This little peace symbol decor hanger seems like just the perfect thing to whip up in these times - especially today with the news of Ukraine heavy on our hearts. The pattern you can print off is a freebee from Atelier Pippilotta, and I've translated it into English for you: Peace Decor Free Pattern PDF All you need to make it is 100% wool felt, pipe-cleaners, and thread, plus the usual sewing supplies. In peace, Natalie
Newly Updated DMC Embroidery Floss Best Matches for Wool Felt! When I say "best", that's because sometimes a colour of 6-strand embroidery floss from DMC doesn't have the perfect match to our felt selection - so we chose the closest match. "DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss, made from long staple cotton and double mercerized for a brilliant sheen, is the most recommended floss in the world. This premium thread is made up of six size 25 easily separated strands, which allows you to customize the thickness of the thread by choosing the number of strands. DMC Embroidery Floss is 100% colorfast and fade resistant." -courtesy of DMC's website Classic Felt DMC Chart (click on that to get the PDF) Merino Felt DMC Chart (click on that to get the PDF) Another great resource is: DMC's printable for 6-strand embroidery floss numbers and names: Numerical List with Color Names
Partridge & Pear, the beautiful pattern that kickstarts the 12 Days Ornament series by mmmcrafts. Use the guide to inspire your own colour palette. This one is similar to the main photo on the pattern. We'll have mmmcrafts Partridge & Pear supply kits coming (hopefully soon!), and will update this page when they are ready with a link. You will need to purchase the patterns directly from mmmcrafts on Etsy Felt page links below if you are looking to make the ornaments: The above photo shows which colours we used at Bear Dance Crafts to make these fabulous ornaments. ~Link to Classic colour felt page ~Link to Merino colour felt page If you are looking for Stick 'n Stitch, you can add the 1 sheet needed for this pattern here
6 NEW COLOURS!! The Classic line has been a Bear Dance Crafts staple for over 2 decades. This beautiful 100% wool felt has so many great colours already... and now 6 more:) Located just above the "natural" felts in the collection, scroll waaay down: Classic Wool felt Page New Colours (left to right): Winter Forest, Ocean Frost, Dusty Teal, Marshmallow, Vintage Rose, and Dusty Salmon.
The Little Elves are preparing for the holidays... which they love to spend with Santa and Mrs. C. of course. Loads of fun to make, the elves are delightful to embroider and put together!! You can find supply kit options to make the mmmcrafts Little Elves patterns on this kit and supplies page. You will need to purchase the patterns directly from mmmcrafts on Etsy Little Elves kits come with just the right amount of felt so you don't have to buy whole sheets... but perhaps you would like to purchase whole sheets of felt instead?? Felt page links below. The above photo shows which colours we used at Bear Dance Crafts to make these fabulous ornaments. ~Link to Classic colour felt page ~Link to Merino colour felt page ~Link to Metallic felt page (for Elf purse felt)
Who likes to brighten up the holidays with some Santa and Mrs. C. decor?? We sure do!!! They are so fun (and cheerful) to embroider and put together. There are some new (exciting!) options in the shop for buying supplies to make the mmmcrafts Santa and Mrs. Claus Ornament patterns. You will need to purchase the patterns directly from mmmcrafts on Etsy The kits come with just the right amount of felt so you don't have to buy whole sheets... but perhaps you would like to purchase whole sheets of felt instead?? Above is a handy-dandy photo showing which colours we used at Bear Dance Crafts to make these adorable ornaments. ~Link to Classic colour felt page ~Link to Merino colour felt page
Did you see the new colours we have? I am so beyond excited to offer some new colours in their very own section called "Extra Classic". Some of them will only be available until stock runs out (being one-off specialty colours), and others we hope to continue offering. They are not available on the colour cards, as this section will keep changing with more felt added or sold out, some will be here today/gone tomorrow kind of thing. Check it out: https://www.beardancecrafts.com/product-category/wool-felt/extra-classic-wool-felt/
Did you get a postcard recently, only to have the writing smudged after your roommate wiped it down with a lysol wipe? Yes, this happened to a person in my family last week! I realised some of you might be wondering how safe receiving an order might be in these times of COVID-19... The short answer is: receiving mail from Bear Dance Crafts should be totally fine - I'm handing off mail in surgical gloves (and mask) and mail carriers are also wearing protective gear. If you have any concerns about how your mail is handled, below is a link to a CBC article answering questions about receiving mail. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/microwave-mail-covid-questions-answered-1.5518175
Update: if you were looking and we're out...we'll probably have more later in the week after a visit to a post office to buy some more stamps ;) At Bear Dance Crafts we have a little freebee for you... if you are in Canada you can get some FREE 100% wool felt: https://www.beardancecrafts.com/product/free-felt/ It's limited by how much is left, and how many stamps I have (if I run out, I will try to get more stamps). Here's the details, which are over on the page where you 'order'. If you 'order' there is no payment, but you will submit your shipping info :) FREE FELT! Get 12 Mini Felt Squares FREE! Need a little 100% wool felt to help get your through the isolation and quarantine of COVID-19, and want it for FREE? And, you live in Canada?? (let's not burden the border workers with free craft supplies instead of medical supplies right now!) Here at Bear Dance Crafts we have a win/win situation - we are making little stacks of mini sized sheets of 100% wool felt from our "scrap mountain" for you just because it would be really nice to send it off instead of looking at…
If you are wondering if we are shipping, YES we are! Canada Post has released a statement on COVID-19: Canada Post COVID-19 and we are keeping an eye on possible mail disruptions. We will post on the blog if we are not shipping. Please be aware that we are also a bit overrun with orders... and as a result we may run out on some stock if we have trouble restocking. We're trying to keep up on it all :) Take care and be safe out there!!