A warm (especially if you live in Britain) welcome to our March newsletter. Brrrr!
In this month's newsletter:
- Glorafilia revived
- Bothy's Spring Collection
- Mackintosh Rose
- Villager Jim
- From the back of the Drawer
- Easter Papercraft Bargains
As promised we now have more Glorafilia needlepoint kits
back from retirement. As well as stylised birds and flowers
, there are a pair of nursery designs
and two excerpts from the Bayeaux tapestry
Spring Collection has a new series of designs from the artwork of Sarah Reilly of Love Country
, a young English artist whose work is inspired by the local countryside. Two to begin with but there are sure to be more to come.
Bothy have also added four new fairy silhouette designs
to the Enchanted
series and four new Wrendale designs
a deer, a badger, a rabbit and a fox. With two new wedding samplers
there's lots to choose from.
of Derwentwater Designs
has four new kits
: two feature Mackintosh roses
and the other two are additions to the Silken Long Stitch series
, a sad eyed dog from the photograpy of Villager Jim
is new for Spring from Heritage Crafts
. Available in 27 count evenweave and Aida.
There are also lots of cartoon designs from the ingenious Peter Underhill
The Insomniac, The Intellectual to join the Antagonist, The Imposter and The Individual; a new cartoon cat design and ... dancing frogs.
Rescued from the Drawer
Anne found an interesting booklet at 'the back of the drawer': Award Winning Designs in Hardanger Embroidery by the Nordic Needle
. The 48 page booklet has detailed instructions for nine patterns from a little biscornu to a doilly for a piano and sizes in between.
There's not much that's new for pattern seekers this month so Anne has worked a new Easter freebie pattern
for you to download. It's a blackwork design of a golden Easter egg with beads which is free to download.
We have Easter papercrafts in our Bargain Basement this month all at half price just in time to get on with those Easter cards for April 1st.
And finally ...
Our title is from the poem In A London Square
by English poet Arthur Hugh Clough
December days were brief and chill,
The winds of March were wild and drear,
And, nearing and receding still,
Spring never would, we thought, be here.
Here in Dumfries we have missed the worst of the arctic storm that has hit Britain and we are working normally - but orders we despatch may have to travel through affected areas. A big thank you to all our customers for your forbearance.
They say if March comes in like a lion, she goes out like a lamb. We look forward to writing about lambs in our next newsletter.