, and already had to re-order. Our packet of 10 sheets (8" x 11") is $15.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Our December newsletter was just sent out - here's the link if you want to read it.

There are a couple of new inventory items in this issue.....Enjoy!