Ottobre just sent us this link in case you want to give a gift subscription to Ottobre. If you are interested, subscribe through us here at the Wooly Thread www.woolythread.com or directly from Ottobre Design www.ottobredesign.com and then print this out to give to the recipient.
This delightful story about embroidery and its impact was written by a local writer and published in our town's newspaper today. Enjoy!
When orders started flooding in this morning, I knew something was up and, as I suspected, Mary Corbet had written about one of our products. This time it is the beautiful calendar by Inspirations. We are sponsoring her calendar give-away, so if you want one, check it out....
Look what Trish Burr is giving us all.... a video tutorial on "long and short stitch shading" for needlepainting embroidery. Thank you, Trish Burr. Here it is:
Newsletter subscribers have already received their email copy, but if you'd like to read our monthly newsletter sent out only on the first of the month, here is the link:
More items just discounted on our website for today's "Shop Small" promotion. It includes the most current issue of Ottobre Design magazine and Inspirations calendar along with several other items. See them right on our homepage.
Here it is....
We are celebrating Shop Small Saturday in our Etsy shop. Enter Code SHOPSMALL to get 50% discount at check out in our Etsy shop.
Also many items on our website are also greatly reduced. www.woolythread.com
Ottobre Design in Finland just sent this to me so I'm passing it along to you. Order any back issues from the Ottobre website and get free shipping! Check it out...
By the way...start time is shown in Finland's time zone which is 10 hours ahead of the Pacific Time Zone and 7 hours ahead of Eastern Time. Make adjustments.
Have you seen Mary Corbet's post about the A-Z series of books we have stocked since Day One? Great review and we have several already at 50% off. Here is a link to her post:
Looking for a project that is small and quick? Mary Corbet of Needle'n'Thread is offering a free whitework ornament pattern we can print out from her website. http://www.needlenthread.com/
Also.... coming tomorrow is our monthly newsletter with this and LOTS more news, offers, updates, half-price sales, and even another freebie.
If you would like to receive it in your inbox, just message me your email address and I'll be sure you get. You will not be inundated - our newsletter only goes out once a month. Hope to hear from you.
Here are just a few photographs of the outfits you will find in the current issue of Ottobre Design magazine. This children's winter issue has underwear and quite a variety of outer wear. The issue already out and ready to go with about 40 designs for children of all sizes.
Here is how Inspirations describes their newest issue:
"Inspirations issue #92 is our 2016 Christmas Spectacular edition aptly named Rejoice!"
Here are some pictures of what is in this newest issue of Inspirations - issue #92. Hard to resist, isn't it?
Here is the news we have been waiting for concerning the changes at Ottobre. First of all, they are no longer adding shipping charges into their prices, so costs are now less than before.
However, the biggest news is that there will be a Family issue added to the women's and children's issues. The Family issue will have about 10 designs for men and also some designs for teens who fall between the kids' and women's sizes, as well as, some plus-sizes and even maternity designs. Lots going on at Ottobre, as you can see.
Our shipment of the children's winter issue is due this week. The first ever Family issue will be out next month.
Here is a link to our Ottobre subscription listing with options for the the women's and family issue, too.
I'll post more about the Family issue as I get it.
Look what is back! Carolyn Pearce's "Home Sweet Home" sold out a couple of years ago, but has been re-printed and is once again available. Here's the link:
Here's our first look at the next issue of Ottobre - the children's winter issue. Also some more exciting news will be coming from Ottobre soon. Hopefully, I'll be able to share it with you by the time our next newsletter comes out....
In the meantime, here's a short video showing all the designs in this upcoming issue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hp8onjHUi0
I've been remiss lately in posting, but just got word that the shipment of Inspirations 92 and the new Inspirations book "A Passion for Needlework" will be here this week, so I'll be processing all the orders and should be able to get them out early in the coming week.
More details about both these publications in our newsletter which was just sent out today.
If you'd like to read it - here's the link:
WOW ! Look what I woke up to this morning! A review of our Kashan project by Mary Corbet - Needle 'n' Thread. If you don't follow her blog - sign up. She writes several times a week on various topics pertaining to needlework.
Here's a link to the review on her site. There is also a chance to get this kit free - read the blog for details.
Ottobre Woman's fall/winter issue #5/2016 has arrived!
I ordered several, so magazines going to US addresses can ship directly from here.
Photos show front and back cover....
Here's a direct link to our listing:
Our August newsletter has already been sent out to our newsletter subscribers and posted on our website. If you don't get it sent to your inbox, here's the link:
All Natural Ideas wrote a review of our Eucalan products which we have carried for several years now. If you are looking for a natural wash for your delicate fabrics - including wool - check it out.
The Curve Runners we stock are featured in the Notions department of Threads magazine this month - issue #185 (June/July 2016).
The Curve Runner from SACurve is an innovative solution for measuring curves or any line. It's a rolling ruler made from clear acrylic, so you can see through its measuring wheel for accuracy. The handle is 1/8 inch thick, making it easy to grip and comfortable to use. The wheel is 1/16-inch thick for precision measuring. Just place the wheel's 0 marking at the beginning of the line or curve you wish to measure and roll it along the line. The Curve Runner has measurements marked to the sixteenth of an inch or to the millimeter, and it comes in four circumferences: 8-inch, 20-centimeter, 12-inch, and 30-centimeter.
Check them out....
We have just received a few copies of Hazel Blomkamp's book "Crewel Twists - Fresh ideas for Jacobean embroidery". It has 6 different designs with the patterns, instructions and lots of color photographs. Also included is a stitch guide and conversion chart. We have a very limited number of copies, so if you want one, check it out on our website. Price $25 (MSRP $29.95) and free shipping to US addresses.
Our June newsletter is out!
For those of you who go way back with us, you may remember our wool embroidered teddy bear that was our signature piece for several years. Well, the original prototype is now moving on to make space for our newer inventory. Check out details in the newsletter, or go right to our Etsy store to see this bear and others dating back to our beginnings. Some have already sold since the newsletter went out yesterday, but there are still several listed.
I have a loose leaf 2-ring binder from Ottobre Design that I'll like to give anyone who wants it. It's quite nice for storing your traced patterns. IT measures about 10" by 12" by 1.75". The first one who responds gets it. I just ask that you send $6 for shipping to get it to you. Thanks.
Ottobre Design magazine issue 3/2016 - the children's summer issue - has arrived. It is available on our website now. Domestic orders sent directly from here for faster delivery. Here's the link:
I've been away for the past couple of weeks, but back in full production now. Our newsletter was sent out this morning - always on the first of every month and ONLY on the first of every month, so you don't get inundated with too much. If you didn't get it sent to your inbox, here is a link:
Our April newsletter was sent out yesterday to everyone on our email list. If you didn't get it, you can still read it here or on the opening page of our website.
I'm sorry to say, but we have sold out of Inspirations 89, however, issue 90 (shown) will be here very soon.....along with Ottobre's summer issue for children - also shown.
Here's also a peak at the newest cat bed to offer an option to our cat caves.
I have several copies of each of these posters and want to give them away rather than just toss them.
Each one measures 11.5" x 16.5". They were intended for shop displays, but could also be used to decorate a sewing room or even be used as a book cover - do kids still cover their books??
Let me know how many you want and which issues - 85, 86, 87, and/or 88.
Off good while supplies last.
Here is a great reviewby Mary Corbet of Talliaferro's newest design - La Serenissima. We profiled this project in our most recent newsletter, but this is a very detailed review you might enjoy if you are on the fence about purchasing this pattern.
La Serenissima by Talliaferro - is finally here! It's taken literally years to complete this newest design. We've stocked several Talliaferro designs in the past and all have been big successes. Now have been waiting (somewhat) patiently for this newest design to arrive and today it is here! It is available with the original Heathway merino crewel wool or we also offer it with comparable Appleton colors. It's on our website and ready to ship....http://woolythread.com/zen/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=23&products_id=430
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