Back to Work

Just a quick hello to let you know that I am back to work. We had a wonderful time at the Polstitches Retreat in Cardiff, Wales and our trip to the Lake District. I can’t believe that I was actually able to visit “Mr. McGregor’s Garden” while touring the Beatrix Potter house. What fun! The scenery and beauty of the whole area is amazing and despite all the rainy days, Earl and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We look forward to returning soon.

 

I am so pleased that the new design, “Tiny Dancer”, was well loved by all the stitchers at the retreat and will be available worldwide in October. It was a joy to visit with  everyone. Thanks to all for attending and thanks to Jo Critchley for all the preparation and hard work.

So we have an exciting update to share that some of you are aware of from the recent retreat. Polstitches Designs is now a official distributor of Joan Elliott Designs. As such, Polstitches Designs has changed the website to offer color charts and b/w charts of all designs. This also means that if you want your local shop or favorite internet shop anywhere in the world to stock my designs you can now give them Polstitches Designs contact info and Jo will be able to ship to them directly. One of the reasons for this is that we want to support all retail shops even those little ones down the street to help to survive! With this new arrangement I will now have more time free for designing and will be releasing more never seen brand new designs on a regular bi-monthly basis. You will be able to view the next release around mid-November. Please spread the news as we are looking not only for local shops but online shops and shops in other countries where my designs are not currently available. Let’s share the love!

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Taking a Little Break

Just a quick note to let you all know I will be away from my desk and attending the retreat with Polstitches Designs in Cardiff September 15 & 16 and afterwards a little break to rejuvenate my creative spirit and hopefully get to play with my watercolors. So… officially I am on a break from the studio after this Friday, September 7th, so I can get work tidied up and start thinking about what to bring on my trip, until Tuesday September 25th. You can still place any orders through your favorite online shops while I am away. I’ll be checking in with Facebook on and off while I am away but I won’t be taking any emails until I return.

Tiny Dancer

The retreat in Cardiff will feature a new design titled “Tiny Dancer”. Having created this especially for the retreat, she is now only available for pre-order exclusively through Jo Critchley at Polstitches Designs. You can go to the Polstitches Designs Facebook Page to place your pre-order.

On another note, I am happy to announce that Lakeside Needlecrafts is now carrying my chartpacks in addition to offering my exclusive Peace on Earth Christmas Angel SAL. There is still time to join in.

SAL

Finally, 123stitch is now stocking my design JE248 The Embroideress, and, as always, they carry a full line of my chartpacks.

LITTLE EMB

I’m looking forward to the retreat in Cardiff, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. It should be lots of fun. Jo has promised to bring her selfie stick which I think we all find a bit terrifying, LOL!

 

Now Available: The Embroideress

Finally, I am able to release my new design, The Embroideress (JE248) to everyone. If you have been waiting for the general release you will now find her on my Order Charpacks page. Your favorite online stores will also have them available. You can go to Stitch It Central, 123Stitch, Polstitches Designs, and Casa Cenina, with more shops to come worldwide. Thanks again everyone!JE248 © The Embroideress

Ladies

Peace on Earth Christmas SAL Part 1

Hi Everyone- Part one of the Christmas SAL designed for Lakeside Needlecraft is now out. Are you ready to start? You will find it here: Lakeside Needlecraft

Thank you to Tony Poole for his wonderful stitching and to Kate Worthington for launching this new project.

Peace on Earth

Some Exciting News from Stitch-It -Central

I am so excited to share some news from Stitch-It-Central in Canada. Maria and Rui are opening a second shop and will now also be in London, Ontario, Canada. At the new location, 1161 Hamilton Road E, London, ON, N5W 1B1, Telephone: (519) 601-5901, you can expect the same incredible service and choice of products that you find in their Ingersoll location.

Opening day will be this Friday, June 15th. To help with the celebration I have designed a new piece titled “The Embroideress”. She is pictured on ‘Goddess’, one of many Paigey-Lane’s beautiful fabrics you will find at Stitch It Central.

The Embroideress is a sister to my three other designs from a while back, The Musician, The Reader, and The Gardener. She will be available exclusively through Stitch-It-Central through July. Afterwards, she will be available at all of the usual stitchy haunts where you find my chartpacks.

JE248 © The Embroideress

Ladies

A New SAL Coming from Lakeside Needlecraft

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Join me in late July as Lakeside Needlecraft presents the first of 9 parts to my newest SAL. Kate and the team at Lakeside will be offering this Christmas themed design and all the necessary supplies over the next few months. Stitch along with all your fellow stitchers in the SAL group on Facebook, show off your WIPs, and share your thoughts and comments as you stitch. If you have never done a stitch along before this will be a great time to give one a go. As time goes on, the design will be slowly revealed, so stay tuned!

Four Geisha

JE247 © Four Geisha

JE247 © Four Geisha $14

I am happy to have my ‘Four Geisha” chartpack now ready to ship. This design was done originally for a kit from Design Works Crafts quite some time ago. I’ve softened some lines in the faces and added beads and metallic thread to give it the shimmer and detail that bring it up to date.  To order, please click here for my Order Chartpacks page.

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