We have brought a few new items for you!
There is some wonderful soutache jewelry being made these days! We thought you might like to try your hand at it! A dozen colours of polyester soutache braid to start with.
We also have a nice little booklet with some basics of how to use this wonderful braid!
DMC has come out with new embroidery floss colours! The first new colours in nearly 15 years. They are currently available in a pack including all 16 new colours. The pack also come with three free cross stitch designs using the new colours. Tropical Punch showcases the eight bright and vibrant colors; Woodland Walk features the eight soft, natural colors; and Bohemian Tapestry uses all 16 new colors in a fun, contemporary design. Cherish Nature, an additional cross stitch design for the new colors, is available from the DMC USA site. To know where the new colours fit in with the existing colours, you can download a PDF here.
In addition we are expanding out DMC line to include some of the Light Effects line. These dazzling versatile threads can be used for a variety of techniques; from cross-stitch to needlepoint to all types of embroidery and creative stitchery. We brought in 11 colours!
Silver (E168), Black (E310), Pink Amethyst (E316), Titanium (E317)
Red (E321), Green Emerald (E699), Dark Red Ruby (E815), White Glow-in-the-dark (E940)
Purple Ruby (E3837), Light Blue Sapphire (E3843), Dark Gold (E3852)
We brought a few more notions!
Fray Stop II – Great to stop fabric from fraying with this easy to use adhesive that dries clear, soft and flexible. It lasts through repeated gentle washings and can also be used to seal the ends of braiding and trims including soutache.
Sewing machine oil – A basic that no crafter should be without. This a fairly large bottle. With long taper point to get that drop of oil just where you need it. Also it is a good idea to oil the joint of your scissors. Keep the action nice and smooth. A drop or 2 will do wonders on a squeaky door hinge too!
Bias Maker – 2 sizes – 25mm (1″) and 12mm (1/2″) Making you own bias tape to match your handmade creations. These tools will save you hours! With these bias maker you can combine with a double sided fusible web to create instant bias tapes.
Beeswax in Holder – Beeswax strengthens thread for hand sewing. Beeswax can stabilize thread to prevent tangling and cut back on shredding. It can be used to smooth the surface of iron and makes sticky drawers and windows slide easily. Wax disc comes in a handy plastic case which allows you to wax threads without having to take the wax out. Just draw the thread through the convenient slits in the case.
Magnetic Snaps – Great pockets in purses, totes, backpacks and even try using them on straps for books, albums, boxes and much more. 2 styles – sew in and pronged. The pronged style comes in 2 sizes – 14mm (9/16″) and 18mm (3/4″) Both are available in Silver tone and Gold tone. Noodlehead, who make the Super Tote pattern we sell, have a great tutorial about installing these magnetic snaps.
Clover Flower Pins – These are some of the best pins we have used. The blue ones are fine, great for use on delicate and thin fabrics. The coral ones are for regular wight fabrics (quilting weight, etc.) The large box (white, yellow, green and light coral) are a bit thicker and longer. The flat flower head allows the to lay flat while stitching.
We hope you enjoy the new arrivals! If there are products you are looking for that we don’t carry, let us know! We are building the inventory and we want to carry the items you want and need! Happy crafting!