The Japanese Embroidery Center has just announced a new online store! I just perused the new set-up, and I think if you’re familiar with the old online store, you’ll agree that this one is much more convenient and user-friendly. So update your link to the Japanese Embroidery Center online store!
For those of you new to the idea of silk, or who were struck with the sheen on Anne’s pansies and e-mailed to ask about the thread, this is the place to find Japanese flat silk. You can also find hand-made Japanese needles here, which is what I’m using on my strawberry experiment. Under the tools section of the website, you can also find other handy stuff for hand embroidery, including Japanese frames, needle felt (for storing needles), and acid-free tissue paper for covering your work or for tracing and transferring. These items are useful for any type of hand embroidery, so take a look!