Welcome to June's Newsletter!
In this issue:
Vervaco`s first 2018 collection
- New Kits from Vervaco, Merejka, Bothy Threads and Heritage Crafts
- Patterns and Charts from Shannon Christine, Riverdrift House, Lesley Teare and Nora Corbett
- Fluffy Floss from Rainbow Gallery
arrived in the UK. We've selected the popular sepia designs and a colourful birth record. The whole collection is available to view in our online catalogues
so please do let us know if you'd like any of the kits you see there.
We now have kits from another European company - Merejka of Poland
. Merejka have some lovely floral designs, landcapes, children, fantasy and cute ethnic cartoons.
have released their summer collection
with more Wrendale Designs
kits, four colourful stylised ladies from the artwork of Mila Marquis
and three pretty fairies from the artwork of Sue Waddicor
The latest Elegance lady from Heritage Crafts is John Clayton's Emily
who has a floral dress and a circle of flowers in her long blonde hair. A great project for hazy summer days that will warm you right through the winter.
We have some exciting new designs by various artists ...
is the publisher of patterns by Shannon Wasilief
, a Canadian designer, who has lovely ladies finished with metallic gold floss and beads.
We have for a while offered colourful sampler kits by Riverdrift House
and we've now added some patterns from the same stable
Lesley Teare is a well known UK designer who has contributed many designs to magazines. We have chosen some of her blackwork designs, angels and fairies
The two new Nora Corbett Butterfly Misses
, Miss Black Swallowtail
and Miss Aurora Morpho
flew off the shelves in May. We will be re-ordering as soon as possible so please let us know if you would like either of them so that we can be sure to order enough for everyone.
If you're looking for Rainbow Gallery Wisper Floss
, then you've come to the right place as it's now in stock! Wisper is fluffy mohair floss and many patterns now use it in white. For the more adventurous, we have a few other shades, too.
The Bargain Basement
has Cats and Dogs kits at half price for the month of June.
And Finally ...
We're off on holiday (vacation) this month and as usual we'll have our 'skeleton staff' to look after your orders. Kits, charts and most supplies (except those that need special packing) will still be available.
Let's hope it doesn't 'rain cats and dogs' in Brittany, France - where we're going.
Our title is from a poem by the American poet James Whitcomb Riley (1849 1916) who wrote mostly in his Midwest dialect.
Tell you what I like the best --
'Long about knee-deep in June,
'Bout the time strawberries melts
On the vine, -- some afternoon
Like to jes' git out and rest,
And not work at nothin' else!
We wish you a warm, happy and rain-free June wherever you may be!