There’s going to be a new Carolyn Pearce etui to stitch!

This is a quick ‘heads-up’ post to make sure you’re aware that there’s going to be a new Carolyn Pearce project to stitch soon! The latest issue of the wonderful Inspirations magazine (number 95) features a heart-shaped stumpwork etui set by the very talented Carolyn Pearce. She is the designer of the Home Sweet Home etui box that I spent 16 months and 47 blog posts on!

The heart etui is called ‘Strawberry Fayre’. Some of you, if you’re really lucky, may have been able to stitch this in the past if you attended one of Carolyn’s stitching retreats. I think it was also featured as a class project at Beating Around the Bush in Australia a couple of years back.

But for those of us who will never have the chance to attend one of Carolyn’s classes in person, this is the next best thing! Inspirations magazine will be covering this project in their usual detailed way – it takes up 18 pages in the magazine this month!

So, make sure you get a copy while it’s available, as popular issues of this magazine have a nasty habit of selling out rather quickly, and after the magazine has sold out, the publishers produce ‘design packs’ (which means the instruction pages from the magazine – no materials included) instead, which cost more for one design than one whole issue of the magazine  🙂

There is also a materials pack from Stitchology available, which is AUS$ 241 (Carolyn is well-known for using a huge range of different threads and beads, etc., in her work – hence the high cost. But I bet it’s lovely….).

However, if, like me, you have a huge stash and some time to work through the materials list and find substitutes, this project should be possible to complete at a much reduced cost.

Get the magazine direct from Stitchology  or, in the UK, order it from Manor House Publications as a single issue for £7.95 inc shipping (they also do a four issue subscription for £30 to UK addresses – far cheaper than getting each issue posted to you from Australia!!).

I am planning to start this etui during the coming winter. I’ve seen it on Pinterest several times, and drooled over it, but could never find anywhere that sold it, as a kit or design pack. I’m going to be using my own choice of threads and fabric.

So, if you fancy another ‘in depth’ kind of stitchalong, similar to the Home Sweet Home workbox, then get your copy of the magazine now, and start planning…..

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One thought on “There’s going to be a new Carolyn Pearce etui to stitch!

  1. Janet Granger Post author

    Here is a (rather long!) archive of the comments on this blog post, that were originally posted before they got lost in error on 19.10.17:

    26 thoughts on “There’s going to be a new Carolyn Pearce etui to stitch!”

    The Double Trouble Kitchen
    July 28, 2017 at 1:13 pm
    I’m looking forward to seeing your posts on this beautiful piece.

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    Janet Granger Post author
    July 28, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    Thanks – it should be a good one 🙂

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    Dima
    July 28, 2017 at 1:14 pm
    I can’t wait to see you work on this. It will be like I stitched it with you 😉

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    Janet Granger Post author
    July 28, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    But are you going to ‘stitchalong’….?

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    Dima
    July 28, 2017 at 1:23 pm
    I think it’s a beautiful piece but I’d rather do the beaded stitching etui by Margaret Lee 🙂 Still trying to figure out how to get all the materials. If I manage to get everything kitted, I might try to start at the same time as you. So it will be sort of a stitchalong 😉

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    Janet Granger Post author
    July 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm
    Well yes, the beaded etui is gorgeous too, but there are only so many stitching hours available!!

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    Dima
    July 28, 2017 at 1:48 pm
    Exactly! Which is why I would rather work on the beaded etui.

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    Janet Granger Post author
    July 28, 2017 at 1:57 pm
    I think I’m going to have to hope that there’s such a thing as reincarnation…at least then there’s a slim chance that I’d use up my stash!

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    Dima
    July 28, 2017 at 1:58 pm
    I’d only started accumulating stash for a few years and I’ve already reached a point where I have to start deciding on priorities.

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    Janet Granger Post author
    July 28, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    I’ve been stitching since I was 4…….. 🙂

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    Kathryn J
    July 28, 2017 at 2:13 pm
    Oh thank you for the heads up, Janet! I’ve been keeping an eye out for this issue arriving in the UK so hopped over to Manor House and bought mine straightaway. I’m very much looking forward to seeing this project. I have finally gathered all the materials for the HSH project so it will be a while before I start the etui, but I will definitely be following your progress with eager interest! 🙂

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    Janet Granger Post author
    July 28, 2017 at 2:21 pm
    You’re going to be busy then! But they’re both really lovely designs, aren’t they?

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    Isabel Taylorson
    July 28, 2017 at 9:28 pm
    I ordered my Inspirations kit last night so I was happy to get this post today, and I look forward to following your work. I believe it is on back order. I would not be able to put everything together.

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    Janet Granger Post author
    July 28, 2017 at 9:38 pm
    On the Stitchology website they have a note now saying that the kits are on back order until the end of August, I think, because they didn’t have all the components in stock to make more kits up – maybe interest has exceeded expectations, already!

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    Isabel Taylorson
    July 29, 2017 at 9:59 am
    It is a difficult kit to put together. Stunning project!

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    Janet Granger Post author
    July 29, 2017 at 10:17 am
    Carolyn’s instructions are usually wonderful, though, and very detailed.

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    Jessica Grimm
    July 29, 2017 at 8:32 pm
    I fell in love with it straight away, Janet. I’ve ordered the kit as it is really hard to find substitutes for most speciality threads here in Germany. And I really did not want to stitch it in regular DMC :). Will likely start when the kit arrives and cover my adventures on my blog. And I’ll love to follow you along too!

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    Janet Granger Post author
    July 29, 2017 at 10:50 pm
    It’s a very tempting one, isn’t it?

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    Jeanette, Ramblybear
    August 2, 2017 at 6:28 am
    Our shop had the issue in about a month ago, and it went straight onto my must stitch list. If I can find enough projects between now and when you start, I’ll be stitching along with you!

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    Janet Granger Post author
    August 2, 2017 at 6:52 am
    I’m probably going to start it after Christmas, I think – I need to finish a few things first 🙂

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    Margaret Redler
    August 2, 2017 at 11:56 am
    Oh Janet, you have so inspired me I have ordered and now received the Home Sweet Home book and subscribed to Inspirations. I have read some of your blog posts re your progress on the H.S.H. project and they look so helpful. Looking at it in detail, I think I would have found the thread substitutions too difficult to decide but will follow your lead. I wouldn’t have known what the original choice looks like. I’m very much looking forward to getting started, thankyou so much for your detailed information and inspiration.

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    Janet Granger Post author
    August 2, 2017 at 12:33 pm
    I’m glad you found the blog helpful! The Inspirations magazines are wonderful – I’ve got about three quarters of the back issues, and there’s loads of projects that I’d like to do from them one day! With the new Carolyn Pearce project, the thread choices wouldn’t be half as complicated to substitute as with the HSH, as, for her, there are only a limited range of threads! She’s well known for using lots of gorgeous threads in her projects, but this one is quite ‘restrained’! I think my Home Sweet Home looks quite similar to the original, but some of my greens for the edgings are lighter in tone than Carolyn’s. I’ll be blogging about how I collect all the ‘bits’ together for the new project soon, so hopefully that will help you 🙂

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    Mary Ann Bettner
    August 17, 2017 at 8:35 pm
    I have the magazine, I’ve ordered the kit, I am ready for a stitch-a-long. I am really looking forward to this project. Thank you

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    Janet Granger Post author
    August 17, 2017 at 8:54 pm
    Great! I’m accumulating the bits and pieces from my stash, and ordering in the ones I can’t find substitutes for, but I do envy you getting the kit!

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    Carol Sylvester
    October 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm
    I will be stitching this along with you. I ordered a kit directly from Carolyn a few years ago (2015, I think), so I have it all ready to go. It will be a fun project!

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    Janet Granger Post author
    October 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm
    I hope it’ll give you the impetus to start with your project pack 🙂

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