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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.

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.

To use our new 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). We currently only have the mapping for the floss and SpringII colors.

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 2014 with Match ALL Keywords and you'll get the list of our newest offerings.

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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 checkout.
Vendor Thread/Ribbon
Access Commodities
Now with photos!
Accentuate (Madeira Supertwist)
Bijoux (Madeira Jewel Black Core/White Core aka Lacquered Jewels)
Gilt Sylke Twist (New colors!)
Londonderry Linen Thread

Marlitt, Metallic Perle and the Perle Cottons are completely gone now.

Appleton Crewel Wool & Tapestry Wool
Au Ver à Soie®

You can view photos of most of our Au Ver à Soie® threads!
Soie d' Alger
Soie 100/3
Soie de Paris
Soie Gobelins
Soie Perlee
Soie Ovale

Soie Surfine
Fine d'Aubusson Wool

Brown Paper Packages Silk & Ivory and Trio
(Silk & Ivory with a metallic twist)
Caron Collection

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, but only order them as needed.
Wildflowers (Special Order)

Wildflowers - Solid (Special Order)
Impressions - Solid
Impressions - Overdyed (Special Order Only)
Soie Cristale

Rachel (Special Order Only)
Rachelette (Special Order only)
Antica (Special Order)
Classic Colourworks (aka Crescent Colours)
Belle Soie  Hand-dyed silk floss
Perle (Special Order Only)
Chenille (Special Order Only)
Dinky-Dyes Dinky-Dyes Silk Floss
Dinky-Dyes Silk Ribbon
Dinky-Dyes Silk Perle
(Silk perle in 3 different weights)
Dinky-Dyes Jumbuck (50% silk/50% wool)

floss is completely gone now.

A new metallic embroidery thread introduced in 2013.
Variations Floss & Perle #5
Satin Floss

Light Effects (Metallic Floss)
Perle Cotton - list of size 3, 5, 8 & 12
Perle #5 in balls
Metallic Perle #5

Metallic Embroidery Thread (Fil Metallise)
Infusions - Memory Thread

Finca (Prescencia) Floss & Perle Cotton #12 & #16
Fleur de Paris
Bella LUSSO  100% Merino Wool
Now with Photos!
Gentle Art, The Sampler Threads
Simply Wool

If you'd like a copy of the worksheets for all the Gloriana Threads you can get them from their website.
Silk Floss
Florimell Au ver á Soie® hand-dyed Soie d'Alger
Princess Perle/Princess Perle Petite
Silk Ribbon 4mm, 7mm & 13mm
Duchess Silk

Silk Chenille
Tudor Silk
Goldwork Threads

We get thread for Goldwork from Access Commodities & Michele Roberts. Only a few are listed here - contact us to see if we have, or can obtain, what you're looking for.
Smooth Passing Thread #4 (Silk Core) - Gold & Silver
Gold Wire & Silver Wire
Pearl Purl #1, #2, #3 & #4 (Silver or Gold)

Silk Wrapped Purl
Silk Wrapped Gimp New
Gone Stitching
Twinkle with photos!
Kreinik Metallic Braids (Blending Filament, #4, #8, #12, #16, #24, #32; Regular, Easter Grass, Japan & Holographic colors)
Metallic Ribbons (1/16", 1/8" & the new 1/4")

Easter Grass
is listed with the rest of the Metallic threads (#9032)
Facets & Petite Facets & Wired Facets


Japan #5 & #7 Threads
Silk Bella, Silk Mori, Silk Serica
Couching Thread

Real Metal threads
Micro Ice Chenille
Londonderry Linen Thread Sizes 18/3, 30/3, 50/3 & 100/3
Needle Necessities

Needle Necessities closed in September 2007. Most of these pages are for reference only.

You can find substitutes for many of the Overdyed Floss colors from the threads by ThreadworX.
Overdyed Wool (Limited supplies)
Overdyed Kreinik #4, #8 & #12 (Limited Supplies)

Floss Reference page only
Perle Cotton #3, #5 & #8 Reference page only
Rachel Reference page only
Spring II Reference page only
Reference page only
Reference page only
Needlepoint Inc. Silk Floss
Northern Lights
Planet Earth
Tonals Silk Ribbons (4mm, 7mm, 10mm & 13mm) New

We have picked up the 4mm & 7mm to give them a try. 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 threads).
The Pure Palette Soy Luster (100% soy thread)
Baroque Silk (100% Silk)
Rainbow Gallery

We are adding photos of all the Rainbow Gallery threads. As we get them photographed we'll add them to the appropriate page.
Alpaca 18 now with photos!
Rainbow Angora
now with photos!
Arctic Rays
now with photos!
now with photos!
Rainbow Cashmere
now with photos!
Coronet Braid™ (sizes 4, 8, & 16)
now with photos!
Cresta d'Oro®

Crystal Braid
Designer's Dream
Entice -
New January 2015
Fancy Fur
Faux Fur®
- Discontinued & all supplies are gone
now with photos!
Fluffy Fleece & Baby Fluffy Fleece
Fuzzy Stuff
Frosty Rays® & Petite Frosty Rays®
now with photos!
Fyre Werks® (regular, Soft Sheen & Hologram)
now with photos!
Gold Rush 12™
Gold Rush 14™
now with photos!
Variegated Gold Rush 14™
now with photos!
Gold Rush 18™
now with photos!
Gold Rush XS™

Mandarin Floss
now with photos!
Neon Rays®
now with photos! & Neon Rays®+
Nordic Gold®
Patent Leather & Patent Leather 2
Pebbly Perle®
now with photos!
Plastic Canvas 7
Plastic Canvas 10
Precious Metals™
Rainbow Linen
Rainbow Tweed
Razzle-Dazzle 6®
Ribbon Rays
Santa's Beard & Suit® -
Discontinued & all supplies are gone
Silk & Cream
Silk Lamé Braid
(13, 18 & new Petite)
Sparkle! Braid
Sparkle Rays & Petite Sparkle Rays
now with photos!
Splendor Silk Ribbon
Treasure Braid ™ (sizes 4, 8, 12 ,16 & Petite
now with photos!)
Treasure Ribbon & Treasure Ribbon Petite now with photos!
Treasure Chest
24 Karats
Very Velvet™ & Petite Very Velvet™
(new tone-on-tone colors Jan. 2011)
Water 'N Ice
now with photos!
Zoo Eyes
Petites (12wt cotton - 50m spool)
Thread Gatherer

If you are looking for a thread not listed here, contact us and we'll see if can order it for you.
Silk 'n Colors (12 strand silk floss)
Silken Ribbon (4mm, 7mm)

We stock ThreadworX floss in all colors and can special order any of the other threads.
Overdyed Floss
Expressions (same base thread as SpringII)
Hand-Dyed Vineyard Silk
Legacy Collection (replacement for Charleston)
Hand-Dyed Kreinik
Pearl Cotton (#3, 5, 8 & 12)
We stock a few of the silk floss and Perlee but can special order most of their threads.
Hand-dyed Au ver à soie® - Soie Perlee
Hand-dyed Silk Floss
Weeks Dye Works
Perle Cotton (Special Order)
Crewel Wool (Special Order)
Wiltex Threads Vineyard Silk - Classic
Vineyard Silk - Shimmer
Vineyard Silk - Tone-on-Tone
Vineyard Merino & Vineyard Merino Strandable
Ribbon Floss
(Regular, Metallic, Shimmer Blend, Super Shimmer Blend, Night Shimmer Blend & Seasons Shimmer Blend - Special Order)
For all other threads, check our Thread Inventory page, where you enter the color name or number.  Or give us a call.

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