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Needlework Book Sale and Some News…


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Interweave Press produces Piecework Magazine, among other interesting needlework publications. Right now, they’ve got their spring sale going on, but it’s only through midnight tonight (April 29th), US Mountain Time. So if you want to get in on some really good savings, you may wish to check out the sale. The things that caught my eye?…

You already know I’m a sucker for needlework books, and as full as my bookshelves may be, I can always somehow find room for more. Interweave Press puts out facsimile copies of all the Weldon’s Practical Needlework books. I’d love to have this collection! But the cover price for one volume is generally $30. Right now, you can pick them up for $18 each, which isn’t too bad.

Weldon's Practical Needlework

The various volumes of this copious needlework publication contain all kinds of needlework instruction and patterns. The individual volumes cover many needlework interests: knitting, crochet, embroidery, lace making, canvas work, smocking, drawn thread embroidery, Mountmellick embroidery, and the list goes on. While each volume doesn’t contain every single type of needlework, the books are varied enough to keep a needleworker occupied for a long time!

In the needlework section, you can also find quite a few back issues of Piecework Magazine available at a discount. Now might be the time to finish your collection, if you’ve been trying to build one.


Tomorrow is it – the last day of Needle ‘n Thread as we know it! I think you’ll really like the new and improved site. It includes many of the features that you’ve suggested over the years. There’s going to be a transition time, but it’ll be as short as possible. Tomorrow, I’ll give you a sneak peek of the new site, but if you don’t hear for me for a couple days after that, it’s just to work through the transition. I’ll be posting again as soon as possible, and, from what I understand, those who are subscribed via e-mail or a feedreader are fine. You won’t need to change anything. (If, however, you don’t hear from me for more than a couple days, you might want to check in! If there’s a problem, we’ll fix it!)

From what I understand, the site will still be here and look like it does now, until the transition is made. It will just be stagnate, as I won’t be able to post through Blogger after April 30th.

Keep an eye out for tomorrow’s sneak peek!


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  1. Wow! Congratulations! Just loaded up the new site -after checking all day to see when it went up! – and it looks great! I’m off to squizz (your word, Mary) around the new site! I missed you and my daily dose of inspiration!

  2. Hey Mary,

    you’re back! I’ve been going through withdrawal without your site…

    Congratulations, the new design is looking great and the categories are very strucured. Great piece of work!

    Thank you for all the wonderful work you did so far and good luck with the new site!

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