Oops - what happened to
Sorry. It just didn't happen! We spent a huge amount of time
preparing for the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, and
then time sorting out afterwards, and we just didn't produce an
October newsletter. That's the last time that will happen�..I'm
I wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate Valentino Rossi
on his fantastic ninth World Championship crown, won during October
with a race still to go. Valentino is the subject of one of our most
popular caricature designs, which you can see here.
This month's newsletter is all about accessories. What do you use
when stitching? What do you like to use to mount your stitching?
Hopefully I can provide you with a few Christmas present ideas
(sorry, but it is time now), but obviously they are for people to
buy for you!
Valentino Rossi - World Champion again!
What do you need to stitch?
Accessories are vital to stitchers. There aren't many of us who
are happy to sit with a needle and nothing else, we all have our
favourite scissors, our favourite type of needle threader. Don't
even get me started on the hoop dilemma - do you need a hoop? What
size....it's a minefield!
I use an 18cm plastic hoop, and I make sure I move it every hour
or so that I'm not leaving too much of a mark on the aida. I use
pretty little embroidery scissors and a small highlighter pen, so
that everything fits into my little stitching box, where I keep all
my threads on cardboard bobbins, which I reuse as many times as I
can fit a new label onto them!
Now a non-stitcher would not understand the vital importance of
all of these accessories, not forgetting a magnet to keep my needle
on so that it doesn't disappear down the side of the sofa
every time I stop stitching. A non-stitcher wouldn't take such
pleasure in the ritual of laying out all my bits and pieces on the
arm of the sofa, switching on my daylight lamp and feeling myself
relax as I settle in for a couple of hours of me time.
But we understand, don't we........
Have a look at our full
cross stitch accessories range, including bulk packs of needles and
threadcards for those who don't use bobbins but like to organise
My very own stitching set up
Now and again, when you've stitched a huge wall displayed design
for everyone in the family and your own walls are full, it's great
to stitch something small. But where to display it?
Here at Stitchtastic we can provide a range of smaller display
options, as well as some fun and unique designs to put in them.
Our bargain acrylic range is proving to be very popular. Coasters
are a big hit, either square of round. They come in 2 pieces, you
simply insert your stitching (or photograph, or kid's drawing,
or whatever you like) and press on the acrylic back section. Et
voila! The coaster is ready for use. Square are slightly more
popular than round, but there's not much in it.
We also provide an number of other acrylic products. Our fridge
magnets take a similar size of stitched design to the coasters and
are a slightly more unusual gift. We also stock 2 sizes of
keyring, a luggage tag for larger designs (trust me, they'll never
lose their keys with one of these!!) and a smaller rectangular
key ring for fun miniature designs.
Have a look at
our acrylic keyrings for the full range. Special Bulk pack
prices are available for larger orders so have a good luck - it
could solve all of your Christmas present problems in one stroke!
Have a look at
our acrylic coaster and keyring kits to see some of our smaller
designs for keyrings, coasters and fridge magnets. If you like to
stitch and display in 3 fold aperture cards, they'll fit there too.
Next month we're focusing on our hugely popular caricature range.
I think another countdown may be in order..............
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Until next time