Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oldies but Goodies: Amy Wolfson's "Amy's English Garden"

We've been digging around again. This time we went back to 1998, discovering a design by Amy Wolfson of Amybear Needlepoints, "Amy's English Garden."

Amy Wolfston's "Amy's English Garden"

The burgundy color palette is lovely in burgundy, cream, and antique blue silks with a couple of coordinating variegated cottons, not to mention pearly, burgundy, and dusty rose beads. It works up into a 5" x 5" finished size on French Blue 18-ct mono canvas, just the right size project to carry along with you during these last days of summer. In gathering together the threads, we found that two of them had been discontinued since the pattern's original publication. We have substituted the same color in a different thread, i.e., Splendor for the antique blue Elegance and Encore for the antique rose Overture.

Amy also provides a couple of alternative colorways in dark blue and dark green, which we haven't shown but can, of course, provide on request. Just e-mail us at customerservice@scarletthread.com to ask. If you would prefer a different color that matches your taste better, just e-mail us with your preference and we'll create the colorway for you. Sara Leigh has been favoring teal and turquoise lately, so she may have to see what she can come up with for that color family.

This beautiful kit includes the chart, canvas, threads, beads, and needles, all for only $30.50!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Laura Perin's One Long Panel Kit Now Available!

Scarlet Thread is pleased to announce that you can now order Laura Perin's new "One Long Panel" as a kit in any of the five colorways: aqua, peach, purple, pink, and blue. Look how beautiful the colors are (click on the picture for a larger image):

Each colorway includes a Watercolours, two accent colors in DMC #5 pearl cotton, and accent colors in the YLI and Kreinik metallics along with two skeins of dark green DMC #5 pearl cotton, two skeins of gold YLI ribbon floss, one skein of green YLI ribbon floss, and one spool of gold Kreinik common to all colorways. The chart comes with the gold seed beads.

Laura stitched the model on brown mono canvas, which is the default color choice for the canvas. We think the peach would also be nice on eggshell, the purple on lavender, the pink on rose blush, and the blue on french blue. If you'd like to pick your own color of canvas from our inventory, just e-mail your color choice to us at customerservice@scarletthread.com when you place your order. We'll verify the canvas color choice before filling your order.

Dawn is leaning toward the blue colorway, while Sara Leigh is torn between the peach and the purple. She's been trying to get away from always doing purple, so the peach may win.

Oh, yeah. You get all this for our usual discounted kit price of $45.00!