Welcome to our May 2019 edition!
In this month's issue
Nimue Fee Main
- Nimue's orchestra
- Heritage / John Clayton
- More collections from Vervaco and Lanarte
- Crochet Cotton
- Riolis Review, May Bargains and Margaret Sherry
has completed the orchestra who accompany Robin`s Jig
and they make an interesting - if motley - crew. Maybe the musician in your life would enjoy one or more of these quirky designs!
is the latest Mirabilia
lady. With dark blue wings she stands before a sparkling tree. And of course we can expect Spring, Summer and Autumn in due course.
While we're on the subject of Mirabilia, more embellishment packs have recently become available Winter White Santa, Circle of Friends, Mediterranean Mermaid, Shakespeare Fairies, Spring Topiary Garden, Merchant Mermaid, Golden Girl Apple
s and Silver Moon Tea
The new packs for MD104 Day Nymph
and MD105 Night Nymph
have the Valdani floss included as well as all the beads and treasures.
We'll be adding all these to the website over the next week or two.
The latest Elegance lady
by John Clayton
and Heritage Crafts
a lovely bridesmaid to accompany the bride Laura. Interestingly, this is the first kit we've had which uses some of the new range of DMC stranded cottons.
have released both their own second 2019 collection
and Lanarte`s second 2019 collection
. From Vervaco's collection we have chosen three sepia kits: one wedding record and two baby samplers
From Lanarte we have chosen two pretty Marjolein Bastin kits and a Fantasy picture of a fairy
Anchor Aida crochet cotton has been discontinued for some time and Anchor Artiste Mercer Crochet cotton is now only available in the finer sizes 20, 40, 60, 80. It looks like Anchor are focussing on the Freccia range which comes in sizes 6, 8, 12,16, 20, 25 in many colours and multicolours. It is 3 ply mercerised 100% cotton and we'll be adding some to our stock very soon.
Anne has stitched Lanterns by Riolis see her review of this interesting kit
Bargains for May
There are hardanger books, table covers and fabric in the Bargain Basement for the month of May. All are by Rico Design and as usual are at half the previous price while stocks last.
Margaret Sherry - In Memoriam
We were very sorry to hear of the death of Margaret Sherry, one of the great names of British cross stitch design. Her designs were manufactured by many of the top makers including Heritage Crafts, Bothy Threads and Anchor.
Her witty cartoon cats, mice and other animals were enormously popular and brought pleasure to lots of stitchers for many years.
Our title is from The Land of Heart's Desire
by the Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
«Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.
We hope that Margaret has found her eternal dance.
Have a peaceful and productive May!