Our designer, Meg, has been working hard on some new designs some of which will be launched on Hochanda Craft TV at 11.00am on Monday 20th January. The designs stitched on aida fabric include two new winter village buildings - Pine Cone Cottage and the Holly Bush Inn (pictured right). As usual these designs will be available only through Hochanda initially, but they will be available from our website from the middle of February. Hochanda can be found on Freeview 85, Sky 673 and Freesat 817 - you can also catch up with the show later on Hochanda.com (www.hochanda.com) by selecting the rewind button at the top of the page and then choosing the show.
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 will be featured on Hochanda - but there are several other designs which we simpy ran out of time to get ready for the show. These should be available for our Spring shows starting with Glasgow at the beginning of March.
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Sadly, some of our older designs need to be withdrawn from our range because we are running out of particular colour fabrics used in the kits and unable to source suitable alternatives.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.
Our first show of 2020 is one of our favourites - the Creative Craft Show at the SECC Glasgow from 5th to 8th March inclusive. This show runs together with the Scottish Quilting Show, which is very inspiring. It is a while since we last attended this show so do come and say hello if you are there, and if there are particular designs you would like to see or kits you would like to pre-order, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure we bring them along.
Other shows booked for spring 2020 include Create-It Northeast at the Gateshead Arena on 26th April, the Knit and Stitch show at the Rheged Centre on 2nd and 3rd of May and Create-it Kent at the Kent showground in Detling on the 16th and 17th of May.
Our show page has been updated with the shows we have already booked in 2020. 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.
Details for all our upcoming 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 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.
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. Swaledale can be achingly beautiful in winter, and this February half term the national park is holding a "Dark Skies Festival". As part of this festival Reeth has an art exhibition from Saturday 15th to Saturday 2nd February in The Orchard Gallery at Hudson House. There are lots of other events elsewhere in the national park, and the programme can be seen at Yorkshire Dales National Park, so why not wrap up warm and 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.
We're normally open from 10am to 4:30pm (5pm in summer) Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4:30pm (5pm in summer) on Saturday, although we do have to close when we take the models to the shows.
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The Nutmeg Gallery is normally open from 10am to 4:30pm (5pm in summer) Mon - Fri and 2pm to 4:30pm (5pm in summer) on Sat