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  • Manual Woodworkers & Weavers, Inc.

    Manual Woodworkers & Weavers, Inc. offers a wide variety of tapestry and other home dcor items including ceramic tabletop pieces, metal accents and womens fashion accessories. The privately-held, debt free company has been a leader in the gift and home dcor industries for over 75 years and is proud to weave its products in the United States. Bringing it all together beautifully since 1932.

    Textiles, ceramics, home dcor and more! Manual understands what the customers crave and achieves its goal by remaining savvy to current trends and producing an array of quality products. Since the dawn of Isabellas Journey, Manual has reaped the benefits of this acclaimed brand with fashion accessories, veranda accents and home furnishings. Isabellas Journey products derive inspiration from the excitement and discovery of travel. From distant and exotic lands to quaint hometown charm, Isabella explores the crossroads of style to appeal to a broad range of design interests.

    3737 Howard Gap Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792Phone 800.542.3139 Fax 828.696.8237 www.manualww.com

  • New Holiday Products PreviewFFrosty FrolicWondrous and whimsical, this holiday collection adds warmth, vibrance and cheer into the home while the cold winds blow. This collection includes tabletop ceramics, tapestry wall dcor, hand towels and a 100% cotton tapestry throw.

    Holiday CheerClassic Christmas imagery with clean and simple lines, scallop motifs and candy cane stripes revive vintage appeal for a cheerful and contemporary holiday dcor. This collection includes tabletop ceramics, tapestry wall dcor, hand towels and a 100% cotton tapestry throw.

    12 Days of ChristmasSteeped in tradition and diversity, the twelve days of Christmas, in celebration and song, bring family and friends together during the holidays. Each ceramic mini plate manifests the characters and their story for a spectacular seasonal display. The tree plate rack is included with the mini plate set.

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    Family Meltdown Terri Puma Designs, LLCIts not a family get-together until someone has a meltdown! Poking a bit of fun at the inevitable, this charming Terri Puma half apron expresses a little light-hearted holiday humor.

    Fiber Optic HandbagsHoliday handbags are all about the flash and sparkle! Fusing felt and a little fiber optic fun brightens the season.

    Believe in SantaA brilliant use of contrast allows Santa to virtually transcend his limitations and spread holiday cheer. An enchanting snowflake and swirl background completes the look in this eye-catching holiday collection. This collection includes mini plates, a tapestry bannerette, tapestry tote, decorative pillow and tapestry throw with lurex.

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    Flora & FaunaThe delicate flutter of wings embraces the winds of change that caress each leaf, bud and blossom. Glory in flora and fauna with engaging earth tones and flecks of yellow gold upon winged wonders that leave viewers entranced in this stunning collection of tabletop ceramics and tapestry home furnishings inspired by nature.

    Fabulous FowlThe rooster, the ultimate icon for Country, French Country or American Country style, is one of the most versatile and inviting home dcor accents. A spice-infused palette rules the home dcor roost! Brilliant, detailed embroidery, polka dot ruching and cotton crocheted binding give rise to retro design elements while retaining contemporary country charm. This collection also includes an apron, tapestry rug with non-skid backing and a 100% cotton tapestry throw.

    Metal AccentsBiomimicry is taking shape upon countless veranda and home dcor accents. Integrating natural elements into design satisfies a need to touch base with Mother Nature and glory in her fruits. Combining this look with practical use makes these set of two metal leaf wall hooks irresistible to display year-round!

  • New Products PreviewFClub MagnoliaLet the lights down low and breathe in the rhythm and blues. This rich, earth toned collection, including a tapestry wallhanging and 100% cotton tapestry throw, depicts a wonderful stage dynamic among musicians sure to speak to music lovers and admirers of Harlem Renaissance art.

    Graceful Birds Linda Maron Licensed by CreatifHappen upon ethereal elegance. Elements of antiquity, faintly scratching the surfaces as florid etchings, flow beautifully about this gracious display of avian flair featured on a decorative pillow, tapestry wallhanging and 100% cotton tapestry throw.

    Morning Song Susan WingetBalanced and beguiling, proud parents sing to the heavens of their delight. Beautiful details unfurl and guide viewers upon a palette of fresh hues of teal, granny smith apple green and robins egg blue. This collection features the hottest hues and motifs in home dcor on placemats, decorative pillows, window box seat, wallhanging and 100% cotton tapestry throw.

    Fall FlairCatching a crisp autumn breeze, colorful leaves drift about and capture our gaze in a brilliant display. Each leaf carries the story of its creator from the rustling, sunny treetops to their resting place upon the ground. This collection is a testament to the fascination with fall shown on tabletop ceramics and a tapestry runner.

  • New Products PreviewFRaining DogsWhen it rains, it pours! The love of dogs, that is! Choose from 20 different breeds to indulge in doggy dcor. Playful sketches with a side of plaid create an adorable home accent as a non-skid tapestry rug, 100% cotton tapestry throw, pillow and tote bag.

    Western StarThis tapestry collection, including accent pillows, wall dcor, placemats and tote, combines the sophistication of urban allure with the serenity and charm of the countryside. This 100% cotton tapestry throw features an asparagus green paisley background offset by a distressed barn star motif encircled by barbed wire to complete the Western modality.

    Sailing at Sunset Donna Atkins, Licensed by Penny Lane Publishing, Inc.Dusk brings a gentle sea breeze to cool the summer sailors. The artist utilizes an avant-garde technique of placing an image within an image to create an enticing depth. This tapestry collection includes a bellpull, wallhanging and 100% cotton throw.

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    New Products PreviewFGulf of PoetsA soft, briny breeze, traveling off the Mediterranean coast, whispers a song from the sea to each blossom upon the veranda. This exquisite piece, part of the Canvas Art Collection, reflects the expertise of revered artisans while displaying the look and feel of an original oil painting. A striking scroll topper comes with the piece to complete an elegant dcor statement.

    Courtyard Stairs Fabrice de Villeneuve/Art In Motion

    As part of the Artisan Accent Grand Wallhangings, this piece features a gorgeous gilded double rod, with a fleur de lis

    finial, to go the extra urbane mile. This European-inspired wall accent is an elegant way to welcome the world into the home.

    Steps to the Lily Pond Philip Craig

    A rich palette and abundant greenery indicates admiration and appreciation of nature as they unite in the most personal and peaceful of places, the home. This piece is part of Manuals Distinguished Dcor Grand Wallhangings which features a luxe chenille border and twisted fringe.

  • New Products PreviewFThick, soft, cuddly, and 100% organically grown! These naturally beautiful 100% cotton throws are completely chemical

    free. No fertilizers, herbicides nor toxic defoliants were used to produce

    and harvest the cotton. Sustainable cotton creates a healthy, wholesome

    environment in your home and planet.

    Go Green...its the Natural Choice.

  • New Products PreviewFEbony Art Closet

    Recognizing a rising demand for African American products, Manual took the initiative to create Ebony Art Closet, the companys first African American home dcor catalog. An abundance of

    relevant and inspirational home dcor pieces are designed by todays most prominent and influential artists in the black community. Annie Lee, Henry Battle, Albert Fennell and Larry Poncho Brown

    are just a few among many of the new licensed artists featured in Ebony Art Closet.

    Renowned artist Annie Lee, portraying contemporary and historical African American family life, demonstrates a style defined as Black Americana with her trademark of faceless figures shown in the Market Place tapestry collection. Another of our highly collected licensed artists, Albert

    Fennell, exhibits his signature, sensual and fluid imagery in the Still Waters and African Dimensions collections. He has created an abundance of works reflecting strong, beautiful women illustrating the

    many facets of the African American female.

    These new collections, expressing intriguing cultural history, treasured moments and inspirational insight, are highly identifiable with todays consumer. This is a great opportunity to provide more

    diversity to the market with unique, vibrant and refreshing products.

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    TMIsabellas JourneyHome Collection

    Bed-In-A-BagManual now offers Bed-In-A-Bag in Queen and King sizes for Rose Hill, Tea Rose, Linwood Blue, Luxemburg, San Remo and Savannah Rose bedding designs. Each Bed-In-A-Bag is comprised of a bedspread, two shams and bedskirt.

    Monogram AccentsHome dcor defies the rules to incur a sense of individuality. Homeowners strive to make their living spaces more personal and inviting without losing sophistication or style. These monogram pillows showcase black florid design on a honey brown background.

    Storage TrunksCosmopolitan and quirky, think of storage spaces as treasure troves. An old world look and well-traveled veneer creates an intriguing dcor accent as well as a stylish storage solution.

  • Isabellas JourneyThe Crossroads of Style

    Brown LaurenFine design meets cotton quilted comfort. Golden brown provides a radient glow harmonizing with savvy stripes and an echo of timeless toile. This collection features a regular and petite carpet bag, handbag with braided handles, tote with ribbon and satchel with an adjustable woven webbed strap.

    TryonA detailed floral motif in vibrant reds and blues offset by a refreshing shade of cyan compose an engaging cotton quilted luggage collection. The handbag, tote with ribbon, regular and petite carpet bags fashion a lovely and comfortable braided handle style. Other accessories in this collection include an eyeglass case, wallet and jewelry carrier.

  • Isabellas JourneyThe Crossroads of Style

    MadelineIn the fashion world, nothing is more versatile than denim. Dress it up or be the casual cutie getting double takes. Form-fitting and fabulous, the Madeline jacket whispers to the poetic side of fashion. Women looking for timeless beauty will gravitate to this alluring and sophisticated fashion find.

    This collection of fashion and luggage accesories communicates the love of seasoned design married to contemporary construction. Denim accentuates a classic toile design with red and white polka dot trim to create a delightfully charming collection. Some pieces feature stylish and comfortable braided handles, cotton quilted toile and red piping.

  • Isabellas JourneyChildrens Collection

    Fleece BlanketsTurn that trike away from the tony turnpike and crawl back to cute. Parents, allowing kids to grow up at their own pace, hold off on hip dcor and celebrate the tender innocence of childhood. Soft colors, darling designs and supple materials are back for baby!Discover four new fabulous fleece designs in a variety of colors.Growing by Leaps & Boundsgreen onlyWhooo Love Me?available in pink, blue and whiteTrain Up a Childavailable in pink, blue and yellowButterfly Kissespink only

  • Isabellas JourneyChildrens Collection

    A.S.A.P. As Southern As PossibleLittle Miss Cutie-Pie struts her Southern pride! Pink polka dots, ruffles and chocolate brown combine to create a darling child apron. The ASAP collection also offers a matching adult apron for mothers and daughters to have quality time dishing out their culinary expertise.

    Inspirational Childrens TotesOn the way to Sunday school or out on the town with Mom, these darling totes display fresh colorways with ribbon trim and inspirational messages. Not only are these totes perfect for storing Sunday school essentials, they are great for toting toys and accessories.

    Creatures Great & SmallPink or blue, quintessential baby colors, fashion these adorable baby blankets. Frolicking friends, by air, land and sea, unite as all creatures great and small in a block design upon this two layer mini tapestry throw.

  • Isabellas JourneyJewelry Collection

    Manual Woodworkers & Weavers, Inc. introduces a new facet to the Isabellas Journey brand with an exclusive jewelry collection.

    The Isabellas Journey Jewelry Collection focuses on a unique combination of semiprecious gemstones and handmade glass. Individual pieces are accented and finished with sterling silver and lead free pewter. The eight distinct styles of fashion jewelry come in necklace, bracelet and earring combinations.

    The eight combination styles include pink and green crystal, turquoise and amber, yellow turquoise, amber (safari), red and black beads, handmade glass beads in blue, black and autumn, dalmatian jasper and geometric ceramic components.

    To own a piece of Isabellas Journey Jewelry is to possess an exceptional, hand-crafted piece of art. Mother Nature rarely makes exact duplicates, awhich adds to the charm and distinction for its owner.

    All of the jewelry is designed by Sarah Mautner and disabled artisans.

  • Isabellas JourneyDealer Kit

    Contact your local sales representative or customer care at 1-800-542-3139 to find out how you can receive your Isabellas Journey dealer kit today!

    Get started with Isabellas Journey Dealer Kit to spark customer interest and turn their heads. The dealer kit includes two shelf talkers with 50 postcards and four tent cards

    which allows the customer to get familiar with IJ products. There is also an IJ authorized dealer window decal to get the word out on the streets and let IJ lovers know youre in the know. Thirty large bags, a great marketing medium, aids in building the IJ brand in

    your store. For the final touches at your POS, there are 100 sheets of IJ tissue paper.

  • Licensed ArtistsNew Products PreviewF

    Fleur Market Kimberly Poloson

    Nourish the home in natures desired beauty. A whisper of timeless elegance unites with contemporary composition to create a striking home dcor accent with a miscellany of complementary colors and textures. From tenderly preserved to timeworn touches of love, each piece of the design exudes of ravishing refinement.

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    Thinking of YouIn my thoughts, in my heart

    Willow Tree figures often carry items from nature as metaphors for human qualities. In this design, the shell symbolizes keeping another person in ones thoughts. The intricate background and beautiful coloration reminds us of seashells, sea glass, and ocean waves. This design, featured on a pillow with fringe, tapestry tote and 100% cotton tapestry throw, would work well in beach dcor as well as be a caring gift for a loved one who is far away.

    TendernessA quiet moment of motherhood

    Tenderness depicts one of those rare and quiet moments of motherhood, when an active toddler actually slows down for a tender hug. The small oval Willow Tree medallion emphasizes the intimacy of the moment while the richly patterned neutral palette makes the collection a lovely addition to a babys room or any room in the house. This collection includes a 100% cotton tapestry throw and tote, an ideal diaper bag which makes the perfect gift for a baby shower!

    Angel of the HeartHeart full of love, home full of love

    Willow Tree comes from the heart, and many pieces in the collection reflect this sentiment of love, family relationships and welcoming warmth. This tall angel is a striking figure amidst a richly colored and patterned background on a 100% cotton tapestry throw. The red heart she carries picks up the subtle red border weaving. A gorgeous piece for those who love classic Willow Tree!

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    A.S.A.P.ASAP As Southern As Possible

    Just as we see countrypolitan on the rise, Southern dcor styles step away from pass stereotypes to

    proudly parade a simpler, sophisticated facet. Retro design elements like scalloped edges and tiny polka dot trimming are incorporated with

    fresh florid silhouettes amid engaging colorways to provide a sleek and clean allure for a fresh

    perspective on Southern charm.

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    Terri Puma Designs, LLCExpress yourself with a little espresso

    philosophy to make it through the day, hold it together in a hot set of heels and concoct a cocktail to take the edge off!

    Terri Puma designs express the fun and sassy side of females with vibrant

    colorways, flirty ruffle trim and a healthy dose of humor.

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    Autumn Lane 1995 Thomas KinkadeSunlight washes over the road home like a guiding light peering through Autumns glory. Thomas Kinkade continues to manifest a world of beauty and wonder with his luminist technique, exhibiting an entrancing mastery of light and shadow, shown in this inviting tapestry collection including a wallhanging and 100% cotton throw.

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