Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Looking to buy some Oakshott?

I have had numerous enquiries over the past few weeks since my epiphanous discovery of Oakshott shot cottons about how to buy Oakshott if you are not in the UK.  To start with, you can buy from their website.  Anyone outside the European Union will get the 20% value added tax deducted at the till (a deduction of 16.6% of amount you see on the website)  because you are not paying our taxes.  To the US, there is then a £13.50 delivery charge and the shot cottons tend to arrive within a very few days.  So for any orders over  £67.50, the tax deduction effectively pays the shipping for you.  Shipping to Canada, Australia, NZ, Singapore,  Malaysia and Hong Kong is £15 and to Brazil is £20.
There are two US stockists, pinwheels and a verb for keeping warm and Oakshott are hoping to increase that as more quilters around the world discover their shot cottons.  If you want to read more about these cottons, take a look at some what Rita, Chawne, Marianne, Elizabeth and a verb for keeping warm are saying about them.

11 comments:

  1. Excellent - thanks for that information - I think I need some!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I believe that in the US Kaffe Fassett has a line of Oakshott Cottons

    ReplyDelete
  3. Just in case anyone is confused VAT is 20% but the discount would be 16.6%

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've discovered I have a (relatively) local supplier... I'm doomed...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Since you were the primary enabler in my quest for Oakshott cottons, and I couldn't resist getting the whole Colourbox, I have to say that it arrived from the UK to the US in less than a week!!! I am thrilled. I will be writing a post on them very shortly and I already have my project all planned out. Thanks, Lynne (um, that thank you was from ME, not my "fabric budget"...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Enabler!! These are so beautiful. I want them just to admire - I don't think I could cut into these gorgeous colors :).

    ReplyDelete
  7. Too late - already bought some!

    ReplyDelete
  8. A little charm pack is now winging its way to Australia from the US. Will be nice to try some autumnal colours in autumn. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for the info! I'm assuming the pattern comes with the bundle? or how do we get the 12 trees pattern? I found some Kaffe Fassett Oakshott type cottons,but don't have a pattern. Thanks again, enabler :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. And right now the Colourbox is on sale for 50 Pounds off the regular price! I just ordered mine (tax refund time!)

    ReplyDelete

Comment away peeps :-)