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If you've not used our on-line catalog before we suggest you read our Ordering
Information page, which has details about using the
cart, estimated shipping costs, etc. You'll find
accessories, embellishments, fabrics and more items off
the main Catalog page.
do not have a real-time inventory system nor do we have plans to ever
implement one. The threads listed here are those that we typically carry
in the shop or special order regularly. Adding a thread to your
shopping cart does not imply we have it in stock. Please check with us
if knowing that before you order is critical. We are a brick and mortar
shop and our hours are posted at the bottom of the page.
While we have photos of many of the threads
we carry which you may use as a general reference, we do
not recommend making a color choice based solely on the
photos. Dyelots change over time, sometimes by a
substantial amount and photos are not updated with any
regularity. Monitors will also display color differently.
If you are trying to match a color, we suggest giving us a
reference like DMC, Anchor or Needlepoint Inc. to match
to. Then we can see what we have in current dyelots that
might work for you.
For most of our threads you can check mark a box to let us know that you want them in a single dyelot (SDL). If you are doing a large piece and you want to know the threads were dyed at the same time, it is the only way to inform us that you need us to ensure that. Most thread companies do not dyelot number their threads so we have to order enough to make sure you get them in one dyelot. And for even those that do use dyelot numbers, we can rarely re-order a specific dyelot. Some threads can be wildly different with their dyelots, while others change very subtly. Anchor and DMC rarely change but most of the hand-dyed threads change quite a bit over time (even Au ver a Soie threads change quite a lot). So knowing when you place your order that the dyelot matters is most helpful to us.
New Shopping Cart Note
Our cart provider has moved us to a new server and we've had some reports of issues adding threads to the cart. If you are unable to add threads using the master pages below, try using the search box. Each uses a different method to add to the cart. We are working with our provider to try to track down the issues but so far we have been unable to reproduce the problems reliably enough to get to the bottom of the problem. If you can e-mail us with your OS version, Browser type and and version and what page(s) you had problem with it will help us in our debugging efforts.
If you run into an error you can't work around you can always call us to place your
order over the phone or just e-mail us your list and we can handle your
order that way. We appreciate your patience while we try to work out
the kinks in a much more complicated system of interactions.
our searchable thread catalog just type in the
color, number or other description you are looking
for. Unlike our pages below, which allow you to add
a lot at once, the searchable catalog allows you to
add one thread at a time, but will list anything
that matches your search. Useful for when you don't
know who the vendor is or the name of the thread,
just the color. Don't include the name of the
manufacturer in your search, it doesn't always show
up correctly. Just search for the color name or
number. If you want the entire thread catalog type
*.* as the search term.
If you want to do some Power Shopping check out the pages
below by vendor and thread.
If you're looking for an old Needle Necessities
color try searching for NN and the color number
(e.g. NN 100) or SpringII and the color number (e.g.
SpringII 301). You can check the ThreadworX website
for all of their potential substitutes.
If you don't find a color in the searchable catalog,
look in the lists below. We update the full pages
first, so the searchable catalog can lag for new
colors. If you are looking for the newest colors in
any thread you can search for New 20xx with Match
ALL Keywords and you'll get the list of our newest
|Threads or ribbons not
listed below can be found on the Thread
Inventory page, where you can enter
the color name/number if we carry that particular
type of thread. If you need a thread we don't stock
either call us to see if we can special order it, or
add a note to the Special Instructions when you
For threads marked Special Order if we don't
have them in stock we can order them.
For threads marked Special Order Only we do
not stock them at all, and order them as needed.
We also carry Color Cards for a number of threads
(there are none for hand-dyed threads). You'll find
them on our Color
Now with photos!
Bijoux (Madeira Jewel Black
Core/White Core aka Lacquered Jewels)
Londonderry Linen Thread
Ensembles de Soie Collections of lovely silk threads
Perle and the Perle Cottons are completely gone
||Crewel Wool &
|Au Ver à Soie®
You can view photos of most of
our Au Ver à
|Soie d' Alger
Chenille (Special order only)
|Brown Paper Packages
Ivory and Trio
Stardust (Silk & Ivory
with a metallic twist)
- Solid (Special Order)
- Overdyed (Special Order Only)
(previously known as Crescent Colours)
Perle (Special Order Only)
Silk Perle (Silk perle in 3
Jumbuck (50% silk/50% wool)
Rayon floss is completely
metallic embroidery thread introduced in 2013.
Floss & Perle #5
Effects (Metallic Floss)
Perle Cotton -
list of size 3, 5, 8 & 12
#5 in balls
Thread (Fil Metallise)
- Memory Thread (Special
|Fleur de Paris
|Bella Lusso® 100% Merino Wool
Now with Photos!
See ThreadworX below for a hand-dyed
version and Rainbow Gallery's new Glisten for a version twisted with a filament.
|Gentle Art, The
If you'd like a copy of the
worksheets for all the Gloriana
Threads you can get them from their
Au ver á Soie® hand-dyed Soie d'Alger
Ribbon 4mm, 7mm & 13mm
Silk (Special Order)
We get thread for Goldwork from Access
Commoditie& Kreinik. Only a few are
listed here - contact us to see if we have, or can
obtain, what you are looking for.
Passing Thread #4 (Silk Core) - Gold & Silver
Gold Wire & Silver Wire
Pearl Purl #1, #2, #3 & #4 (Silver or Gold)
We no longer carry Bella, Mori or
Serica. We do have the color card so if
you need help with finding substitutes, please
(Blending Filament, #4, #8, #12, #16, #24, #32;
Regular, Easter Grass, Japan & Holographic
Metallic Ribbons (1/16",
1/8" & the new 1/4")
Easter Grass is
listed with the rest of the Metallic threads
Petite Facets & Wired Facets
Japan #5 & #7
Metal threads (Special Order)
We only Special Order this thread and it can a lengthy timeline to obtain. If you are looking for
substitutes do a search above for "sub for
|Londonderry Linen Thread
30/3, 50/3 & 100/3
|Madeira||FS 20 (same as Bijoux but on large spools)|
Needle Necessities closed in 2007. These pages are
for reference only so you have some idea what a
color looked like.
You can find substitutes for many of the Overdyed
Floss colors from the threads by ThreadworX.
|Floss Reference page only
Perle Cotton #3, #5
& #8 Reference page
Spring II Reference
Overdyed Wool Reference
Kreinik #4, #8 & #12 Reference page only
(Special Order Only)
Silk Ribbons (4mm, 7mm, 10mm & 13mm)
We have picked up the 4mm & 7mm Tonals as
well as the hand-painted 6-ply silk. We can order
any of the other sizes of ribbons or any of the
other Planet Earth threads (contact us
via e-mail or by phone to order any of their other
|The Pure Palette
(100% soy thread)
Silk (100% Silk)
We are adding photos of
all the Rainbow Gallery threads. As we get them
photographed we'll add them to the appropriate
|Alpaca 18 now with photos!
Angora now with
Rays now with photos!
Alabaster now with
Cashmere now with
(sizes 4, 8, & 16) now
Faux Fur® - Discontinued &
all supplies are gone
Fiesta! - Discontinued &
all our supplies are gone
Flair® now with photos!
& Baby Fluffy
Frosty Rays® &
Petite Frosty Rays® now
Werks® (regular, Soft
Sheen & Hologram)
now with photos!
(Bella Lusso® wool twisted with a filament - new Jan 2017)
Rush 14™ now with
Variegated Gold Rush 14™ now with
Rush 18™ now with
now with photos!
Neon Rays® now with photos! & Neon
Patent Leather & Patent Leather 2
now with photos!
Plastic Canvas 7
Plastic Canvas 10
- Sept 2016
Santa's Beard & Suit® - Discontinued &
all supplies are gone
Silk & Cream
Silk Lamé Braid
& new Petite)
Sparkle Rays & Petite
Splendor® now with photos!
Treasure Braid ™
now with photos!)
& Treasure Ribbon Petite now with photos!
Very Velvet™ & Petite Very Velvet™
Water 'N Ice
Wisper now with photos!
Sajou makes mostly sewing threads but they also have two excellent threads for needlework.
|Silk Perle |
Metallic (Metalised polyester)
|Silk Road Fibers
If you are looking for a thread not listed
here, contact us and we'll see if can order it for
|Silk 'n Colors (12 strand
silk floss - Special Order)
(4mm, 7mm - Special Order)
We stock ThreadworX floss in all
colors and most of their other threads. We do not
currently list the Vineyard Merino in the online
catalog but will be adding it - ask us if you need a
(same base thread as SpringII)
Hand-Dyed Vineyard Silk
(replacement for Charleston)
Pearl Cotton (#3, 5, 8 & 12)
Hand-Dyed Bella Lusso®
We stock a few of the silk floss and Perlee
but can special order most of their threads.
|Hand-dyed Au ver à soie® -
Hand-dyed Silk Floss
|Weeks Dye Works
Perle Cotton (Special Order)
We stock the Classic and most of
the Shimmer colors. Tone-on-Tone
and Merino threads are Special Order
items. As of May 2017, Merino Strandable available again in a more limited set of colors.
|Vineyard Silk -
Vineyard Silk -
Vineyard Silk -
Vineyard Merino (Special Order)
Vineyard Merino Strandable (Special Order)
We stock a number of colors of Ribbon Floss
but do Special Order any of them.
Regular, Metallic, Shimmer Blend, Super Shimmer
Blend, Night Shimmer Blend & Seasons Shimmer
Blend (Special Order)
other threads, check our Thread
Inventory page, where you enter the
color name or number. Or give us a call.