27 May 2009

Flower Fairies

The timeless & exquisite Flower Fairies, first published by Cicely Mary Barker in 1923, have been an inspiration for craft lovers for generations.

We have a selection of gorgeous Flower Fairy fabrics, needlework books & kits available at Threadneedle Craft Daylesford.

"Flower Fairies" fabrics from Michael Miller Fabrics

"Apple Blossom Fairy" panel ($26 per metre + postage)

"Blossom Fairies" panel ($26 per metre + postage)

"Flower Fairies in Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork"
by Di Van Niekerk

Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions
translating 5 Flower Fairies into exquisite ribbon & stumpwork embroideries ($46.99 + postage)

The "Candy Tuft Fairy" Counted Cross Stitch Kit from DMC

Includes 16 count aida, stranded cottons & needle ($44.00 + postage)

06 May 2009

"softies" & "more softies"

We have both of these great books available in our store.

The "softies" & "more softies" books each have 22 "friends" for you to sew, knit & crochet.

The books have been extremely popular & the soft toys are easy & fun to make.

The books may be purchased for $29.95 + postage via mail-order.

The "Pocket Gnome" from "more softies" is pictured below.

The fabric in the background is from Moda Fabrics'
"Wonderland" range by Momo ($24.00 per metre).

04 May 2009

Paper Embroidery

During the past month there have been many birthdays in our family.

David's mum, Helen, is a talented crafts-person, who excels at most things she turns her hand to ... I'm very jealous!

These are cards that Helen made for David & our two boys. They use a technique known as paper embroidery.

Frogs, Ducks & Snails

Cute Frogs on a Lily-Pad

Ducks Swimming on Pond

Snails on Blades of Grass

01 May 2009

Popular Books

Did you know that at Threadneedle Craft we stock craft books on needlework, quilting, beading & papercrafts?

Books can be ordered by mail by contacting us by phone or email.

Here are some of our most popular books this year ...

"Material Obsession" by Kathy Doughty & Sarah Fielke

Contemporary quilt designs with foreword by Kaffe Fassett
($47.95 + postage)

"Institches" by Amy Butler

25 simple & stylish sewing projects ($44.95 + postage)

"Meet me at Mike's" by Pip Lincolne

26 crafty projects & things to make ($45.00 + postage)

"The Gentle Art of Domesticity" by Jane Brocket

... that's "domesticity" not domesticated!
This is a wonderful book filled with craft, cooking
& gardening ideas ($69.99 + postage)

"Bend-the-Rules Sewing" by Amy Karol

The essential guide to a whole new way to sew
($45.00 + postage)

"Country Garden Quilts" by Kaffe Fassett

20 designs from Rowan for patchwork & quilting
($49.95 + postage)