Celebration of Small Businesses!
During August I am celebrating small businesses. I love the stories behind how and why people start making!
From pattern designers to product creators, all these people find their passion and run with it. I will be featuring these great items both from Canada and around the world.
Creating bespoke accessories to keep you organised as you sew, embroider, quilt or crosstitch.
I have been cross stitching for years. And only recently discovered the joy of using project bags. When I saw the amazing fabric stash my grandmother had of vintage prints, I could not resist making project bags out of them. I decided to share them with my fellow stitchers. And that is how Knotty Tales came into existence.
Freda's Fancy Stitching
Freda is a Canvaswork designer and teacher. She finds inspiration everywhere, especially in the mountains of Alberta when camping each summer. In her own words ...
I live in Calgary, Alberta close to the beautiful Canadian Rockies, with my husband of 61 years. We have three wonderful children, four grandchildren and one precious little great grandson. All of whom live in the Calgary area.
I have always stitched, as far back as I can remember.
Each month this year I will be creating a Mystery Package to spark your inspiration or to help you build up a stash of supplies so you can create any time or place!
Let me know if there is something you are wishing to be included!!
There HERE .....
If you are a fan of all things Halloween then you are always on the look out for new patterns! The Just Cross Stitch Halloween Special Edition is now in stock and ready to ship!
Also check out great Halloween items under the "Seasonal of Stitching" drop down menu
In Stock Hand Dyed Fabric
With the delays in getting supplies and increase in demand, many of the hand dyed fabrics have long waiting lists.
Below is a selection of hand dyed fabrics I have instock ... Each listing will have the sizes in stock noted.
These are more under the drop down menu under FABRIC.
New Fabric Collection - In Stock Full Yards
When I order fabric for customers I normally order a full yard (36" long) and cut it down to the size they have ordered. Sometimes I order full yards for colours that are popular so I have it in stock and ready to ship. Other times, I have had customers cancel an order after the fabric has been ordered and I end up with a full yard in stock!
Below are fabrics that I currently have a full yard in stock. (also under the Fabric Drop Down Menu) These can all be sold as smaller cuts!
Full Yard: Fabric Width (43",55" or 60") x 36"
Tall : Fabric Width x 18"
Large: 1/2 Fabric Width x 36"
Medium: 1/2 Fabric Width x 18" *Fat Quarter
Small: 1/4 Fabric Width x 18"
Update to Kreinik Metallic Threads
As of 2022, all the Kreinik threads are now being sold only on the thicker spools. This means that Kreinik thread will need to ship as a parcel with Canada Post. For all Provinces east of Manitoba the most economical option is the Canada Post Flat Rate box. Thank you for understanding.
I created a collection of IN-STOCK colours and I have listed if the spool is mini and can ship as letter mail in Canada. You will find the entire list under the Kreinik Thread Drop down menu
Always in Stock
There are some items that everyone needs to be in stock when you want it ... for me DMC floss is one of those items. It always frustrates me when you go into a store (who will remain nameless) and they are out of stock on most of the thread. You are all excited to start a new pattern and you are pulled down to Earth, your bubble bursts, your dreams are shattered .... well a little over the top but you all know the feeling.
I am going to create a core group of items that will always be in stock (barring unforeseen disasters ... like the zombie apocalypse or a ship stuck in the Suez Canal), I will try to have 2 skeins of each colour in stock.
Included in my "Always in Stock" are ....
DMC Perle Cotton #5 (other sizes by special order)
Weeks Dye Works Stranded Cotton
Appleton Crewel 2 ply wool (skeins only)
Classic Colorworks Cotton floss
Mill Hill Seed Beads
Chameleon Stranded Cotton
* Price increase for DMC will be effective August 1st - $1.25 per skein for solid colours
Calgary and Area Delivery
I am happy to offer delivery on your order within Calgary and Area, for a small fee.
Delivery is now an option when you finalize your cart. I have divided Calgary and the surrounding area into delivery zones. If you would like to know if your area is included please email me. I am now including Airdrie, Cochrane, Strathmore and High River areas.
For in stock items I am happy to delivery within 48 hours (or my day off from my PartTime job!!!)
During this time of Social Distancing I am also happy to delivery to porches and mailboxes, add it to the notes on your order or email me.
I also offer curbside pick up at my 'store'/condo, you will see this option at checkout.