New Lower Retreat Pricing, Special Orders, Free Tutorial and Pattern!
The Stitcher's Muse Newsletter - January 2015

March 11, 2015

New Pricing on our Retreat!

May 3rd and 4th, 2015

Alison's travel costs came in lower than our estimate, so we've been able to drop the price a bit.  New pricing for Rambling Clematis is $290.00 and Window of the Blue Dragonflies is $310.00.

Our March 22nd deadline is fast approaching for this wonderful opportunity to learn from a real master!  Since Alison is coming from Australia and needs to not only ship the kits before the Retreat, she also needs to make sure she has enough supplies on hand for the kits, so we need to know numbers as soon as possible.  Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

The Retreat will be held in our traditional location, the Cambridge Room at the Dorchester Hotel.  This room is spacious and well lit, and has plenty of electrical outlets for the lights we all seem to need even when the lighting is great.

Price of the workshop includes instruction for both days, full kit, goodie bags and door prizes.  The price may be adjusted more (lowered) if enough people sign up.

Don't delay, sign up today!

Sign up for Rambling Clematis
Sign up for Window of the Blue Dragonflies

Special orders....

We KNOW that people were looking for these items, but somehow we've lost track of who wanted them - it was a little crazy last month...

One is a gorgeous Scarlet Wizard - the person looking for this was in the shop asking about it when another customer who was in the shop at the time said that she had the kit at home and was willing to sell it. We have it in the shop now, if you're the person looking for it!

Another was from a long time ago - someone was looking for Lanarte's Girl and a Horse in the Surf. We had a customer in with the finished stitching for Show and Tell, and she was willing to pass along the chart that came with her kit since she had finished with it. We also have that available for the person who was looking for it - whoever it was, it was years ago that it was asked about.

And one more - Mill Hill / Nora Corbett's Merchant Mermaid - this is hanging in our shop, and someone wanted to stitch it with the thread substitutions as in the one we have hanging (red hair vs. black). We have the chart, beads, and substitution list at the shop - just let us know who you are!

If any of these items were for you, please contact us as soon as possible so we can arrange to get the items to you. Telephone us at 250-591-6873 or email to

Call or email if you need more information - contact information is at the bottom of this email.

We've received a good response for our hiring call, but somehow one person's information has gone missing.  If we have not contacted you for an interview, please contact us as soon as possible.

Call us at 250-591-6873, email to, or drop in in person.

Treasure Totes!

Get $25.00 of needlework supplies for only $12.00, or $100.00 for $40.00 ! Each tote will contain some or all of the following:

  • charts and/or patterns
  • threads and flosses
  • notions - needles, tools, etc

Our choice of contents, and like Christmas presents, no peeking!

Small Treasure Tote $12.00
Large Treasure Tote $40.00

Collector Programs

Splendor Collector

Receive 4 cards of Rainbow Gallery's luscious Splendor 100% silk 12-ply embroidery floss per month for $19.25 including shipping to anywhere in Canada!

Send me more information on Splendor Program

Edmar Collector

Receive 2 skeins of Iris, 1 skein of Glory, and 2 skeins of either Bouclé, Ciré, Frost, Lola or Nova in any combination. $9.50 per month including shipping to Canada.

Send me more information on the Edmar Program

Buy Splendor Collector Program
Buy Edmar Collector Program

Both programs represent a 15% discount on the price of the threads. We track which colours you already have - so minimal duplicates!

Shipping to other countries will cost extra - please contact us for details.

I have a suggestion.... (email a suggestion for the Thread Collector Program)

Tutorial and free pattern

Just click on the photos to go to the webpage:

Embroidered Dragonfly tutorial by Chris Richards

Shamrock pattern from Kreinik - just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

Please feel free to telephone or email us with any questions

Telephone 250-591-MUSE (250-591-6873)