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
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).
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.
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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