State of the Union

I can’t speak for other shops, but I wanted to share with everyone how it’s going here at The Enriched Stitch.

First, I want to thank everyone who has been supporting my shop since this nightmare started. Our phones have been ringing off the hook, tons of packages going out every day and the emails of support and gratitude just keep coming. It has been so wonderful talking with customers and helping them in the best way that we currently can.

I have been in the shop by myself most days and on other days Mary Susan is holding down the fort. We’re doing our best but please be patient with us if we miss your phone call or don’t respond to your emails right away.

Speaking of responding to emails, I just recently learned that if you reply to the blog posts when they are delivered right to your inbox, they go to a no reply email and I don’t get them. I hope no one reading this thinks that I’ve been ignoring their emails. I’m working on fixing this but the IT department isn’t my strong suit.

So, please send your emails to if you need to get a hold of me.

You might not want to hear what I’m going to tell you next but here’s where things stand at my shop. A few thread companies are shut down and not shipping. Most of our threads come from overseas where the countries are shut down. Therefor, whatever these companies currently have in stock is all that they have right now until those countries reopen. Each company is functioning differently so I can’t speak for all of them but this is what I’ve heard from a number of them.

In terms of canvases, I can only speak for myself as a wholesaler. What I know right now is that production is shut down at my painting service and nothing is able to ship in and out of that country. So, what I’m saying is that the inventory that I currently have in my wholesale line is all that I will have for a while. After speaking with a number of designers, I know they are in the same boat.

So, what I’m trying to say is that when my shop or any other shop is out of something, please be patient with us. We are doing the best that we can given that our supply chains are slowly depleting both on the thread and canvas side.

I’m working on an online class schedule for May. Looks like we’re gonna be in this a while longer…at least here in Connecticut. I’m stitching as fast as I can and trying to scoop up the threads I need so I can continue to bring you classes.

I’d love to hear your suggestions for Zoom classes. Email me directly!

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