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Shipping Charges

Delivery on Needlecraft kits, charts, patterns, books and leaflets is free, worldwide*.

We charge for shipping/delivery at cost for other products: Papercraft items and Supplies/Accessories.

Our shopping cart calculates the shipping costs when you place your order. If your order has, say, a chart, fabric and needles, then you will have to pay shipping for the fabric and needles only.

Shipping Methods

In the UK, we use first class post or a courier (for heavier items like some books and larger supplies).

Overseas orders (European Union, USA/Canada, Australasia, etc.) are shipped by airmail.

Despatch and Delivery Times

Items marked immediate despatch are normally posted on the same or the next business day. (Exceptions to this include: days when there is serious disruption to postal services through weather, strikes or other causes outside our control).

Delivery Aims*

Please note that these are aims and not guarantees. For example, your own country's Customs may inspect your package and thus cause a delay in delivery; or there may be weather or air traffic problems which hold up your package.

(see Royal Mail website for more details):

* Corona virus: Postal services continue to be affected by the effects of the pandemic and so delays are inevitable. As a result, package deliveries may take double the normal amount of time or longer. Please visit the Royal Mail incident bulletin for further details.

Airmail Limitations

Airmail package size and weight are restricted to Length + Width + Height under 900mm (and no dimension more than 600mm) and Weight under 2Kg.

Some products may exceed these limits and consequently cannot be shipped overseas. Our cart should warn you that this is the case if you attempt to purchase one of these products.

Recent Problems in Western Canada

There have been problems with delivery to the western provinces of Canada over the last couple of years. We believe this has been due to new Customs facilities in Vancouver (but information on this is sparse). As of early-2019 we are accepting orders for BC addresses and those in nearby provinces but we cannot yet give delivery timescales with any confidence.

* Insurance Surcharge

Shipping to some countries may incur an insurance surcharge.

These countries include Russia, South Africa, Philippines and Malaysia

We have had to introduce this surcharge because of unreliable deliveries to these countries.

We absorb as much as we can of the insurance cost so you will find that the surcharge reduces as the value of your order increases.

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Important!Please click I am in Western Canada if you are in British Columbia, Alberta or The Yukon

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Due to severe and persistent delays at the Vancouver Customs facility we have suspended deliveries to British Columbia, Alberta and The Yukon until a normal delivery service is resumed.

We are still shipping to the rest of Canada.


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  • "Thank you so much for all your help. You have been especially prompt in answering my questions and helping me with this purchase - I am very happy with the service you have provided thus far. I have ordered the kit via the link you've provided. Thanks again." - MF, Nevada, United States
  • "Thank you very much for my three sewing kits that arrived yesterday. I am very impressed with your good service and the trouble you went to with the Lanarte one. I look forward to using you again and recommending you to my stitching friends and family." - CB, United Kingdom

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