Anything to post?
When the children go back to school in September, it's as though a switch has been flicked. The weather changes and it suddenly starts to feel slightly autumnal, and the days become shorter. It's tapestry season! Rumour has it that fires have already been lit, and the heating turned on in some parts of the country.
Our Making Up Service gets really busy, in the run up to Christmas. Hands up, anyone who's stitching a Christmas stocking!
This year we will have to be strict about our October 31st deadline so if you have a tapestry to post for our Making Up Service, please send it nice and early. Perhaps now would be a good time to dig out any tapestries you never quite finished earlier in the year? There's still plenty of time to get them to us.
A word about fabric
We stock three ranges of fabric that we use to make up your tapestries - a wool blend range which is sturdy and 'kind of matches the tapestry weave', a cotton range with a slight texture to it, and a cotton velvet range.
Occasionally the manufacturers discontinue a shade and it's usually one of our favourites. The most recent disappearances are in the wool blend range, where we've lost a gorgeous light purply/heathery shade, and a buttermilk yellow.
If you're sending in a tapestry for our Making Up Service and have chosen one of these, I'm afraid that we may have to decide on an alternative shade. Next to disappear will be our lovely 'beigey, brown paper bag' wool blend fabric, which has been so popular over the years as a neutral backing for many of our tapestry designs. We were fortunate to have warning of this one's likely demise so bought up a lot of it as soon as we heard. Sadly, we are on our last roll now.
On a happier note, the 'beautiful blue' velvet (a gorgeous shade that works really well with Silent Night Christmas stocking) that we've been waiting for since early July will be with us - so we're told - on September 19th!!
After such a long a wait we are expecting it to be even more beautiful than it was before.