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Most of our thread and ribbon suppliers are either overwhelmed with orders and having trouble keeping up, or having trouble getting base materials. So the wait can be 3-6 months for out of stock colors.
Hand-dyed thread vendors are taking 6-12 weeks to fill orders if they have base product to dye. If not, they too are in the 3-6 months range.
Be prepared that due to COVID-19 the disruption to the supply chain and vendors ability to supply product will continue into 2022 and perhaps even into 2021. Please plan well ahead for your projects and know that everyone is doing the best they can under the circumstances, but there are no easy fixes in sight.
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.
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.
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
Silk Tressage - Flat and Soutache Braids
Perle, their overdyed floss and the Perle Cottons are Discontinued.
||Crewel Wool &
|Au Ver à Soie®
You can view photos of most of
our Au Ver à
|Soie d' Alger
Chenille (Special order only)
Silk Flesh Tone Collections
Metallic Braids (4, 8, 12, 16 & 32)
Sets of silks for Hands Across the Sea Samplers.
|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)
Silk Perle (Silk perle in 3
Jumbuck (50% silk/50% wool - Special Order)
Rayon floss is completely
Floss & Perle #5
Floche *** This is made by DMC Exclusively for Fleur de Paris, our distributor in Los Angeles. If you hear rumors that DMC is no longer making it, don't be dismayed - it is, but only for FDP. So we can still get it and we stock all the colors, although with COVID-19 some are taking us a few months to get back in stock.
Effects (Metallic Floss)
Perle Cotton -
list of size 3, 5, 8 & 12
#5 in balls
Thread (Fil Metallise)
Cutwork (Coton a Broder - we carry a few colors)
- Memory Thread * DMC is no longer making this thread and we have almost none in stock. And our suppliers can no longer get it. Please contact us via e-mail if you're looking for a specific color. But check the wichelt.com website first as if they don't list it, it's gone.
|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 website
Silk (Special Order)
Au ver á Soie® hand-dyed Soie d'Alger
Luminescence (Special Order)
Perle Petite (Special Order)
Ribbon 4mm, 7mm & 13mm
Vintage Silk Ribbon - Lacquered Gold for Willing Hands Virgin Queen's Stitching Wallet
Chenille is discontinued and no longer available.
We get thread for Goldwork from Access
Commodities & Kreinik. If you don't see something listed here you are looking for, please contact us.
|Passing Threads, Gold Wire & Silver Wire, Purls, Rococo, Russia Braid, Milliary, etc.
Wrapped Gimp #2, #4 & #8
Silk Facette Gimp
Crinkle Silk Gimp (gone now)
|Gumnuts||Stars (stranded silk) * new color range 480-489 Sage, released 2019|
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)
|Londonderry Linen Thread
30/3, 50/3 & 100/3
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
We can order
any of the other Planet Earth threads that are still made. Furr, Fuz and Fun as well as Opal is gone. The sub for FFF is Rainbow Gallery Wisper.
Tonals Silk Ribbons The ribbons have been discontinued and we have very limited stock. Please send us an e-mail and we can see if we still have any of what you want in stock.
|The Pure Palette
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!
(sizes 4, 8, & 16) now
d'Oro® now with photos!
Faux Fur® - Discontinued &
all supplies are gone; best sub is Fuzzy Stuff
Fiesta! - Discontinued &
all our supplies are gone
Flair® now with photos!
Fluffy Fleece - Most colors are discontinued but a few are still available
Fleece - Discontinued and our inventory is gone
Frosty Rays® &
Petite Frosty Rays® now
Werks® (regular or Soft
now with photos!
(Bella Lusso® wool twisted with a filament - new Jan 2017 & with photos)
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
Rainbow Persian (this is Fleur de Paris Anahera wool on cards)
Santa's Beard & Suit® - Discontinued &
all supplies are gone; best sub Angora
Silk Lamé Braid
(13, 18 & Petite)
& Silk Lamé Plus (ribbon)
Sparkle Rays & Petite
Splendor® now with photos!
Subtlety™ - Discontinued and supplies are limited
Treasure Braid ™
now with photos!)
Treasure Ribbon Treasure Ribbon Petite now with photos!
Very Velvet™ & Petite Very Velvet™
Water 'N Ice
Wisper now with photos!
Zoo Eyes - DISC - sub with LB300 or SL300 Silk Lame Braid
The threads below have been Discontinued by Rainbow Gallery and we did not stock them. put a note in the comments if you are looking for a color Rainbow Gallery might still have (order in mutliples of 6)
Plastic Canvas 7
Plastic Canvas 10
Silk & Cream
Sajou makes mostly sewing threads but they also have two excellent threads for needlework.
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)
Hand-dyed Kreinik Micro Ice Chenille (new for 2018)
Hand-Dyed Kreinik Braid
Pearl Cotton (#3, 5, 8 & 12)
Hand-Dyed Bella Lusso®
|Weeks Dye Works
We stock the Classic and special order the Tone-on-Tone
and Merino. Merino Strandable and Shimmer are no longer made and we have limited supplies of them. Send us an e-mail if you are looking for a specific color.
|Vineyard Silk -
Vineyard Silk -
Vineyard Merino (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.
Shopping Cart Note
If you are unable to add threads
using the master pages above, 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
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.