Hochanda Craft TV
Meg launched some new designs on Hochanda Craft TV on Tuesday 24 September. The show went out live at 3pm on Freeview channel 85, Sky channel 673 and Freesat channel 817, but you can also view it on Hochanda.com.
The designs include a new Lapis Lazuli design desk or dressing table set (shown right), two new tree designs (see the New designs section below), two cottages and two new Christmas cards plus some more bookmarks. As usual the designs will be available first through Hochanda, but if craft TV isn't for you keep an eye on this website towards the end of October when the items go on general release.
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.
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Details for all our upcoming shows can be found on the Shows page.
We have two new tree designs for Christmas. We have called these Advent Trees, as they represent little advent gift trees which can be brought out as ornaments as soon as the season of advent begins. They are on 14-count fabric, which makes them a little easier to stitch than our original Christmas Tree designs, which were on 18-count fabric.
Sadly, the old small, medium and large Christmas tree kits are now having to be withdrawn from normal production because we are running out of that fabric. It is always a difficult decision to stop production of a design that has been so popular. But to keep them going we would have had to have more fabric especially dyed for us and after over 12 years we have decided the time has probably come to say goodbye. But if you were hoping to complete the set, you can contact us and we may be able to help.
We now have two postcard designs. In addition to the Whitby postcard we launched in June, we have added a Swaledale postcard (shown right). Profits from the sale of this postcard are going to the North Yorkshire Flood Recovery fund set up by the Two Ridings Community Foundation Trust to help victims of the July Flash Flooding in the Yorkshire Dales.
We also have a new Christmas card, Christmas Mischief, featuring a tortoiseshell cat, and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Santa House, we've added a new Planning the route Santa House to the range.
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.
Autumn in Swaledale
If you are anywhere near Swaledale this autumn, do come and see us. 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nutmeg Gallery is normally open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 5pm on Saturday