I'm excited to announce that beginning in January 2022, Cherry Hill Stitchery will begin releasing new patterns as physical copies through Needlework Shops. This transition raises a lot of questions for many of you, and I wanted to address them here.
1. 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. I *may* consider converting a few patterns depending on demand at a future date, but there are no plans to do so at this time. For now, it is safe to assume that if a pattern was released as a .PDF, it will stay a .PDF. 2. Will the physical copies be released as .PDF patterns? Probably not. I have not made a final decision on this yet, but at this time, let's plan on physical copies remaining physical copies only. 3. 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 periodically 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) and through shops who have existing arrangements with me to sell CHS .PDF patterns. 4. Will you sell physical patterns to stitchers in your Etsy shop? No. The Etsy shop is for .PDF patterns only. 5. Can shops buy directly from Cherry Hill Stitchery? No. Shops need to contact Dinky Dyes (our distributor) for wholesale purchases. 6. 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. 7. How will I know which patterns are .PDF patterns and which patterns are physical patterns? Read those item descriptions and new release announcements :) If it is in the Etsy shop, it is .PDF only. 8. 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. The first pattern that will be available in paper format is Be Mine, Valentine.
If you'd rather watch the announcement, here is the Flosstube Episode where I discuss the change and share details on the first physical patterns that will be available for shops to order through Dinky Dyes.
If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to ask. I'm here to help :).