I would like to welcome Jane and Carmel to our Craftpaks family! Jane will be working in the shop the majority of the time, she is a patchworker with many years experience and has worked in the craft industry for years as well. Carmel is an embroiderer and will be happy to assist you with any queries. I hope they will love working here as much as I do and will gain lots of inspiration from our ladies, keeping them enthusiastic for many years to come!
As we approach the first day of winter we are getting lots of deliveries of flannel!!
There are many children's designs, and lots of warm and cosy looking checks and plaids for the big kids! They will be added to the website asap - and I would like to add that all the fabrics are 80% up to the minute. Dalene has been working tirelessly to get this huge task done and is nearly there. Once completed, we will be doing our very best to keep it current.
As the supply of Brazilian threads dries up, our Saturday morning Brazilian Embroidery class will become a general embroidery class with Delma Moore. This class is held on the 1st Saturday of each month, 10am - 1pm. If you have a Brazilian embroidery project underway, I would suggest getting your threads asap as we are unable to order any more.
We have some new fun kits for scissor fobs and needle parks - what on earth are they, I hear you say?! Well a needle park in this case, is a small felt shape that is embroidered, and has a magnet sandwiched in it. When you are embroidering using different needles, you "park" the needles you aren't using on the magnet for safe keeping. You would be using an embroidery hoop, so your embroidered felt shape
( a couple to choose from) sits on top, and an extra magnet is underneath. They are enormous fun to stitch, and you could make a scissor fob to match.
We also have a lot of sashiko kits back in stock. These are also a lot of fun to stitch. All pre-printed, relatively simple to stitch and can then be made up into a myriad of items. I have had ladies make up a bag, with the sashiko being front and centre, a table runner - looks stunning with a red sashing framing the sashiko panel in the centre, with a matching navy to border or a cushion! So many ideas - are your fingers itching to get one started?!
We are looking forward to catching up with you over winter - drop in to say hello if you're driving by,
Keep cosy and get an unfinished project out of the cupboard, invest an hour in it and I bet its nearly finished! It'll feel so good finishing one ... it might even spur you on to finish another!!