The latest batch of Northern Light™ needles is a great color - with voids (white areas, usually near the screw, that didn't take the dye.) The finish is silky smooth, the color is saturated, the price equals savings! We have both 3.5 inch and 5 inch lengths, and, in the 5 inch only, we also have US 6.5/4.25 mm and US 11/8.00 mm!!! Available in the Seconds section of our online shop.
We have what is nearly the last of the Purple DymondWood available in 3.5, 4 and 5 inch sets! The Bee cases are available too, listed in the Accessories section of our shop. We love the bees!
The anodizing company had issues with these. Apparently there were so many void areas that they stripped them down and redid them. The color is great! Or should we say colors? There are some shade variation, albeit minor, in the five inch and the 3.5 inch is a good shade darker.
The result of stripping and redoing the needles (which we have told them not to do), is many of the needles are smaller. For example, US 3 should measure 3.25 mm, with a 3.21 - 3.26 range. Many of these are 3.15. Ditto the other sizes, any where from .05 to .1 mm. Only those who knit really, really tightly will notice (although these might be the needle to go to when you can't get gauge), but we noticed. The 3.5 inch needles are more true to size, but they came in a good shade darker and in a matte finish. It just wasn't their day! But, as a result, if you like pink, it's your day to save $$$!
We have added three new sizes to our Northern Light™ needle line - US 6.5/4.25 mm, US 10.5/6.50 mm, and US 11/8.00 mm! Get those bulky yarns out and get going on fall hats and sweaters!
We have listed US 3's in the Darn Pretty™ needles! We are offering these without warranty due to their size. Using longer cables and avoiding a death grip will go a long way to making these last for a long, long time!
I love to quilt. I think I said that in the previous post. What I do not love is maneuvering a hot steam iron over freshly sewn seams, and finger pressing just isn't enough to flatten fabrics down properly, particularly when I am piecing small strips. I asked Tom to make me a wood iron, and he has obliged! He made up one for me (which I love) and another half dozen for you! These are all approx. 6.5 inches long, and turned from Persimmon! We've added a Quilting category to the shop page where we will list finished quilts and quilting tools (I'm bugging him for a good seam ripper!)
Giuseppe - Art Quilt by Linda Diak
Giuseppe is a one of a kind quilt designed and created by Linda Diak. Made of 100% high quality quilting cottons from Giucy Giuce and Andover, with 100% wool batting, and quilted with coordinating and matching threads. Giuseppe is 58 inches tall by 40 inches wide and comes with a hanging sleeve. He will bring color and life to any room or office!
Made in Vermont
Wood Iron for quilting/sewing
Linda asked for a nice wood iron for pressing seams, and Tom answered! A wood iron is used to open up seams - it works much better than finger pressing seams open, and as a precursor to using the steam iron, makes for much cleaner, better seams! (And keeps that hot steam from the steam iron away from your fingers!)
This group is crafted from Persimmon. Each on is hand turned and polished to a silky smooth finish. Approx. 6.5 inches long.
Handcrafted. Made in Vermont.
Those that follow me personally on Facebook and/or Instagram know that quilting is my passion. I have just completed a quilt I'm proud to offer. I set out to find red fabrics for a beta fish quilt, and I came upon a collection of fabrics from Giucy Giuce that had such an incredible palette, it was meant to be. The fabrics defined the fish! It seemed only proper to name this piece Giuseppe.
I loved every moment of the making of Giuseppe. He's entirely constructed and quilted on a domestic sewing machine from all cottons, with a wool batting to highlight the stitches. The threads are a brand known as Glide - they should really be called Glisten, as they do glisten! I matched each of the thread colors front and back.
I took Giuseppe outside today to take some glamour shots - this quilt is for sale. Please contact me via email (email@example.com) or phone (802-374-0080) to inquire. The quilt measures 58 inches tall by 40 inches wide and comes with a hanging sleeve.
To be honest, I forgot this portion of our site existed until a customer made an inquiry last week! I will endeavor to make use of this space once again!
This week, we have a number of 4 and 5 inch Darn Pretty™ sets on the site, a new batch of Silver Northern Light™ Needles, and a new batch of Northern Light™ needles in Black that we are calling seconds, as a number of them have silver spots near the screw end. Otherwise, they are gorgeous.
We have a batch of Think Pink and a small batch of Midnight that Tom - and only Tom - has declared "seconds!"
Lance can't even believe it.