THE STITCH NICHE NEWS Fall/Winter 2014
Friday, October 10 is I Love Yarn Day! Thisis a day celebrated nationally to affirm our love of yarn! Whether you knit, crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch or just love beautiful fibers, this is a day to celebrate your passion. In honor of this day, we at The Stitch Niche are planning some special activities. To help you prepare for the holiday stitching season, our entire inventory will be offered at a 20% discount on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11. Everything in the shop, with the exception of special orders and sale merchandise (already discounted at 50%-75% off) will be eligible for the 20% discount. All yarns already in our sale corner will be further discounted to $4 per ball -- a more than 50% discount. In addition, with each purchase, you will receive a chance on a $50 gift certificate, one to be given away at the end of each day. So as you can see, we love yarn, we love our customers, and we love a great sale -- come celebrate with us on October 10 & 11!
Finishing Deadlines - With the holidays approaching, we need to notify you that Saturday, November 15 will be the last day we will accept items for finishing by Christmas. This includes cross stitch and needlepoint pieces for ornaments, stockings and pillows. Please remember that you need to bring all backing fabrics and specialty threads (if needed) for cordings.
What's Up? (7/17/14)
THE STITCH NICHE SUMMER SALE
July 18 & 19
Join us on Friday & Saturday for some special savings!
Knitting Needles, Crochet Hooks, Knitting/Crochet/Stitching Notions, Buttons, Floss, Pearl Cotton, Specialty Threads, Hardcover & Softcover Books
(this does not include individual pattern leaflets)
Select yarns including the following: Alpaca Delight Mini, Athena, Baby Alpaca Silk, Baby Llama, Bambool, Bombay, Butterfly/Super 10, Coro, Flying Saucer, Jawoll, Heavenly, Karnak, Kochoran, Lamb's Pride, Liberty Boucle, Lupin, Malicia, Nature Spun, Nikki, Nobori, Parrot, Rialto DK, Royal Cashmere, Safari, Savvy, Seduce, Shimmer, Silky Tweed, Soho, Solo, Squiggle, Supermerino, Taos, Wildfoote, Zauberball
Strickwear Yarn Kits
Selected Cross Stitch, Emroidery & Hardanger Kits and Pattern Leaflets
Selected Counted Canvas Leaflets and Books
Pre-Embroidered Needlepoint Canvases
Painted Needlepoint Canvases (does not include belt canvases or Christmas ornaments)
We will also be giving away one of our beautiful knitted shawl models. You can purchase chances to win this lovely shawl for just $1 each. We will have a drawing to select the winner of the shawl on Saturday afternoon at 4:00. You do not have to be present to win.
Whats Up? 6/16/14
A lot has been going on at the shop lately! We are almost finished with our transition from spinner racks to binders for our knitting and crochet leaflets. We had no idea it would take so long to complete this process! I think we were all surprised to find out how many hundereds of titles we had in various categories that had been hiding on the spinner racks. We still have to tweak a few areas -- deciding on a final place for all of the binders, labeling binders and file drawers so that you can find what you're looking for easily, and setting up a seating area. Customers who have used the new system thus far have been very positive -- let us know what you think the next time you are on the hunt for a particular pattern for your next project.
New yarns are coming in every week -- opening boxes is such fun! The Tough Love sock yarn from Sweet Georgis Yarns has been a big hit, and we are almost out of some colors of the Superwash DK tonal yarn we got from them. Our Cascade order will be in next week, including a great new yarn for baby afghans and a "Noro-like" yarn that is a cotton blend, with NO wool for you wool-sensitive customers. We are also expecting a new DK weight Heritage sock yarn in prints and solids, and a generous restocking of our Heritage fingering weight sock yarn in solids, multis and the new print patterns. Heritage Silk is also being restocked, along with Alpaca Lace and Cascade 220, including 10-12 new colors. Appalachian Baby is sending us a shipment later this month, including their new organic pink and blue cottons -- so lovely. Anzula Yarns is working on our order of fingering weight shawl yarn -- wool in beautiful colors with a little hint of sparkle. And we are expecting a shipment of lovely fingering weight transitional yarn from Gypsy Girl Creations -- perfect for shawls, cowls, scarves or socks! We are all busy planning our next projects around the new yarns. We'll post pics of the new stuff on our Facebook page when they arrive.
Speaking of Facebook -- if you have not "liked" us on Facebook, be sure to do so that you'll receive pics of the new yarns and other new inventory, and notifications of special promotions, reminders of classes, etc. Just click on the link in the left column of this page and you'll be on our friend list. You dont' want to miss anything!
We just got a really nice shipment of Kathy Schenkel needlepoint ornaments in this last week. Pictures are being posted on our FB page this week. It's not too early to start on this year's ornaments -- the finishing deadlines will be along sooner than you think!
On your trips or in your idle moments this summer, if you don't have a project handy, remember Warm Up America! Our Warm Up America group is always in need of 7" x 9" blocks, knitted or crocheted in machine washable yarns. They can be any stitch pattern and any color -- so if you need a small, quick-to-complete project to pack along -- grab your needles or hooks, a skein of yarn, and make a block. If you need appropriate yarn, remember we always have some here at the shop that you can pick up.
We do have a nice promotion going on our Brown Sheep Wildfoote sock yarn -- check out our promotions page for details. See you soon!
THE STITCH NICHE NEWS Spring/Summer 2014
I'm calling this the "spring/summer" newsletter, but am beginning to wonder if spring is really ever going to come and stay around -- this week has been a rollercoaster in temperatures! We are moving ahead with our spring/summer schedule though, convinced that winter will truly be over soon!
Though a little late for St. Patrick's Day, as a celebration of the spring season we are holding a Luck-of-the-Irish Sale on Friday and Saturday, March 21 & 22. When you bring your purchases to the counter, you will be able to draw for your lucky discount, which could range from 10% to 30%. As a special prize, there will also be two lucky golden four-leaf clovers hidden in the shop each day. If you find one it will be worth a 40% discount on your purchases! May the luck of the Irish be with you -- hope to see you on March 21 & 22!