After giving the manufacturer more than a year to fix their supply problems we have given up waiting. Effective immediately all of our Paternayan wool is on sale - limited to stock on hand. The online catalog has been updated to reflect what we have for colors in 8yd (Reg. $1.00/Sale $.80), 20yd (Reg $2.50/Sale $1.90) and 1/4lb Hanks (Reg $14/Sale $10).
We are evaulating other wools at the present time. We're not thrilled with the other 3-ply wools on the market but we are considering stocking the skeins of Appleton Tapestry Wool (we stock the crewel weight) and more of the lovely Merino wool, Bellalusso. We will start special ordering Au ver a Soie's Fine d'Aubusson wool, which is similar in weight to DMC Medici and works wonderfuly for crewel.
While none of these is a direct replacement for Paternayan they do offer some nice colors and texture if you love stitching with wool.
Updated 9/2/11 - the sale will continue until 9/5 at which time we'll either be putting what we have left in grab bags or it's going to other shops. So get what you need now!