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Mouse Zip Purse – a fun holiday gift!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2023 in Blog | 0 comments

Mouse Zip Purse with mouse and cheese canvas inserts

Planet Earth Fiber is excited to announce a fun, new self-finishing leather accessory!

The Mouse Zip Purse arrives just in time for the holidays and is one of our favorite gift ideas for the season. 

Measuring approximately 5” wide and 2.5” tall, the Mouse Zip Purse is made of soft lambskin leather in white, with black eyes and stitched black whiskers. Red leather accents the ears and nose, coordinating with a red zipper and wristlet strap “mouse tail”. A striped fabric finishes the roomy interior.

The canvas insert measures 1.25” and will fit our standard sized fob canvases (1.25” round). We love this accessory paired with the cheese canvas or the mouse canvas for a fully coordinated accessory.

Mouse Zip Purse

The Mouse Zip Purse is perfect as a stocking stuffer or Hanukkah gift.

Contact us today to learn more about stocking the Mouse Zip Purse and coordinating canvases. Do you already stock our self-finishing leather accessories? Don’t forget to tag @planetearthfiber on Instagram and Facebook so we can help shine a light on your Planet Earth Fiber products!

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Custom Shaped Leather Fobs + Air Tag Fobs from Planet Earth Fiber

Posted by on Oct 16, 2023 in Blog | 0 comments

Planet Earth Fiber is excited to reveal a new self-finishing leather accessory for the upcoming holiday season: air tag fobs! Designed to accommodate an Apple AirTag, Planet Earth Fiber’s air tag fobs are available in a classic tear-drop shape with an opening for the air tag on one side and a fob needlepoint canvas on the other. Air tag fobs are perfect for keeping track of your keys, luggage, kids’ backpack, dogs and cats, and anything else you’re concerned about losing.

air tag fobs

Planet Earth Fiber Air Tag Fobs

Planet Earth Fiber’s air tag fobs arrive just in time for the holiday season and make the perfect gift. Along with our selection of Planet Earth Fiber fob canvases, air tag fobs offer a unique, personalized gift this season needlepointers will love creating and sharing with friends and family. 

Creating custom leather accessories for Planet Earth Fiber retailers is always a fun and creatively rewarding process. Not only does it allow us to stretch our imaginations to produce something new and exciting, but it also gives our family of retailers a unique way to express their individuality.

Whale fob with whale canvas

There are so many opportunities for shaped leather fobs—and we love to design fobs that will represent your business. For example, in the past we’ve created a Statue of Liberty fob for a retailer in New York City. 

While the whale fob shown above features its own unique set of dimensions, we design all of our custom shaped fobs with the same sized space for the canvas (1 ¼” round). All Planet Earth Fiber fob canvases will work with our fobs, no matter the shape! 

The possibilities are endless for customization. Consider shaped leather fobs for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions—and don’t forget about the branding opportunities! While there are certain limitations, we are more than happy to work with you to capture the essence of your brand in a shape that reflects your unique story.

Bat fob with bat canvas

We created the bat fob (above) and ghost fob (below) to celebrate the Halloween season. They each feature canvases currently available from our design studio.

Ghost fob with ghost canvas

Contact us today to learn more about stocking air tag fobs or creating a custom shaped leather fob! We’d love to collaborate on a design with you. And if you’ve ordered a custom shaped leather fob from us before, be sure to tag @planetearthfiber on Instagram and Facebook. We’d love to help spread the word about your unique leather fobs to our audience!

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Spotlight on Pepper Pot Silk

Posted by on Sep 15, 2023 in Blog | 0 comments

Pepper Pot Silk has long been beloved among needlepointers for its beauty, versatility, and wide, generous array of lustrous colors. 

A single strand composed of 3 thin plies of 100% silk, Pepper Pot Silk’s palette covers 266 colors including solid and variegated hues. Pepper Pot Silk is designed for 18 mesh; however, it works equally as well on 13 and 14 mesh. 

Needlepointers often note that Pepper Pot Silk glides effortlessly through canvas, does not pill, offers full coverage and creates beautiful, silky smooth stitches with a vibrant sheen. 

Curious about how to prepare your Pepper Pot Silk for stitching? Watch our quick, 30-second guide:

You can also watch this great review of Pepper Pot Silk from here:

Needlepointers enjoy using Pepper Pot Silk for our self-finishing leather accessories, pillow tops, ornaments, home decor, original artwork, and more. Here are just a few beautiful pieces needlepointers have created with Pepper Pot Silk.

We hope you found some inspiration for working with Pepper Pot Silk! Be sure to tag @PlanetEarthFiber in all your Pepper Pot Silk posts on social media so we can see what you’re making!

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Spotlight on Milan

Posted by on Aug 11, 2023 in Blog | 0 comments

skeins of Planet Earth Fiber Milan threads in various colors

Have you stitched with Milan yet?

Earlier this summer, we introduced a new single-strand thread to the Planet Earth Fiber family. Composed of 50% merino wool and 50% silk, Milan exudes a glossy, lustrous sheen and feels incredibly soft.

skeins of light blue Planet Earth Fiber Milan against a cloudy blue sky

Available in 30-yard skeins, you can expect Milan to cover approximately 21-square inches on 13 mesh when using the basketweave stitch. However, Milan is suitable for both 13 and 18 count mesh. 

Milan is available in 240 colors that cover a wide spectrum of hues, from delicate pastels to vivid brights, bold neons, elegant neutrals, and radiant jewel tones. Finding the perfect color of Milan is an easy—and enjoyable!—experience.

A wall of Milan at KC Needlepoint

The mixture of silk and wool means Milan glides effortlessly through canvas and creates truly beautiful stitchwork. Charmed by Needlepoint used Milan in White, Sugar Plum, Shaved Ice, Shoot, Whipped Butter, and Lady Slipper to fill in the background of the canvas below. Notice the gleam?

Small round needlepoint canvas with dog featuring Planet Earth Fiber Milan

Have you stitched with Milan yet? Let us know! Tag us on Instagram so we can see what you’ve made. If you’re a needlepointer interested in purchasing Milan, be sure to search our store locator for your nearest LNS.

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Lambskin Leather Zip Pouches are Back in Stock!

Posted by on Jul 13, 2023 in Blog | 0 comments

Planet Earth Fiber Lambskin Leather Zip Pouches are back in stock!

Lambskin Leather Zip Pouches from Planet Earth Fiber

Our self-finishing lambskin leather zip pouches are a staple project accessory for needlepointers. Each leather zip pouch includes space for a 3” x 5” canvas insert and a matching, detachable leather tassel and metal ferrule.

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