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Spring has finally arrived. Our flowers are blooming, and the grass and trees are turning green. What a wonderful time of year after such a long cold winter. We know many of you are now tending to your gardens planting new flowers, and pulling those dreaded weeds. While others are also getting ready for graduations and weddings. What a busy time of year.
I have finally finished separating Silkweaver fabrics from the stock Zweigart fabric line. Previously I had included them under their respective types of fabrics as we were purchasing these fabric from a Zweigart distributor.. However, I think many of you were confused and thought that Zweigart hand-dyed these fabrics and that they were stock fabrics. That is not the case. These were hand-dyed fabrics by Silkweaver, and can take 6 to 8 weeks or longer to get into stock. We stock a substancial amount of colors and counts, however there is no way we can stock their complete line. In years past, the distributor who owns Silkweaver was our Zweigart distributor and the hand-dyed fabrics were dyed in Florida. That has changed. They moved the dying process to New Jersey and until they get a system in place, these fabrics can take weeks to restock. So now we purchase stock Zweigart fabrics from other distributors, and only purchase hand-dyed fabrics from the Silkweaver distributor. This should eliminate any back orders of stock fabric colors. Silkweaver was out of base Lugana, 18 Ct. Mono Canvas, and most Opalescent fabric counts. The Lugana and Opalescent have arrived from the mill, and they are dying colors to complete orders. We have started to receive some of our back orders, and hopefully will be eliminating most of the back-orders for these fabrics by month's end.
Here is sampling of the What's New that we recently received:
Look for new designers - Jeanettea Arden Designs and Little Dove Designs - that I will be adding in the coming days under our What's New section as well as new kits from Thea Gouvernor, Permin, and Eva Rosenstand. As you can see I will be very busy in the coming weeks.
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Until next month,
Mary and The Staff at Ye Olde Cross Stitchery