Monday, June 27, 2011

Fabulous Fluorite Fantasy From Laura Perin

We just received, hot off the presses, Laura J. Perin's newest addition to her Impressionist Collection, "Fluorite Fantasy." It is beautiful!

It's all done up in shades of purple and teal, using a variety of stitches. We just know you're going to love this one.

If you're like us, you may be wondering just what is this fluorite? Is it related to the fluoride we use to protect our teeth? Inquiring minds want to know. So I looked it up and found out some interesting things about this mineral composed of calcium fluoride.

Fluorite is said to absorb and neutralize negative vibrations. It is also known as the "Genius Stone," increasing concentration and helping in decision-making. I do believe I should carry one of these around with me at all times.

The ancient Egyptians used fluorite to carve statues and scarabs, and the Chinese have used it in carvings for over 300 years. I would love to see some of these!

We're offering "Fluorite Fantasy" as a complete kit as well, so fly on over to the Catalog to pre-order one now. Be the first in your stitching group to have this gorgeous design! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Beautiful Hand-Painted Canvas

When we were browsing the Needlework Show in April, we made a fantastic discovery: Nature's Palette hand-painted canvases. This designer has opened up a whole new world of canvas for the needlepointer. The colors are vivid and come in solids, multi-colored, and opalescent. We snapped up several colors in the 10" x 10" size (it also comes 20" x 20").

We can't decide which we love most!

While we were at it, we picked up a couple of chart and canvas ornament kits designed by Laura J. Perin for Nature's Palette. At 3.5" x 3.5", they're perfect to tuck into your bag and take with you wherever you go. What a great way to try out this new line of canvas!

Pinwheel & Stars includes an 8" x 8" piece of Sunset canvas. We've added the Watercolours, DMC #5 perle coton, and Kreinik #12 braid to complete the kit.

Snowflake Square includes an 8" x 8" piece of Turquoise canvas. And again, we've added the Watercolours, DMC #5 perle coton, and Kreinik #12 braid to complete the kit.

So what are you waiting for? Follow the links to see these for yourself. Then browse the rest of the new items while you're there. You never know what you may have missed since you checked in last.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Patriotica from Laura J. Perin! UPDATE

We just got word from Laura Perin about her latest design, "Red, White & Blue Panel." Even as I write, the patterns are winging their way to us and we're pulling together threads and canvas for kits.

What a great addition to her Long Panel series, and just in time for Independence Day. Laura has pulled her reds, whites, and blues from two Caron Collection Watercolours overdyed cottons and DMC #5, adding metallic ribbon and braid for lots of sparkle!

UPDATE: Click on over to the Catalog to order your kit now!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lady Gaea Is in the House!

That's right. We now have the complete kit for Threedles Needlework Designs' Cat's Eyes in the Gaea colorway. These colors are absolutely gorgeous.

Kurdy stitched this beautiful colorway on a lovely hand-painted canvas; we've substituted aquamarina as a more economical alternative that works very well with her thread selection. The pinks, ranging from soft to deep shades, absolutely pop against it.

Along with the chart and the canvas you get the following threads and beads: Access Commodities Accentuate and Bijoux; Rainbow Gallery Crystal Braid, Neon Rays, Treasure Braid Petite, Very Velvet Petite, Silk Lame Braid, Splendor, and Sparkle! Braid; Gloriana silk floss; Gumnuts Stars; Kreinik #4 and #8 Braid; Thread Gatherer Silk 'N Colors; Miyuki Rocailles Beads; Mill Hill seed beads; twisted bugle beads; and 240 bicone crystals!

We've also just added Kurdy's new Mirror, Mirror, another sparkly geometric design. This one comes in three colorways: Carousel, lovely pastels; Embers, a fiery gem; and Victorian Jewel, purples with a shot of teal and green. Just look!

So tool on over to the Threedles section of our Catalog and check everything out. For those who love bling, this is the place to go!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lavender Logs Kit from Brenda Kocher

Brenda Kocher recently released a beautiful charted needlepoint design based on the traditional log cabin quilt. We've now kitted up Lavender Logs and just love the colors!

With just a few threads, Brenda has created a dynamic, textured piece with lots of different stitches. We love the counterpoint of the blue against the lavender!

When she released Lavender Logs, Brenda also brought out a new bargello design, Bodacious Bargello, that we think is just gorgeous.

Don't you just love those bright colors? While you're over there in the Scarlet Thread Catalog, check out the rest of Brenda's designs.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Peony Collage, Prelude to Summer

Laura Perin's newest addition to her Secret Garden Collection of charted needlepoint designs is a stunner. The Peony Collage focuses on one of the most beautiful, fragrant harbingers of summer. Who can resist those beautiful blossoms?

We've kitted up this lovely design, opting to use her suggested alternative ThreadworX Overdyed Cotton Floss, a lovely spring-green variegated thread that complements the Caron Collection Primrose Watercolours. The perle coton, cotton floss, and metallic threads are scrumptious shades of pinks and greens, with a dash of orange, yellow, and brown for the stamens and pistils.

Cruise on over to the Catalog to check out more of Laura's designs and kits. They're hard to resist!