Here in Kansas, it’s been disgustingly hot the first half of September – which is pretty typical!
But last night, the heat broke as storms rolled through, and this morning, it is soft and cool outside, smacking of autumn all around! Rumor has it, we’ll be in the low forties tonight. That’s practically winter here.
I love autumn. I love everything about it, from the cooler mornings and chilly nights, to the crisp sunny afternoons alternating with the occasional blustery gray.
But most of all, I love fall for the color. The gold-red hues of the prairie grasses, the blue-blue skies, the leaves flashing their brilliant shades. Even the green and gold grasshoppers that spit. Yep, I love it all!
If you’re an autumn stitcher, then I have some good news for you! After writing about these miniature patterns I shared with you the other day, I was able to follow up on the whole thread availability question.
And even if autumn stitching isn’t your thing, but you’re a thread lover in general (I’m guessing some of you out there love embroidery thread, correct?), this is great news, too, because… well, who doesn’t like threads at a discount?
Last year, I released an autumn kaleidoscope design called Octoberfest!. If you’re not familiar with it and you are in the mood to stitch something autumnal, feel free to take a look! I’ve put it on sale through the weekend, to go with the re-release of House of Embroidery’s autumn thread pack.
I used various threads from House of Embroidery to stitch Octoberfest (and the miniatures I shared the other day), and they put the threads together in a specific collection called Octoberfest to make it easy for folks to pick up all the same colors in one package.
The collection is a nice color combination for any autumn stitching!
Global Artisans (formerly Akonye Kena), the US distributors for House of Embroidery, are bringing in the collection again. They have 100 thread packs arriving next week. So if you’ve been waiting for the Octoberfest threads, now’s the time to order a set and get your name on the list for this fall’s shipment.
You’ll find the autumn collection I used for Octoberfest right here at Global Artisans.
Needle ‘n Thread Discount Codes & Free Domestic Shipping
I was happy to work with the nice folks at Global Artisans to arrange a deal for Needle ‘n Thread readers, because I know you like thread, and I know you like to save on it when you can, so that you can… um… buy more thread, of course!
Needle ‘n Thread readers can get 10% off their entire order using the code MARY2018 at checkout.
Plus, for those living in the US, you can get free domestic shipping by entering the code SHIPPING at checkout.
That’s a pretty good deal! (Just don’t forget to use the coupon codes!)
Global Artisans carries House of Embroidery threads here, arranged in fabulous collections and individually. You’ll find cottons (stranded and perles), silk ribbon, and silk thread available.
I especially love their mini collections – they’re beautiful groupings of colors that work well together and impart a kind of “atmosphere” evoked by the name of the collection.
I’ve written about the collections here, if you want to read my review of them and see the threads in action on stitched embroidery projects.
So that’s the thread news for the day! If you’re looking for embroidery threads for a specific project or to add to your stash, I hope the discounts come in handy for you!
Enjoy your weekend! I’ll be stuck in front of the computer most of the weekend, but I do have a new project that I’ve just started yesterday (another tiny project, but totally different), so I hope to get in a few sneaky evening hours on it. I’ll share it soon!