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    Updated: 9/4/14  

We're still here. You can call us on our new cell # at 707-701-1356.

Perfect Party Dresses has arrived!

Filled with 12 of the most beautiful dresses.

Back issues of ASE are going fast with no reprinting planned. We've updated our offerings on this page Australian Smocking and Embroidery Magazines

How to use our site.
We have two websites to order from:
Newest browsers can go to our newest
All other browsers stay put as it may not work for you.

To access our complete catalog click on the All Products link next to our banner listed on every page where we have links to every product we have. Our newer site has a search feature ...

We are very easy to order from. Each page is hooked up to our shopping cart please click the SUBMIT button on the bottom of each page you wish to order from. You can access your cart through the VIEW CART button at the top of each page. If you are having trouble ordering online PLEASE, please call us with your order at 707-995-9337 or send us an email with a time for us to call you. Our phone hours are 7:30AM - 8:00PM Pacific Time. If our answering machine is on just start talking as we have it ON to catch all calls we don't hear as well as screening those all-irritating computerized calls - we'll pick up if we're here (and we usually are). If we don't make it to the phone on time we will get back to you shortly. Remember we're just a phone call away.

We haven't figured out to correctly set the shipping criteria except for a standard rate as the cart can't distinguish books from patterns & plates. Don't worry or panic if the rate seems high, it probably is. We pay close attention to fair shipping rates when we process each order. Paypal customers can rest assured we refund the overage which is usually $1.75 or higher depending on how heavy the items are that you've purchased.

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but you can always give us a call if you prefer, we understand.

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Time to start considering for Back To School Outfits

New-Handpainted Porcelain Buttons!
17 Pages of pretty little buttons

Smocked Christmas Ornament Patterns

Aunt Martha's Iron On Embroidery Transfers

Beginner to Smocking?

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----->Latest Edition of The Smocking Newsletter  click here  - Sarah Douglas Pleating Chat from '97 with Q & A Handout<----

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Silk Ribbon Embroidery Enthusiast?

These are some of our New Arrivals

Blissful Beginnings

Smocked Monograms

Mastering Shadow Embroidery

Diana Butcher

DMC Color Variations Floss
So different than regular variegated floss
Enhance your smocking, add some unique variations

Embroidered Village Bag
by Carolyn Pearce

Embroidered Christening Gowns - In stock

Grace Knott Snowdrift Nightgown for girls, dolls & ladies

Lois Ericson's Patterns - She is no longer with us but we have copies

Izzy & Ivy

Ellen McCarn Appliques - General and Holiday Themes
For use on clothing or paper

Beautiful Bishops in stock
New From Little Memories

New From Frances Jones

New From Crosseyed Crickets

ASE#100 is here

Inspirations #76 is here

Australian Smocking & Embroidery Magazines

Violette Bleus by Wendy Schoen

Inspirations Magazines

New From Folkwear

Japanese Michiyuki - XS-XXL

A three-quarter length kimono-style jacket


Meco Modes - New Pattern Company from Australian - see their new fashionable smocked patterns for teens

Warwick Miniatures
Gollys and more

Links to More of What We Carry

Children's Corner Dolly's Wardrobe

Battenburg Lace Tapes


Doll Clothes Books with Patterns

Muestras y Motivos
Frunces Smock

Battenburg Lace Tapes & Books

Primrose Lane Tiffany Christening Gown

All 44 Pattern Companies: Heirloom Sewing, Smocked Clothing & Art to Wear

Includes several compilation pages for a quick find for Smocking, Art to Wear, Dolls, Christening, Nightgowns, Girls or Boys

Cross Eyed Crickets' CEC#277 Butterflies Nasturiums

28 Smocking Design Plate Companies

Duplicate Stitch Plates & Counterchange

Silk Ribbons & Silk Floss

River Silks 287 OD Caramel - new color

Lacy Christening Gown - Boy's Button On Suit

Basic Square Yoke              Bishop      

 AJ Super Pleater   

Amanda Jane Pleaters - 24row & Super

Smocking Dots

We carry the full line of Amanda Jane Pleaters & Needles and Needles for all other pleaters including Read & Stanley Needles

Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork

Ready-To-Smock Garments
With updated prints & piques fabrics sections

All Pleaters, Needles & Notions

All Books:   Smocking, Sewing, Fabric Design, Fashion, Embroidery (Hand, Silk Ribbon & Machine), Dolls


Love 'n Stitches Bitty Baby 15" - fits Preemies

Handpainted Porcelain, Mother of Pearl & Pewter Buttons, Clasps,  Shoe Buckles, Lacing Chains
(We offer quantity discounts on the pewter, ask)

Fiber Arts Books & Pattern (inc. Folkwear)

American Girl & Bitty Baby Doll Patterns & Notions

Terri Woods Pleating DVD

French Lace


Primrose Lane Doll Patterns

French Lace, Swiss Embroideries, Entredeux

Golden Art Print by Nick Hyde
Photographic Prints of other beauties Available

Embroidery & Machine Sewing Needles

Iron On Transfer Pencil

Petite Piping - Single, Double, Striped, Gingham, Plaid &  Cord

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Blessings on the sweet souls all around us

Blessings on our world

May our world settle into peace.
May all of us realize just how lucky we all are to be living on this planet and treat it accordingly
so there IS a world for our children's children's children.  

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