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!

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