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 Dealer Newsletter :: July 2012 

Dear industry partner -

Isn't this color (above and to right) pretty? It is the new Ice Strawberry color in Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace Yarns. Ice Strawberry was the inspiration for designing my new Sunset pattern.

The big news is that Sunset and 2 other new HeartStrings patterns are officially released and I can ship to you now. More info later in this newsletter.

I've got a lot more to share this month, too. Hope you enjoy the newsletter!
Best regards, Jackie E-S
p.s. I am announcing summer break early so that you can plan ahead. I have a BUNCH of family things to take care of that will basically fill the entirety of August. So please plan that I will be closed for wholesale shipments beginning July 31 and through most or all of August. As usual, you can place orders with these distributors.

Now Available!

Sunset Infinity Wrap Flames of Fall Loganberry Crescent Shawl

If you saw the early preview models of these 3 new pattern designs at TNNA, then you already know they are knock-outs. I'm certainly excited they were such a big hit and brought all kinds of compliments.

And now all 3 new patterns are ready to ship! Click on the pictures to link to the HeartStrings FiberArts website with large photos and more info you can use for promoting and selling these patterns. Also feel free to use the promotional flyer. Left to right:

Circle your shoulders in a soft glow of color when the air starts to cool at sunset. The beads give just a hint of light as though the last rays of sun are reflecting off wisps of clouds on the horizon. Pattern #H88. Shown in Ice Strawberry Mini Mochi, a new Fall 2012 color available now from Crystal Palace.

Delight yourself with the color and texture of Flames of Fall. Beads and flames of lace endue a soft glow of warmth in this pleasingly reversible stole. Pattern #A146. Shown in Harvest Sausalito, a new Fall 2012 color available now from Crystal Palace.

Loganberry is a very lacy crescent shawl with cable lace edging, making it perfect for summertime cool knitting. Pattern #A185. Shown in Loganberry Louisa, a new cashmere/silk yarn from Mountain Colors in their 20th Anniversary retro color being celebrated this month!

ATTENTION: Standing auto-ship orders of 6 each of these 3 new patterns will ship Monday 7/16/2012 (or if you don't want to wait that long, contact me for immediate shipment). Whether you are on auto-ship or not, check your inventory now and see what you'd like to add into an order. Any questions? Of course, please feel free to contact me by any of the usual means.

Beaded Ball Hand Therapy


Gail W writes about the Beaded Stress Ball pattern :

"Mom's fingers were digging into her palm and one of your balls has worked wonders - she can now move her fingers and never lets go of her stress ball. I had to make several so I could wash them :=)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent - I really enjoy your patterns!

Christmas in July at Bits of Lace


This month's project for "Antique" Satin and Lace Ornament at Bits of Lace 2012 showcases a lovely Victorian-style ornament with a dainty lace edging and knitted-in beads.

Even if you have not used tiny thread and tiny needles, this bit-sized project is just large enough to give you practice while not being intimidating. The beads are optional embellishment, but it's an easy project for stringing and knitting with beads if you've been wanting to try this.

Whether you are new to lace, or just want to have fun with some simple and interesting skill-building projects, we welcome you for Bits of Lace 2012 at Joining is free!

LindaJ writes:
"I think I'm going to learn a lot! Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Business Savvy


Many areas of the country are having a heat wave and that can temper yarn sales. But color names like "Ice Strawberry" can bring thoughts of coolness to mind. Smoothie or Sorbet anyone?

What colors in your store could you showcase with suggestively "cool" names? (even if you make them up yourself!) Inspire your customers to buy yarn even when it is warm.


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News Nuggets


Mountain Colors 20th Anniversary Giveaway
Mountain Colors is having a 20th Anniversary Celebration and the Kit to make my Loganberry Shawl is the Grand Prize. How exciting and YOU could win it! Enter now ...

What was your first knitting project?
Here is my story. I'd love to hear what your first project was, too. Read on and leave a comment ...

What's Coming Up for Bits of Lace
Here is a a peek at the Bits of Lace calendar planned for the rest of the year (or at least what I hope it will be). As future months get closer, I'll fill you in on more details about the projects and learning points we expect to cover. Read on ...


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