This is a very short post for this morning – I’ve got a longer update of the whitework sampler in the works for this afternoon. In the meantime, I’ve just had one of those “hit yourself in the forehead” moments. It’s like this:
Since long before I started Needle ‘n Thread, I’ve been a fan of certain embroidery materials and accoutrements. If you’ve been following along with me for a while, you probably know that I like Legacy Linen, Au Ver a Soie silk, Hardwick Manor hoops, Gilt Sylke Twist, and real metal threads. In fact, I think that’s a fair assessment of my Favorite Things.
Several years ago – in the days before Needle ‘n Thread – I sought information on these favorites and found out that they are all imported by the same company: Access Commodities. I tried to find out stuff about the company, to contact them, to get information on where to buy, regular suppliers, etc. At the time, I was actually considering a small needlework shop… ha ha.
Anyway, I did happen on their website, which was just the bare bones of a website, and hard to find – it didn’t come up with any ranking on the search engines. I had to dig. But I was only able to contact them by post, and I let the matter lag.
Oh, guess what? They’re now visible online, and I’m so glad to see them! On top of it, they have… (wait for it!) … they have…. a BLOG! Funny how things change….
So, check out the Access Commodities product list, if you want to see what they import. You’ll find pictures of goldwork threads there!
If you want to read a bit of very useful information and see some interesting how-to’s and so forth (with a promise of more information coming) do check out the Access Commodities Blog. There’s a really neat article on there about using a silver melore, among other things.
I’d like to see more of an interactive blog, but I realize that they are probably pretty busy importing things and distributing them to all our favorite shops around the traps. I suppose I’ll just be happy that I found them online. It’s not as if I can order anything from them. But it’s just nice to know they’re there!