Thursday, October 28, 2010

Beautiful Colors for "Tuscan Midnight"

Kathy Rees's new charted needlepoint design, "Tuscan Midnight," comes with not one, not three, not even six, but nine different colorways using 10 Caron Collection Watercolours threads (14 skeins in all) and 1 Kreinik #12 Braid! We're offering to kit this pattern on request, for our discounted kit price of $90.00. To make your selection easier, we've taken photos of all of the Watercolours used in each. Feast your eyes!


Cool Blues





"Rainforest Crunch"

Autumn (Green)

Autumn (Blue)

Now that you've made up your mind, place your order today for the "Tuscan Midnight" Kit!

A New Twist for the Glitz & Glamour Series

Debbie Rowley decided to "kick it up a notch" for her latest Glitz & Glamour charted needlepoint design, Tourmaline (Watermelon). For the first time, she's used two colors instead of her usual monochromatic color scheme, and we think it's a winner!

Aren't those pinks and greens gorgeous? And with this design, we're giving options to buy the kit, the chart, or the thread pack. That's right. The threads only. That way, if you managed to snap up the chart when you saw Debbie at the ANG National Seminar, you can now get all the threads in one place!

We'll be making thread packs available for most of the items we kit up. Check the Catalog to find more of the thread packs for recent new arrivals, especially Fun Stuff!, American Beauty, and Glitz & Glamour Turquoise.

The pricing for Glitz & Glamour Tourmaline is $63.90 for the full kit, $48.85 for the thread pack, and $16.00 for the chart.

Remember, too, that we're happy to kit up any of the charts we have in the catalog. We can normally ship within 2 weeks.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ready to Go!

This is just a quick post as I prepare to get away for the weekend. We'll be shipping the first Fun Stuff! and American Beauty kits early next week. That's right! We'll finally have everything we need on Monday. So get on over to the Catalog and place your orders now.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Something Old, Something New, Nothing Borrowed, but Something Blue Coming Soon: Jim Wurth, Jean Hilton, Kathy Rees for Needle Delights

After the great response we got for the Keiko kit, we looked a little farther in the Rainbow Gallery treasure chest and found a delightful trio of designs that Jim Wurth created for them in 2001: Silken Serenade, Silken Sonata, and Silken Symphony. By an unscientific, random process, we selected one to kit up for you at a very reasonable $20.70:

Jean Hilton's Crown of Hearts has stirred some interest in the blogosphere lately, so we went on a hunt for it. Imagine our surprise when we found it buried in Rainbow Gallery's vault. She designed this beautiful piece for them in 1989. Nearby, we also found Standing Ovation, another Hilton design from 1996. Both are very affordable charts at $4.00, and we'd be happy to kit them up on request. Remember, all kits are discounted 10%. Crown of Hearts calls for some discontinued threads that Rainbow Gallery has suggested appropriate substitutions for, and it would make a lovely keepsake boxtop for a gift, if a pillowtop isn't your thing.

And now for something new! We've added a couple of new designs by Kathy Rees for Needle Delights Originals: Cocoa and Tangerine, both from her Color Delights series. And we finally have all the materials for Lavender Fields, a real beauty! It uses ThreadworX overdyed cotton floss and overdyed Kreinik #5 braid along with a couple of Anchor flosses, and the discounted kit price is $64.80. Gorgeous!

Last, but not least, we have a recent addition to Nancy Buhl's (From Nancy's Needle) American Life Series, School Days. It's a very sweet, small design at 4" x 8", using Caron Collection Watercolours, DMC #5 perle coton, Kreinik #12 braid, and Weeks Dye Works #5 perle coton. Let us know if you'd like this kitted up.

What about the blue? We're receiving the materials for Debbie Rowley's new designs, and hope to have the kits ready this week for Glitz & Glamour Turquoise and Fun Stuff. You'll be seeing red once we get American Beauty's materials in, all in overdyed cottons!