Specials

Here you will find anything that isn't a standard digital chart pack: squissors & scissors, kits, coasters, Mabel Originals and special offers.

Titanium coated squissors

The perfect tool for all your precision cutting, this cross between tweezers and scissors allows for unrivalled accuracy. It has a titanium coating for longer life and comes in a protective pouch with rubber tip protector for convenient storage.

You can read more about squissors and how they are used in this Flights of Fancy post.

Important! Please select your destination to be charged the correct postage (click on World 1 or World 2 for more information about these postal zones). Postage is for one pair of squissors – if you wish to order more than one pair, or if you would like to buy scissors, kits, coasters or a Mabel Original at the same time, please contact us about shipping before you order.

Discounts are available for stitching groups or tutors ordering 5 or more pairs.

titanium coated squissors

Pair of titanium coated, straight-bladed squissors in a protective pouch.

UK

£7.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£7.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£7.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£7.00
+ £3.95 p&p

4" embroidery scissors

Small, sharp, pointy and extremely good for cutting close to your stitching, for example when cutting around a buttonhole edge. They come with a decorative hard plastic cover for safe storage. Available in purple or turquoise; please let us know if you have a preference.

Important! Please select your destination to be charged the correct postage (click on World 1 or World 2 for more information about these postal zones). Postage is for one pair of scissors – if you wish to order more than one pair, or if you would like to buy squissors, kits, coasters or a Mabel Original at the same time, please contact us about shipping before you order.

4-inch embroidery scissors

Pair of 4" embroidery scissors with decorated protective cover.

UK

£5.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£5.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£5.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£5.00
+ £3.95 p&p

Kits

We have a selection of kits, all of which contain the instructions and materials to stitch a pretty design and then turn it into something that is as useful as it is attractive. The Hardanger kits are finished as a needle book, bookmark, coaster or notebook; or create your own cards for special occasions in Shisha work or tactile embroidery. The tactile Christmas Wreath is also available as an ornament.

The Hardanger kits come with extra detailed step-by-step instructions to give the novice stitcher a bit more guidance than the standard chart packs do, and all kits come with the usual custom-made stitch diagrams & charts or transfer patterns. Three of the Hardanger kits (needle book, felt bookmark and coaster) are especially suitable for beginners, while the notebook kit offers something a little more challenging. And for experienced stitchers all the kits make lovely "in-between" projects!

Needle book kits

These small kits contain everything you need to make your own matchbook needle case, including two gold-plated needles to keep in it. The Hardanger is simple but elegant, easy enough for a first project (it comes with particularly detailed instructions) but at the same time attractive enough to appeal to the experienced stitcher as a quick stitch between larger designs. Stitch the matchbook for yourself or as a gift for a fellow stitcher – or give them the kit to make it themselves!

Each kit contains a piece of pre-scored patterned card, felt, 2 gold-plated needles, Hardanger fabric, perle cotton, chart, detailed instructions and stitch diagrams.

Choose from three different designs, or get the set to practice all those basic stitches.
Please note that the colours of card and felt may differ from the pictures, so if you have any strong preferences or dislikes please contact us to find out which colours we have available.

Important! Please select your destination to be charged the correct postage (click on World 1 or World 2 for more information about these postal zones). Choose the "Three kits" option to be charged the reduced set price & postage and receive bonus instructions for finishing the three designs as a bookmark with a decorative edge.
If you wish to order more than one of a single kit, or would like to buy squissors, scissors, other kits, coasters or a Mabel Original at the same time, please contact us about shipping before you order.

Matchbook needlecase with dove's eye

One needle matchbook – dove's eye and woven bars.

UK

£3.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£3.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£3.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£3.00
+ £3.95 p&p

Matchbook needlecase with square filet

One needle matchbook – square filet and wrapped bars.

UK

£3.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£3.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£3.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£3.00
+ £3.95 p&p

Matchbook needlecase with spider's web

One needle matchbook – spider's web filling and double wrapped bars.
(Please note the design is slightly different from the picture.)

UK

£3.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£3.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£3.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£3.00
+ £3.95 p&p

3 Matchbook needlecases

Three needle matchbooks – one dove's eye kit, one square filet kit and one spider's web kit as described above.
Comes with bonus instructions for a bookmark using all three designs and finished with four-sided edging.

UK

£8.00
+ £2.00 p&p

Europe

£8.00
+ £4.50 p&p

World 1

£8.00
+ £5.50 p&p

World 2

£8.00
+ £5.75 p&p

Felt bookmark kits

This kit contains everything you need to make your own felt bookmark. The Hardanger patch is similar to the needle book kits, but introduces a new filling stitch (the sunburst), a different backstitch motif, and the use of variegated thread that subtly echoes the colour of the bookmark. Like the needle book kits the felt bookmarks come with very detailed instructions. There is space on the finished bookmark to personalise it with stitched initials or a name if desired.

Each kit contains a hand-made wool felt bookmark with coordinating tassel (total length approx. 18cm), Hardanger fabric, perle cotton in white and a variegated shade to complement the bookmark, 2 needles, chart, detailed instructions and stitch diagrams.

The bookmark kit comes in six colours: blue, purple, pink, red, turquoise and yellow. Please let us know either by email or via PayPal if you want a particular colour; if you do not express a preference we will pick one at random.
Thinking of making more than one bookmark, for example to give away as presents? Then save 2.00 by getting the Three-In-One kit which contains one set of instructions and one set of needles plus enough materials to make three bookmarks.

Important! Please select your destination to be charged the correct postage (click on World 1 or World 2 for more information about these postal zones).
If you wish to order more than one kit, or would like to buy squissors, scissors, other kits, coasters or a Mabel Original at the same time, please contact us about shipping before you order.

Felt bookmark kit

Felt bookmark kit – detailed instructions plus enough materials to complete one bookmark; see below for a picture of the six available colours

UK

£4.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£4.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£4.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£4.00
+ £3.95 p&p

3 felt bookmark kits

Three-In-One felt bookmark kit – detailed instructions plus enough materials to complete three bookmarks; the photograph shows the six available colours

UK

£10.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£10.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£10.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£10.00
+ £3.95 p&p

Coaster kits

The same amount of cutting as in the needle book and bookmark kits, but surrounded by surface stitching to create a larger design. Splashes of colour in two borders and the picot woven bars combine with the traditional white of the Kloster blocks and satin stitch motifs to make an elegant coaster.

The single coaster kit contains 1 acrylic coaster with rounded corners, Hardanger fabric, iron-on interfacing, perle cotton in white and variegated colour, 2 needles, chart, stitch diagrams and extra detailed instructions. The Two-In-One coaster kit (which saves you 2.00) contains one set of instructions and one pair of needles plus a pair of coasters and twice the fabric and threads.

There is a choice of ten variegated threads which can be seen here – please let us know either by email or via PayPal if you want a particular colour; if you do not express a preference we will pick one at random. If you are ordering the Two-In-One kit you can have them both the same or choose two different colours.

Important! Please select your destination to be charged the correct postage (click on World 1 or World 2 for more information about these postal zones).
If you wish to order more than one kit, or would like to buy squissors, scissors, other kits, more coasters or a Mabel Original at the same time, please contact us about shipping before you order.

Single coaster kit

Single coaster kit – detailed instructions plus enough materials to complete one coaster; click here for a list of available colours

UK

£4.50
+ £2.00 p&p

Europe

£4.50
+ £4.50 p&p

World 1

£4.50
+ £5.50 p&p

World 2

£4.50
+ £5.75 p&p

Two-In-One coaster kit

Two-In-One coaster kit – detailed instructions plus enough materials to complete two coasters; click here for a list of available colours

UK

£7.00
+ £2.00 p&p

Europe

£7.00
+ £4.50 p&p

World 1

£7.00
+ £5.50 p&p

World 2

£7.00
+ £5.75 p&p

Notebook kits

This kit contains everything you need to make your own stitcher's notebook. The Hardanger, which is one of the Snippets designs, is a bit more advanced than in the beginners' kits (for one thing it has an unusual cutting pattern), but like the other kits it comes with very detailed instructions. Stitch the notebook for yourself or as a gift for a fellow stitcher – or give them the kit to make it themselves!

Each kit contains a foam-covered notebook, Hardanger fabric, perle cotton in shades to complement the notebook, 2 needles, chart, detailed instructions and stitch diagrams.

The notebook comes in other colours besides the yellow shown below; the description shows which ones are currently available. Click on any of those colours to see a picture. Please let us know either by email or via PayPal if you want a particular colour; if you do not express a preference we will pick one at random.

Important! Please select your destination to be charged the correct postage (click on World 1 or World 2 for more information about these postal zones).
If you wish to order more than one kit, or would like to buy squissors, scissors, other kits, coasters or a Mabel Original at the same time, please contact us about shipping before you order.

Notebook kit

Notebook kit – available in yellow (see left), orange, red, purple, blue and green

UK

£5.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£5.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£5.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£5.00
+ £3.95 p&p

Little Wildflower Garden card kit

This kit contains everything you need to make a pretty floral card with freestyle embroidery. This is a non-counted type of needlework, where the design is transferred onto the fabric rather than worked from a chart. Instructions on how to transfer the design onto the fabric are included.

Each kit contains blue cotton fabric and backing fabric, 12 colours of stranded cotton, an aperture card, envelope & wadding, 2 needles, pattern for transferring, detailed instructions and stitch diagrams.

If you have a strong preference as to the colour of the card please contact us to indicate your choice of red, blue or off-white.

Stocking up on cards for special occasions? Then save 2.00 by getting the Three-In-One kit which contains one set of instructions and one set of needles plus enough materials to complete three cards, one of each colour.

Important! Please select your destination to be charged the correct postage (click on World 1 or World 2 for more information about these postal zones).
If you wish to order more than one kit, or would like to buy squissors, scissors, other kits, coasters or a Mabel Original at the same time, please contact us about shipping before you order.

Little Wildflower Garden card kit, single

Little Wildflower Garden card kit – detailed instructions plus materials for one card (please state your choice of red, blue or off-white)

UK

£4.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£4.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£4.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£4.00
+ £3.95 p&p

Little Wildflower Garden card kit, three in one

Little Wildflower Garden card kit – detailed instructions plus materials for three cards (one of each colour)

UK

£10.00
+ £2.00 p&p

Europe

£10.00
+ £4.50 p&p

World 1

£10.00
+ £5.50 p&p

World 2

£10.00
+ £5.75 p&p

Christmas Wreath card kit

This kit contains everything you need to make a festive card with a tactile combination of counted and freestyle embroidery.

Each kit contains antique white 25ct Lugana fabric, perle & stranded cotton, beads, ribbon, an aperture card, envelope & wadding, 2 needles, chart, detailed instructions and stitch diagrams.

If you have a strong preference as to the colour of the card please contact us to indicate your choice of red or green.

Stocking up on Christmas cards? Then save 1.50 by getting the Two-In-One kit which contains one set of instructions and one set of needles plus enough materials to complete two cards, one of each colour.

Important! Please select your destination to be charged the correct postage (click on World 1 or World 2 for more information about these postal zones).
If you wish to order more than one kit, or would like to buy squissors, scissors, other kits, coasters or a Mabel Original at the same time, please contact us about shipping before you order.

Christmas Wreath card kit

Christmas Wreath card kit – detailed instructions plus enough materials to complete one card

UK

£4.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£4.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£4.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£4.00
+ £3.95 p&p

Two-In-One Christmas Wreath card kit

Two-In-One Christmas Wreath card kit – detailed instructions plus enough materials to complete two cards

UK

£6.50
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£6.50
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£6.50
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£6.50
+ £3.95 p&p

Christmas Wreath ornament kit

This kit contains everything you need to make a festive ornament with a tactile combination of counted and freestyle embroidery.

Each kit contains antique white 25ct Lugana fabric, perle & stranded cotton, beads, ribbon, a red 2½" flexi-hoop, holly-patterned backing card, needles, chart, detailed instructions and stitch diagrams.

Important! Please select your destination to be charged the correct postage (click on World 1 or World 2 for more information about these postal zones).
If you wish to order more than one kit, or would like to buy squissors, scissors, other kits, coasters or a Mabel Original at the same time, please contact us about shipping before you order.

Christmas Wreath card kit

Christmas Wreath ornament kit
(Click here to see the back of the ornament)

UK

£7.50
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£7.50
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£7.50
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£7.50
+ £3.95 p&p

Shisha card kits

These kits contain everything you need to make a pretty card with Indian-style embroidery. This is a non-counted type of needlework, where the design is transferred onto the fabric rather than worked from a chart. Instructions on how to transfer the design onto the fabric are included.

There are two designs to choose from, Floral (worked on blue fabric) and Tile (worked on cream fabric). Each kit contains cotton fabric and backing fabric; a small round mirror, beads and sequins; perle cotton, coton a broder and stranded cotton; an aperture card, envelope and wadding; 3 needles, design for transferring, detailed instructions and stitch diagrams.

Please note that the colour of the card and threads may differ from the pictures, so if you have any strong preferences or dislikes please contact us to find out which colours we have available.

Stocking up on cards for special occasions? Then save 2.00 by getting the Three-In-One kit which contains one set of instructions and one set of needles plus enough materials to complete three cards.

Important! Please select your destination to be charged the correct postage (click on World 1 or World 2 for more information about these postal zones).
If you wish to order more than one kit, or would like to buy squissors, scissors, other kits, coasters or a Mabel Original at the same time, please contact us about shipping before you order.

Shisha floral card kit

Shisha card kit (Floral) – detailed instructions plus enough materials to complete one card

UK

£4.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£4.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£4.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£4.00
+ £3.95 p&p

3 shisha flower cards

Three-In-One Shisha card kit (Floral) – detailed instructions plus enough materials to complete three cards

UK

£10.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£10.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£10.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£10.00
+ £3.95 p&p

Shisha tile card kit

Shisha card kit (Tile) – detailed instructions plus enough materials to complete one card

UK

£4.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£4.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£4.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£4.00
+ £3.95 p&p

3 shisha flower cards

Three-In-One Shisha card kit (Tile) – detailed instructions plus enough materials to complete three cards

UK

£10.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£10.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£10.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£10.00
+ £3.95 p&p

Acrylic coasters

Square acrylic coasters with elegant rounded corners. They measure 95mm with space for an 80mm insert and are just the right size for any of the Round Dozen designs worked on 25ct fabric, or Kaleidoscope on 22ct Hardanger (you can see a set of four coasters using Round the Year in the Gallery; scroll down from there for a set of Kaleidoscope coasters). They make wonderful personal gifts, or a decorative and practical addition to your own coffee table!

Reinforce your stitching with some iron-on interfacing on the back if desired, cut to size, place inside the coaster and snap shut (make sure you're happy with the placement of your stitching before closing the coaster as they are extremely difficult to take apart again).

Important! Please select your destination to be charged the correct postage (click on World 1 or World 2 for more information about these postal zones). Postage is for one pair or set of four coasters – if you wish to order more, or if you would like to buy squissors, scissors, kits or a Mabel Original at the same time, please contact us about shipping before you order.

pair of acrylic coasters

Pair of acrylic coasters.

UK

£2.55
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£2.55
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£2.55
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£2.55
+ £3.95 p&p

set of four acrylic coasters

Set of four acrylic coasters.

UK

£4.50
+ £2.00 p&p

Europe

£4.50
+ £4.50 p&p

World 1

£4.50
+ £5.50 p&p

World 2

£4.50
+ £5.75 p&p

Mabel Originals

From time to time we will offer some of Mabel's stitched models made up into bags, coasters and other items for people who would like to own (or give as a present) a piece of original design. Each of these designs has been stitched and finished by Mabel herself – every item is unique.

Important! Please select your destination to be charged the correct postage (click on World 1 or World 2 for more information about these postal zones). If you wish to purchase more than one Mabel Original, or would like to buy squissors, scissors, kits or coasters at the same time, please contact us about shipping before you order.

Stitched coaster sets

Sets of four coasters with designs stitched by Mabel using a variety of hand-dyed threads. The coasters are acrylic with attractively rounded corners, very durable and easy to wipe clean. Pretty and useful – a perfect present!

50% of all proceeds go to the Dunchurch Baptist Church building fund.

A selection of Mabel Original coaster sets

One set of four coasters with an original design stitched by Mabel herself.
Please specify when ordering which of the coaster sets below you would like.

UK

£12.00
+ £2.00 p&p

Europe

£12.00
+ £4.50 p&p

World 1

£12.00
+ £5.50 p&p

World 2

£12.00
+ £5.75 p&p

Click on any of the images below for a larger version.

Mabel Original coaster set

Set 1
Mabel Original coaster set

Set 2
Mabel Original coaster set

Set 3
Mabel Original coaster set

Set 4
Mabel Original coaster set

Set 5
Mabel Original coaster set

Set 6

Shopping bags

Long-handled cotton shopping bags, 38cm x 43cm, with a 10cm wide gusset all round (except the two brown bags). A unique and useful present for family, friends, or yourself!

The designs have been hand-hemmed and attached with a variety of stitches. Every bag has a Mabel's Fancies label inside to identify it as a true Mabel Original.

Hand wash only in lukewarm water using a mild detergent if necessary.

50% of all proceeds go to the Dunchurch Baptist Church building fund.

A selection of Mabel Original bags

One cotton shopping bag with an original design stitched by Mabel herself.
Please specify when ordering which of the bags below you would like.

UK

£15.00
+ £1.45 p&p

Europe

£15.00
+ £3.20 p&p

World 1

£15.00
+ £3.70 p&p

World 2

£15.00
+ £3.95 p&p

Click on any of the images below for a larger version.

Mabel Original bag - Dying Embers

Black with
Dying Embers design
Mabel Original bag - Percival

Natural with
Percival design
Mabel Original bag - BonBon

Black with
BonBon design
Mabel Original bag - Moss Agate

Brown with
Moss Agate design
Mabel Original bag - Coral Cross

Brown with
Coral Cross design
Mabel Original bag - Horizon

Dark green with
Horizon design
Mabel Original bag - Vienna

Brown with
Vienna design
Mabel Original bag - Wedgwood

Black with
Wedgwood design
Mabel Original bag - Cross My Heart

Black with
Cross My Heart design
Mabel Original bag - Windmills

Blue with
Windmills design
Mabel Original bag - Heather

Dark red with
Heather design