Cherry Hill Stitchery has added a paper pattern line that is available through needlework shops. This line is in addition to the .PDF pattern line available in the Etsy Shop and through with CHS authorized .PDF retailers. This transition raises a lot of questions for many of you. Answers to the most common questions can be found below.
1.) Where can I get paper patterns?
Stitchers can order from their favorite needlework shop. Paper patterns cannot be bought directly from Cherry Hill Stitchery. If your favorite shop does not carry the pattern you are looking for, don't be afraid to ask them to order it in for you! Most are quite happy to do so.
Shops can order wholesale via Dinky Dyes. Paper patterns are not sold in the Etsy shop and cannot be purchased directly from Cherry Hill Stitchery. Shops must contact Dinky Dyes for wholesale orders.
2.) Are you getting rid of .PDF patterns? No. I am just adding a paper pattern line, too!
3.) Will 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. If a pattern was released as a .PDF, it will stay a .PDF, and you'll still be able to buy it in the Etsy shop and from our existing authorized .PDF resellers.
4.) Will the paper patterns be released as .PDF patterns? No. This is to protect the investment shops are making in our paper pattern line. 5.) Will there ever be more .PDF-only patterns released? Yes. Cherry Hill Stitchery will continue to release .PDF-only patterns for those of you who prefer that format. .PDF patterns will be sold in the Cherry Hill Stitchery Etsy Shop (cherryhillstitchery.etsy.com) and through shops who have made arrangements to sell CHS .PDF patterns.
6.) Will you sell physical patterns to stitchers in your Etsy shop? No. The Etsy shop is for .PDF patterns only. 7.) Can shops buy directly from Cherry Hill Stitchery? No. Shops need to contact Dinky Dyes (our distributor) for wholesale purchases. 8.) 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 .PDF 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.
9.) How will I know which patterns are .PDF patterns and which patterns are physical patterns?
Read those item descriptions and new release announcements! On social media, the paper/.PDF format will be listed in the caption on the post. On this website, paper or .PDF will be listed next to the title of the design when it is announced.
Anything released after January 2022 will include a note specifying if the pattern is a paper pattern (available through shops) or .PDF pattern (available in the Etsy shop or through authorized .PDF resellers.)
Anything released between 2019 and 2021 is a .PDF only.
If it is in the Etsy shop, it is .PDF only.
You can view all the paper patterns currently available for shops to order through Dinky Dyes by clicking here.
10.) When will paper patterns be available for shops to order? The first release was 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 on the Cherry Hill Stitchery home page and on Instagram! ***Remember, paper patterns will be new releases. There are no plans to re-release existing .PDF patterns as paper patterns.
11.) I want to stitch a Cherry Hill Stitchery paper pattern, 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 summary, Cherry Hill Stitchery is continuing its existing .PDF pattern line, but is also adding a separate paper pattern line for stitchers who prefer that format. They are being treating 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.
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