What a crazy winter we have had so far. From 70 degrees to sub freezing and back again, we have covered the weather map. We even had an inch of snow Sunday evening at our house! I think the Ground Hog will not know which way to wager this week. We’ll see.
Easter is still 10 weeks away and that certainly is plenty of time to dream, plan and complete several new garments for the Easter holiday and egg hunts.
I need to dispel any rumors that Bearissima II is gone. ABSOLUTELY NOT! We still have thousands of yards of Bearissima II in all colors, so shame on whomever it was that started that rumor! And by the way, we still have Bearissima in all colors. When Bearissima and Bearissima II are consistently the only fine batiste produced today how could we not keep it in stock?!! To refresh your memory Bearissima is the medium weight available in White, Ivory, Ecru, Pink, Blue, Lilac, and Appenzell Pink. And Bearissima II is available in White, Cream, Pale Pink, Light Peach and Aqualine Blue. And while we are on the subject of batiste, we also have the famous Giger batiste that is ‘oh so sheer and dreamy’. It is the PERFECT batiste for day gowns and available in White, Pink, Blue and Wintergreen.
As many of you know, my goal in this endeavor, from the early 80’s, has been education. One of the reasons I started this business was to educate and correct many of the myths regarding textiles that run rampart in this industry! My biggest campaign has been that of Handlooms vs. Schiffli insertions. NOT all Swiss insertions stitched in color are Handlooms. But that is not for this issue!
In talking with customers on the phone this past month it suddenly came to my mind that many conversations that occur during the order placement come down to a mini educational lecture. And I thought “if this conversation helps one, all our readers could benefit”. And so in this issue you will find the first of a monthly column entitled ‘AND NOW YOU KNOW’. Many subjects will have been addressed previously in the newsletter, but if it did not take the first time for some, perhaps it ‘bears‘ repeating. So with Mollie’s creative ideas and a little education, enjoy a February of warm, cozy sewing.
Download Full Newsletter