Thursday, December 1, 2022

December Newsletter

Here is our December newsletter - last one of the year hot off the press! Did you know Appletons wool can be used for knitting? Did you know Trish Burr has several free patterns and designs to download from her site? Did you know Ottobre Design magazine is making some big changes for the new year? Do you know which publication was the biggest seller this year? All this and more in this issue of The Wooly Thread newsletter

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

November newsletter

Here it is in case you didn't get it:

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Inspirations #116

Inspirations Christmas issue has arrived. They are here and ready to send. Want one? Here they are.....

Sunday, October 16, 2022

A Passion for Needlework - The Whitehouse Daylesford

Our first shipment of A Passion for Needlework - The Whitehouse Daylesford sold out before our initial shipment even arrived. We ordered more and they now have arrived, so if you are looking to get a copy while they are still in stock and ready to ship tomorrow.... here they are:

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

October newsletter

We put out a monthly newsletter on the first of every month. Here is the one we sent out October 1st.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Ottobre Woman's Fall/Winter issue

The fall/winter issue of Ottobre Woman is now available. Here is a link to see all the designs in this issue: If you'd like copy or subscription,here it is...

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

New Kit from Appletons in the UK

At Appletons HQ, they are so excited to announce the 6th portrait in our Emily Peacock series…… Agatha Christie. Let us know if you'd like this kit and we'll get it for you. Price: $75

Friday, September 2, 2022

September Newsletter

Here is our September newsletter. If you'd like to have it sent to you on the first of every month - and only on the 1st - let us know. In the meantime, here it is:

Friday, August 26, 2022

New Kits from Appletons

Appletons wool in the UK has some new kits available. Want one? Let let us know.
Each kit contains easy to follow, detailed instructions, a color printed canvas (14 count), a needle and all the 2 ply Appletons crewel wool you will need. When complete, the finished tapestry measures 30cm x 36cm (12" x 14"). Suitable for stitchers with moderate experience. Please contact us and let us know if you'd like one or more of these kits and we will get it for you. Price $75/each

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Catching Up...

It's certainly been far too long since I posted here, but I'm back and will keep up with this a lot better going forward. Now to get a bit caught up.... Inspirations calendar for 2023 is now available.
Also just out is issue #115 of Inspirations magazine. For a limited time we are offering a free copy of Inspirations Index (issues 1-100) to those who subscribe.
Appletons in the UK now - for the first time - is offering crewel and tapestry hanks in undyed wool. Ready for you to dye or just use as it is:
Ottobre Design also has a new issue out. There is a video showing all the designs in this current issue if you'd like to take a look, click on the link below. Remember that Ottobre comes with all the patterns included for all the designs in each issue:
New publications coming, so I'll be back to introduce them down the road. We also put out a monthly newsletter if you'd like to get a copy, just let us know.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Ottobre Woman pattern magazine

Ottobre Woman's fall issue is now available. If you'd like to look through the magazine and see every page -here it is: If you are ready to order - here is the link for a single issue or subscription :

Monday, September 6, 2021

New Appletons Wool Colors

Appletons has more than 420 colors of their wool threads for embroidery. Now these new colors have arrived! They are shown here as tapestry skeins, but are available in hanks, as well as, crewel skeins and hanks. There are four new color ranges: Hot Neon (top left) #651-656 Cool Neon (top right) #661-666 Bubble Gum (lower left) #671-676 Fizzy Sherbet (lower right) #681-687

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

New project

I have something new in the works that I'm really excited about, so here is a sneak peek at what I'm working on...... It all came about when a young woman recently showed me a needle art project her sister had made for her. It shows the back of the three sisters' heads. One of the girls is a redhead, one a brunette and the other is blonde. I just fell in love with this idea. The hair is actually tangible and free flowing. I found the designer and have ordered the patterns. Now I'm working on making this project into kits for you. The photo with the two girls is the original pattern. The other two show you what you can do with this design in order to make it more personal. I hope to have these ready by the time our newsletter comes out on the first. Hope you like them as much as I do.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Appleton embroidery wool

OK - we finally did it! We have been working diligently for the past couple of years to get our inventory of Appleton wool for embroidery to this level. We now stock all 423 colors in both crewel and tapestry, as well as, in skeins and hanks for a total for more than 7000 units on hand ready to send out the day after ordering in most cases. It can also be used for knitting, but is primarily intended for hand embroidery. Here is a look at our various Appleton offerings -

Ottobre Design sewing magazine

Arrived! The brand new Ottobre spring issue for children has arrived! Here is a look at all the designs in this issue. If you'd like a copy - here is a link to our listing. The magazines are here and ready to send out tomorrow.

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.