Friday, January 26, 2007
Skip Stitch Blade-Update price and their website
ETA (1/16/2011): Since this post, Joyce and her husband have a website where they now sell three sizes of the blades. www.skipstich.com. The price has gone down (rare) to $11 each for two types of the blades and $13 for type 2 with $1.50 postage. You can buy it on the site through Paypal or email/telephone Joyce to place an order using a check or money order. Linky-loo to site.
My blade came in today and it's gonna be so cool and I can't wait to use it. I ordered it Monday afternoon, was here in today's mail. It comes in a nice little heavy plastic envelope type thing for storage, fits on a 45 mm rotary cutter. I plan to use it for perforating fleece so I can crochet around the edges and also may make some placemats out of fabric and do an edging with some thread. Yeah, I'm jumping ahead of myself again.
It says it can cut fleece, leather, vinyl. felt, soft foam and other fabrics for application of over-edge finishing, lacing, crocheting, quilting and more.
Joyce (the lady who, with her husband invented this little baby) is very nice and I spoke to her on the phone yesterday (long story, but the short story is that she asks for your phone number when you order and someone else placed an order with her, but their emails kept bouncing back, so Joyce called me to see if I knew how to get in touch with the person who ordered-whew). I talked to her about the blade and she told me she does the edging on blankets for Project Linus and her arthritis made it hard for her to make the holes by hand, Joyce came up with this idea and her husband created this blade. Her husband crafts each blade himself, and for the time being, really enjoys it. So they sent a few blades to the coordinators of Project Linus and voila! A small business is born!
She is in the process of having someone set up a website for her, but in the meantime she is taking orders via email and you can email her at skipstitch(at)gmail.com. The cost of each blade is $13, which includes shipping. She is presently accepting money orders or checks. She will take phone orders also, but please email her first for her phone number (I don't want to post all her personal information here). She even has a "skip stitch tutorial" she will email you with full instructions including pictures, just ask her.
What a great tool for those lazy like me who can't imagine using an awl and getting it spaced evenly and who wouldn't know how to do a blanket stitch around a blanket if her life depended on it.
Posted by Deneen at 4:02 PM