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1  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Diagrams for Lefties on: February 18, 2009 09:41:24 AM
Hey everyone! I haven't been on here in a looong time. I'm so glad to see that things have been stitching along, and I want to thank Kittykill for being such an awesome den mother when I can't be here.

Anywhoodles- I did want to let you all know that I've added a section of Embroidery Diagrams for Lefties on the website! I only have a few, basic stitches for starters, but each time I add a new one here, I'll also make the left-handed version. And, feedback is appreciated! I'm not a lefty, so if anything doesn't make sense, please: teach me your ways.

xoxoxo Jenny
2  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / NEW PATTERNS ! Woot! on: July 02, 2008 01:07:26 PM
Hey people, I thought you might, you know, just mmmaybe wanna know that there are new patterns up on the site! They're really goooood ones!

Sexy Librarians, Vital Organs, Dutch Russian and Emily Martin / The Black Apple artist series!



x - x - x - enjoy - x - x - x

Jenny
3  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / ICE Atlanta on: June 05, 2008 11:48:20 AM
Hey everyone!

Gosh, I've been so swamped here I feel like I'm missing out on what's been happening. What's been happening?

I'm also scrambling to pack my bags, because Mary and I are headed to ICE Atlanta tomorrow! We'll have a booth set up on Saturday and would love to see any of you Atlanta Craftsters there. Please come by and don't be shy get some stuff and tell us 'hi' ! (Burma Shave)  Tongue

Jenny
4  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / x - x Constructive Feedback Lounge x - x on: April 17, 2008 01:49:23 PM
Hey everybody!

Welcome to the Constructive Feedback Lounge. It's cool, baby. No need to stress over your stitches! We're going to see what you're having problems with, and how we can help. Posting here will make it easier for us to check in and make sure you're getting the correct info on our products. However, there are also many people on this forum who can offer helpful advice and chime in. I will look regularly in on this thread, and also encourage anyone and everyone to offer up constructive, helpful information about their experiences with our products.

If you are having problems with a specific product of ours, please let us know about it.
This thread is not meant to discourage other threads or discussions in any way, this is specifically for questions and concerns related to Sublime Stitching products within this forum so we can find them easily and address them. We know 'em best, so ask us! If there's a real problem, we'd like to be the first to know about it so we can make improvements where needed. I really care about your experience with Sublime Stitching, and your feedback is the most helpful and important way we can grow this company. We can't do it without your help, and we can't help you if you don't let us know you need it!

I've spied several threads that recently had questions that weren't being properly addressed, or didn't have my input, so I'm gonna address them here to kick things off:

Thick Pattern Lines
I am aware of this problem and am re-vamping sheets to refine the lines wherever I can. This is more of an issue on the sheets that were designed several years ago and not as much on newer ones where I'm trying to be extra careful. Overall, we're re-vamping and improving the pattern sheets each time they re-print. Like the new and improved Chinatown sheet!

Carbon Paper with T-Shirt Fabric
Carbon transfer paper, of any kind, doesn't tend to work well on t-shirt fabric for tracing your own designs. To get your own design on t-shirt fabric, one workaround is to use the carbons for tracing onto the stabilizer rather than attempting to use the carbons directly against the spongy t-shirt fabric. So, trace onto stabilizer, apply stablizer to t-shirt fabric on top. Yay! This is not the only solution, but should make your life a whoole lot easier.

Craft Pad Paper
I caught one person's post that they were having problems with the paper in the Craft Pad. I tested it and didn't have the same problems, so please pm me about that. If others are having issues (paper sticking to iron) please let us know so I can tell Chronicle. If it's just this one pad, I'll happily replace it. Make sure that iron isn't magma-scorching hot either...that might be the culprit!

T-Shirt Stabilizer and higher costs overall
Some people were wanting to know why our stabilizer, as well as other goods we offer, cost more than what you may find at a Large Corporate Retailer. We are a Small Independent Retailer that carries unique product not always found at large stores. Nearly all of our product is assembled locally, by us and some product is developed and manufactured by us. We cannot compete with prices on any product when compared to giant businesses who sell in enormous volume. We want you to know that whenever possible, we deal directly with our own manufacturers (from the labels on the boxes to the guys printing our instructions to the women who make our tea-towels) in an international, fair-trade or local community relationship. When you shop with us, you are supporting an independent, small business and by extension, numerous local, US-based or international family-run companies that ensure their fair-trade or ethical manufacturing for us and our customers. We do our best in this regard, and being a conscientious consumer/retailer can mean higher costs. But we know you can't always afford that, and we totally understand. It's only through support of our company, and therefore support of these businesses, that we can hope to lower our prices.

I hope these answer some questions that have been floating around out there. I'm thrilled that you all keep us working so hard like we do. Just understand that we are an itsy bitsy company with a big name (and a big heart).

You are now welcome to post issues and concerns here. It won't take the sole responsibility to respond, but I'll feel a whole lot better if they are brought here so we can avoid unnecessary frustrations, negative snowballing and misinformation. Mary and Jessica will help out and I welcome the input from others on this forum as well.

Thank you! You guys rule. Really you do.

Jenny
5  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Tea Towel Tours Flickr Group on: April 03, 2008 07:48:45 AM
Hey! I started a Tea Towel Tours Flickr Group. I made it join-by-approval, but only to avoid flakers etc. I *just* set it up, so if you have pictures from  your swaps send me a request to join on Flickr. You can use the pool to post progress, discuss tours, etc.


A gentle note: please do not send me questions or unrelated communications via Flickr mail- While it pains me to let a message go unreplied, I truly do not have time to respond to messages there and only use Flickrmail to accept contacts / group requests. Oh, thank you!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / CRAFT PAD available! And Updates... on: March 13, 2008 10:44:27 AM
Hey you Sublime Stitchers~

First of all, the Sublime Stitching Craft Pad is now out and available! It's a sampler of 'greatest hits' BUT it also has around 25 new designs that are larger format, with more detail. Our stitching friend AverageJaneCrafter did a wonderful overview of the patterns if you want to see what's innit. Enjoy!

And as KittyKill mentioned on another thread I have been out of town and I am totally swamped. I was poking around and admiring all of your projects with the new patterns. If only I could let you all know individually how much I enjoy looking at them. I really want to thank KittyKill for being such a great mod on these boards. I so appreciate her being here when I can't be. Unfortunately, it's getting harder for me each day to keep up with all the blogs, and forums where embroidery is happening. Yeah, yeah, I know. You've heard it all before. But I'll do my best to make the rounds!

luv,
Jenny


7  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / NEW PATTERNS UP! Spring 08 on: February 18, 2008 09:09:18 AM
Yes indeedy- there are four new patterns sheets up!



There are two new Artist Series: Lisa Petrucci and Julie West.

Then, I made a Tattoo Alphabet for you and a sheet of Forest Friends. I think the hedgehog is now my favorite pattern ever.

Enjoy!

xoxoxo Jenny

8  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / New CHINATOWN Sheet on: February 09, 2008 08:37:36 AM
Hey! I did a 're-do' to the China Town sheet. It has more designs on it, I cleaned up the lines and just generally made it better (I hope). I'm re-vamping some of the earlier sheets like this, and the next one to get a make-over is Pirates Ahoy!

oh and there will be a new line patterns here verrrry soon! No, really. Soon. Like, soon.

 
9  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Aw, you GUYS! on: December 14, 2007 11:48:00 AM
Before I slip into the holiday (and my upcoming birthday) revelry, I wanted to be sure to send all of you my very best for the season! All of you are such a huge part of making Sublime Stitching what it is, and I wish I could spend more time on all the threads. Please know that I'm lurking, enjoying your projects and grinning ear to ear with each new one I open. Honest and truly I am. Thank you so much not for just sharing your projects with each other, but with me.

I really want you all to know that as it gets harder and harder for me to personally connect with people (there seem to be more and more of you, while there's still only one of me...) that feeling your support, your enthusiasm and love has been a wonderful thing that I really treasure.

No matter how this Sublime Stitching thing continues to grow in the next years, I hope you'll always feel you can connect with me (now it's really 'us' as I have a wonderful staff making it all go) to say what you want, what you're working on and what you'd like to see us doing. Listening to all of your feedback has been my main priority and has kept me inspired, and hopefully, on the right track.

Much love to all of you and your families ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR! MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAPPY HANUKKAH (kinda late, I know) and a very WONDERFUL KWANZAA.

XOXOXO Jenny 

p.s. I'm gonna be back soon with the winners for the Sublime Stitchmas Contest, so I'm not gone or anything. Just feeling sentimental...! :B
10  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Crafting a Business Column on: November 08, 2007 02:56:13 PM
I posted this at the end of the 'Ask Jenny' thread, but wanted to do a separate post about it too-

I'm taking a hiatus from the 'Ask Jenny' thread because I've started a monthly column on Venuszine.com called Crafting a Business! For the time being, please send your questions to me at askjenny[at]sublimestitching.com
And, I'm not permanently staying off the q/a thread on here. I'll fire it up again and let you know when!

xo jenny

And, here are links to each of the columns since they're each on their own page (I'm asking the editors to change this):

Crafting a Business - Getting Started (Nov. 2007)
Crafting a Business - The Deal With Book Deals (Dec. 2007)
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