The last posting dates for orders to be delivered for Christmas are approaching, and to pack your parcel in time to catch the last post we need to receive orders as shown below. But to avoid disappointment we recommend placing orders before these dates in case there is exceptional weather or industrial action. It's been a while since the UK had a very severe winter or a postal strike, but both things are possible.
Legal eagles will note that most of these dates are one day before the last posting date (two days where the last posting date is on a Saturday). That ensures that even if you order late in the day, we still get one working day to turn your order round. Orders received after these dates will be dispatched as soon as possible, but may not reach you by Christmas.
We'll publish our 2018 show programme in the New Year, but we are very pleased to say we will be attending two new shows next spring: the Textiles East show near Cambridge in February and the Knit and Stitch show at the Rheged Centre in April. We are also pleased to say that after an 18 month break we will be returning to the SECC in Glasgow in March, so do come and see us if you can.
New Designs for 2017
This summer Meg produced eight new kit designs. The picture right is a Victorian-style Christmas Card in the form of a fan. We are used to cards that fold in half, but the Victorians began the fashion with cards intended to be propped up on the mantlepiece or placed tastefully on display among the ornaments in a Victorian home. These first cards were more like postcards - but they became increasingly elaborate and Meg has reflected that high Victorian feel with this gorgeous green-and-gold themed card in the form of a fan.
But if it is too soon for Christmas for you, the preview left is of another new design, a summer picture panel box called "We are Sailing".
Altogether there are eight new designs including a 60th card, a sparkly Christmas decoration (shown right), a fan shaped box, a penguin bookmark, two new gingerbread houses and another room interior scene as a companion piece to the existing "Night Before Christmas" design.
Meg is currently working on another half-dozen or so new designs which she plans to launch on Hochanda Craft TV on the 5th of December. The shows are currently booked for 7.00 am and 11.00 am. But keep an eye on this news page and we'll let you know of any changes.
All the new designs for the past year are shown on our New Designs page.
Winter in Swaledale
If you are anywhere near Swaledale this winter, do come and see us. The new lambs will be appearing from late February onwards so it's a lovely time to visit. But do drive carefully as some of the lambs can get quite adventurous and stray onto the road. And if you stay locally there is usually a lot going on.
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. As Autumn turns into winter, we will be attending a Winter Wonderland gift fair at Tennant's on December 9th and 10th. 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.
We're normally open from 10.00 to 5.00 Monday to Friday and 2.00 till 5.00 on Saturday, although we do have to close when we take the models to the shows.
In addition to Meg and Mike, and our Production manager Anne and her assistant Chris, we are welcoming our daughter Annie on to the Nutmeg Team. Annie is going to focus on social media and will hopefully bring us up to date, and make us better at letting you know what is going at Nutmeg.
Sign up for our Newsletter
We plan to send out one regular news e-mail each New Year with our show schedule for the year ahead and a maximum of three other news e-mails during the year letting you know when new designs are out or if we have a special offer on the website.
The Nutmeg Company
Unit 14, Reeth Dales Centre, Reeth, Nr. Richmond, Yorkshire DL11 6SP
Telephone: 01748 884926 Email: email@example.com
The Nutmeg Gallery is normally open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 5pm on Saturday