Mary Corbet

writer and founder


I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Hi, there!

It’s true – I’m a real human being on the other side of Needle ‘n Thread. And I’d love to hear from you!

Normally, if you write to me about needlework-related subjects that require an answer, I’ll write back within a couple days (and maybe even sooner).

Sometimes, though, life gets in the way and I get Really Busy. There’s just one of me here (you can read all about that here), so things can get pretty hairy in the communication department. If you write and you don’t hear from me within a couple days, feel free to send me a little nudge to remind me.

You can also use the search feature in the left column on the website to look up any topics you might be asking about. If it’s already been covered on Needle ‘n Thread, you’ll probably find the answer yourself more quickly than I can reply to you.

I like the use of the comment feature on the site for questions that other people can learn from, too, but if you think your question is too specific or too complicated, too general or too confusing, or whatever – then just drop me a line!

If you’d like to send a photo of your embroidery, let me know by dropping me a line and I’ll tell you how to send it.

I will never release your personal information, but I may write about your questions if they would be of general interest to readers.

Looking forward to hearing from you!