Hope this finds you well? I have a few announcements to make this week:
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Thank you for your patience whilst we re-stocked the shop it is now open for business!
I am happy to let you know that the long awaited Elephant pattern – The Magnificent Tembo is now available for sale. You can purchase an iron on transfer for this pattern and as an optional extra for a limited time I am offering linen fabric with print.
The magnificent Tembo is a striking portrayal of an elephant in Whitework with colour embroidery, stitched in shades of grey, taupe, mustard and gold. Tembo is the Swahili and Bantu name for elephant. The African elephant is the largest animal walking the Earth. These gentle giants continue to roam across much of Africa, but these magnificent animals remain under severe threat from poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict. $1.00 from the proceeds of each pattern will be donated to Save the Elephants organisation.
Please note that due to circumstances outside of my control there will be a slight delay in shipping orders for a while – they will be shipped by Fedex courier in 5 working days instead of 3 days.
Till next time wherever you are in the world, keep smiling and happy stitching.
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I like that elephant design really its look amazing. WITH A great color combination.
I am a beginner crewel embroiderer. Do you have a simple kit foe people like me? Help!!!
Trish, I will be purchasing Tembo printed on linen, but I am wondering if he will last? I bought Prancer printed on linen and by the time I went to start sewing, it was faded out. I did have the iron ons so was able to redo that, but if it takes me some time to start Tembo, will I have the same problem. (I bought the prancer through your store, not someone else – as I saw a lot of the problems other people were having, and then I had the same).
Hi Kathleen sorry to hear that you had a problem with your prancer printed on linen, but we have never sold prancer as a fabric print because it was done exclusively for Inspirations Australia and they maintain the rights. We have the right to sell the digital pattern only. All our prints are screen printed, guaranteed fade proof and washable. The tembo print is a heat pressed iron on transfer which is 100% indelible.
Thank you. I guess I must have gotten it from Inspirations then as I subscribed to their magazine and have the instructions there. Anyway, he is almost finished and I’ll send a photo when done. When I looked at ordering the Tembo printed on linen, it does not come with anything and you have to order the digital pattern to get your instructions. That really adds to the cost of the project. If you order the printed on linen, why wouldn’t that be like ordering the digital and come with the instructions?
I normally only sell the digital pattern and the iron on transfers to go with it, but some customers like the printed fabric so this was a special limited offer as a courtesy to my customers.
Wonderful! I must stitch Tembo. Any chance there will be a “Tembo” needle minder? I would love to have one of those. A match for my Giraffe …
Thanks Alice glad you like Tembo. Unfortunately he won’t be made into a needle minder at present:). Trish
So beautiful, Trish