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Tansy Stitcher’s Trio

Tansy Stitcher's Trio

Tansy Stitcher’s Trio

This pretty new stitcher’s project is featured as a result of my last group of stitchers who came to Pinks Barn for a weekend class. This super group work the etui section of the trio, initially as a band sampler. You can see from the picture below, that as a band sampler it is very attractive – I was really pleased with the colour combinations and it is quite a challenging piece as it includes 25 different stitches or techniques.

Flat shot of Etui

A view of the unfolded etui

My weekend group of stitchers tested the chart and the colours and a great time was had by all! I have since lined the etui with vintage silk, added the button band, the pin keep and the scissor chateliane.

Inside the Etui

Inside the fold etui showing the buttoned needleband

Available now as a complete kit including pre-sorted threads, linen, scissor charm, vintage silk. buttons and needle band. Go to Kits and Charts/ Special Linen Collection and scroll down the page.

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Date posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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New items added to the shop

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New Magnetic Needle Holders

The latest in our range of needle holders – little dragons. Hand crafted here in the Cotswolds, these little creatures are made from resin and are treated to look like ivory or mahogany. The strong magnet embedded inside each little creature makes them an ideal stitcher’s companion. Go to Tools and Accessories for more details

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Back Issues of Stitch That

At last, I have added the stock of back issues of Stitch That magazines to the web site. If you are a member of the CSG you can order back issues whilst we still have them in stock. We have copies as far back as Issue 66!

I am working on some more new items and will let you have a sneak preview later. Happy stitching!

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Date posted: Monday, June 7, 2010

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New book is running a bit late!


The New Cover

New Picture

Sample pages

I have heard from Search Press, the UK Publishers, that my order for hundreds of copies of this book will not be with me until the end of June. I am sorry about this.  Many of you have pre-ordered this book so I do apologise. I have not processed any credit cards or banked any cheques as yet- We have Jiffy bags poised and will send out the day they arrive. You will notice that it has a new title since I included an image in our Stitch That! Ho Hum – who am I but the Author……

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Date posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010

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A lovely stitching weekend…..


A day of stitching bliss

It was almost too hot in the afternoons over the weekend – not complaining had to move in to the shade to stitch! Bumble and Biggles were quite good and did not eat all the cakes

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Date posted: Monday, May 24, 2010

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Stitching Holiday 2011

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Linen band, fabric and thread


Malcolm and our luxury coach

Linen band in production at Vaupels

Vaupel and Heilenbeck Linen Band Production

A true stitchers tour! Here is an outline of the trip to include visiting the German Sampler Museum at Celle and Vaupel and Heilenbeck for linen band heaven. Those of you who have been before will know what I mean – start saving now!

On to visit the Madeira factory in Freiburg – where we will see the threads being made and have a chance to shop – complete ranges anyone!  This is followed by a few hours in the factory shop at Zweigart and home via Reims.


The Madeira factory at Freiburg

We will be planning some meals out with our hosts and perhaps a champagne tasting in Reims but this should, at least, whet your appetites!

Saturday 30th April
Pick ups in Fairford, London, Maidstone and Folkestone prior to travelling to the shuttle and onwards to an overnight in Eindhoven where our evening meal will be provided. Stitching projects and themed classes will be distributed by this point

Sunday 1st May
Travel to Celle to have our guided tour of the sampler museum with our English speaking guide and then on to Wuppertal for a two night stay. Evening meal provided

Monday 2nd May

A visit to Vaupel and Heilenbeck to see the factory and to spend the hours needed to select from the display of linen bands and chart packs. Dinner out with our hosts

Tuesday 3rd May

Drive by coach to Freiburg for a three night stay. On arrival our evening meal will be provided

Wednesday 4th May

We will be visiting the Madeira factory at Freiburg where the design team are going to show us all sorts of threads and fibres. Followed by a wine tasting evening in Freiburg

Thursday 5th May

Visit to the Zweigart shop for our linen and aida supplies and to see a presentation of some of the new products ready for launch. This is followed by a free evening to relax and compare notes!

Friday 6th May

Drive to Reims for our overnight stay – with a champagne tasting as an option if we can arrange it and dinner will be provided

Saturday 7th May

Home via Calais and Cite Europe for the last minutes shopping.

Costs include

Coach and rail travel, bed and breakfast throughout and evening meals where quoted. Not included are lunches and travel insurance.

Per person sharing a twin room £825.00

Single Supplement £170.00

As always, we will offer a draw to share if there are people who are happy to so.

Freephone line 0800 328 9750 ( UK only)

Non-UK +44 1285 713678

or send me an email for a booking form

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Date posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010

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