Forest news

Elena Shirshova January 22, 2021

Why do we love embroidery charts? Charts are generally cheaper than embroidery kits, one can use the available supplies and experiment with materials. There is a huge scope for creativity, sometimes the results are very interesting and there are some successful solutions that the designer did not even think about.

We want to admire the diversity of your works on our charts. And we invite you to participate in the OwlForest Charts Marathon. If you have ever worked on our charts, recently or long ago, or just going to, you can join us. Simply put a specific tag under your work. Even if the publication was made long ago, put a tag and we will see your work in our gallery. We will regularly monitor the tags and publish your finished works in our stories.

At the beginning of every new year, we will hold prize drawings among those who show us the finished work on the charts with the tags

For everyone who has already finished owl designs according to schemes (not kits), who is embroidering them now or just about to start:

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Elena Shirshova July 30, 2020

? On the eve of the last month of summer, we suddenly realize that summer is passing, and we are still working and cannot stop. Our postal owls go on vacation from 3 to 12 August. We need to accumulate resources before the new embroidery season ?

? During this period, we will continue to accept orders on the site, the first shipment after our vacation will take place on Friday 14 August.

? During the holidays we will try to rest more and work less, please don’t worry if our response to your messages will be late. Orders can be placed, the website remains operational. Paid orders will go straight to the assembly operation. We will answer all messages after the start of work.

? Please note that we have opened international orders from July 27th. A complete list of countries with which there is a confirmed postal exchange, and a description of the postal situation in general, can be found here

? For your order to be sent before the start of our vacation, it must be placed and paid no later than 10:00 am Friday, July 31st Moscow time.

? The production department has already rested and will be working all this time, so after the vacation we will present you with several new products.

See you soon! ???

Elena Shirshova July 27, 2020

Dear friends, we have been waiting a long time for the opportunity to resume shipping around the world.

Good news is that orders stuck since March began to arrive to the owners, it turned out that to many directions they were sent by sea containers. Certainly it took a very long time, and we are very glad that after four months we can track the movement of these orders through the destination countries. The most problematic areas for the delivery were the United States of America, Canada, all of Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. Most of the orders to these countries should be completed soon. 

We asked the representatives of the Russian Post service for information on the prospects for delivery to different regions of the world for the near future and received recommendations, on the basis of which we open the possibility of sending orders to a limited list of countries with which there is currently a confirmed postal exchange. Some of the countries I mentioned above still have no ways to be shipped to them, we will monitor the situation every two weeks and add them to the list as soon as possible.

The list of countries from which we begin to accept orders from July 27, alphabetically:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican

Please note that we still cannot guarantee shipment time limits. Delivery routes have not yet been fully restored and may change depending on the situation. If earlier we talked about two months, as the maximum delivery time, after which we could send your order again or return the money, now we are increasing this period to 4 months. We ask you to determine for yourself the acceptable waiting period and refrain from placing urgent orders until the restoration of stable air service.

We wish you all good health, take care of yourself and your loved ones!

Elena Shirshova March 26, 2020

This week in Russia (March 30 - April 5)is a nationwide paid holiday to encourage people to stay home and slow the spread of the corona-virus, so we are changing the store’s schedule.

  • We plan to send all the orders placed until Monday, March 30, 16-00 Moscow time  on Tuesday, March 31.
  • We have to close the possibility of delivering our goods abroad in the nearest future, due to the current situation we can not guarantee the delivery time or even the fact of delivery. From today (March 30) the borders of Russia are closed for passenger traffic, the delivery of parcels abroad may be suspended at any time.
  • We apologize for the inconvenience. As soon as the delivery situation stabilizes, we will again begin to take your orders and send them to you. All the placed orders will be sent tomorrow we hope you will get them soon.
  • We continue our work on new designs and will definitely please you with new  charts in the near future.

The OwlForest team wishes everyone to remain calm, take care of yourselves and your loved ones and cross-stitch with pleasure! ☺

Elena Shirshova December 20, 2019

Congratulations to All on the Upcoming Christmas Holidays!

Information on the operation of our online store:

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Elena Shirshova December 1, 2019

We summarize our event. Below is a list of finalists who managed to finish the work within the terms of our SAL. Since we are summing up the results a bit later than we intended, we included in the list those who posted the finished work a little later than November 17. Check the list, look for yourself if you are not on the list, but you have finished your work, please write to us. Check the spelling of the  #emerald_city_owlforest_finish tag and whether your Instagram profile is open. Among all the finalists we will have a giveaway.

1st prize is a set of linen fabric cuts from the Silk Thread store

2nd prize is a set of cotton fabric cuts from Silk Thread store

Next we will giveaway three OwlForest embroidery kits (up to the choice of the winner, except for the Villains on the Thrones series)

10 certificates from OwlForest with 1000 Russian rubles (about 15$) each for a purchase in online store

The prize draw will be held on Wednesday, December 4 at 11 a.m. Moscow time.

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Elena Shirshova September 10, 2019

Dear SAL participants! Summarizing the second stage was even more difficult than the first. Since our main prize is “not allowed to travel abroad,” we will hold two raffles, the first for those who live in the territory of the Russian Federation, and the second for those who live abroad.

For all participants who managed to embroider 5-7 pieces before August 25 (September 8), we give a 10% discount on the purchase of goods in our online store and among all participants we will play special prizes: 7 certificates for a discount of 750 rubles. To get a personal discount code, you will need to write to the direct on instagram @gellara17 or @owlforest.embroidery.eng

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Elena Shirshova July 7, 2019

Dear embroiderers! Summing up the first stage took us a little longer than we expected. So many participants, so many wonderful works! It was very interesting to look at your works. One chart, one plot, but thanks to your imagination each work has its own peculiarities.

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Elena Shirshova June 18, 2019

We are pleased to inform you that we have completed work on the instructions for our embroidery kits. All new kits will include instruction in two languages: Russian and English. New batches of old kits will also be modified and will be bilingual.

If you bought a non-localized embroidery kit from OwlForest Embroidery, you can download general recommendations by clicking on the link: OwlForest-HowTo

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Elena Shirshova April 29, 2019

Dear friends, in Russia at the beginning of May we celebrate several holidays at once. Historically, the holidays are quite long.

The online store will work on the same schedule as the whole country.

04/30/2019 is a business day, last dispatch of orders before the holidays

May, 1-5, the shop is open for receiving orders only

May, 6-8, we confirm the orders made during the holidays, on May 7 we will send orders,

May, 9-12 - the second part of the holidays, the store is only open to accept orders,

From May 13, we return to the normal mode of operation, sending orders will be on Tuesday, May 14, and then every Friday and Tuesday.