Needlecraft Kits and Patterns

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We supply cross-stitch and other needlecraft kits, patterns, books, papercrafts and supplies/accessories at discount prices to stitchers and papercrafters all over the world.

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  • Permanently Low Prices
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  • Genuine and Original Items
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Only $73.06
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Art Nouveau cushion panels from the reborn Glorafilia!

Tartan Westie (tapestry kit) - A white west highland terrier on a tartan background makes a striking cushion.

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Thank you again for all the help you have given me. You have gone far beyond what is expected in customer service. I have ordered the yarn from the web site you sent to me. As you said, this will get me started. When I need more Anchor tapestry yarn, do I order from your company or do I find someone here. It is hard to find Anchor tapestry wool. I can always find the perle coton, but not the tapestry wool. Thank you again for all your help." - SG, NC, United States

"Thank you for your swift despatch - book arrived safely this morning - your efficient service much appreciated - regards" - J&LB, United Kingdom

"Just a quick note to say thanks very much indeed for the very prompt delivery of the cross stitch pattern I ordered from you - it looks great, and all I need to do now is find time to stitch it up! Thanks again for a great service." - LC, Scotland, United Kingdom

In the blue and glowing days
A sunny welcome to our August newsletter!

As you might expect in the Summer holidays, there's very little that's new in needle-crafting this month.

New Releases

Regular as clockwork, Mirabilia brought out two new Nora Corbett designs in the middle of July. Miss Honey Bee and Miss Queen Bee are the latest designs by Nora from the Intriguing Insects series.

Our image this month is by Lanarte and you can see her details here
Butterfly Dreams - cross stitch kit by Lanarte

Heritage Crafts have added a new design to their Simply Heritage collection The Misfit by Peter Underhill and they have re-released William in the Window by John Clayton.


Julie tried out the new Super Tight Plastic Embroidery hoops by Siesta Frames. The inner frame has a 'lip which fits snugly into the groove of the outer frame and they have a strong adjustment screw. She was delighted with the results since she didn't have to adjust the tension as she did with a wooden hoop. We have added more sizes and we hope you will also find them an improvement on wooden hoops.

Anne has been busy stitching this month. She stitched the very popular Chickadee kit by Valerie Pfeiffer from Heritage Crafts and you can see her review here.

She also stitched a small Needlecart World kit Nasturtium Fan and you can see here how it worked out.

Sew and So

Like so many in the needle-crafting world, we were saddened to hear of the demise of Sew and So. They gave us useful advice when we first started nearly 15 years ago and we were very grateful for it. It's a pity that a well-run and friendly online shop has fallen foul of a badly managed conglomerate and there are lessons to be learned for all UK small businesses. We wish their staff the very best for the future and we hope to live up to the standard of good service online that Sew and So pioneered.

Bargain Basement

We have Imaginating kits in our Bargain Basement this month at half previous low price.

And Finally

Our title is from the poem Summer Sun by Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish writer, 1850-1894)

«Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

We hope that the sun is showering his rays on you whichever hemisphere you happen to be in and that your summer is long, fruitful and relaxed!
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