Earlier this spring, I told you that one my favorite embroidery shops, Hedgehog Handworks, is closing.
Joady is retiring after many, many years of great service in the needlework world. The ‘Hog will be sorely missed!
This week, though Thursday, June 15th, Hedgehog is accepting final orders from their website. Everything is marked down at least 25%, so it’s a good time to get some good deals on their remaining stock of needlework supplies.
Here are some delectable things that are still available at the time of writing this, that are a really good deal and worth considering if you’re in the market for stash building, new threads, and new tools.
August, 2017 update: Hedgehog is closed!
Several very nice pairs of Dovo scissors
Some needlework accessories, including thread winders, frame tacks, tool kits for stumpwork, and Scottish wool felt needlebook pages.
A selection of good cotton embroidery threads, including coton a broder in different sizes and colors, floche (large skeins), Mountmellick thread, and flower thread.
A selection of excellent silk and specialty silk threads, including Soie d’Alger (you won’t find it cheaper, and there are still a lot of colors available), and other Au Ver a Soie silks.
Wool threads, including Fine d’Aubusson and Renaissance Dyeing.
Gloriana hand-dyed silk ribbons
There’s also a Silk Ribbon Embroidery Mystery Bag available, containing YLI silk ribbon in various sizes, which would retail at $83, but is only $43. If you’re a crazy quilter or ribbon embroiderer, this is a great (and fun!) way to build some stash!
A wide variety of goldwork threads
There’s a metallics Mystery Bag< with an array of different metallics from Kreinik, DMC, Rajmahal and others. The retail value of the contents is at least $30, but the bags are $15. There's a Japanese embroidery thread Mystery Bag as well, with gold and silver Japan thread in various weights. Retail value is at least $65, the bags are $32.50. Some colors may be included as well. So, lots of stuff still available, and at a good discount. Joady stops taking orders this coming Thursday, June 15th. If you're planning any needlework projects in the near future with any of these supplies, now's the time to get them ordered!
Coming Up on Needle ‘n Thread
In the next few weeks, I’ve got quite a few topics to chat with you about!
We’ll also chat about some specialty fabric for that’s not really meant for hand embroidery, but it’s jolly fun to stitch on! I’ll show you a current sample I’ve been stitch-doodling.
How about a brilliant and affordable thread organization hack, especially if you like neat full skeins that hang?
There’s some gingham embroidery for summer, with a free pattern.
And we’ll talk about beads, from a different perspective. Packaging, you know!
And more! I might even wax profound on one subject. You see, I’ve been sorting books and organizing the workroom…activities that make me think.
Have a wonderful weekend!