We will be reopening our showroom from 1st July. But to control numbers and keep our regular customers as safe as possible, we will be doing so by appointment. Ring 01748 884926 or e-mail email@example.com in advance and we will book a slot for you. If you book a slot there is no need to buy anything - you are welcome to just come and look round. If you forget you can of course ring us from outside and if there is no-one inside or pre-booked we can let you in - but much better to book if you can.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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).
During lockdown our designer, Meg, has been working on lots of new ideas. Many of these are now in the final stages of being kitted ready for the Autumn and our Summer newsletter readers are being given some sneak peeks. If you are not already a newsletter reader do sign up below to see full details in our Autumn edition - we only send the newletter out 4 times a year so you won't be bombarded. New designs already launched include two new Winter Village buildings - Pine Cone Cottage and the Holly Bush Inn (pictured right).
Meg has also been busy with new kits stitched on perforated paper. Many of these were previously only available in gift sets or as charts in our e-book. One of them is the Nessie card and gift box pictured right. This were featured on Hochanda - but there are several other designs which we simpy ran out of time to get ready for the show.
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 from 1st February we will be withdrawing 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 order before 1st February. After that they won't appear on the website - although if you e-mail us we may be able to help provided there is enough fabric left.
The Government has yet to lift 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.
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 been donating all profits from this little kit to the flood relief fund and thanks to you we have now been able to send another £165 to the Two Ridings Community Foundation flood appeal.
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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 (4:30pm in winter) Mon - Fri and 2pm to 5pm (4:30pm in winter) on Sat