Friday, 16 October 2009

New threads

I've just listed several new items on Etsy.  You may like to take a look, but for a preview you can find them here by scrolling down through the entries for today.  However, some of them are new additions to the range, so I thought I'd tell you about them here.

The first one I'll mention is in fact an old favourite!  Stranded cotton has been loved by stitchers for years.  It is a very versatile thread as it can be separated into separate strands and used for many  stitching techniques.  Most popularly used for cross stitch it is also loved by crazy quilters and embroiderers too.  This is the first of several that will be listed over the next while, and it will become a regular part of the Sassa Lynne at Etsy stock.


this pretty mix of Coral, Pink, Apricot, and palest Green would lend itself to flowers or countryside, but I can see other uses for it too.

This fine soft cotton is a yarn you may not have seen before.  It is a smooth yarn, and stitches well.  Once again, it will now be a regular listing and over the next week several more will make an appearance. 

It may be too thick for stitching through very fine fabrics, but would be lovely couched onto the surface.  Stitches like Bokhara Couching are also very effective when a thread like this is used.

I love using Perle yarn.  Our fine and medium perle are very popular, and so too is out Perle 3.  This is usually only available to personal shoppers, but slowly it too will be added to the Etsy inventory.


 This lovely purple mix is the first to be listed.  You can read more about it here

.How many of you hate stitching with rayon?  This is a comment that I hear all the time when we are at shows, but it is one of the most effective fibres for stitching if you know how to handle it.  If you look herethis pic you will find another new thread, this time a stranded rayon. 



 This picture doesn't do it justice. It has a shine that surpasses all, and, because it is stranded can be used for so many applications.  Not going to consider it?  Read the description on the listing and you will find out how you can so easily make it your favourite thread!

Another thread that is very popular with personal callers is our Metallic Perle.  I can't tell you how easy it is to stitch with this yarn.  It is usually only available online with our three thread selections but it will now also be listed as an individual thread.


This one is listed here, watch out for more colours.


There will be a few more new things shortly, but the last I'll point you to is this selection of threads.  Our mixed thread selections are very popular, but sometimes a shorter length is needed, so these mixes are for approximately 2m of each yarn.


Wednesday, 7 October 2009

By popular request


I'm announcing this new collection which I have put together by popular request. I've called it 'Neutrals', and that's exactly what it is.

Black
Taupe
Ecru
Ivory
White

Five colours that will stand you in good stead for any project, and all in the fine perle. Once again they are cut lengths, and you know you can trust the quality. There's a link in the sidebar for purchase, and why not add the thread of the month for good measure.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Where do you live, Part 2


Some of you may have seen this earlier post, but here is an update and a reminder for those of you that missed it.

We are trying to conquer the USA via Etsy and have already sold to a number of areas!! However, if you are from one of the following states and buy from our Etsy shop you will find a little extra with your purchase.

AL
AK
AR
CT
DE
ID
KA
KY
ME
MS
MO
NE
NH
OR
RI
SC
SD
TN
VT
VA
WY

I've just listed some new items (one of them is shown at the top of this post), and there are more to come this week, so watch out for them.

Friday, 2 October 2009

October Thread of the Month

Once again I am offering a pretty collection for the Thread of the Month.  Whether these Perle 8 are used together in the same piece, or as individual accents, this will be a very useful collection.


Strictly limited quantities so get them while they are still around.  As usual the link is in the sidebar.

Don't forget too to register for details of the Talking Threads series which will be aired over 10 weeks from 14th October.  It will be screened in the UK, but available worldwide on the internet.