Dinky-Dyes News Home
5 new colours of Dinky-Dyes silks - here
5 new colours of silk ribbon 4mm & 7mm - here
5 new colours of Dinky-Dyes silk Perle - here
Tempting Tangles - Tempting Teas and Calico Clown - here
Filigram - After The Rain and Stitching Buddies - here
Seba - Turkish Delight and My Lucky Star - here
Baltimore Market Releases
6 new colours of Dinky-Dyes silks - here
5 new colours of silk ribbon 4mm & 7mm - here
New Wild Thing Scissors - here
Shades of Autumn - here
Filigram - Advent and Merry Christmas with Love - here
Tempting Tangles- The Only Gift and Verdant Variegations - here
Seba - Mor and In Full Bloom - here
Stickideen von der Wiehenburg - Selina and We Love Dogs - here
The Needlework Show -
The winner of the full set of Silks is Bob Luhrsen. Congratulations Bob!
Filigram - Blackberry Plant and La Belle Epoque - here
Tempting Tangles- Panoply of Pods 'N' Puffs & Sampling in Scarlets - here
Seba - Pop and Design Your Own Bookmarks - here
Twisted Oaks Designs - Folk Art Ornament and 2012 Quaker Ornament Collection - here
Stickideen von der Wiehenburg - Bellpull Deborah - here
Vetty Creations - Portuguese Whitework Embroidery - here
Phoenix Market new releases
6 new colours of Dinky-Dyes silks - here
5 new colours on silk ribbon in 4mm & 7mm - here
New Red Heart Scissors - here
The Garden Collection - here
Tempting Tangles - Coffee Compendium and Classic Coffee Break - here
Filigram - Sweet Sheep and Strawberry Plant - here
Seba - Harliquin - here
BushMountain Designs - Snow Place Like Home and Snow Many Flakes - here
The Needlework Show winner is ... Congratulations to Mari Bruzewski from Arizona. Mari has won a full set - 196 colours of Dinky-Dyes silks.
New Going Batty Scissors now available
New from Tempting Tangles is Moonlit Skaters
We have just returned from Baltimore market where we released heaps of new products
6 new colours of Dinky-Dyes silks - here
5 new colours on silk ribbon in 4mm & 7mm - here
4 new colours of silk perle in 600, 1000 & 1900 - here
New Scissors - Patriotic USA, Oh Canada, Union Jack and Going Batty - here
Market Exclusive Collaboration with CherryWood Design Studio - here
Bats & Cats band sampler - here
Christmas Holly Sampler - here
Filigram - St Petersburg & l Hermione - here
Tempting Tangles - Autumn Nodding, Jumping Jack Frost - here
BushMountain Designs - Stepping Out On Halloween - here
Seba - Flower Mosque & Whirly - here
Stickideen von der Wiehenburg - Autumn Forest Quaker - here
Needlework Show Winner is ..... Maggie Sim. Maggie has won a full set of 187 skeins of Dinky-Dyes silk. Congratulations!
There are several new releases this month and we are pleased to announce we are now distributing the lovely designs of Gul Tekturk - Magic Needle Designs.
We have just released On Feathered Wings - a companion sampler for Shiraz Sampler and From The Ashes.
New from Seba Designs is Bliss
OOps packs are available!
We have just released a lovely new design from Tempting Tangles Designs. First Light is a companion piece to the stunning 'Creation'
We are now distributing the lovely designs of Deborah Dick. Her range of Tempting Tangles Designs are now on our website.
We are releasing all our new products on February 1st.
6 new silk colours
5 new silk ribbon colours
4 new silk perle colours
2 new Dinky-Dyes designs
2 new Stickideen von der Wiehenberg charts
3 new Seba Designs charts
The Needlework Show winner is Cathey Magill. Cathey has won a full set of Dinky-Dyes silk thread. The correct answer was 127 threads named after something associated with Australia. Thanks to everyone who entered.
OOPS PACKS - We have Oops packs in stock. These bags contain off cuts and rejects. Packs may contain cotton, perle, silk perle, silk ribbon but mostly stranded silk and the bag weight is equal to 11 full skeins of silk. $10 a pack.
e-mail me for more information
June 2010. Our newest Tuffet design is now available. Flowers and Hearts Tuffet combines cross stitching and Rhodes Hearts to create a lovely little Tuffet. The chart pack comes with full finishing instructions, including photographs and the silk needed to stitch it.
The Needlework Show winner is Leigh Hill. Leigh has won a full set of Dinky-Dyes silk thread. For those of you wondering, the answer was 78.
April 2010 - We have just added a clearance page to the website. This page will have stock we no longer produce or sell. Check out what we have available here.
We have new scissors DD-SC-29. The cute little 2 1/2 inches scissors feel great and look great. We also have new scissor pocket designs to go with out DD-SC 28 Floral Scissors and our new DD-SC-29 Pretty Petite scissors.
New designs are available from SEBA and Stickideen von der Wiehenburg. Be sure to check them out.
January 2010 - We are pleased to announce we are now the US distributors of Monasterium, SEBA and Stickideen von der Wiehenburg designs. We have added their current stock and are working to include stitched models of many designs. Check back often to see what is new. All these designs can be purchased from your favourite needlework store.
WINNER - The Needlework Show Competition.
Congratulations to Doris Dieners from Oakville, Canada. Doris is the winner of the prize of a full set of silks.
OOPS Packs.... We have OOPS packs again. These bags contain off cuts and rejects. Packs may contain cotton, perle, silk perle, silk ribbon but mostly stranded silk and the bag weight is equal to 11 full skeins of silk. $10 a pack.
Our New scissors have been so popular they are running out the door.
Winter Ice Sampler is the last of our Seasonal Samplers.
Knots of the Celts is the latest design in our Celtic Collection.
These are great value. e-mail us!
WINNER - The Needlework Show Competition.
Congratulations to Vickie Turner. You are the lucky winner of a full set of Dinky-Dyes silk threads.
More new charts this month!
The latest quilt block, Walkabout, is now available. Walkabout is stitched with 2 skeins of #151 Nabilla and 1 skein of #72 Cabernet.
The Cat's Whiskers new design is called Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat. This lovely chart is the perfect gift for a new baby.
Heirloom Embroideries also have another 2 new designs. Hearts and Flowers is a pretty tuck pillow. The chart includes the instructions for the pillow so you can finish your piece.
The other design, Snow Queen is a beautiful drawn thread sampler. Full step by step instructions are included plus extra instructions for the drawn thread work.
Twisted Oaks design has a lovely new design, Mollie's Prism of Posies Etui. Full finishing instructions are included as well as 4 wood bead feet, 4 Mother of Pearl counting pins, 1 Mother of Pearl accented laying tool, Mother of Pearl buttons and enough 03041 Mill Hill beads to complete the project.
UPDATE - March 2009
We have 3 new designs to release this month.
The Cat's Whiskers have released a stunning new design called Fruits of the Harvest.
There are two lovely new designs from Heirloom Embroideries. Sweet Violets and April Rose Biscornu and Fob.
The Stitchers Village is a new collaboration between Jo of Dinky-Dyes and Janie from The Cat's Whiskers.
It is an exciting place where stitchers can gather to shop, take classes, participate in different activities and chat with friends.
The Stitchers' Village opens on February 15th so please come and visit us.
UPDATE - Nashville Market
We released many new products at Nashville Market and feel sure you will find something that you like
Silks - 6 new stranded silk colours. #158 to #163
We have introduced 26 colours of silk perle in 3 different weights. The 600d is close to perle 12, 1000d is close to perle 8 and the 1900d is like perle 5.
The silk has the most amazing sheen and takes the colour really well.
Silk Ribbon - 5 new colours now available in both 4mm and 7mm. New colours are 68, 93, 107, 145 and 155.
Pansy Biscornu is a lovely design which comes in a pack with the silks needed to stitch it.
Celtic Tuffet is a fun 4 sided tuffet. The pack contains the silk and the pewter Celtic knot buttons.
Flora is the 2009 ' Chart is free with the purchase of the silk pack design'
UPDATE - The Needlework Show
WINNER of the full set of silks is Susan Furnish from Portland, Oregon. Congratulations Susan! Thanks to everyone who entered and all the wonderful comments on your e-mails. Please try again at the next Needlework Show in April.
We will again be exhibiting at The Needlework Show and yes, we are giving away a full set of silks. Check out our page for the question you must answer correctly to be in the draw for the full set of silks. We will announce the winners the day after the show closes right here.
We will be releasing 2 new pair of scissors at the show. A shiny black cat and a multi-coloured titanium cat. We also have a new pack which contains a tiny Halloween biscornu fob and a pair of black scissors.
Carol from Heirloom Embroideries has a new Christmas sampler called Noel Celebration. This lovely sampler can be framed or finished as a bellpull.
Janie from The Cat's Whiskers will have new Krazy Kitties. We anticipate these will be available to ship early in October.
The new St Charles Fall Market was wonderful and the hotel was just stunning. We released several new designs. Ghosts and Goblins is just the thing for your Halloween stitching and Floral Diamond Ornament is a stunning centrepiece for your tree.
The Cat's Whiskers has two new Christmas designs, On the 12th Day which can be stitched as a sampler or as Ornaments and a new Hidden Message design called Santa Says.
There is also a new Collaboration Design between Janie from The Cat's Whiskers and Dinky-Dyes. Live, Laugh, Survive and Thrive is our tribute to those who has suffered from Breast Cancer or have had a family member suffer. $1 from the sale of these packs will be donated to MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston.
Carol from Heirloom Embroideries has 3 lovely new releases. Nana's Little Treasures is a pack of 3 lovely biscornu, April Rose is a small sampler and For Laura is a quick stitch alphabet sampler.
Judith from Twisted Oaks also has two new releases. Ice Princess is a cute skating reindeer ornament and Arabesque is a lovely biscornu.
We are all packed and ready to leave for the TNNA Summer Market in Columbus, Ohio.
We are releasing 10 new silk colours and you can see them all on our Silks page.
Brand new is our 4mm and 7mm hand dyed, 100% silk ribbon in 20 of our most popular silk colours. We will be adding more colours to the silk ribbon range over the next few months.
Janie from The Cat's Whiskers Design Studio has 3 cute Krazy Kitties charts for release. These cute little guys are sure to be popular. Silk packs are available.
Fabulous Fall is the last of the Collaboration tuffets from Janie and myself. These very popular charts have the charts, full instructions and the specially dyed silk.
Speaking of kitties, Judith from Twisted Oaks Designs has come up with another fantastic design for a pin cushion and scissor fob. Trixie and Treat are sure to keep your pins and scissors under control. Silk pack available.
UPDATE - April 22
Well, The Needlework Show is over and we had a great show. There were so many entries for the chance to win a full set of silks and I am happy to say most were correct.
The lucky winner this time is Vickie Turner. Congratulations Vickie!
I hope everyone else will try again at the next show and thanks to all of you who did research to find out your answers. You may not have won the silks, but you have found out a little more about my beautiful country, Australia.
We also offered Door Prizes for stores who ordered from us and those winners are:
Attic Needlework and Collectibles and Accents Inc
UPDATE - April 11
We will once again be participating in The Needlework Show which starts next week and yes, we will be giving away another full set of silks. A full set now has a retail value of $295.50! Winners will be announced here and in my Yuku forum the day after the show ends.
We released several new pairs of scissors at Nashville this year and they are now all available. We have a lovely pair of titanium storks, blue titanium butterflies, silver swans and our tiny 2 1/2 " titanium scissors. We have updated our scissors page and you can see them all here.
There are several new designs for release this month. Judith from Twisted Oaks has two new designs and Carol from Heirloom Embroidery has one.
A Patchwork Garden Pincushion Ball is a lovely pincushion that could easily be used as an ornament and the For Diane Needle Nanny is a tribute to all those who have suffered with breast cancer. $1.50 from the sales of this pack will go to breast cancer research.
For Amanda is another stunning sampler from Carol and is dedicated to her good friend Amanda who passed away in 2007.
UPDATE - January 30
The Twisted Oak Designs page has just been updated with photos of M'lady's Chatelaine and Needle Nanny. This is another winner from Judith.
These are 2 separate charts and Chatelaine pack comes with the bone centerpiece and the Needle Nanny chart pack contains all the hardware needed to make the cute little accompanying needle holder.
The above designs are all stitched in #83 Peach Melba in silk, Perle 8 and 4mm ribbon. Thread packs will be available.
Judith is also releasing a Needle Nanny chart pack to go with Merry Noel, which we released just before Christmas. Photos to come
UPDATE - January 28
The Heirloom Embroideries page has been updated with a photo of The Embroiders Sampler. There are 2 separate charts for this design, the Sampler and Huswif.
I've also added photos of Cerise Fleur and Peachy Biscornu to those pages. You can place orders for all Carol's new designs at your local Needlework store.
We have some absolutely stunning new releases to show at market.
I will have 4 new designs, 7 new silk colours and 4 new pairs of scissors. The Min Min, which was first published in The Gift of Stitching magazine last October, is now in chart form. The Min Min is the fifth in the Quilt Block series and we are also releasing the sixth design, Lasseter's Reef at Nashville.
Knotwork Cross is a new addition to Celtic Collection. This striking cross is the latest of our knotwork designs.
The 4 new pairs of scissors are - Multi-coloured titanium storks, blue titanium butterfly scissors, purple titanium swan scissors and a tiny little 2 1/2 inch multi-coloured titanium pair. I'll have photos of these on the website as soon as they become available. They will all be as reasonably priced as our other scissors.
Janie from The Cat's Whiskers Design Studio has more stunning designs. The second in the 'Lounge Chair' series is here. The Garden Chair is just stunning! It is stitched with Dinky-Dyes silk on Mint Green linen and there is the most wonderful parasol to go with the chair. Our new tiny 2 1/2 inch scissors will look wonderful nestled in the parasol!
Le Coffre Du Trésor De la Reine (The Queen's Treasure Chest) is another winner. It is just too fabulous to describe so you will need to take a look for yourself.
We have a new collaboration! Janie has designed Winter Wonderland to go with Spring Fever and Summer Breeze and it's stitched with a Limited Edition silk created just for this design.
Bianca is the new scissor pocket and has been designed to house the Bianca scissors. Stitched with a Limited Edition silk dyed to match the scissors and our Kakadu silk this little scissor case is wonderful. Our new blue butterfly scissors will look wonderful with this design if you would like a less expensive option for scissors.
Last but not least from Janie this year is another collaboration, Purr-fect Bookmark. This cute one is a Nashville Market exclusive and it too is stitched with a Limited Edition silk. It will ONLY be available for purchase to those stores who go to Nashville. So, if you want this one... and I know you won't want to miss out, contact your LNS and see if they are going to market.
Judith from Twisted Oaks Designs is also releasing a lovely new design called My Ladies Chatelaine. We don't have a finished photo just yet, but we have a teaser. I know you will love this one as much as you do all her other designs.
Carol from Heirloom Embroideries has also been busy. We are releasing Cerise Fleur, which is another wonderful sampler along the lines of Chocolate and Cherries. Also new is The Embroiders Sampler or Huswif and we will be previewing For Amanda which will be available in April.
For Amanda is dedicated to Carol's best friend Amanda who passed away last year and is a lovely tribute to her friend.
Last but not least is Yvette from Vetty Creations latest book. It is Mountmellick Embroidery - Inspired by Nature. Mountmellick embroidery is a beautiful, highly textured floral whitework embroidery that originates from Ireland.
This is a fully revised and expanded, full colour, step by step guide with over 600 clear diagrams and photos and it will lead you from beginner to advanced Mountmellick stitcher.
New Release from Twisted Oaks - available now
Judith from Twisted Oaks has just released a new Chicken! This one is called Merry Noel and although she has a Christmas related name she can be easily changed and stitched in snowy colours for Winter theme.
You will find Merry Noel out here.
Door Prize Winner
I wanted to thank everyone who entered for my door prize of a full set
of silks. There were well over 2,000 entries and about half were right.
Online Needlework Show
Dinky-Dyes will once again have a 'booth' at the The Needlework Show and we are once again giving away a full set of our silks. The silks have a retail value of $556
Any products that you see on our website can be ordered during the show.
Our OOPs Packs are always so popular at the shows we go to and we have boxes of thread to make them up, so, OOPs packs will now be available to purchase direct from us.
Price is $10 per pack plus $1.10 postage within the US and you can order them by e-mailing Jo
We also have Dinky- Dyes Lapel Pins and Pens available for purchase.
Coming Soon from The Cat's Whiskers
What A Hoot. This cute little guy was designed to store a pair of Putford Sissors and if you open him up, there is a place to store your needles and cover cutter.
We are taking pre-orders now.
New from Twisted Oaks Designs
Judith will officially release her wonderful new design at Hershey CATS. Honor Thy Needle is a stunning Pyramid Etui that has a removable pin cushion and 4 lovely ornaments that you can also stitch.
Stitched with Dinky-Dyes silk this is a stunning piece to add to your collection of 'smalls'.
This chart will be available to ship to stores on October 1st and pre-orders are now being taken.
New from The Cat's Whiskers.
Janie has two great new designs. Spook - A - Boo! is a Halloween 'secret message' design. The ribbon unties to find the secret message. I will post photos as soon as I have them available. The charts are there though, ready to ship.
The second design is a wonderful stitchers Christmas Card. The pack contains 6 cards with a photo of a cute little stitched Angel on the front, the envelopes and the chart so you can stitch your own Angel, perhaps finish it as an ornament and send along with the card.
It's a brilliant idea for a card to sent to that special stitching friend. These are also in stock and ready to ship.
And... Don't forget our Holiday Ornament Packs.
Yvette Stanton's Elegant Hardanger Embroidery and Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery books are now in stock. These are wonderful instructional books and a must have for all you stitchers who either already do these types of needelwork or if you would like to learn.
Both books are now in stock and ready to ship to your LNS.
Two new designs
We have again teamed with The Cat's Whiskers to produce a Holiday Ornament pack. This pack includes the charts for the two ornaments pictured and all the silks needed to stitch and finish them.
We will be at Hershey again this year and will be sharing a 30ft booth with Laura from Enchanting Lair.
That's right. 30 ft of silks, charts, scissors and all sorts of fabulous things for the discerning buyer.
Besides our own charts, we will have charts from The Cat's Whiskers, Heirloom Embroideries, Vetty Creations, Twisted Oaks and My Big Toe and subscriptions for The Gift of Stitching magazine.
I've also been dyeing up a storm and will have a selection of hand dyed fabric and for the first time this year, a wonderful variety of hand dyed yarn. Yarn to knit, scarves, hats, socks.... what ever you want to do with it.
I also now have my own exclusive Dinky-Dyes pens and Dinky-Dyes lapel pins. Make sure you check them out.
See you in Hershey!
Our website is now updated!
All our new silks and designs are now on the website. You can find our 10 new silk colours here
As usual silk packs are available for all our charts and for any of the charts that are designed Janie and Carol use our threads .
Nashville News 2007
We are working hard to get everything ready for Nashville Market next month. There will be 11 new silk colours and 4 of these will be available in Cotton and Perle.
We have a wonderful Nashville Exclusive Collaboration with Janie from 'The Cat's Whiskers Design Studio' called Spring Fever and there is a link on our home page if you haven't already seen it.
There will also be 5 new Dinky-Dyes Design releases and we will have these up on our website before we go to Nashville. There is a wonderful new Spring design by Stacey Tippin that everyone will love, as well as a companion piece for 'Shiraz Sampler', a new quilt block to go with 'Southern Stars' and 'The Dreaming' and a new Celtic Knot.
'Cottage Garden' is going to be retired after Nashville Market and 'Blossoms' will take it's place. Like 'Cottage Garden' the chart will be free with the purchase of the silk pack needed to stitch it. If you haven't got your 'Cottage Garden' chart yet, I suggest your contact your LNS and order it ASAP.
I have just put all Janie's beautiful new designs on my website and will add all the details after Market.
If you have any questions about anything new, or anything at all on our website, don't hesitate to contact me.
We didn't attend Charlotte Market this year but have 6 great new designs that are now available.
Stacey Tippen has designed 5 new pieces for us. They are 'Kitty Love', 'Summer's Gate Sampler', 'Wave Dancer', 'Sapphire Sampler' and 'Ruby Sampler'.
Stacey's Kitties are always popular and this valentine Lovely is sure to please. 'Summer's Gate' and 'Wave Dancer' are just stunning and 'Ruby and Sapphire Sampler' can be used as box tops or framed or made into a bell pull.
You can see how lovely they are here.
I have been busy during the Summer but have managed to design a few new pieces. One, Celtic Celebration Sampler, is ready for release. It is mostly blackwork with a few cross stitches and can be used for many different celebrations. I have charted it as a Wedding Sampler but it is very easy to convert it to your own special celebration. You can find it here.
We have just returned from the Charlotte Market where we released 11 new designs and 5 new silks and 1 cotton and perle colour.
You can see our new designs in the Small Stitches, Motif Samplers and Stacey Tippen Collections from our Designs home pageClick the links to see the new silks and cottons.
Our Spring Limited Edition pack was a huge success so we are putting together a Summer Limited Edition pack to be shipped mid July. The pack will include 2 skeins of silk, 2 skeins of cotton and a 18" x 13" piece of hand dyed fabric. This is your only chance to get these colours as they will not be included in the regular Dinky-Dyes range.
Packs are $25 plus postage and I will take orders until July 1st or until all available packs are sold.
The next Global Collaboration will be Indulge Yourself: Fine Wines and Spirits. Check out the Collaboration page for details.
I have had the great pleasure of hosting Martina Weber - Chatelaine this past week. We had a wonderful time meeting the stitchers that came to her meetings and by all accounts they enjoyed themselves.
Below is a photo with some of the ladies who came to meet and stitch with Martina.
We are exhibiting at the Online Needlework Show this week and have donated a full set of silks to be given away to one lucky customer who registers to view the Needlework Show.
This week we have released two new Small Stitches designs - 'Mother' and 'Best Friends'. These are the first of a new range of quick stitch designs using Dinky-Dyes but they will also have a DMC conversion. You can see these designs at the Online Needlework Show or follow the link above.
If you would like to purchase them, please contact any of the stores participating in the Online Needlework Show or any of the stores on our Stockists List.
We have added over 30 stores to our stockist list so there are lots more stores out there where you can now buy Dinky-Dyes.
Our next show is the Online Needlework Show in April and we will have some new designs to release so make sure you look over the online show.
Bulk Lengths of silk
We sell silk in bulk lengths for the popular new designs stitched all in one colour. E-mail us for details.