This month, I have my new doll’s house firescreen kits being featured in New Stitches magazine (Issue 243, on sale from today), on the ‘Stitcher’s Notebook’ pages. They mention all the relevant info, and a nice BIG picture of the firescreens themselves. These are stitched on 32 count silk gauze, and are 2 1/2 inches high when finished. You can buy them from my website.
New Stitches editorial staff are very good when they are going to feature my work – they always send me a copy of the page first, so that I can check that all the information is correct (I wish all the other magazines would do this!!). So, although the magazine is only on sale from today, I saw this a couple of weeks back.
And when I did, I was also interested in the other items that are featured on the same page as my firescreens – the three pairs of embroidery scissors. Aren’t they lovely? Each pair is 4 1/2 inches long, and they cost £11.50 each. So, they’re not quite what I would call ‘budget’ scissors, but not too pricey, either. And the designs are lovely. I really like the ones in the centre.
I love making etui sets, which usually contain a pair of scissors, so I don’t just own one pair. But I like to buy different designs each time, and these beautiful new designs will definitely go on my wish list.
I tried emailing the company, Hemline, to try to find out where I could buy these from – the email address is printed in the article. I emailed them twice, a week apart. No reply. Hmm, not very encouraging. I checked to make sure I had the email address correct, and I did. So, try emailing them yourself and see if they reply to you! The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
(EDIT 27 June 2013: These should be available from Sewandso in a few days, hopefully!)
2 thoughts on “New doll’s house firescreens…and new scissors”
I own a pair. These are all Sullivans scissors.
Mine are from http://www.anitalittlestitches.com. Hope this helps a bit.
I love the designs on these firescreens. Many years ago I made and furnished a doll’s house for my daughter (who is all grown up now), and she played with it for ages. I still have it stored, and we are now planning to do it up again for my three year old granddaughter. When I made it, I didn’t know anything about sizes, so I made it 1/16 rather than 1/12, so most doll’s house furniture etc. doesn’t fit, but maybe I could adapt these? I think they are very beautiful, so I will look out for the magazine. Thanks for sharing!