Thursday, June 23, 2011

Upcoming Ottobre Issue

The next issue of Ottobre Design will be the children's fall issue - 4/2011. Here'a look of what you'll find in this issue:

Fun begins when children are let loose in the kitchen…
Colorful clothes for daily wear and bright autumn jackets for toddlers and preschoolers. Velour, small-patterned cotton fabrics, jerseys and knits.

Jersey tops and tunics, a pinafore dress, jeggings, a cardigan, velour pants, an owl-themed sweat jacket, and boys’ outerwear pants and jacket. Also fabulous appliqué and items from our design contest.
Sizes 80–146 cm

EENY-MEENY-MINY-MOE… Whose turn is it to tell a story?
Babies are ready for some adventure! Baby clothes are adorably sweet and they are made from pure natural fibers in earthy tones. T-shirts, footed pants, dresses, overalls, sweatpants and a lovely outerwear coverall with cute beanie hats.
Sizes 62–92 cm

Back to school! We present the winning entries in the category for 9–14 year olds of our design contest plus many more cool items for school children.
Pretty sports clothes, two trendy skirts, various tops, jeggings, leggings and a pair of sweatpants for girls. A great jacket, casual corduroys and a comfortable T-shirt for boys.
Sizes 128–170 cm

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Appleton Dilemma

We have been having a terrible time getting the Appleton colors we need recently. I finally tracked down the problem. It seems that the man who oversees the Appleton dying process died, so there was a break in production. They even closed down production for a short time. They are back at work now, but very backlogged - or so I've been told.
Some colors have been sold out for months. I've been ordering from anywhere I can find so that your orders can be filled.
I've exhausted all US suppliers and have now placed an order from England. It ends up costing more than I charge you, so I needed to find another solution..........and I did.
I'm now ordering the colors we need in hanks and breaking them down into skeins myself. It is very laborious and time consuming, but it will enable me to get you the colors you need for your projects, especially the new Talliaferro designs. Some of the colors needed for that project have also sold out throughout the US.
Your orders may arrive later than expected, but you will get all the colors you need for your projects. The packaging will be a little differnt, but the thread is the same.
Thanks for your understanding and patience.
Also want to say that the newest ASE #95 finally arrived, albeit it a bit late. Those mags are in the mail on their way to those who subscribe or pre-ordered.