I'm excited to announce that beginning in January 2022, Cherry Hill Stitchery will be adding a paper pattern line that will be available through Needlework Shops. This transition raises a lot of questions for many of you, and I wanted to address them here. 1. Are you getting rid of .PDF patterns? No. I am just adding a paper pattern line, too!
2. Will all the .pdf patterns in the Etsy Shop be released as physical copies? No. This would require extensive formatting changes that would be quite time consuming, and would also necessitate a pricing change. For now, it is safe to assume that if a pattern was released as a .PDF, it will stay a .PDF.
3. Will the paper patterns be released as .PDF patterns? No. 4. Will there ever be more .PDF-only patterns released? Yes. Series that were started as .PDFs will be finished as .PDFs. Patterns that were initially introduced in magazines, subscription boxes, etc. will be released as .PDF patterns. Smaller patterns that are more economical to keep as .PDF's will be released as .PDF's. I will continue to release .PDF-only patterns for those of you who prefer that format as well. PDF patterns will be sold in the Cherry Hill Stitchery Etsy Shop (www.etsy.com/shop/cherryhillstitchery), in the LoveItStitchIt Marketplace, and through shops who have existing arrangements with me to sell CHS .PDF patterns.
5 Will you sell physical patterns to stitchers in your Etsy shop? No. The Etsy shop is for .PDF patterns only. 6. Can shops buy directly from Cherry Hill Stitchery? No. Shops need to contact Dinky Dyes (our distributor) for wholesale purchases. 7. What about the shops that carry your .PDF files? Fat Quarter Shop, Needlecase Goodies, Anabellas, and Silk all have arrangements with Cherry Hill Stitchery to carry my .PDF - only patterns. There are no plans to discontinue those arrangements at this time. They can continue to offer Cherry Hill Stitchery .PDF patterns to their customers. 8. How will I know which patterns are .PDF patterns and which patterns are physical patterns? For new releases -- read those item descriptions and new release announcements :) If it is in the Etsy shop or at LoveItStitchIt, it is .PDF only. You can view all the paper patterns currently available at Dinky Dyes by clicking here. 9. When will paper patterns be available for shops to order? The first release will be available for shops to order from Dinky Dyes on January 3, 2022. Additional patterns will be added as they are released, so watch for announcements! Remember, paper patterns will be new releases. There are no plans to re-release existing .PDF patterns as paper patterns. 10. I want to stitch one of your paper patterns but I can't find a shop that carries it. If you are a stitcher and are having a difficult time locating a paper pattern, reach out to your favorite online or local shop. Most are happy to order something in for you! In short, I am continuing our .PDF pattern line, but am adding a separate paper pattern line for stitchers who prefer that format. I am treating them as 2 separate lines. .PDF patterns are still available where you are used to finding them, but now there will be additional paper patterns that any shop can carry as well! The first pattern that will be available in paper format is Be Mine, Valentine.
If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to ask!