Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ottobre Design Family

Just got word from Ottobre Design that this current Family issue is the last one they'll publish. They will continue with the children's and women's issues, but no more Family issues. Sad to see them go. There were a total of 3 - one for each of the last three years. Even though no more will be published, you can still get each of these. We have them ready to ship - and as always.... no shipping charge.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Ottobre Comments

It's a bit sluggish here on this blog, so the first one to post a comment about Ottobre Design magazine will receive a free copy of the current Family issue. I only have one free copy to send out, so don't delay.

Monday, December 2, 2019

December news

If you missed our newsletter, here is a link. Note: it's quite international this time...showcasing our inventory from around the world.

New Christmas Embroidery Designs

Last year we showed you Mary Corbet's Christmas Tree embroidery designs. They were my favorite designs for last year. Well, this year, Mary has Snowflake designs for you to hand embroider. Check them out here.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Ottobre Family

Ottobre Design's Family issue has arrived! Photos show the front and back covers. This issue is full of designs for men and women. Here is a short video showing you ALL the designs in this issue. Note that all the patterns are included in the magazine. If you'd like a copy, just let us know and we'll send it out right away.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Locked out

Somehow I got locked out of this blog and couldn't post for quite a while, but I'm back and will try to keep it updated much more frequently. As for our news.... We sent our November newsletter out on the first with info about Christmas embroidery kits, Inspirations calendar, Ottobre Design, as well as, one of our newer inventory items: SnapPap and more. If you didn't get the newsletter via email and would to have a look, here it is:

Monday, July 22, 2019

Ottobre Design fall issue for children

Here is a video link to see all the designs in this newest issue from Ottobre Design: As always all patterns are included in the magazine: Magazines are here and ready to send out immediately.

Inspirations - issue #103

PRODUCT INFORMATION - INSPIRATIONS ISSUE 103 DESCRIPTION: From an Italian drawn thread technique to metal thread, from gorgeous threadpainting to stunning 3D embroidery, and for something completely different, learn how to make a selection of fascinating Italian tassels with a combination of knotted threads. PROJECTS: * Maria Katarin’s Reticule by Betsy Morgan Counted work pouch with matching scissor fob, thread winder and ruler stitched with gorgeous colours and motifs. *An Apple a Day - by Julie Kniedl Irresistible red apple in three-dimensional embroidery. *Prism - by Natalie Dupuis Sparkling brooch with a burst of coloured silks worked in Italian shading over silver passing thread. *Perfect Love - by Carolyn Pearce Stunning artist book cover featuring threadpainted tulips. *Tuscan Lace - by Maria Elide Melani Cushion cover worked with Deruta Sfilato embroidery, perfect for a contemporary setting. *Little Bird - by Chloe Redfern A delightful superb fairy wren to frame in a hoop. *Tied in Knots - by Maria Rita Faleri Highly-textured Italian tassels made with linen threads. *The Starling - by Nicola Jarvis Splendid starling from Nicola Jarvis’s Couture Birds series.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

May 'Deals'

It's almost that time again.... our monthly newsletter is coming out on the 1st of the month. We rarely have sales and 'deals', but we have been doing some spring cleaning and clearing out of excess inventory. If you'd a copy of our newsletter with all the 'deals' sent to your email inbox on Wednesday, May 1st, please let us know.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sewing and Stitchery Expo

I'm headed to the Sewing and Stitchery Expo! I had a booth there for many years, but haven't been in quite a while. This year I'll just be one of the 22,000+ attendees, but looking forward to it. If you are in the area, you might want to drop by, too. It starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday. Who knows.... maybe I'll see you there.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Inspirations #101

Inspirations magazine newest publication is now available on our website:

Ottobre Woman

Here is a look at all the designs you will find in the new Ottobre Woman magazine. It will be available for sale on our website this Friday.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

New Books from Inspirations

Inspirations magazines has two new books. 'Botanica' and 'More Beautiful Embroidered Blankets' We are stocking them and will be ready to send them out Monday. They are on our website:

Monday, February 4, 2019

February already

I've certainly been remiss about keeping this blog updated.... I'll try to do better in this new year. Our February newsletter was sent out to subscribers on the 1st. Here is a link if you'd like to see it, but take note that the felt pieces and 'La Serenissima' kit mentioned in the newsletter are already sold out.