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Stitchers’ Treasures

Welcome to the Border Tart’s 2024 subscription boxes

Many of you will know how much I enjoy seeking out fabrics from faraway places and supporting other makers. And you’ll be aware I can’t resist a blue...

For lovers of interesting cloth and hand dyed threads I am offering little boxes through your letterbox every other month in 2024.

Of course there is an blues and indigos box, but there’s a rich spicy shades one too. I aim to bring you inspiring content, and an opportunity to experiment with textiles you may not otherwise have found.


Colour themes and contents

Moody Blues - expect some peacock shades as well as indigos and blues

Spice Box - expect terracotta, ginger, earthy and spicy, plus the occasional red

You will receive a carefully selected fabric piece, nominally 50cm x 50cm from somewhere in the world, and a skein of hand dyed or specialist thread. Dyers may be from anywhere, may even be me. Fabrics will be a mix of patterns and solids. The letterbox-friendly box will also contain a little vintage fabric, or buttons, or contrasting thread or other treat.

Handwoven fabrics can vary dramatically in width. I will always try to compensate for narrow width by sending a longer length. Many fabrics show minor colour/print variation, or slubs or other perceived errors. I encourage you to embrace these as evidence of the maker's hand. 


How it works

You choose your colour theme.

And choose either 6 months (3 boxes) or a year (6 boxes).

Be sure to select the correct delivery destination - either UK or Rest of World.

Boxes are despatched at the start of every second month, commencing in February 2024.

Boxes for any given month/colour choice are similar but not necessarily identical in content.


The images shown in this listing are mock-ups only.




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Essential staff team-of-two meeting slotted in to this morning’s schedule…
Hiding in plain sight?
Edinburgh Castle from Princes St Gardens on this gentle morning.
Looking forward to a group lunch and presentation by Susan @thejournalofscottishyarns at @24royalterrace
Arrived in Edinburgh. First stop - caffeine. The sweet morsel was on the house, honest! 

Excellent coffee at @hot.toddy.edinburgh
Tour prep takes many forms…
I may have to opt for bigger luggage this time 😳

Saturday still life with stitches
The slow slow development of a new kit.
Because I’m worth it!
I do plan to share, though
We kept hens for years and years but left our wee flock with the new owners when we moved house nearly five years ago. We miss their burbling chatter.
Today I bought a box from a roadside ‘shop’ close to home and was delighted at these lovelies when I opened it up 🤗


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