October 10

New Autumn Stitches

Summer is over. Official. Despite a week of rather lovely weather towards the end of September, it's now turned decidedly chilly and the heating is on, I'm afraid.

But let's not be downhearted! Autumn means it's time for the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. If you haven't been to a stitching show before, now's your chance to bag some bargains and have a good look round at some of the amazing textile work going on in the UK and elsewhere.

We're right in the middle of preparing for the show, for us the set up day is one of the hardest-working days of the year! However, it's great to meet lots of our customers and greet many new ones too.

So if you can make it down to London, come and see us at stand F15. As a special treat, if you mention this newsletter, we'll give you a free gift!

Alexandra Palace Exhibition 
Come and see our designs in the flesh!

Move away from the norm....

Most Stitchtastic customers know we have a huge range of car and motorbike designs. They know that if they ask for a certain model from a certain year, chances are we'll have it.

However, what many people don't realise is that we have a large number of more unusual designs, which range from tractors to quad bikes, from petrol tankers to refuse trucks, and from milk floats to taxis.

So I'm just going to highlight a few for you, just in case you'd like to stitch a present for your neighbour who just happens to be a go kart champion (we all have to start somewhere!).

Firstly, the milk float design. With less and less milk being delivered to doorsteps nowadays, milkmen and hghly values by their customers. So surely yours is worth £27.95 (+ p+p)?

Or perhaps your cabbie husband is impossible to buy for at Christmas? Plenty of time to stitch our London Cab design for him at £27.95 (+ p+p). It's a substantial design, measuring 14.2" by 9.7", but uses only 11 colours so it's a lovely straightforward stitch.

The Go Cart design is fantastic for kids, big or small. It measures 35cm by 27cm and is also priced at £27.95 (+ p+p). Finally, we mustn't forget about bus drivers? Ever cheerful, they plough through the dodgy weather to take us pretty much wherever we want to go. Now it might be a bit much to stitch this for just any bus driver, but if you know one in particular, I'm sure he'd appreciate the Routemaster bus design. Or perhaps stitch it for a bus fan?

Whatever your unusual request, have a look at our caricature designs as we may well surprise you. www.stitchtastic.com/catalog/caricature-miscellaneous.aspx  is a good place to start, or have a look at the lorries and vans section.

Super Fresh Milk Cross Stitch Kit 
Super Fresh Milk

Black Cab London Taxi Cross Stitch Kit 

Go Cart Caricature Cross Stitch Kit 
Did you know most Formula 1 drivers start in Go Carts?

Routemaster Bus Cross Stitch Kit 
The Routemaster bus, sadly missed in London

Featured Stitchers

This month, Karen contacted me by e-mail to show off her stitching, which is brilliant!

She has stitched our Splitty camper van design for her cousin, who was very appreciative being the owner of this exact colour of van.

Karen is stitching for her husband next, she's completing a Caterham 7, which I've customised for her in their own car's colours. Hopefully I can show this to you when Karen has finished it!

Thanks Karen, it's great to be able to show your lovely stitching to everybody.

If you'd like to show off your designs, please contact me at sarah@stitchtastic.com and I'll show off your work next! Alternatively, have a look at our facebook page, www.facebook.com/Stitchtastic.

VW Camper Van Split Screen Splitty Caricature Cross Stitch Kit 
Karen's personalized, signed Splitty camper van.

Facebook Update

Our number of followers on facebook is steadily rising. If you'd like to join us, have a look at www.facebook.com/Stitchtastic . Come and click 'Like' to become a Fan, and keep up with all our stitching antics! You can put your own pictures of our designs that you've stitched up on the page, or just admire the wonderful work of our brilliant stitchers.

Stitchtastic Facebook Page

Next Month

November's newsletter will feature new designs and brand new accessories, including our exclusive glass coaster range.

Maybe it will also feature you…...send in your stitched design photos.

Various designs

Questions or comments? E-mail me at sarah@stitchtastic.com or call +44 (0) 114 2353958

Until next time

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