What a month!
Stitching on Black or Dark Fabrics
Stitchtastic On Tour
Thanks to those who came to see us at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace last month. It was a fantastic weekend, with a massive number of stalls for customers to browse through!
We got some fantastic feedback on our newest designs, and we're looking for more at our next venue, another Knitting and Stitching Show, but this time for you northerners in Harrogate, 20th - 23rd November.
If you visit us at Harrogate, why not take advantage of a special offer? Mention the newsletter and you'll receive 10% off any accessories you buy.
We'll be at a number of other stitching shows over the next 6 months, click here for more details.
The calm before the storm! Just before opening time at the Knitting and Stitching Show.
Nature Cross Stitch
"Fancy stitching something a bit different?" is our motto, as I mentioned last month. Sometimes, the 'bit different' bit is not only about the stitching.
Using dark fabrics is often 'a bit different' for a lot of stitchers. Apart from festive reds and greens at Christmas (don't mention that word!), some stitchers never venture away from of the whites and creams of traditional aida.
Well, here at Stitchtastic we want to change all that. We've been using and selling various light blue shades of aida for a while, and some of our nature designs are designed for black aida.
A little wary of black aida? Don't worry, just browse the article above for some tips and hints on getting the best out of this effective material. It really makes your stitching stand out and works particularly well for bright colours like those used in our flower designs.
Not all of our nature designs use black aida. Our field of poppies design is stitched on ice blue aida, and our English Pointer Dog on Ivory.
Look out for our beautiful Horse and Cowboy design, as well as the striking Charging Elephant design. These two designs are fully stitched, with no fabric showing. A great project for those who like a little added challenge!
If you'd like to see more of our Nature range, please click here.
In our December issue, we'll show you the joys of waste canvas. How to use it, and what to use it for. We'll also look back at the history of Stitchtastic, and some of our favourite and most popular designs.
Questions or comments? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 114 3830333
Until next time