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Here are some links to other sites we think you will find useful. Some are links for items we don't carry but have had inquiries on, such as rug hooking. If you have something you'd like to have us add, just drop us an e-mail.

Fabric & Thread Vendors Shops to visit in the SF Bay Area
Informational Sites Shops to visit on the road
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Distributors & Manufacturers
Name Type of Goods
Access Commoditities
US distributor for Au ver à soie. Distributor of Hardwicke Manor hoops, goldwork threads, Trebizond, Appleton and other threads. Also Manufacturer of Legacy Linens.
American Dream Products  Manufacturers of the EZ-Stitch line of scroll frames and accessories (previously sold under the Tomorrow's Treasures name)
Brit Stitch  Distributor of designs from the UK.
Colonial Needle John James needles
Herrschners Needlecrafts Needlecraft supplies, including stamped cross-stitch
Hoffman Distributing Cross-stitch, counted-thread patterns
Just Another Button Company Handmade polymer clay buttons in a huge range of styles.
Wichelt/Mill Hill Manufacturer or Jobelan & linens as well as Mill Hill beads, buttons and embellishments. Distributor for many other needlework supplies.
Norden Crafts Distributor of charts, fabrics and accessories for counted-thread work.
Nordic Needle  Designer, Distributor and Retail vendor of counted-thread items, in particular Hardanger.
Yarn Tree
Distributor of needlework products.

Fabric & Thread Vendors
Name Type of Goods
Au ver à soie Producers of silk thread used for all forms of embroidery (Soie d' Alger and others)
Crescent Colors Hand-dyed cotton & silk embroidery floss
Dinky Dyes Hand-dyed silk floss
DMC USA & DMC France Embroidery threads
Gloriana Threads  Hand-dyed silk threads and ribbon for fine needlework
Kreinik Manufacturer of metallic thread, Silk Bella, Silk Mori and Silk Serica
Lakeside Linens  Hand-dyed Zweigart linen that also colorfast
Rainbow Gallery Threads and counted-thread designs
The Gentle Art Hand-dyed cotton embroidery floss
The Thread Gatherer  Hand-dyed silk and silk blend threads
Hand-dyed threads
Weeks Dye Works Hand-dyed cotton embroidery floss & perle cotton
Wichelt Imports Fabric & cross-stitch patterns
Zweigart Fabric

Informational sites
Site Name Informational Content
Counted cross-stitch, Needlework and Stitchery Kathy Dyer's wonderful collection of information on a variety of forms of needlework™ - Cross-stitch Useful information gleaned from the net on cross-stitch subjects™ - Needlepoint Useful information gleaned from the net on needlepoint subjects
American Bunka Embroidery Association Information for Bunka embroidery enthusiasts.
Crafts Fair On-line Information on various activities and sources in the craft & needlework world
Needlecraft Showcase Site for on-line needlecraft shopping and other useful links.
Medieval/Renaissance Embroidery Information on embroidery during this amazing time period
The Needlepoint Group Tips for needlepoint
The Rug Hookers Network A resource for rug hooking information, guilds and supplies.
Shining Needle Society
A fabulous on-line teaching venue.
There are a number of groups on Facebook dedicated to needlework. Sampler World, Prim Stitchers Society and Needlepoint Group to name a few.
American Needlepoint Guild National guild web site with information on local guilds.
Embroidery Guild of America National guild web site with information on local guilds.
Bay Area Sampler Guild SF Bay Area sampler guild web site
Northwest Sampler Guild Northwest Sampler guild web site
Trade Organizations
The National Needlework Association (TNNA) Trade organization many retail shops belong to. You can visit their web site for a listing of retail shops that are members.


Needlework shops to visit in the Greater SF Bay Area
Name Description
2 the Point A great needlepoint shop in Pleasanton.
City Needlework
Needlepoint shop in San Mateo.
Come to the Point! A needlepoint shop in downtown San Rafael.
Golden Gate Needlepoint
Needlepoint supplies and finishing in San Francisco.
Elegant Stitch Lois has a great cross-stitch shop in Modesto.
Kelsey's Needle Krafts  A wonderfulcounted-thread shop in Placerville. Say hi to Sue for us.
Lacis Needlework supplies, antique lace, vintage clothing and tools in Berkeley
Luv 2 Stitch
Needlepoint shop owned by Dale of DJ Designs in San Mateo.
Madonna Needle Works Needlepoint supplies in Morgan Hill.
Needlepoint Inc. Needlepoint supplies of all kinds in downtown San Francisco
Old World Designs Linda, the owner, has a wonderful needlepoint shop in downtown Menlo Park. Be sure to say hello for us.
Stitchbirds Needlepoint Needlepoint supplies in Marin County. (415) 461-5120


Needlework shops to visit on-line or on the road
Our Sister Shops - The Needlework Maffia & Society of Soie Surfine
Name Location Description
Attic Needlework Mesa, AZ Jean is a friend and owner of a wonderful cross-stitch shop outside of Phoenix, with a selection not to be missed.
Acorns & Threads Portland, OR Jeanine has become a great friend and has a shop full of wonderful cross-stitch supplies.
Stitchville USA Minnetonka, MN Deb's got a wonderful shop in Minnetonka, MN (just outside of Minneapolis). 952 474-1700
Traditional Stitches
Calgary, Canada
Our friend Janice has a wonderful shop full of tempting needlework treasures.
Shop's we recommend you visit (from west to east and overseas)
Name Location Description
Stitcher's Paradise Las Vegas, NV Gina & Nancy have a wonderful shop in Las Vegas.
Threadneedle Street Issaquah, WA Just east of Seattle is this gem, where you can always find unusual threads.
485 Front Street N. #B (425) 391-0528
Thistle Needleworks
Glastonbury, CT
Judy has needlepoint, counted-thread, crewel, embroidery and a wonderful selection of it all.
The Sampler Plymouth, MA A wonderful shop in historic Plymouth with a great selection of samplers & crewel work.
The Stitching Post Baltimore, MD This great shop is just outside Baltimore (20 min. from Washington, D.C.) 1-888-845-4744
Stitcher's Corner Wiscasset, ME This small shop on the Maine coast (24 miles North of Freeport), has a great selection of supplies.
Button & Needlework Boutique Victoria, B.C.
This great little shop is in the heart of Victoria and has lots of wonderful items.

The shops listed above are those we've either visited ourselves or where we know the shop well. It's not intended as a comprehensive list of shops, but we know from personal experience, that you'll enjoy visiting these shops.

Other shops to visit in the SF Bay Area
Name  Location Description
Bead Inspirations Alameda Great bead shop at the corner of Lincoln & Park Street in downtown Alameda.
Alameda Yarn Company
Alameda A great little yarn store about a mile from us at Chestnut & Encinal.
Article Pract
Oakland Fabulous knitting supplies in Oakland.
Stone Mountain & Daughter  Berkeley Wonderful independent fabric store at 2518 Shattuck in Berkeley.
The Cotton Patch Lafayette A quilt shop and Bernina dealership.
The Sewing Machine Shop Walnut Creek Excellent dealer of Pfaff sewing machines and machine embroidery supplies. Located in downtown Walnut Creek.
Britex Fabrics  San Francisco 4 stories of fabric and notions in Union Square.
The Ribbonerie
San Francisco
If you need specialty or one of a kind ribbons this is THE place to visit.
Satin Moon
San Francisco
32 Clement Street, SF 415-668-1623
Wonderful selection of high-end fabrics.
Thai Silks
Los Altos
If you want lovely silks, definitely make a trip here.

The shops listed above are those we've either visited ourselves or where we know the shop well. It's not intended as a comprehensive list of shops, but we know from personal experience, that you'll enjoy visiting these shop.


Other sites of interest
Site Description
Easy Grapher Cathe uses EasyGrapher Pro and EasyGrapher Stitch Wiz for her charting software. Many designers use Ken's software for their commercial production.
Mailer Mailer e-mail list management firm we use
Americart on-line shopping cart provider we use


Internet Search Hints

There is a wealth of information on the net with many sources for finding what you're after. Search engines such as Googleoffer a vast collection of links and categories to help you narrow your search. More subject oriented sites such as make it easy for you to find specific needlework information.

Take a look at some of the various search engines out there and see how they might be useful to you (our personal favorite is Google). Becoming familiar with the tools available will help you when you need to find something quickly. A good way to determine how to use each is to try looking for the same thing in more than one place. It will help you do a comparison.

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