Scarlet Quince News September 2010
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Scarlet Quince News
September 2010

Hello stitching friends,

We're now on Facebook (better late than never?) Our page is If you're on Facebook, you can be our fan!

There's a new pattern award this month! Ruth Speed of Lincoln, UK suggested A Congenial Task - John William Godward (shown below). We've sent her a copy of the pattern. Thank you for the suggestion, Ruth!

The online Needlework Show is coming next month. Mark your calendar for October 21-26 (public viewing ends on the 24th). Although this is a wholesale show, it's a great way to see the latest from your favorite designers, or to find new favorites! Ask your local shop if they're participating!

Find Patterns by Finished Size

You can now search for a pattern that will be a particular size when stitched. If you have just a certain space you want to fill, or want something that will be just right for a pillow top, or even are looking for a small (or a large project) this is for you. When you're browsing the pattern list, look on the left side of the page for Finished size (or click the picture in this newsletter).

Since the thread count of the fabric, and whether you stitch over 1 or 2, affect the finished size, first you'll enter those. You also have a choice of expressing sizes in inches or centimeters. Then you can restrict your list by the width, height, or both, that you're looking for. You can look, for example, for a pattern that will stitch up to be no more than 10 inches wide, or that will be at least 60 cm high, or that will be within 2 inches of 15 inches wide.

Give it a try! As always, we'd love to hear from you if you like this feature ... but we'd even rather hear from you if you have questions about or find it confusing in any way.

Tutorial Updates

The feedback and comments that we receive on our tutorials are much appreciated, not just by us, but by future visitors who will find improved and clearer information. Several people wrote about yet another way of getting that pesky floss onto the needle, and we've added it to our tutorial on Threading the Needle.

We've also had people asking what to do with the floss tail after they complete a pinhead stitch. The answer, snip it off, is now included in the pinhead stitch tutorials.

New patterns! Clink any picture for a closer look.
A Congenial Task - John William Godward
A Congenial Task
John William Godward
Snowy Owl - John James Audubon
Snowy Owl
John James Audubon
C is for Cat - Jessie Willcox Smith
C is for Cat
Jessie Willcox Smith

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