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Embroidery

In addition to our selections of other forms of needlework we carry supplies for crewel work, wool embroidery and silk ribbon embroidery. Crewel work is not as popular as it once was so the number of kits on the market is pretty limited but you can easily create your own crewel work project.

We occasionally have kits from Custom House (aka Thistle Needleworks) in CT. If you're looking for fabulous crewel kits, we suggest you order from The Crewel Work Company in England. We no longer stock their kits but we highly recommend then. We do usually carry The Crewel Work Company linen twill so you can create your own with the same linen Phillipa uses.

We stock several silk ribbon embroidery books as well as a selection of silk ribbon from Dinky Dyes, Gloriana Threads and Planet Earth).

If you're looking for wool for Crewel work we carry Appleton Crewel as well as Au Ver Soie Fine d'Aubusson and Gloriana Lorikeet.

Basket of Smooth Passing Thread #4 in Gold
                & SilverFor Goldwork we carry a number of threads - Gilt Sylke Twist, Smooth Passing Threads #4 (Silk Core), Gold or Silver Wire, Pearl Purls and Silk Wrapped Purls. You'll find them in our online catalog.

Many customers have asked us about iron on embroidery transfer patterns. We carry a great line from Sublime Stitching, which are a contemporary version of what many of use think of as embroidery transfer. We also carry several patterns from Bird Brain Designs.

If you want to create your own designs we have Water Erasable, Air Erasable, Iron-On Transfer Pencils and Sulk Iron-On Transfer pens for making up your own pattern. If you don't want to transfer your design to fabric you can also use Sulky Paper Solvy or Sulky Sticky Solvy. Print on the material, apply it to your fabric, stitch through it and when done, use water to dissolve it.

For fabric - we stock linen twill (Legacy, Ulster & The Crewel Work Company) and a number of other embroidery fabrics (Schwalm, Ecclesiastical, etc.). You can also create your own embroidery on bags, clothing, towels, etc.

We carry Hardwicke Manor embroidery hoops as well as scroll frames and slate frames.

A good place to locate traditional stamped embroidery is Herrschners, which still carries one of the largest selections of this form of needlework. You can request a catalog from them on their web site.

We've had several requests for information on rug hooking kits and yarns and suggest you check out the Rug Hookers Network. They have information on guilds, teachers and suppliers.


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