A warm welcome to our June newsletter which, like a Scottish Summer, is rather short.
We have just a few new goodies this month so let's wade straight in!
Nora Corbett Patterns
There are three new Nora Corbett designs this month. Pond Lily and Lily Pad Sprite are printed in a new format and are part of a new series called Pond Pixies. The two patterns use the same beads so that could be a saving if stitching both. Those are currently out of stock but they're on order and should be available again soon. The third new design from Nora is a new Poison Pixie called Queen Anne's Lace.
Kits From Andriana, Permin and Bothy Threads
Firstly, the big picture from Russian makers Andriana Well, in fact there are two big pictures: Night Town (illustrated) and Victorian Promenade.
Night Town is a striking image of high rise buildings along a waterfront illuminated in rainbow colours. It's a large piece - 95 cm (W) X 45 cm (H) (37 X 18 in) and it's on black fabric.
Victorian Promenade has made a comeback! We thought this popular kit had been discontinued but in fact it's still very much available. At 78 cm X 28 cm (31 X 11 in) it's a lot of stitching but the final result will be worth it.
Permin have released their Christmas 2019 Collection. It features new hardanger items including three pretty tea light holders. We'll have those and more in stock next week when they arrive from Denmark. Also lots of advent calenders, table runners and small pictures and mini Christmas tree stockings.
In contrast, Bothy Threads have a new Summer Collection which will released on the 7th June. There are some interesting new designs already previewed on their Facebook page. The three New England designs and the Tree of Plenty are very attractive and there are more Bebunni and Wrendale kits too. We expect these in the second week in June.
You can find kits by Marjolein Bastin, the famous Dutch designer, in the Bargain Basement this month and they are - as usual - half our previous discount price.
With apologies to our antipodean friends, Summer is on its way (we earnestly hope) here in the North and this month's title is all about those lazy, endless summer days just the sort to relax in your deckchair and stitch the day away.
By the time it came to the edge of the Forest, the stream had grown up, so that it was almost a river, and, being grown up, it did not run and jump and sparkle along as it used to do when it was younger, but moved more slowly. For it knew now where it was going, and it said to itself, "there is no hurry. We shall get there some day". - A. A. Milne (The House at Pooh Corner, Ch 6)
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