Happy Spring!… and other things.

It’s that time of year again: Spring!  And not a moment too soon!  It’s also time for the semi-annual re-location back into my studio space for the warmer months.

As you know, I’m no longer designing or stitching… so I’m working on sorting through/cleaning out many years worth of designing/stitching stuff.  A rather sad task, but very necessary.

Because much of the designing material I have was generously given to me by various manufacturers over the years, I am donating those things to individuals and organizations nearby.  Of course, I’m keeping the many wonderful goodies gifted to me by stitching friends over the years…  Thank you all so very much: so many great memories have come to mind whilst going through what has accumulated over the last 30 or so years!!

Try as I might, I can find no justification for keeping my collection of Appleton wool tapestry (2 ply) yarn.  It was quite an investment, so I will have to try to sell it.

I didn’t realize just how much I have: 5 full 40 qt. tubs of the stuff.  It has been stored in plastic containers away from direct sunlight in a pest-free, smoke-free, pet-free environment: my studio. 🙂 I purchased the wool in hanks for designing and kitting purposes.  A hank is 25 grams – 8-to-9/ths of an ounce of wool: @180 yards.

While I do have some uncut hanks, most of them have been opened and cut into 3rds: those lengths are 18″-20″ long.  Most of what I have available is measured/weighed into full hanks. If I didn’t have enough of a color for a full hank, I labelled it “1/2” hank (at least .5 ounces)  Full hanks are $3.50, “1/2” hanks are $2.00, USD plus shipping.  Invoicing will be handled via PayPal.

I have 258 of the 421 shades… so there are lots of colors!  I’m working on compiling a listing, so if you are interested in acquiring any Appleton crewel yarn, please contact me via email:  teresa@twdesignworks.com

Thanks everyone!  And Happy Spring!

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Peaceable Kingdom

Just a fast post to let you know that Peaceable Kingdom has been re-charted and is now available at PatternsOnLine.com.

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For those of you who have been waiting for another re-chart release, Mermaid is now available via PatternsOnLine.com.



The design is 16 pages.  I apologize for the size of the file, but I really wanted to make the over-one charts super-legible. Hopefully, I’ve corrected all of the errata from previous publications.  I’ve had to change some of the symbols, as has been necessary with many of my re-charted designs (especially one with this many symbols?!?!)

As always, please let me know if you find any errors.

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New Year Wishes

It’s been a long year: extraordinary in so many ways both wonderful and… well…not-so-much.  Mostly for me though, I’m just ready (as I always am), to bid this tired old year adieu! and to look forward to beginning the new year afresh.

That said, I have had to make a difficult decision for the new year.  Unfortunately, arthritis has advanced to the stage where I can’t hold onto a needle for more than a couple minutes at a time.  Since I have to stitch what I design or there’s no joy in it for me, I’ve had to face facts and give up on designs I had harbored hopes of finishing… including Illuminata, and the crewel designs I had started.  It’s simply beyond my ability now.  A tough pill to swallow: not just my physical limitation, but more distressing: the disappointment to loyal stitchers who’ve been patiently waiting for designs in process.  I’m so sorry.

I do plan to continue making re-charts of my older designs available through PatternsOnline  as long as Leisure Arts allows, and as long as my trusty old Mac laptop functions!   I will also make every effort keep the  TWDesignworks website in place for as long as patterns are available. This blog will also stay for now.

Please know that I am so very grateful to all of you who have supported my designing efforts over the last (Egad!?) 30 years.  It has been a truly amazing journey, such a joy and an honor to have had the opportunity to design for you!  “Thank you” seems wildly inadequate… but here goes anyway: Thank you!

My fondest wish is that this post finds you looking forward to 2017, no matter what challenges may be ahead!  May you find all you hope for and more!

Happy New Year!

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back to the grind

I’m back at my seasonal job, so will be mostly offline for the next while.

Hope you’ll all have a wonderful summer and fall.

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Tapestry Cat

Just a quick note to let you know that Tapestry Cat has been re-charted and is now available at PatternsOnLine.com

Tapestry Cat

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Diamonds in Squares

Finally.  After a very long season, my full-time job is finished… for now.  And I’m back to work doing creative stuff. 🙂

The latest re-chart is finished and now available at PatternsOnLineDiamonds in Squares

Diamonds in Squares

The colors in this scan are a bit washed out… however, they are closer to accurate than the image that originally appeared in this post (which had a definite pink cast).  My apologies for any inconvenience this has caused!

I’m hoping to get back to Illuminata very soon as well.  Thanks for your patience.

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