Something fun for today....
Subscriber or renew your 6-issue subscription to Ottobre Design magazine and we'll send you a 5/8" standard curved ruler ideally suited to pattern tracing and adding seam allowances. This is not on our website, so just mention it when ordering and we'll send it right out to you - but today only!
Someone called yesterday requesting an e-gift certificate, so a new option is born now available!
Just let us know the amount you want and I'll send it to you or the recipient of your choice - redeemable on our website, by phone or email.
I'm trying to be better prepared this year by not having to order any supplies after Thanksgiving when the mail crunch - ie. delays and shortages begin, so I'm trying to get very well stocked right now. I have about 6000 skeins of Appleton here with more expected this week, I have 300+ curved rulers, almost two hundred Inspirations #84, and now more Loo-Hoo dryer balls are on their way, as are some more cat caves and our ever-popular Swedish tracing paper that has been unavailable for the past few week.
When my supply of rulers, cat caves, magazines (and a few other items) run out, it takes weeks to get more. I'll be away for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so if you want anything before the New Year, PLEASE don't wait until the last minute. I'll do everything possible to get your orders out on time, but please do your part by ordering early enough to get what you want when you want it.
Do you sew individually or with a group that sews for charity?
If so, write me a little about it.
I have a few issues of Ottobre here that I will give away to be used for individuals or charitable groups sewing clothing for children.
The children's winter issue of Ottobre is being released next week. More good news is that the price is lower since the Euro-US$ exchange rate has improved for those of us on this side of the Atlantic.
In case you missed this in our newsletter....
If you sew for charity or are in a group that sews for charity, write me a little about it. I have a few issues of Ottobre here that I will give away to be used for individuals or groups sewing clothing for children or women for charitable organizations.
Many of you are Martha Pullen fans - as am I. We go way back to my earliest days in business and have worked together on occasion. In those days I purchased several of her items - among those were her "Three Best Friends" dolls. They have been packed away all these years and now it is time to pass them along to someone else to enjoy. They are listed in my Ebay store if anyone is interested - they've been unavailable for quite a long time. Here's the link to the listing:
Yesterday was a big mail day for us. Inspirations #83 issues were mailed out and when I returned home from the post office, Trish Burr's "Moonlit Owl" kits had arrived. Some of these kits are already spoken for, but we do have a few more available is you want one.These kits are complete with threads, fabric, and instructions. They are on our website www.woolythread.com and ready to ship.
Have you all seen this?
We have been selling subscriptions and single issues to Inspirations for years. If you want to help this world class magazine, subscribe either through them directly or through us - Inspirations needs your support. Let's not lose another great magazine.
These adorable owl kits from Trish Burr are on their way from South Africa!
The "Moonlight Owl" kit includes all the threads plus Irish cambric linen, needles and booklet. Price will be $65.
They won't be on my website until they arrive, but you can reserve one via email if you'd like. Since they've been so popular, I couldn't get as many as I wanted, so my stock will be limited.
In all the years (20+) that I've been working with Appleton, I've never known them to introduce any new colors, but now they have. Colors 887 and 888 (on the far right) have been added to the 'pastel shades' group.
Here's a look at the new line up - note that the colors are not exactly as they appear on your screen - they are much prettier.
I only have a single skein of each, but have ordered a quantity and hope to have them by the time the next newsletter comes out.
The first picture shows the entire line up in crewel. The second one shows just the two new colors in tapestry weight.
OTTOBRE design® autumn/winter magazine for women is now available! Go to the link below to see what's in this newest issue.
To purchase - go to www.woolythread.com
It's hard keeping these cat caves in stock because I have to order them from Europe and each one is hand made. The shipping also takes time, but we are now re-stocked!
Here's what we have in stock and available on our website right now.....
Our shipment of Ottobre Design magazine just arrived. If you want this current issue, it will be sent directly from here. I even have a few Spanish language editions. Everything is on our site and ready to go. Scroll down a few postings to see the front cover. Here is a look at the back cover...
I forgot to mention in our newsletter that I ordered some of Trish Burr's newest kits. They just arrived and are ready to go.
This is her 'Shades of Whitework' kit which is actually two projects in one. More details are on our website.www.woolythread.com
More cute pix from the next Ottobre issue.... don't you love the aviator hat?
This issue is not on my site yet, since it isn't quite available, just check back at the end of the month or drop me an email and pre-order.
We just posted another 1-day sale on our website. This time we are offering the current issue of Inspirations magazine #81 at more than 40% off - and still free shipping. It's right on the opening home page under 'specials'. One per person. Check it out...
As you are enjoying your Memorial Day and thinking back about those who served, take a look ahead at the adorable outfits we can look forward to in the next Ottobre issue - children's fall issue #4/2014.
I am so excited about this next issue of Ottobre Design - not only because of the cute designs, but for the first time it will be published in SPANISH !! I've ordered some Spanish editions, so let me know if you are interested.
Here are some new pictures and information about the next issue coming out the first week of July.
Practical outerwear clothes and comfortable under layers for outdoor activities and playgrounds: pants, coveralls, beanies, fleece jackets and hoodies. An aviator hat and jacket for a little pilot. The season's most wanted outdoor clothes which also look great!
Cute and comfy organic-cotton baby clothes: a bodysuit, a jersey hoodie, denim-look jersey pants, leggings and a pinafore dress. A lightweight, super-soft organic-cotton coverall for cooler days and evenings.
Casual yet neat autumn clothing for preschoolers and schoolchildren. Pants, long-sleeve tees, tunics, skirts and dresses for girls. Cord pants, sweatpants, hoodies, tees and a biker jacket for boys.
The cover picture will be revealed in our June 1st newsletter.
While we are waiting around for the next issue to come out, take a look at the dozens of free designs Ottobre offers on their site.
there are neckties, purses, diapers, toys, hats, shirts, designs, belts, and more.....
"Pairing" seems to be very trendy right now. I hear a lot about the pairing of wine and chocolate. There are lots of other pairings, as well. In our May newsletter, we "paired" our curved rulers and Swedish tracing paper since they work together to make patterns in Ottobre magazine.
This worked out so well, I've added a new category on our website called "Pairings". The items are paired (linked) with another item and when purchased together there is about a 15% savings.
If you are interested.....check them out on our website: www.woolythread.com
pairing of our standard curved ruler and our Swedish tracing paper
We are super excited to announce that we are the distributors for these amazing curved rulers. They are ideally suited for pattern drafting and adding seam allowances. The ones shown are 5/8" width, but 3/8" inch ones are due in the next few days. Also available are these rulers in metric measurements.
Ottobre Woman will be out soon... here's a little more of what you'll find in this upcoming issue in addition to the trenchcoat we posted recently. Although it isn't on our website yet, it is never too early to pre-order. Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Give yourself a pleasant surprise and add a few beautiful, bright day-to-day items to your wardrobe! A bohemian maxi dress, a bolero, classic linen clothes, narrow pants, culottes, jersey dresses and tops, and a casual woven top. A much-requested blazer from sweatshirt knit.
Step into spring in a new, fabulous trenchcoat, ultra-narrow pants and a silk top! Sew lovely summer dresses for every occasion from modern printed fabrics, including flamboyant jersey, painterly viscose fabric and exquisite silk. Sizes 34-52
My shipment of Ottobre's newest issue - the children's spring issue - just arrived. If you pre-ordered a single issue, it will be in the mail tomorrow. Photos show both the front cover (girl) and back covers (baby).
Well, I managed to get another great deal on a back issue of Inspirations magazine. This is issue #51 with an extra removeable booklet attached to the front called "World's Most Beautiful Needlework Shops". Lots of great projects in this issue.
It is on our 'deep discount' page if you want to take a look.
Hi, I'm Jan, founder and owner of The Wooly Thread.
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