Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas in Williamsburg

Christmas in Williamsburg will be here soon. I can't wait to see friends, I haven't seen all year.
We will be at the boutique again this year.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Un Natale da ricamare 2008 - Italian Christmas Book Preview

Please see a few previews of ornaments for the 2nd edition of the Italian Christmas Book that is for an Italian Hospital Charity. I hope you will support this wonderful cause.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Just got back

I just got back from a great time at Celebrations in Louisville, KY. It was great to see the stitcher's there.

I also went to the Winterthur Sampler Symposium and had a fantastic time learning more about research on samplers etc. I attended Trish's class and learned loads on the history of older threads and received a beautiful kit.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Monday, October 6, 2008

On our Way to Celebrations

I am leaving for Celebrations, and won't be back for a few weeks. Then going to the Winterthur Sampler Symposium. Can't wait to meet stitchers in Louisville, KY again. Have a good week!

Take time to stitch,

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Stitching Sampler Huswif

New Special offering. Jayne's Attic is offering "My Stitching Sampler Huswif" next January, along with a stitching support group. Anyone interested should go to Jayne's Forum at:
and register to be part of her chat forum. You then will get directions for purchasing this exclusive teaching kit for this beautiful piece. Jayne will provide support, along with me being available for any questions myself. This special offer is limited to the first 20 students. Don't miss this opportunity.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me also.
An added bonus for me is Jayne and I will be meeting with all stitchers for dinner, when I come to England in December, for the Ackworth event.
Take time to stitch,

Monday, September 15, 2008

New Fern Ridge Kit that uses our Silk Floss

An adorable new design was released by Fern Ridge at St. Charles, this weekend, that includes our new silk floss. You can go to Fern Ridge's website here:

Friday, September 12, 2008

Olde Willow Stitchery Floss on CNBC. Colleen of "Follow the Leader Designs" was interviewed about her new idea, "Loose Thread Stitchers" on the Donny Deutsch show. It will air on Monday, September 15th, 2008 and if you look close you will see that she is using our floss.

Thanks Colleen. Check out:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Ackworth Sampler "Ann Kitching 1822"

I have a new Ackworth Sampler to share with everyone. It will debut at the Needlework Show. "Ann Kitching 1822", by Spinning Monkey. We are the distributor and it uses our silk floss.
Please contact your local LNS to order this design from the Needlework Show which begins on September 24th.
Have a great week!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

St. Charles Show

Unfortunately, this year we can not make the St. Charles show, but hope to attend next year.
I hope everyone has a safe trip and good show.

We will be at the Needlework Show later this month from the 24th through the 29th. I have released some new teaching pieces. Please stop by.

We will also be teaching and exhibiting at Celebrations in KY. I hope you will join us.

We have added many new silk colors to our website at:
Please remember we have no minimum quantities of floss you need to order.

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sabrina Moore Reproduction Sampler in Sampler and Antique Quarterly Magazine

Hi everyone,
I wanted to let everyone know that I have a sampler reproduction, Sabrina Moore, in the current issue of Sampler and Antique Quarterly (Fall 2008). I have taken the reproduction which was orignally done in bright wools, and toned it down a little with my pastel Olde Willow Stitchery colors. You can get all the threads and linen at your LNS. The magazine is also offering a kit, if you do not have a LNS. I hope you enjoy this little sampler from my own collection. Have a great week!


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Ackworth Sampler Event - December 2008

I was just confirmed for registration at the 2008 Ackworth Event in England. I am very excited to be going!! It is all about samplers and the introduction of the new book will be that weekend.


Friday, July 25, 2008

Celebrations in Kentucky this Fall 2008 - October 8 - 11th

I will be teaching at Celebrations in October again this year. I have two new exclusive teaching pieces. One is a reproduction from the wonderful Old Sturbridge Collection in Mass. The original reproduction sampler was stitched by "Sally Johnson" which has beautiful free-hand embroidery at the top. This sampler, along with others at Old Sturbridge were featured in the July/Asugust issue of Piecework.

The other teaching piece is called "My Sampler Accessories Huswif". I designed this piece after a reproduction sampler I own that was wrought by Harriet Burbidge when she was 9. Both pieces use our new silk floss.

Please visit the Celebrations website at: has begun and can be located at:

I hope you will join us and help us make it possible to return next year. Make sure you take time to stitch!

Welcome to the new Olde Willow Stitchery Blog

Hi Everyone,

This is the first time I have created a blog, so you will have to bear with me. I am excited to be able to have a blog to share new reproduction designs and new products. Welcome!