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The Stitcher's Muse Newsletter - January 2015

February 23, 2015


Last Week!

Sale ends February 28th!  Get your supplies now while prices are low.

Due to the rapid slide of the Canadian dollar, we will be forced to raise many of our prices starting in March.  This is the best time to buy!  Not only are the old prices still in effect, but everything (except brand-new stock) is on sale!

For Sale Details, click here.

To navigate to the Specials section of our website, click here.

Retreat News

May 3rd and 4th, 2015

We've decided on the venue and projects, and have set our prices.  Accommodation prices will be posted as soon as possible.

The Bethlehem Retreat Centre was fully booked, so 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.

We have talked Alison into teaching two projects:  Rambling Clematis and Window of the Blue Dragonflies.  It was a very close call, with four projects competing for top place, but we didn't think it would be fair to Alison to teach four projects concurrently!  Click on the project names or the images below to see more details on the project.

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

  • Rambling Clematis:                       $365.00
  • Window of the Blue Dragonflies    $380.00
Sign up for Rambling Clematis
Sign up for Window of the Blue Dragonflies

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

We're Hiring!

Interested in a very-part-time, fun, interesting job in a great environment?

In particular we are looking for someone who can work during the week of Seminar 2015 (May 12-17), and during our Retreat and Hazel Blomkamp classes (May 3-6).  Position may work into more permanent hours.

Great employee discount, flexible hours (if hired on a permanent basis), wonderful co-workers and a great boss!

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

New Stock

As always, just click on "New!" on our website menu or click on the title bar of this section to see all our newest additions.

Here's a small sampling:

Pink Ice Cube

Beautiful new ice cube pincushion pattern from Just Nan!

Embellishments included.  Pinwheel Snowflake Charm Garden Pin available separately.

Pinwheel Snowflake Charm Garden Pin

Ohhh - a sparkly icy snowflake from Just Nan.  Use it to embellish any snowy-themed needlework set or pincushion (like Just Nan's Pink Ice Cube to the left...).

What a pretty way to keep track of the threads you've counted!

Top 12 Collection of The Gentle Art's Simply Wool line

What a great way to try out The Gentle Art's Simply Wool line!

One skein each of Portobella, Black Licorice, Strawberry Parfait, Oatmeal, Bayberry, Wood Trail, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, Forest Glade, Ruby Slipper, Endive, and Mulberry.

Simply Wool can be used for crewel, cross stitch, needlepoint, and almost any other form of needlework!  A very fine wool - try it instead of Appletons or other fine crewel wool, and tell us what you think!

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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)

Free Patterns:

Just click on the photos to go to the pattern`s webpage:

Please feel free to telephone or email us with any questions

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


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The Stitcher's Muse Needleart

#4 - 70 Church Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5H4

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