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Greetings and welcome to our March 2019 Newsletter ...

In this month's issue
  • Lots of new kits from Lanarte, Bothy, Heritage, Alisa, Textile Heritage and Riolis
  • New patterns from Blackbird, Nora (of course!) and Cottage Garden Samplings
  • Cartoon animals in the Bargain Basement
We visited the largest UK trade stitching fair in Birmingham two weeks ago. Many new collections were launched there and the kits are now trickling in to stock. So here we go ...


Bothy Threads` Spring Collection has more of the popular Hannah Dale designs, some as tapestry cushions, more Bebunnies, two new fairies and London and Paris posters. We have most of them in stock and you can see the complete collection in our two series, one from Nigel Artingstall and the other featuring Lavender Lister. Nigel Artingstall is a British wildlife artist and the new kits include a kingfisher, hare, grebe and wood mouse. These realistic images are lively and detailed and the stitching completely covers the design area. There are new cartoon designs of Lavender Lister, four in all and two of them on new patterned Aida by Zweigart. There are also new kits by Heritage's popular designers Karen Carter and Peter Underhill.

And talking of wildlife we have two new kits from the Russian company Alisa featuring needlecases, pincushions and scissors keeps in lots of different styles. They also produce a large range of bookmarks, greetings cards, lavender sachets, coasters, keyrings and small pictures. Lots of kits to make small gifts or gifts in themselves for stitchers.

Prize for the most unusual new kit this month goes to Riolis and the kit is called the last of the For the Birds Series by Blackbird Designs and it has finally arrived. It has already sold out but will be back soon.

Songbird`s Garden series by Cottage Garden Samplings and Lump of Llamas.

Bargain Basement

There are cartoon animals in the Bargain Basement this month cats, dogs, birds, mice, cows and sheep all at half the previous low price while stocks last.

And Finally ...

The year is yet young and we hope it will bring knowledge, delight, peace, harmony and friendship. Of course we expect to be confounded but we leave the last word to William Wordsworth (1770-1850):

«Many are our joys
In youth, but oh! what happiness to live
When every hour brings palpable access
Of knowledge, when all knowledge is delight,
And sorrow is not there!

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