Now that we’ve gotten into the hang of working in our new space, we’ve been able to turn our attention to getting some ready-to-stitch goods back in stock.
For those who aren’t familiar with our ready-to-stitch towel sets, we offer flour sack towels in sets of three, with coordinating designs already printed on them so that, when you get them, they’re ready for stitching. Some of the sets have the same design on all three towels, and some have variations of the design, or of a theme, on each of the tree towels.
We started producing these towel sets several years ago as an option for folks who want something relaxing to stitch, that allows them to play around with their own stitch and color preferences. The ready-to-stitch sets are accessible, fun, beginner-and-beyond friendly, usable, giftable – and all without the effort of choosing or drawing designs, transferring, and so forth.
These aren’t complete kits. They don’t come with thread or with specific stitching instructions. For most of the designs, I have highlighted stitched examples of them on the blog and offered color and stitching ideas.
For example, the design above is from my Garden Party set, which I wrote about here. In the article, I listed the colors I used to stitch the set and talked a bit about choosing stitches.
These e-books are offered as a guide for stitching this type of pre-finished project, using the specific projects as the examples. The concepts that they cover can applied to any similar projects, with details about the basics of stitching pre-finished goods (like towels) and achieving good results.
Besides learning what stitches and what colors to use on the specific projects, you’ll learn how to keep the back neat, how to carry threads, how to start and end threads in the least visible ways, how to combine colors, and so forth.
We had hoped to have a variety of the towel sets available for you before this past Christmas, but you know how things go! We were in such a mess with moving and everything that all production of extras got put on hold.
But glory be! Now we have more pace for storage and room to work!
While we haven’t yet re-stocked every ready to stitch set, we are moving towards getting them all back in stock, and we’ll be adding available sets as we finish each batch.
If you love the ready-to-stitch sets and you’ve been waiting for them, then, keep an eye out on this section of the shop.
There are some sets available there now. Our plan is to stock them as we can, according to a production schedule, and hopefully, this way we can keep them in stock for you throughout the year.
(And we might even have some other designs in the works – but shhhhh! That would be telling!)
Flowers for Elizabeth
Susan O’Connor’s book Flowers for Elizabeth also happens to be in stock now. Yay!! I’m so excited for this book to be out again, and all new and shiny!
You may remember the original Embroidered Flowers for Elizabeth published in 2010 (I reviewed it here). The new edition features more designs, more projects, finishing instructions, all new photography, materials lists, patterns, and a thorough stitch glossary. It’s gorgeous!
If you’ve been as eagerly awaiting it as I have, you’ll be happy to know it’s available now, too!
So many good things going on in the embroidery world. It makes me happy!
I hope you have a lovely weekend!