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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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Embroidery Site: Another Good Resource


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Actually – two good embroidery resources. I had the pleasure of coming across one interesting and fun needlework forum for the first time the other day. And, while I was there, I found myself directed to a great shopping site that I had visited once upon a time, but from which I’ve never ordered anything. But I’m afraid that’s about to change… Needle in a Haystack is an embroidery shop in Alameda, California. It makes me want to live in Alameda!! (I was born there, but this place wasn’t around then, and I wouldn’t have noticed it, anyway, since I was only there my first year hatched!) Ok, if you’re looking for threads, here’s another great place to find them. And, like The Twining Thread (you’ll find the link in my resources), what I love about the site is that it is an “easy order” site. You find the types of threads you want from their thread catalog, go to the page, and insert the quantities for each color, and, at the end of the page, add it all to your cart. I like this set-up!

You can find all the Au Ver a Soie threads there, which is great, as well as Trebizond and other Access Commodities imports. I’ve been looking for a good source for Soie Ovale for a while, and sure enough! They carry it.

I haven’t ordered from them (yet – that will change momentarily), so I can’t give a run-down on shipping and service, but, from the looks of their shop, I’d say it’s got to be a top-notch spot.

So, if you’re looking for a great source for threads and such, try Needle in a Haystack. And then let the rest of us know what you think!!



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