Our next show is the huge Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in North London. The show runs for 5 days from Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th October. The organisers have told us that you can get a £2.50 discount on adult tickets, or £1 off concessionary tickets if you book in advance and use the discount code EX17. We also have two pairs of complementary tickets to give away. These are valid on either Wednesday 11th, Friday 13th or Sunday 15th October. They will also get you in for the late night opening on Thursday 12th - but only from 3pm. So please e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you could use them.
Details for all our upcoming shows can be found on the Shows page.
New Designs for Summer 2017
Meg has produced eight new kit designs for this summer. 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 hanging decoration, a fan shaped box, two new gingerbread houses and another room interior scene as a companion piece to the existing "Night Before Christmas" design.
All the new designs for the past year are shown on our New Designs page.
Hochanda Craft TV on the 2nd of August
Meg launched all the new designs except one on Hochanda craft TV on the 2nd of August. There were two live shows that day at 10.00am and 3.00pm. You will find Hochanda on Sky 633, Freeview 85 or Freesat 817. You can also view the programme - either live or on catch-up - on the Hochanda website (www.hochanda.com). The remaining design is Meg's new 60th Anniversary card. We've had so many requests for extra anniversary options that Meg has now added a 60th card to the existing 25th, 40th and 50th cards. The new diamond wedding card will be available from next week. The other new designs will be available through Hochanda from the 2nd of August, and on our website from the end of August.
Most readers will be aware that the price of fabric and other imported craft materials has been rising due to the fall in the pound. And after a long period of stagnation, other costs are now starting to increase as well. At Nutmeg we review our prices twice a year - once in July and once in January. We have decided to keep our fabric kit prices stable this summer. But our card kit prices have gone up by 20p (for a small card kit), 30p (for a large card kit) and 40p (for a de-luxe card kit) on 1 August. For contractual reasons, the cost of the "Silver Bells" hanging deocration has gone up at the same time to £17.45.
Summer in Swaledale
If you are anywhere near Swaledale this summer, do come and see us. And if you stay locally there is usually a lot going on. Reeth has its own agricultural show on 28th August, and Muker (just a few miles up-dale) has a very traditional village show on 6th September, including sheep dog trials.
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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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