Can you stitch? Thread The Needle Day is a chance to get dust off your stitching skills, or to learn how if you don’t know how. Why not organize a stitch-a-thon, or stitching lessons with friends to celebrate?
Quaint vintage buttons adorn this set of pin keeps based on motifs from an antique sampler. The design is stitched on 35ct confederate gray from Weeks Dye Works using Belle Soie Silks from Crescent Colours. Contact Milady’s Needle for wholesale information.
Sewing machines were once common household objects, used for repairing worn and damaged clothes, as well as for making new items from fabrics and material – in recent years, however, they’ve largely disappeared from the average household.
Sewing Machine Day encourages you to make use of a sewing machine – dig yours out of your attic or cupboard, or consider picking a new or used sewing machine from a charity store or second hand shop. Repair, alter and create clothing, curtains, fabrics and decorations for the day!
Time is running out! The DMC Needlework Memories Contest ends January 31, 2013.
Stitchers are invited to submit their favorite needlework memory by January 31. A panel of independent judges will decide which memory is the most inspirational then DMC will send the owner of the winning memory and a guest to Paris for a week.
If the winner notes their favorite independent needlework shop on their original entry form, and that needlework shop is yours, YOU will also win a week in Paris with a friend including a train ride through the French countryside and a tour of the historic 268-year-old DMC factory in Mulhouse, France.
Shops are encouraged to download the official entry form at www.DMC-USA.com and add their shop name before distributing to customers. The more customers who submit a memory, the better the shop’s chances of winning.
HApPY BIrThDAy Peggy!
Since today is Peggy's special day, Needlework Retailer will be featuring a new product from Fern Ridge Collections on our blog!
Fern Ridge’s newest flag fob, Long May She Wave comes as a complete kit. This model will be given away as part of The Great Model Giveaway at TNNA Nashville wholesale trade show. Contact Fern Ridge Collections at www.fernrigecollections.com for retail store locations.
The DMC Needlework Memories contest opens November 1 and runs through January 31, 2013. You and your customer could each Win a week in Paris! Contact DMC at Memories@DMCUS.com or visit http://www.DMC-USA.com for contest rules and entry forms.