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 Dealer Newsletter :: January 2012 (part 2) 

New edition of PDF catalog
The new January 2012 edition of HeartStrings PDF Catalog is now available, including all patterns published to-date. Enjoy this "HeartStrings Wish Book" as you plan your knitting adventures and browse for inspiration. Available as a free download.
More about the "HeartStrings Wish Book" ...

TNNA Show Planning


The Phoenix Show is this weekend, January 21 - 23. Here's a short run-down on some of the new HeartStrings patterns published since last June's TNNA along with some other popular patterns to keep in mind. Stop by these exhibitor booths to see and order the yarns that HeartStrings samples were made in.

Lorna's Laces booth 400/402 – These 3 new patterns along with 3 other new designs feature Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock and Helen's Lace yarns. The full line of HeartStrings patterns can also be ordered at the Lorna's Laces booth. Not shown: #S36 Red Hots Anklets; #A98 Lace Cross; #H80 Bitty Beady Christmas Tree.

Beaded Stress Ball
#H18 Beaded Stress Ball
Pulled Salt Water Taffy Socks
#S32 Pulled Salt Water Taffy Socks
V-Start Neck Kerchief
#H182 V-Start Neck Kerchief

Tilli Tomas booth 1328 – New designs modeled in Tilli Tomas Rock Star, Demi Plié, and Artisan Sock yarns.

Rock Star Choker
#H85 Rock Star Choker
Austrian Lace Stirrup Leg Warmers
#A92U Austrian Lace Stirrup Leg Warmers
Lace Cross
#A98 Lace Cross

Mountain Colors booth 215 – These designs were introduced at last June's Show but you may have missed them as I was just finalizing them at the time. In Mountain Colors Winter Lace, Winter Lace Junior and Bearfoot yarns.

V-Start Shoulder Shawl
#H82 V-Start Shoulder Shawl
Reversible Eyelet Cables Stole
#A107 Reversible Eyelet Cables Stole
V-Start Triangle Lace Shawl
#H82 V-Start Full-length Triangle Lace Shawl

Himalaya booth 301 – Although not new, the Bi-directional Lace Strips Stole continues to be at the top of the favorites list. Himalaya also has special edition versions of the #A71 Spiral Nebula and #A78 Soft Cables Moebius patterns available to order at the show. Samples are shown in Himalaya Duke Silk yarn.

Bi-directional Lace Strips Stole
#H73 Bi-directional Lace Strips Stole
Himalaya Spiral Nebula
#A71HM Himalaya Spiral Nebula
Soft Cables Moebius
#A78 Soft Cables Moebius

Beadsmith booth 773 – A remind, you can source beads for all HeartStrings patterns through Beadsmith. Stop by the booth to get to know this company if you do not yet. It would be a good time to choose bead colors for the yarns you are ordering at the show.

Business Savvy


Postal changes :: It's not all bad news

You are probably already aware of the postal changes going into effect January 22, 2012. Most changes will mean a postage increase on orders you mail.

The good news is that there is one class of service routinely used by shops mailing HeartStrings pattern orders for which the overall cost will decrease. Read More...


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