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Sunday
Apr152012

Spring Cleaning Sale at purlsoho.com!

It's that time of year again when we wipe down shelves and sweep up dust bunnies. It's spring cleaning, and at our online store we're knee deep in it! We're making room for new spring goodies by saying goodbye to some of last year's beloved products, including beautiful merino and silk yarns, tons of amazing fabrics from our favorite companies, gorgeous hand painted needlepoint canvases, and more. So if your spring cleaning includes organizing your craft room (or corner!), be sure to make a little space for some fresh inspiration!

Yarn

Don't miss some very special yarns that are now on sale, including select colors of Koigu's KPM and KPPPM! A customer favorite, stock up for a rainy day, or grab a few skeins for our classic Easy Baby Pullover for Babies, Toddlers and Kids and a few more for Coco's Bobble Dress, just right for spring!

Starting today, you'll also find on sale Habu's stunning Tsumugi Silk and Manos Del Uruguay's pure and rustic Naturals. Plus, browse our regular sale yarns, like Anzula's Inyo, Be Sweet's Handspun Merino, Abstract Fiber's Merino Tencel Roving and more!

UPDATE: All of the Koigu KPM and KPPPM and Habu Tsumugi sale yarns are already sold out. We're sorry if you missed out! Please click here to see all of the beautiful sale yarns that are still available! -April 18, 2012

Fabric

Our legendary yard sale is on! Available by the yard only, choose from hundreds of Quilting Cottons, Japanese, Organic, and Voile fabrics, plus Olympus's whole collection of florals. You'll find beautiful fabrics from all of our very favorite companies, like Kokka, Freespirit and Birch. Try pairing a Voile with an almost-solid Quilting Cotton for Molly's exquisite Windowpane Wholecloth Baby Quilt.

Or choose a big inspirational pile of favorites and get to work on some of last year's Mini Quilts! Each one focuses on a traditional quilting technique, walking you through each step of the process until you've created your own mini-masterpiece!

Plus, several of the most exciting collections from last year are also on sale! From Freespirit's charming Loulouthi line, both the Needleworks and Laminates collections are 40% off. So are the home decorating weight Jeneveave Linen from Freespirit and Outside Oslo from The Needle Shop. Remember the dynamic Outside Oslo fabrics from Molly's fun and simple Twenty Minute Totes?

Needlepoint Canvases

We search far and wide for unique and beautiful hand painted needlepoint canvases, and now a selection of them are 40% off their regular price! From Birds of a Feather, Unique NZ, Stitch-Its and Treglown, there's something special for everyone. Charley Harper fans will be especially thrilled to find lots of quirky and wonderful designs from this master of design. Get some timely tips from our Finishing a Needlepoint Pillow Tutorial!

Kits

Just in time for travel season, you'll find some wonderfully creative kits now on sale! Sew up an homage to the brilliant quilters of Gee's Bend with a Gee's Bend Quilt Kit from Windham. Or add a personal needlepointed touch to a Stitchable Journal and use it for this summer's cross-country diary. Keep the kids busy in the back with De Elda's super cute Kid's Needlepoint Kits. And don't miss Hamanaka's adorable needle felting kits, a pretty Bird Mobile and a trio of sweet-as-can-be Ducklings.

And More!

Plus, a special just for lefties! Gingher's superbly designed Left-Handed Rotary Cutters are on sale. And so are the Replacement Blades! And for crafters of all ilk, be sure to get one of the few remaining spectrums of Mary Flanagan's absolutely gorgeous Felted Wool Bundles. They're sure to spark a million ideas! And finally, our whole line of lovely Silk Embroidery Ribbon is also on sale. For traditional ribbon embroidery, gift wrapping or any other crafty idea, these bright, silky ribbons are very nice!

Wish you could see it all in one place? Just click here!  Who knew spring cleaning could turn up so many treasures? Enjoy!

P.S. Wow! We've had a nearly overwhelming response to this sale. Thank you so much! But now we need to get busy processing all of these orders so they get to your door, so on Thursday, April 19 our California warehouse will be closed to the public. Our website will still be up and running and so will our New York City store and the Purl Bee!

Tuesday
Mar272012

Friendly Reminder: Denyse Schmidt Book Party at Purl Soho! 

We are so excited! This Thursday Purl Soho is hosting a book release party for Denyse Schmidt’s gorgeous new book, Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration. Denyse herself will be in attendance to sign books, to chat with fellow quilt lovers, and to share an up close and personal viewing of several quilts from her book. 

The Party

WHEN: March 29th from 6 to 7pm
WHERE: Purl Soho, 459 Broome Street, NYC

The Prizes

There will also be three amazing prize packages that include:

Plus, one lucky sewist will win a gift certificate to attend Denyse’s legendary Improvisational Patchwork class held at her beautiful Connecticut studio. 

The Sale

Denyse's classic Hope Valley collection will be 20% off in the store and online beginning Thursday morning the 29 of March until Sunday April 1 at 7pm EST.

Fleamarket Fancy

Also get an early chance to check out Denyse's newly reprinted Flea Market Fancy collection. This limited edition line won't be around for long!

And...

Of course, there will be lots of delicious refreshments and wonderful company! 

If you can't join us...

One lucky online reader will receive a Hope Valley 1/2 –yard fabric bundle, a copy of Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration, and seven Denyse Schmidt Quilt Patterns. To enter, leave a comment on this post by 7pm on Thursday EST telling us what you’d make with all of these goodies. Please be sure to enter a working email address on the comment form so that we can get in touch if you win (your address is strictly confidential, we promise!) .

Pre-Order

And don’t forget, you can pre-order your copy of this beautiful book right here!  Books will begin shipping out to customers no later than Friday!

More Info

If you missed the Purl Bee review of Denyse's book, check it out right here. And to learn more about Denyse’s work visit her website here, and to see even more images from the new book view the gallery here!

We hope to see you Thursday!

Thursday
Jan192012

Heather Ross Weekend Sewing Workshops Return!

Come to New York City and experience a weekend sewing workshop with our friend, the spectacular Heather RossConnect with other creative people, advance your sewing skills, and get inspired; you will not be disappointed! 

Every weekend workshop kicks off with a private shopping event here at Purl Soho, followed by a group dinner at a popular nearby Soho Bistro (where they even have a cocktail called The Sewing Machine, which Heather may have had something to do with). Then get to work! Weekends are centered around open sewing labs led by Heather and guest teachers. You'll be working at The Sewing Studio, a bright and beautiful studio located in the heart of the garment district. Machines and basic tools are provided, plus expert instruction and loads of encouragement. Special presentations by designers and other industry professionals, and optional field trips to favorite shops, bookstores, and museums are also part of the weekend's itinerary. Past guest teachers have include Liesl Gibson, Denyse Schmidt, Jay Maccarroll, Gretchen Hirsch, Lotta Jansdotter, and Anna Maria Horner. Every level is welcome!

Find out everything you'll need to know and sign up with Heather right here! Enjoy!

Thursday
Nov032011

You're Invited! Penguin Threads Book Series Launch Party at Purl Soho

In just 5 days we will be celebrating the launch of the Penguin Threads series at our Soho shop! Join us on Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00PM to fete the re-issue of three Penguin Classics, each featuring the breathtaking cover art of Jillian Tamaki.


By commission of Penguin's Art Director, Paul Buckley, Jillian designed these extraordinary covers for the first in the Penguin Threads series: Jane Austen's Emma, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, and Anna Sewell's Black Beauty. The project commemorates the 65th Anniversary of Penguin Classics. Jillian has honored the occasion with her whimsically artful style of embroidery,  capturing the brave and creative spirits of these beloved stories. 


Purl Soho invites you to come view the original canvases and enjoy a conversation between Jillian Tamaki and Penguin's Associate Publisher & Editorial Director of Penguin Classics, Elda Rotor. Hear from Elda about the inception of this project and learn from Jillian how her tactile creations were re-purposed into paper covers.


These special books are available both in our shop and at www.purlsoho.com. On November 8th, purchase a book (or anything else) and receive a beautiful embroidery kit that is a special collaboration between Egg Press (the brilliant letterpress company) and Purl Soho. Try your hand at telling your own story through images made with needle and thread!

We would love to know if you are coming! Please RSVP to penguinthreads@gmail.com. Can't make it to the event? First 100 purchases online on November 8th will also receive a free embroidery kit!


Tuesday
Oct182011

You're Invited! Penguin Threads Classic Books Release Party at Purl Soho

Join us for the launch party of the Penguin Threads series! On Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00PM, we're celebrating the re-issue of three Penguin Classics, each featuring the breathtaking cover art of Jillian Tamaki.

Penguin's Art Director, Paul Buckley, commissioned Jillian Tamaki for this project to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of Penguin Classics. Jillian has more than risen to the occasion with her fanciful, hand stitched fiber art.

A Brooklyn-based illustrator and comic artist, Jillian designed these extraordinary covers for the first in the Penguin Threads series: Jane Austen's Emma, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, and Anna Sewell's Black Beauty. Her whimsically artful style of embroidery truly captures the brave and creative spirits of these beloved stories.  

Come see the original canvases and enjoy a conversation between Jillian Tamaki and Penguin's Associate Publisher & Editorial Director of Penguin Classics, Elda Rotor. Hear from Elda about how this project came to be and learn how Jillian's tactile creations were re-purposed into paper covers.

These first three books of the Penguin Threads series will be available October 25th, and of course, we will have them available the night of the party, November 8th. Purchase a book (or anything else) and receive a beautiful embroidery kit that is a special collaboration between Egg Press (the brilliant letterpress company) and Purl Soho. Try your hand at telling your own story through images made with needle and thread!

We'd love to know if you are coming! Please RSVP to penguinthreads@gmail.com. Can't make it to the event? First 100 purchases online on November 8th will also receive a free embroidery kit!