Tuesday, December 24, 2013


I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas! This year I decided to try to take the commercialism out of our Christmas here at The Wooly Thread. There weren't any Christmas specials, discounts, or countdowns. There were no urgent emails offering great deals. No daily reminders of just so many days left until Christmas. The results.......we've had our best December ever and just about the best month of the year, so a big THANK YOU to all of you who support us. I appreciate you all so much and look forward to another great year with you in 2014. Merry Christmas and God bless you. Over and out!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ottobre's next issue

The next issue of Ottobre will be released in mid-January. Here is a look at some of what you'll see..... Please remember that prices are going up on the first of the year, so if you want this issue or a subscription, let us know before the end of the year.

Inspirations #80

Inspirations #80 just arrived. I'll try to get subscriber copies and pre-orders in the mail by Friday.

Monday, November 18, 2013


I've been playing around with Wordle and came up with this....

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wooly Thread Etsy Shop

It seems I've neglected to mention here that we recently opened an Etsy shop. There are just a few items so far. Some you have seen before on our website, but others are brand new and have never been listed. If you are interested, take a look: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWoolyThread?ref=si_shop

Friday, November 8, 2013

Ottobre Pricing

On a somewhat less cheery note :( .... Ottobre has just announced that they will implement a price increase starting January 1st. It will come to about 9.6% more than the current prices. So, if you'd like to renew - even if you are not quite yet due to renew - you may do so before the end of the year and lock in the current price. More details will be in our next newsletter.

Wooly Toes

Just had to share this sweet note I received from a customer who just bought our 'Wooly Toes' product: "I have awful hammertoes, and my feet are always killing me when I have to wear pumps or other "adult" shoes. In winter, my feet are freezing. YOU have solved both problems in a way that is affordable and accessible!"

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Deal of the Week

If you read our newsletter, you saw that we are in the midst of our 'Deal of the Week' which ends on Friday, Nov 8th - buy 3 rolls of Swedish tracing paper and get the 4th free - all sent priority mail, but be sure to mention the deal to get it.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Ottobre's Winter Issue

Ottobre's winter issue for children just arrived on our doorstep. If you want a copy, just let us know. Earlier this week, I posted a picture of the front cover, but here's a look at the back cover:

November Newsletter

Getting ready to send out our November 1st email and wanted to invite you to subscribe. Our newsletter is ONLY sent out on the 1st of every month and we never release your contact info to anyone. If you'd like to get our newsletter sent directly to your inbox, just let us know - if not, we'll post a link to it here early in the month. Either way, stay tuned.....

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Inspirations #58

If you have ever gone to our 'deep discounts' page on our website, you know we have some great deals on some of the older back issues of Inspirations magazine. This time we managed to find a few copies of issue 58. If you are interested, check it out on our website: www.woolythread.com

Monday, October 7, 2013

OTTOBRE Design Winter Issue

Here's a little more about you'll find in this soon-to-be-released winter issue. The issues with underwear are always very popular and this is one of those issues.
WINTER KIDS When winter winds are blowing, wool keeps you nice and warm! Lovely jackets sewn from wool knits and fuzzy faux fur, and an ultra-warm fleece hoodie. Comfortable pants and tops plus special-occasion dresses for young children. A much-requested lovely tulle skirt. SCANDINAVIAN BABIES Baby clothes in the casual, uncomplicated Scandinavian style. A jersey dress, a bodysuit and a coverall made with colorful organic-cotton knits and including sizes for newborns. Pants, a bonnet hat and a sleep sack sewn from the season's softest sweatshirt knits. JUST A LITTLE SMARTER THAN CASUAL Older children dress up for special occasions in a casual style. A bold cardigan and a denim shirt for boys. A frilled top, a skirt, a blazer and a patchwork jersey dress for girls. WAKE UP BEFORE YOU GO! Comfortable underwear from soft organic-cotton jersey, including long johns, leggings, T-shirts, camisoles and panties. Sizes for all children, ranging from toddlers to teenagers. Sizes 92-170 cm

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Book Sale

For the next 24 hours only, we have Country Bumpkin's " Perfect Party Dresses" and "Blissful Beginnings" books on sale for just $15. each. Go to our website: www.woolythread.com

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Newsletter

Our October newsletter is out..... http://www.woolythread.com/newsletter.pdf

Monday, September 30, 2013

American Textile Industry

Based on an article from the front page of today's NY Times, the American textile industry is coming back.... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/30/business/a-wave-of-sewing-jobs-as-orders-pile-up-at-us-factories.html?hp&_r=0

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Here's an early look at our newest 'find', which we'll reveal in our October 1st newsletter coming out Tuesday. They are on my 'to do' list.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Newsletter

Our September newsletter is out! If you don't get it sent directly to your email inbox, you can read it on our website or right here: http://www.woolythread.com/newsletter.pdf

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Trish Burr kit

Our long-overdue Trish Burr kits have arrived. They are already on our website. If you pre-ordered, I'll notify you by email. These are "Finches & Apple Blossom".

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Inspirations issue #4

Along with our shipment of Inspirations #79 came a few copies of one of the very earliest issues of Inspirations magazine - issue #4 from 1994. They are brand new and have never been used. I only have a few, so if you want one, let me know. I'm offering them here and on our Facebook page first, so they aren't on our website. Price $15./each.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Inspirations #79

Inspirations #79 has arrived. Subscriptions and pre-orders will be out the door Monday :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Newsletter

Our August newsletter is out. Here's the link http://www.woolythread.com/newsletter.pdf

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

More Cat Caves

Another shipment of our hand felted wool cat caves has arrived. Since each one is hand made in Europe, so it can take a while to re-stock, but they are back. If your cat has been waiting..... let us know. Also our newsletter comes out tomorrow with more new products. See you then....

Friday, July 19, 2013

More New Kits.....

In addition to the adorable Trish Burr kits shown below that should be arriving any day now (I'm stalking our postal carrier), I have also found a new and unknown (to me) designer in Sweden who makes adorable crewel wool embroidery kits. I'll present them in our August 1st newsletter.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Perfect Party Dresses book by Country Bumpkin

The long awaited Perfect Party Dresses books have arrived! Pre-order will be in the mail tomorrow. If you want one they are on our website: www.woolythread.com

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Newsletter is out !

If you don't subscribe to our newsletter, you can read it via this link: http://woolythread.com/newsletter.pdf

Saturday, June 29, 2013

July Newsletter

Our newsletter comes out on the first of every month - and only on the first of every month - so, if you want it sent directly to your inbox, let us know.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ottobre Re-Print

Ottobre has re-printed the super popular spring, 2009 issue. If you missed it and want it, now is the time.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Felt Dots

Look at what you can do to a plain pillow with nothing more than some felt scraps. We have several packages of felt scraps if you are interested. Contact us.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Inspirations Back Issues

We found some great deals on a few back issues of Inspirations magazine. They are on our website under 'deep discounts'.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

New Trish Burr kits....

Our newest kits have arrived and are ready to go! Check them out on our website. www.woolythread.com

Friday, June 14, 2013

More Trish Burr kits....

Our second order of Trish Burr kits arrived! Just 5 days after they were mailed!! Back orders will be sent out first. I'll post more about these newest kits when I have all the thread packs put together.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

More Trish Burr Kits....

Our next shipment of Trish Burr kits is on its way. We'll be getting more of the super popular "Bluebirds on a Branch", as well as, two new ones: "Sacred Kingfisher" and "Chinese Bird and Flower". I hope they arrive as quickly as the last order. I'll announce their arrival here and post them on our website when they arrive. The last shipment sold out before I could even get them on our website!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

More Trish Burr Kits

All our Trish Burr kits sold out before they even arrived, but another order is on its way with a couple of new designs. Stay tuned.....

Saturday, June 1, 2013

June Newsletter

Our June newsletter is out ! http://www.woolythread.com/newsletter.pdf

Monday, May 20, 2013

Inspirations 79

Inspirations #78 is barely out and already we have a sneak peek at the cover of Inspiration #79 - I like t his one already....

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Inspirations #78 is here, as is the newly reprinted A-Z of Smocking. Pre-orders will be in the mail tomorrow. Both are already on our website if you want one.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Now that I can manage our new updated website myself, I'm able to adjust prices right away in keeping up with the exchange rate. The price of Ottobre subscriptions just dropped a couple of dollars! YEAH ! If you haven't seen our new re-vamped website.....here it is: www.woolythread.com

Inspirations 78

Tuesday our shipment of Inspirations 78 arrives, as well as, A-Z of Smocking which has been out of stock for almost a year. Pre-orders and subscription copies will be in the mail Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Newsletter

Our May newsletter it out ! http://www.woolythread.com/newsletter.pdf

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ottobre's Summer Issue

Ottobre's summer issue for children (3/2013) has arrived. There are plenty to go around, so let us know if you'd like a copy. There is some really adorable infant clothing in this issue!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Wool Dryer Balls

We've expanded our inventory of the wool dryer balls to included colored ones (turquoise, orange, purple) along with natural ones we've always had. They are also available in a cardboard box or a cloth bag. Will update the website shortly to show the changes.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ottobre's Summer Issue

Ottobre's summer issue for children is about to the released. Here's a look at the cover......

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Felted Wool Nests

Our order of felted wool nests from South Africa arrived today. I didn't waste any time hanging mine ourside on a tree in hopes of attracting a bird. We'll see how it goes in the next week or two. My first impression was that the nests were bigger than I imagined they would be. The one in this photograph is about 6 inches across. The 'tail' used to hang it about 30 inches long - much longer than I expected.

April Newsletter

Our April newsletter is out! I made a slight change concerning the orts since I sent it out. They are not suitable for bird nests, after all. Here's the link: http://www.woolythread.com/newsletter.pdf

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cat Cave

Our newest felted wool cat cave - this time in brown tones.....

Monday, March 4, 2013

March Newsletter

Our March newsletter is out..... http://tinyurl.com/cgltbc2

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ottobre Woman SpringSummer Issue

Here's a look at the cover of the upcoming Ottobre Woman spring/summer issue - release date: first of March

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Last Day Give-Away...

This has been a fun week, but today is the final day of our give-away leading up to Valentine's Day. We are offering Talliaferro's "Paradiso I" crewel embroidery pattern. Shipping $5.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Give Away.....

Our give-away today is a Jenny McWhinney embroidery kit from Inspirations magazine. This kit is for a square pillow embroidered with a basketball motif. The project first appeared in Inspirations magazine issue #38. The magazine is included in this offer. Just pay the postage of $10 and it goes to the first one who asks. This offer is posted on both Facebook and our blog, but there is only one.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Blissful Beginnings

Today we are giving away one copy of "Blissful Beginnings" by Country Bumpkin. Just pay the postage $5.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Deal of the Day

Today we have about 20 of Country Bumpkin's "Learn to Smock" booklets by Margie Bauer. These would be great for a smocking group or for someone learning to smock. As with the other offerings, this is free - just $3 postage for a single copy. Contact us about postage rates for more.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Give-Away Today

Our give-away today is 2 copies of ASE Index and 2 copies of Inspirations Index - one per person - just pay $5 postage -

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Today's Give-Away

Our give-away today is 5 copies of Ottobre Design magazine issue 6/2007. This winter issue was so popular it was re-printed. We have 5 that we'll give away today for $5 shipping.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Deal of the Day - day 2

The 'Deal of the Day' today is Country Bumpkin's William Morris Applique Calendar. I have 20 to give away for the cost of postage which is $7. It's chockfull of beautiful appliqued quilt photographs. Get 2 for $ $10 shipping or 3 for $13.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


The countdown in on....... Every day until Valentine's Day, I'm going to be giving away something. Today it is Country Bumpkin's Inspirations Book "Stitch It: Quilts". Just pay the postage ($6) and it's yours. So, who wants it?

Friday, February 1, 2013

February Newsletter

Our February newsletter is out! http://tinyurl.com/newsletter2-13 Also Inspirations #77 and the new Inspirations Index also arrived today.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ottobre pictures

Here are some more pictures from the upcoming issue- Spring, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January, 2013 Newsletter

Here's a link to our January newsletter.... http://tinyurl.com/newsletter1-2013