Excited Times Ahead
Welcome to the new Duck Egg Threads Blog.
Duck Egg Threads is an online quilting shop and studio with EPP and Appliqué at its heart.
My intention is for this blog to be the place where I share all the Duck Egg Threads news along with useful tips and tutorials. You'll get to see the progress of projects I'm working on and get a look behind the scenes (everyone knows what you see on Instagram isn’t quite the full story) the vision is for the blog to be a little bit more ‘real life’.
Towards the end of 2020 I did a lot of soul searched, reassessing, business planning, reflecting (call it what you will) on the past year of Duck Egg Threads, and admitted to myself that the business model needed to change. The business had grown so much during 2020, carrying on as it stands wasn't sustainable for family life and my health - it has become too big for one person to manage on their own without any external help or premises, and because of Covid neither is an option right now.
So, what now?
Exciting times are ahead!
I am moving away from selling beautiful Liberty Tana Lawn and Pure Solids to concentrate on providing gorgeous EPP and Appliqué patterns and kits to make either blocks or full quilts.
I’ll be sharing hints and tips, tutorials and creating a community where you can come to learn or just Sit & Sew in the company of others (all virtually for the time being, but I have hope that face to face can happen again at some point).
Patterns will come later in the year as I’m working through designs, tweaking and perfecting as I go. The same goes for any classes, I want to explore and take time to find out what people need help with.
The Hand Stitch Social (a Sit & Sew) had it’s first meeting this weekend via Zoom and even though it’s very early days the feedback has been fantastic, the next one is on 27th March at 10am you can find more details HERE
The Duck Egg Threads online shop is staying open selling tried, tested and recommended EPP, Appliqué and hand stitching notions. The range will be added to gradually over the coming months, last week saw the addition of a couple of the fantastic Tulip Hiroshima needles. If you have any ‘must have’ notions, please get in touch I’m always on the lookout to try new things.
Shifting the Duck Egg Threads business model hasn’t been an easy or quick decision to make, there have been so many variables to consider over the past couple of months. One of my main concerns has been disappointing my valued and loyal customers, believe me, it’s been tough!
Starting Tuesday 16th March is the Stock Clearance Sale
10% discount on all full price Liberty Tana Lawn and Pure Solids – discount will be automatically applied at the checkout.
Plus an extra 10% off anything already in Clearance – discount will be automatically applied at the checkout.
If you want to keep up to date with what I'm up to then Instagram is the place to go for frequent Duck Egg Threads updates, follow @duckeggthreads and why not sign up to my mailing list, where any news and updates will appear in your inbox - I promise not to bombard you with emails every week – you can sign up at the bottom of this page.
I’m so excited to share my passion for EPP and Appliqué with you, it really does feel like a new beginning!