A very busy bee.
That's what my grandma used to call me, when I was a little girl going here and there getting all sorts of things done. Of course at that point I was trying to catch tadpoles, painting my face with "rock paint" I created by grinding up colored rocks, planting acorns, looking for wintergreen berries, and other urgent tasks that occupy five-year-olds in Upstate New York. How times have changed -- this past week my busy bee-ness has shown itself with many exciting new items being added to our website. (Yes, it's remotely possible that I'm the only person who finds these new items exciting, but I prefer to think that my vast readership is out there on tenterhooks eagerly awaiting word of our new acquisitions. And to bring it all back around to fabric, did you know that being on tenterhooks actually refers to a process involved in the making of woolen fabric? As another of my grandmothers would say, "Not a day is wasted in which you learn something new," and I'm guessing we all just did. Yet another thing to be excited about, and I haven't even started talking about our new items. But here we go...)
First of all, let's hear a big hurrah for the new Heavy Duty Fiberactive Organic Thread. Wonderful for quilting, embroidery, bedding, and other heavy sewing work, this thread comes in three cone sizes and will revolutionize your organic sewing. We've also added three sizes of Organic Twill Tape (which you can see above to the right), ranging from 1/2 to 1 inch wide. Both the thread and the twill tapes are made in the US, and both are available wholesale for our business customers who want to buy in larger quantities.
We've not only added notions, of course -- we also have some mahvelous new fabrics. Lovers of classic elegance will greatly appreciate our Ivory Organic Wool Twill, which makes me think of Jackie O or Audrey Hepburn (for no real reason except that they're who come to mind when I think of elegance ... go figure!). It joins our Heathered Charcoal and Deep Purple Wool Twills, both of which call out "You too could be timelessly elegant if only you wore me!" each time I walk past their rolls.
The Organic Paisley Pizazz Collection is fantabulous and only available at NearSea Naturals. Check out this eye-catching large-scale print in Comfy White Interlock, Arctic Jersey, Colorgrown Green, and Rainstorm (where I love the interplay of the pattern's print with the fabric's weave). Think of the creations you can make combining the various iterations of printed and plain fabrics -- what fun!
And last but not at all least, check out our unbelievable single-layer Amity Peace Silk. I was seriously flabbergasted by my ability to pull a half yard through my wedding ring with room to spare -- and no, my fingers aren't that big; this fabric is simply incredibly finely woven. It's stunningly luxurious, and I'd create so many magical things from it if only I didn't have small and frequently grubby children around my house. (They take after their mother, too, so I don't have anyone else to blame ... remember the above-mentioned face painting? My five-year-old discovered that joy all by himself at a veeeeeery young age and doesn't seem likely to give it up anytime soon!)