Today marks my one year anniversary as the new owner of At the Sign of the Golden Scissors! What a year it has been! I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who has supported me by placing orders, sharing on social media or word of mouth, or just offering kind words of encouragement. Some days it's still hard to believe but I'm certainly enjoying this new adventure. I would also like to once again thank Hallie and Stephanie for their contributions and dedication to the living history community, their research and of course the creation of the amazing line of Larkin & Smith sewing patterns. But most importantly their trust and encouragement for my continuing the business. I would not be where I am today without these amazing women and so many other wonderful people. Thank you!
Over the last year I've re-released four of the most popular Larkin & Smith sewing patterns, plus patterns and kits for 18th century caps and have worked hard to bring you a small selection of fabrics and other supplies. (There will be another pattern released next month so stay tuned for details!) I also created a brand new kit for pockets and a free tutorial for pin cushions, two things I didn't expect to do so soon. One of the most exciting things about owning a small business are all the possibilities it has to offer. I am, however, just one person running the business and still working my regular full time job which means I may not produce new products, workshops, etc. as quickly as some may like. There are still many items I'd like to make available but sourcing materials for some things has been a bit challenging as some suppliers used in the past are no longer in business. Rather than offer lower quality items I'm holding out until I can find alternative sources for well-made, historically accurate materials.
In addition to creating kits and sourcing supplies for the upcoming holiday season, I am working on developing workshops and teaching materials and hope to offer the first of my workshops later this fall or early winter. More on that later. Probably the most noticeable difference of the Golden Scissors has been the addition of Emily's Vintage Visions, the vintage and reproduction section of the shop. This section will be expanding a bit to include more sewing notions, clothing and other goodies. Any vintage or antique items such as lace, ribbons, etc. that are appropriate for 18th century living history will be cross listed in corresponding sections of the shop.
To celebrate my one year anniversary, I would like to offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $75 or more, now through Saturday 8/27/22. Enter the code ANNIVERSARY2022 at checkout. Offer ends at Midnight EST.