We are now open 10.00 to 4.00 Monday to Friday and on most Saturdays. There is no need to make an appointment but we will ask you to use the hand-gel before touching anything and to wear a mask if you are able to do so. We took the opportunity of lockdown to change the layout of the showroom, so it looks a bit different. But we still have the comfy sofa inside and a nice bench seat outside for friends and family who aren't into cross-stitch.
Mail and Telephone Orders
Thank you to all those who have been ordering by phone, e-mail and online. Your support has been vital at a time when all our shows have been cancelled and our showroom closed. The good news is that delays on parcels seem to have eased considerably, though you do still need to allow a little extra time especially for parcels going outside the UK. You can order via this website, on 01748 884926 or by e-mail at email@example.com - tell us what you want and we will send you a Pay Pal payment request which you can settle either with a PayPal account or with a card.
Many stitchers have been ordering materials online to keep their projects going during lockdown and we have been selling lots of perforated paper and DMC thread. In response to demand we have also started stocking the 35 new DMC colours (nos 1 to 35). If you would like a full set of the new colours for your stash we have an offer on the whole set of 35 colours for just £29 (plus £2 p&p).
Snowy roof tops, carol singing in the frosty air and a little girl in a pinafore - what does that remind you of? This range of six Victorian style Christmas cards recall earlier times and traditional celebrations. They are designed to enjoy - both by the stitcher and by the recipient! These cards are available in our Small De-Luxe Greetings Cards section.
New Miniature Building and New Keepsake Box
Nutmeg Company kits are generally designed to challenge stitchers and help them develop their skills, but the Black Eyed Susan Box has more extensive instructions, both for stitching and assembly, to help beginners and anyone who feels unsure about taking the plunge!
Black Eyed Susan flowers ramble across the top and sides, but the design is not complicated and is worked on 14-count aida - easy to see and work with. Step-by-step photographs and text talk you through each stage of assembly.
Stitched in tasteful shades of red, grey and cream, this up-market milliners shop is ideal whether you just want a beret or are after a lovely hat for a wedding.
All the new designs for the past year are shown on our New Designs page.
Farewell to Some Older Designs
Sadly, some of our older designs need to be withdrawn from our range because we are running out of particular colour fabrics used in the kits and unable to source suitable alternatives.
The most important change is that we have withdrawn most of our signature summer village set of miniatures while we re-stitch them on new bases. The Castle Inn, The Village Shop, Keeper's Cottage, Foxglove Cottage, The Chateau, The Dower House, Dales Cottage and The Church will be back again later this year in their new guise.
But we are taking this opportunity to refresh the range and Cottage Row, The Old Rectory and Windrush Cottage will not return, leaving space to add new buildings in the years ahead. So if you need any of these kits to complete your set, please e-mail us as we may be able to help provided there is enough fabric left.
The Government has yet to lift all the restrictions on indoor events. But the major show companies are working on ways to make their shows safer ready for when they get the go-ahead. They are looking at limiting numbers, having one-way systems, lots of hand washing points and so on. We'll try and keep you updated. But we are aware that many of our older customers are vulnerable and we don't want to tempt anyone to do anything unsafe. Mike and Meg who man the stand at shows are also themselves a little beyond the spring chicken stage, so at the moment we are working on the basis that we will not attend any shows this Autumn. But if you are young and fit or generally less worried about the risk we will do our best to keep you informed irrespective of whether we will be at the shows ourselves.
We have just heard that the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate this November has been postponed to November 2021. We have booked in the hope that the present crisis will be over by then and hope to see everyone there.
Details for all our planned shows can be found on the Shows page.
A big thank you to everyone who ordered a Summer In Swaledale cross-stitch post card kit. As regular readers will know, our part of Yorkshire was hit by a flash flood in July 2019 and many homes and businesses in Swaledale and Wensleydale were flooded. We have already been able to make two donations to the flood relief appeal and although sales of this little Swaledale postcard have been affected by having the showroom closed, now we are open again we hope to be able to make a further donation to the flood relief fund at the end of the summer. This is necessary because, although life for most people in the dale has returned to normal, there are still a few families who are waiting to get back to their homes.
Autumn in Swaledale
If you are anywhere near Swaledale this autumn, do come and see us.
If you have a non-stitcher in tow you can sit them on our comfy sofa while you look round our showroom, or send them out to look at one of the other craft workshops on site. We also have Tennants, one of the UK's premier auction houses, in the next dale with large permanent displays of art and collectibles, and The Bowes Museum, one of the best museums outside London, a short drive North. Various stately homes, castles and the famous Wensleydale cheese factory are also within easy reach. So it is a good area to break a journey North or South.
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The Nutmeg Company
Unit 14, Reeth Dales Centre, Reeth, Nr. Richmond, Yorkshire DL11 6SP
Telephone: 01748 884926 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nutmeg Gallery is normally open from 10am to 5pm (4:30pm in winter) Mon - Fri and 2pm to 5pm (4:30pm in winter) on Sat