Our show page has been updated with the shows we have already booked in 2019. One or two show companies have yet to get back to us, so we expect to add one or two more dates in the Summer and Autumn as confirmations arrive. We are really pleased to be at the Create-it! Northeast Show this spring, which is on Saturday March 9th in Gateshead. We are also returning to the Knit and Stitch show at the Rheged centre near Penrith, which is a lovely centre just off the M6 and A66 and close by for anyone holidaying in the Lake District or Western dales. It is a slightly later date this year – 4th and 5th of May – so whatever the forecasters say, winter ought to be over by then!
Free Show Tickets
Some of the larger show companies we work with sometimes let us have small numbers of complementary tickets for their shows. The first one to do so this year is the company behind Sewing for Pleasure in March. We normally offer free tickets first to those who have signed up to our e-mail newsletter and then, if any are left, on our Facebook page. If you haven't already signed up for our e-mail newsletter, subscribe here. We only send the newsletter out 4 times a year so if you sign up you won't be inundated. This year's first edition is due out before the end of January.
Details for all our upcoming shows can be found on the Shows page.
We have a special offer on our three new snow scene Christmas Cards: Christmas on the Farm, Fir Tree Cottage and Christmas Plate - Home by Dawn. Each of these has 20% off from now until the end of February.
New designs and products
We've two very stylish additions to our keepsake range called the Snowdrop Box (shown right) and Snowdrop Tray. The box is our first hexagonal design and would make a wonderful container for a small gift, or as a ring box on a dressing table. The snowdrop theme makes it an ideal project for the New Year.
All the new designs for the past year are shown on our New Designs page.
During 2018 we stocked a new thread conditioner in our showroom called Thread Magic. It has proved very popular and so we are adding it to our website. You draw your thread over the conditioner and it adds a small amount of residue-free lubricant which helps stop fraying and breaking. We recommend it for working with metallic thread which is particularly prone to these problems. Acid-free and hypoallergenic, it comes in a small, easily portable pot with notches to help guide your thread, and should last for many projects.
The Dales in Snow
As we write this news in mid-January, the forecasters are hinting at snow. This might put some people off, but the Dales are especially beautiful when it snows. Our local council and local farmers are very good a keeping the main routes clear and we remain open from Monday to Friday and Saturday afternoons throughout the winter. We also have a new café opening from Wednesday to Sunday on site from the 1st of February, and you will be assured of a warm welcome if you make the trip to see us. Just make sure to check travel advice before setting out.
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.
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.
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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