Monthly Archives: December 2013

How Primitive Pennies came to be

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3 comments » Behind the Scenes, catalog, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, patterns

Designer Mari Martin came into the office one day and showed off some amazing pillows she was working on.  They were felted wool and Osnaburg, with amazing applique and embroidery detail.  I fell in love with them and was instantly inspired!  I really do love folk art, of many forms and thought it would be really great to create a collection based on primitive folk art, something we haven’t done yet and Primitive Pennies is the result.  I’m attracted to the simplicity and charm of primitive folk art;  I just love the quirky, unpolished and handmade feel that this art style embodies.  (The below images are Mari’s personal projects, these patterns and designs are from Wooden Spool Designs, which we do not sell on our site)

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The Results are in for the Win Your Wish List Contest

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Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Win Your Wish List Contest. We’ve selected three participants at random to be our winners. Congratulations to Patti Cardona, Sheila Wood and Denna Rentz! These three lucky winners will each receive a $50 gift card to Connecting Threads.
It’s so fun to see what’s on everyone’s Wish Lists this year.  The winners had a great variety of products that they were wishing for, from kits to books to Read more...

Week 10 of 12 Weeks of Christmas: Hot Cocoa Mini Wall Hanging

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6 comments » 12 Weeks of Christmas, gifty, patterns, staff projects

The idea to create this mini wall hanging actually stems from a childhood memory. Each year around Christmas time, my sister and I would go over to my Aunts’ house where they would have us help decorate their tree, complete with a train and of course…a warm cup of hot cocoa! Click here to visit our 12 Weeks of Christmas page on our website and download this free pattern!

 

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Special Cyber Monday Promotions Have Arrived!

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No comments » Black Friday, Cyber Monday, fun, holiday/seasonal, news, sales


You may be exhausted from a weekend of shopping or you may just be getting started this Cyber Monday. Either way, you are going to LOVE the special promotions you will find on Connecting Threads today.
Our Essential Thread is ALL 40% off.  That’s right – save 40% on all spools, sets, polyester cones, and cotton cones. Stock up on what you will need for your current projects and for those …

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