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Halloween Witch Tassel

Say “Hello” to Silvana, Viola and Cinnamon!

My latest design is now available as a pattern to download or you can order a printed copy for the same price of £8.95. Your finished tassel will be about 14 cm (5 1/2 inches) high, excluding hanging loop.

You can get a full kit for £19.95 and extra bead packs are £12.00. Kits and bead packs will be available in the 3 colours shown. There are just a couple of kits at the moment if you’re quick! I am expecting a delivery soon and will update you as soon as I can.

During our isolation, you can still download patterns. Any other orders that need to go to the post office will be sent out on Monday 14th September. Thank you for your understanding.

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Cross stitch (square stitch) and embroidery patterns

I have added a new category to the embroidery clearance section for patterns and books. Some are individual charts, some are books of charts and some are in bundles of different designs. There is a whole range of different techniques including cross stitch, hardanger, silk ribbon embroidery and many more.

I have some hard back books which I’m sure will be of interest, but as they are so much heavier, we cannot include them in our current postage policy. I’m hoping to resolve this with another postage option but I’m afraid this is still work in progress.

And remember beaders, the cross stitch charts can easily be converted to square stitch, and in many cases even herringbone weave.

As is customary in this section, there is over 50% off the usual price, but there is in most cases only 1 copy (or bundle) available, so if you like it you may have to be quick!

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My first scissor case in peyote stitch

I have been planning to do a scissor case for years. Yes, I know, years. Ever since I made the Thread Heaven Box with Bow I wanted to make a partner for it. Sadly Thread Heaven is no longer available in the little boxes, but I still have mine so I’ve done it!

My incentive was our new small scissors. I downloaded a couple of patterns to put my own design to, but after working them up my scissors didn’t fit, so back to square 1. I hadn’t realised they could be so different.

In the end I sized it up and worked it row by row using plain beads then put my design on and re-worked it. Yes, it took several weeks, but I’m really pleased with the result, and it’s now available as a pattern for experienced beaders. So, if you still have your Thread Heaven Box, and haven’t found a pattern that fits your scissors, why not try mine.

I have given you the Delica numbers that I used for 2 different colourways. You can do the same colour both sides, or, like me, do different ones.

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Embroidery Clearance – Goldwork threads added

Over the last few days I have added some goldwork thread bundles to the website. There are only 1 or 2 available of most bundles, but we have part reels of all the threads that make up Variety Pack #1 (pictured below). It’s anyone’s guess how much thread is on each reel!

We are open to offers for the rest of this stock, so if you are interested in a bulk purchase please ring us for a chat on 01254 236049.

Variety Pack #1 £16.00
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Embroidery Clearance – Mettler and Gutermann threads

I have just added some mixed packs of threads to the website. There are Mettler Metrosene Plus, Mettler Quilting, and Gutermann Polyester threads.

Most of them are in packs of 22 x 100m reels for £20.00, that’s just 91p per reel! You will see from the stock levels that we don’t have many left.

The photo attached to each product shows the colours you will get, and there is a breakdown of the contents (using the branded colour numbers) under the main description.

Here are a couple of samples, but you should head over to the Embroidery Clearance page to see them all. Just follow this link