Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek at one of the outfits featured in the upcoming summer issue of Ottobre Design magazine due out next month.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

'Crewel 101' Workshop in Santa Monica this Saturday

Our own 'Wool & Hoop' (whose kits and book we stock) will be at The Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica, this Saturday, March 17th to teach a two hour crewel embroidery workshop. They'll be bringing their crewelwork samples including a sneak preview of the new projects from the upcoming book, New Crewel, which comes out in late May. After a brief introduction to the basics and history of crewel embroidery, they'll demonstrate eight different crewel stitches and finishing techniques. Participants will receive all the supplies needed to get started -- linen fabric, wool thread, needles and a hoop. My Wool & Hoop kits and first book, The New Crewel, which offers 30 original designs, 15 fun projects, and 16 classic embroidery stitches, will also be available for sale. The class is $65 and runs from 11am -1pm. All skill levels welcome. Here's a link for more info:
or you can call:310.392.0139 for more information.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

No Kits

We were not able to get the required 20 people to commit to purchasing the Home Sweet Home kits, so we will not be ordering them. You can get them directly from Country Bumpkin and from what I know, they are available and ready to ship. Sorry we couldn't work it out to import them.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Home Sweet Home kit

Well, we now have 8 people committed to this kit mentioned in a recent post. Country Bumpkin has said I must order 20.
Any groups out there that want to do this project? Ask around and if we can get 12 more, I'll place the order and have them sent express - getting them in just a few days. I'll give it until the end of this week, so those who want it can order on their own if we can't get a bulk order.

Friday, March 2, 2012

March Newsletter

Our March newsletter is out - here's the link:


"Home Sweet Home" Kit

Here's the newest information about the "Home Sweet Home" kit:

Country Bumpkin has made gathering
the embroidery supplies for the cottage workbox and nine accessories
really simple and done it for you. This kit includes all the fabrics,
ribbons, embroidery threads and charms you need to complete the
embroidery for the box and the nine accessories (book and construction
supplies not included).

So, if we can get 20 of you to commit to buying this kit, we will be able to import it for you and offer it for the same price as CB sells it - US$400+. The advantage is you not having to pay the high shipping costs from Australia. Right now we have 7 people interested. If you are interested, let us know. We'll post next week if we were able to get 20 commitments, so that if we don't get 20, those interested can purchase it directly. If we do get 20 commitments, we'll require a 50% deposit before ordering. Hope to hear from you.
For information about the Treasure of the Month option, see our March newsletter.