Welcome to our October newsletter - it's a little longer than usual as there's lots to tell you. Hope you find something interesting! (Our quote is at the end this month).
For Stitchers ...
Lanarte's Third Collection of new kits in 2014 are now in stock, with some lovely ladies and lots of pretty flowers. There are four new designs from Marjolein Bastin all in a choice of cotton evenweave or Aida fabric.
And it's no coincidence that the Third 2014 Collection from Vervaco is also available - since they are now the same company! We have some of their latest sepia kits in stock for immediate despatch.
Bothy Threads as always have very colourful designs and we think you'll love the latest Heart Bouquet.
Mermaid Undine is the most recent pattern from Mirabilia Designs and sparkles with beads.
The Twisted Band Sampler from Northern Expressions has a companion Twisted Rainbow Sampler. The model was stitched on dark fabric but would look just as lovely on light.
Heaven and Earth Designs are able to offer material packs for some of their designs and undertake to produce those not currently available in five days. Why not check out their website for more information?
The venerable Permin of Copenhagen are celebrating 160 years of their business this month. A real family firm, it was started by Christian Permin, followed by his son Carl and then Neils Permin who retired in 1995 and celebrated his 100th birthday this year. It's now run by Frits with his nephew waiting in the wings.
Stitching has changed a lot over the last 160 years but Permin of Copenhagen are still famous worldwide for their quality and style. They have re-released some older kits in commemorative packaging.
If you haven't stitched a Permin kit before, you might try out their free chart of the month which will also introduce you to their graphic style of instructions.
And OK ... Christmas is coming and we can't put it off any longer :-
In Heritage CraftsCats Rule series Christmas Tangle and a cartoon kitten in a mess;
For the month of October or while stocks last, we have three cartoon dogs on special offer at half previous price! Stitch as a Christmas present or give as a Christmas present to a stitcher.
For Papercrafters ...
New Papercraft Digital Downloads from DawnsDesigns.
We are delighted to welcome DawnsDesigns to Arts and Designs. Dawn specialises in 3D images featuring an array of cute characters. These are great for your spooky Halloween invitations or angelic Christmas cards, or just as a poster to hang on your wall.
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Important - Please Read This! (Latest update 23rd May 2020)
We know how much your crafts matter to you and so we are continuing to work for as long as we can.
The delivery services have been inundated with online purchases and this has led to backlogs of international mail ("It's like two Christmasses at once!").
We are of course wholly dependent on the delivery services and the delays are highly variable - some international (non-UK) packages have taken 2 months to arrive and some have arrived in normal time.
So we ask for your continuing patience in waiting for your package to arrive.
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We hope you are safe and comfortable and able to enjoy your stitching in these difficult times.