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September 11

Come and See our New Designs!

After showcasing our new Kate Mawdsley by Stitchtastic range last month, I'm delighted to be able to unveil our third new designer for 2011, Ann Edwards. If you like what you see in this newsletter, why not come and see us at the Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London between the 6th and 9th of October. We'll be displaying all of our new designs (which I'm frantically stitching as we speak!) and we'll have some special offers available, especially for newsletter subscribers. More on the show next month.

Ann Edwards and her cat Thomas
Ann Edwards, a fantastic addition to our design team for 2011.

Featured Artist - Ann Edwards

Anne is the third new designer working with Stitchtastic this year and her artwork is an absolute delight!

Originally from Blackpool, Ann now lives and works in a small village in Oxfordshire. She has 3 daughters, a husband, 3 dogs, a parrot, a magnificent cat, Thomas, seven chickens and 2 goldfish. Since 1994 Ann has been painting and exhibiting with growing success. Her work is collected and exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is published by CCA galleries and also makes her own limited edition prints in very small edition sizes which allows her to hand finish the art, so each one is unique. Ann's original work is highly collectable and much sought after.

Ann's designs have been transformed into cross stitch to produce the exclusive 'Princess Whiskers' range. Each design is striking, quirky and fun, using a lovely palette of colours. The fur of Princess Whiskers is created using a mix of colours and some backstitch, and backstitch is also used for outlining. Each Princess Whiskers kit comes with a generous piece of Zweigart aida and DMC threads, presorted onto thread cards.

Our range shows Princess Whiskers in a variety of activites, from a cute-as-you-like seated pose to an adorable Ballerina, not forgetting the suitably dramatic Jazz Hands pose, or should it be Jazz Paws?

Have a look at http://www.stitchtastic.com/catalog/ann-edwards-designs.aspx for a closer look at the Ann Edwards by Stitchtastic range.
Ann Edwards by Stitchtastic Princess Whiskers Cross Stitch Kit 
The delightful Princess Whiskers.

Ann Edwards by Stitchtastic Ballerina Princess Whiskers Cross Stitch Kit 
Ballerina Princess - look at the shoes!

Ann Edwards by Stitchtastic Jazz Hands Princess Whiskers Cross Stitch Kit 
Let's see those Jazz Hands / Paws!

 


 

Christmas is coming.....

Last month I showed you our brand new Kate Mawdsley by Stitchtastic range, I just wanted to remind you of the Christmas designs, as I know many stitchers are just starting to think about stitching for Christmas. I am so organised when it comes to Christmas stitching, but not as regards anything else to do with Christmas!

The Christmas Cat and Christmas Dog designs are wonderfully detailed, yet quite simple stitches that can be brought out every year as part of your Christmas decorations or left on display the whole year round! Priced at £24.95 for a kit, they'd also make a great gift for anyone who's a fan of the upcoming season, or maybe to soften the heart of the Scrooge in your life! Have a look at  http://www.stitchtastic.com/catalog/kate-mawdsley-designs.aspx for more details.

At the moment I'm stitching our wonderfully cute Pets in the Snow design. It's a bit bigger than the other 2 designs but is the cutest design I've ever stitched! If you like cats, dogs, robins, snow, branches...(ok, I'll stop there) then you're sure to be a fan of this stitch. I'm determined to finish it so that I can show it to everyone at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. Again, the design uses Zweigart aida and presorted DMC threads, so you can simply pick it up and start stitching. Priced at £29.95, it's a hard one to resist. Find Pets in the Snow at http://www.stitchtastic.com/product/pets-in-the-snow-cross-stitch-kit.aspx .

Kate Mawdsley by Stitchtastic Christmas Cat Cross Stitch Kit  
Merry Christmas!

Kate Mawdsley by Stitchtastic Christmas Dog Cross Stitch Kit 
And a Happy New Year!

Kate Mawdsley by Stitchtastic Pets in the Snow Cross Stitch Kit 
I know it seems early, but it's never too early to start Christmas stitching!

Next Month

Next month's newsletter will be a guide to visiting Craft Shows, and some other surprises.....


See you then!
Knitting &amp Stitching Show next month;

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

Until next time
Sarah
Designer

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