So, here's some exciting news... Backstitch is coming out of hiding and into a real live shop! I am opening a bricks and mortar store at the very wonderful Burwash Manor in mid March. Burwash Manor is a fantastic collection of fifteen independent shops with a tea room and a day spa. It is housed in a range of old...
This is quite clearly going to be 'The Year of the Man' as we welcome another menswear pattern house onto the virtual shelves at Backstitch (The first was Walden). Thread Theory is a new Canadian pattern house led by Morgan and Matthew Meredith, an oh-so-cute couple from Vancouver Island. Morgan does the designing and Matthew is the self proclaimed nerd in charge of the IT and photography side of things. Continue reading →
At Backstitch HQ we have recently received delivery of our DMC embroidery threads and with almost 600 different skeins of stranded floss I thought we had better take a closer look and explain the differences in the ranges. All of the threads I will be discussing in this post are comprised of six strands which can be used together for a thick line or split for a finer line. You can also combine strands of different colours and types to add interest. Personally, I mostly use three strands of thread at a time on quilting weight fabric and on our linen cotton blend fabric (which incidentally is lovely to embroider), but you may want to use fewer strands for a lighter fabric, and more for a heavier one. Continue reading →
Wow, we really cannot ignore that Christmas is on it's way now. So, a quick note about delivery and dispatch over the holiday period. We will remain open for orders at all times, however we will have a reduced dispatch. Our last dispatch day before Christmas will be Monday 23rd December. All orders up to noon on this day will...