I have released my first 13 colors today and a new design to go with them.
New design: The Scrap Sampler
I have been having a lot of fun with this. Maybe too much fun because I have other things I need to do.
Get the threads and the design here!
Ship’s Manor is adding new things this year to mix things up.
#1 is a line of threads. I love designing and using over-dyed threads and it was only natural for me to make thread colors, to use in designs, that I couldn’t find elsewhere. Unique colors and consistency are my number one goal. In the next month expect to see a limited kit with 6 Ship’s Manor colors at an AMAZING price! This kit will only be available through your LNS and, because of this low price, will be distributed through me. Please let your needlework shop know about this.
#2 In years past I’ve tried to stick to a schedule and failed miserably. My muse is stubborn, moody and likes to whine all the time. He/she doesn’t want to design for Christmas in Summer or stitch pumpkins in Spring when it should be flowers. Yes, I’ve failed miserably at putting out Holiday designs because I didn’t have the heart for it. So, this year I will not force any design. You would know when I haven’t put my heart and soul into a design and so would I.
#3 It felt like it was time to close the doors on Ship’s Manor due to low sales, piracy and lack of enthusiasm. Let’s be honest, without sales its impossible to get designs out there. So, my choice was to either mix things up (like dyeing and giving my muse some space), move everything to online sales or close shop. I think #1 says what I chose. I could not give up on the stitchers, the shops and myself. I love the emails, pictures and enthusiasm you all have for this craft. It deserves to thrive. I will not give up until I am absolutely forced to do so.
Let’s make 2016 a year we will never forget. Let’s rediscover or continue with our love of stitching. Try new things, make new friends, laugh and love more and remember to take things one stitch at a time.
A new design is coming in the Aug/Sept issue of PNPS Magazine! It is called Memories and you can order the fabric for it now on Etsy. . It is the perfect size for the design with a clearance of 3 inches on all sides.
Order your fabric here: Ship’s Manor Etsy
Order your copy here: Punch Needle Magazine
An homage to Georges Melies and his movies. The first in a series of designs based on Melies movies and other Victorian pioneers is ‘A Trip to the Moon’.
Edison Echo will also be released the end of May.
‘Seeds’, a small design, will also be available. It’s been raining a lot here in Utah which is great for the flowers. I hope you enjoy this!
Here is a little information on the new design Seeds. It was previously published in Create & Decorate magazine, a publication that is no longer with us. When I first pitched this idea I wanted to make a series of panels that could be removed from the wooden box and changed with the Seasons/Holidays. The fabric is wrapped around cardboard and then attached to the box with velcro. This idea didn’t come to fruition because another series (Come By The Hills) took it’s place. I had already designed a Christmas and Halloween panel for this box. Hindsight is 20/20,or whatever the saying is, I didn’t think I would even be releasing this design again. In August I will be releasing the Christmas and Halloween panels to go with this design. If switching them is something you might like then use velcro to attach it to the box, not glue like the pattern says.
Memories is a primitive memorial sampler that will be premier in the second issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine. The fabric was made exclusively for it and will be available on Etsy soon. I will carry 14ct. Aida and 28 ct. Linen. If you would like 32 ct. linen I will be available to get that as a custom order.