It seems the year is already flying! I trust you have had an enjoyable Christmas Season, and that you are looking forward to this year and all that might be achieved.
Although back, I will be working mornings, most days, for this month. Wednesday 25th being an exception when I will have a workshop at 1 p.m. In the meantime, if anyone wants a class or top-up or help, please feel free to contact us, as things are a little quieter, I will have time for one on one, where needed.
Watch out for our new design to be released this month - A909 Kingfisher, which is set in front of a tropical waterfall.
I will be in touch again, soon
Enjoy the day, and relax with some Bunka!
Christmas is here, and its the time when I normally take a couple of weeks down time, and get ready for the New Year!
So I will be closing shop from Wednesday afternoon (21st December), and will probably be back in the office on 9th January. Probably being operative, as I am waiting for surgery, which might delay this by a week. I will be in and out of the office over this period of time, so will sort through the emails, but be aware that it might be a few days before you get an answer.
Like colouring in? Remember Bunka kits give the same relaxing intent as using a colouring pencil, but if you do not like the combination, with Bunka you can change colours without a problem. Two of our newer kits (A327 Rose Bouquet/A328 Daisy Bouquet) are easy to 'colour-in' and these two are also available as Fabric only so you can use up your excess yarns, and create your own colour scheme. (for fabric only order FA327/FA328 - adding the F prefix, indicates Fabric only.)
This is a special time of year for many as we acknowledge our Saviour's birth, and as such I pray that you might know HIS joy and comfort at this time, and into the New Year.
Looking forward to 2017, and all it will bring,
With our wishes
Lorna & staff
No need to tell you that Christmas is here, which means the end of the Year, and that 2017 is about to start.
Time for New Years Resolutions, as we look back and think forward .... A time to look at enjoying each day and make the most of them. One way to have something to show, is to spend some time doing Bunka, your design will grow quickly, and you will have something solid to show at the end of an hour or two. We have some new and exciting designs coming up soon, useful for the beginner, the experienced and for those with plenty of yarn that they would like to use up.
Plus keep your eye out for other ways Bunka can be used, besides being behind glass and hanging on your wall!
Note we will be closed for a few weeks from Christmas, so if you are needing anything for the holidays, probably good to get in touch quickly, so we can get the items off to you.
Enhancing the Home.
Klema’s Punch Embroidery kits include the printed fabric and all instructions needed to complete your project. When finished they are ready to be displayed in your home (or Office) or make a beautiful gift to share with family and friends. You can add your own frame and/ or mount to finish them off.
Klema’s Punch Embroidery designs, come in a variety of sizes, from Postcard size up. Most are mounted under glass in a frame, and displayed on the wall. They will enhance any home or office.
When doing public displays, with having some Pictures on display, I find it amusing as I listen in to passers by debating their origin. Many come up with a painting, occasionally, as embroidery, most commenting that it is very fine work, until they actually stop and see how it is achieved!
I am constantly surprised as to the number of people who think that all embroidery is either cross-stitch or tapestry, and that is what some member of their family do. But if they stop long enough to take a breath, they soon discover it is different, and often comment, ‘Why, even I could do that!’. And this comment comes from both genders, with many men seeing the advantage of being able to relax and create.
Klema’s Unique Stitch Perfection Needle
Klema’s Punch Embroidery makes their own needles in the factory in Bethania (just south of Brisbane in Queensland). Our quality control demands the highest standard, and we find these needles are in demand all over the world.
When released into the market, this needle received a mixed response. When given the opportunity to try the currently available, along with the new, one did not have to try and convince anyone as to which was the better. We had a few who could not get their head around the lack of second hole in the shaft, but apart from that, most found the ‘Stitch Perfection Needle’ did a perfect job.
These needles are hand made individually on site here at Head Office, and are individualy tested before being sold. Occasionally one might slip through the system, but be aware they are guaranteed, so we are happy to replace should you have a problem.
They are rather hardy, but dropping the needle on its point is definitely not recommended! Also, it is suggested that you make sure, when pushing the needle full depth into the fabric, that you do not hit the table top underneath. If this should happen, and you burr the point, we can tweak the point, for a small charge, saving the necessity of having to buy a new one.
These needles come with a ‘Red Sleeve’ which, when removed gives a longer loop pile under the work, or if working with an item to be ‘fluffed’ this will give you a larger loop, which will give a better finish when teased. In other words, with the sleeve on, it is the regular length of most current needles, which will be the majority of your work. Taking the sleeve off, will give a greater/longer loop, which is ideal if you are going to ‘fluff’ up your work.
We also find that sometimes when doing our ‘Instant French Knots’ or ‘Rosette’ stitch, these will be larger, if the sleeve is removed before working.
The main shaft of the needle (the white section) is close to a regular pen/pencil size, and suitable for those with mobility problems to slip on a commercial pencil grip to help with holding this needle.
These needles are simple to thread, and come automatically with their own long Needle Threader. (These threaders are also available in packets of three, should the need arise.)
To order your Stitch Perfection Needles - just ckick here!