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The Purple Thread
6068 S. Sheridan Rd.    Tulsa, Ok. 74145  (918) 493-1136  (888) 543-7004   E-Mail    

Every Stitch Has a Story by The Purple Thread - click to see more City Orts Country Orts by The Purple Thread - click to see more New Designs from The Purple Thread
  • City Orts * Country Orts - This is a cute little 3 x 4 x 1 open-topped bag to hold your loose thread ends. The city side has the black long-stitched city-scape scene, the country side has the pink wildflowers. Packaged as a complete kit, it is stitched on BANDING, and includes black twill ribbon to make the sides - so there is virtually no sewing to finish this! The ORTS tag is hand-made clay, even the pink gros grain ribbon is included. We liked it a lot when we saw it at the recent show!
  • Every Stitch Has a Story - This is a fun scissor holder that doubles as a thread palette, and even has a matching tiny scissor fob! Every Stitch has a story - so that's why there are 19 different ones decorating the edge of this. Then, there are 9 bitty silver rings to hold your threads - stitch the numbers and then number them from your chart to identify them. The complete kit contains chart, linen, flosses, stitch diagrams, rik rak and felt for finishing, and a little bit of stitching history! Sharon has made small loops on the back of the thread board to secure your scissors as well!

Tenderness of Heart by The Purple Thread - click to see more New Smalls
Presented in a small kit format -- with all the cool materials needed to make them.
Tenderness of Heart makes a 2-inch fob -- square, but with a little angle on one corner. You can see how petite it is in my hand.

Stitched over one and two threads on 32ct Attic Lace linen with soft DMC's of roses and greens, it features pretty lace and baby rik-rak trim along with button embellishments. You even get a copper penny in here, to stuff into the fob for luck!

Millicent's Miser Purse by The Purple Thread - click to see more
Millicent's Miser Purse
Hey, this is FUN! It's a skinny little purse patterned after antiques! I guess the misers didn't want a purse that was easy to get into!!!!! Stitched on the included 32ct linen with the included flosses, this finishes about 1 x 7!

It features a twine drawstring closure, so brass rings are included to help with that part of the finishing. The back of the little purse is an actual piece of burgundy colored twill tape. Just the most unusual thing! Beads are included for that looped fringe along the bottom!

Crabtree Remembered by The Purple Thread - click to see more Crabtree Remembered is a *mattress-shaped* pin cushion -- 3 x 3 x 1-ish in size. Stitched with purple, green, cream and black, she has this backed with black felt. It's very striking!

The complete kit contains the linen, flosses, chart, needle, felt, AND three black mourning pins that you see sticking from it!

Sylvie's Penny Bag by The Purple Thread - click to see more Sylvie's Penny Bag
This is the cutest thing... it's a mis-shapen little purse that you might have used years ago to keep track of your pennies! After all... Purple Thread's Mother always told her that if you watch your pennies the dollars will take care of themselves. Stitch the miniature patchwork design on the 36ct Flax linen with one ply of hand-dyed floss or wool -- everything is presented on pre-sorted and labeled thread cards for you.

Not much stitching, the added buttons, bitty wool circles, the silk ribbon bow, and the couched dividing lines add color and personality. Construct your tiny 2 x 4 bag with the muslin lining, the brown striped finishing fabric for the back, and the drawstring which tucks inside the brown grosgrain ribbon topping. A very different and colorful piece... I like it a lot!

Old Hobson Meadow by The Purple Thread - click to see more Old Hobson Meadow
This is a drum-shaped pin cushion -- we don't see too many of these. Stitched on 36ct hand-dyed linen with gorgeous shades of Brandy, Mulberry, Pumpkin Pie, and Walnut Sampler Threads and Best Olives Needlepoint silk, this little thing finishes into a 2-ish x 4-1/2-ish cylinder. It has three panels of design -- kind of a Pennsylvania Dutch and quilt flavor. The very bottom has a golden wool star on it, too.

Pretty colors, just a charming addition to all your small cushions! Offered as a kit of linen, felts, threads, ribbon, Skirtex stiffy and beads.

Hocus Pocus by The Purple Thread - click to see more Hocus Pocus
A small Needlebook and Pin Keep set, this is offered in a small, complete kit format. The Weeks Sweet Potato and Gentle Art Blackboard hand-dyeds are stitched against a cut of R & R 30ct linen.

The kit includes all your orange and black lining and Warm 'n Natural puffing pieces, all the boards and ribbons, even black glass-headed pins and a penny to stuff inside the wheel for good luck! Each piece finishes approx 2 inches in size.

Tenderness of Heart by The Purple Thread - click to see more Tenderness of Heart
The Purple Thread has several new releases... this pillow is elegant! *There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.* Stitched on R & R 30ct hand-dyed Lace Linen with Gentle Art and Week's cottons, the scattered motifs are worked in special stitches, and tiny what-nots garnish everywhere! Offered as a complete kit -- presented in a lovely brown paper folder -- the kit contains the linen, threads, and backing fabric for your 7 x 7-ish pillow.

The featured (and included) embellishments include a Charland sterling silver heart charm, a mother-of-pearl button, a few tiny clay buttons, twill tape for the corner finishing treatment, silk ribbons, lace and the most STUNNING hand-stitched and wrapped pin-wheel button -- a Dorset button -- from England. The front of the button looks like all is simply wrapped in thread... but on the back you can see that it is actually a very intricate hand-made thing! Just a lovely design, such pretty colors and materials -- its a treat!

Mrs Reppert's Herb Bag by The Purple Thread - click to see more Mrs Reppert's Herb Bag
This is a delightful design -- approx 3-1/2 inches square that is worked in overdyed cottons on R & R 30ct Old Mill Java linen. It is finished into a little fabric bag, suitable to hold fragrant herbs. Offered as a small, complete kit... along with the chart, threads, linen, beads buttons and ribbons, the lining and backing fabrics are also here. The backing fabric is so neat -- it features 'embroidered' x's on it... hard to explain... but a really neat textured fabric.

Dedicated to designer Sharon's favorite shop-lady -- Mrs Reppert -- who opened her lovely herb shop -- The Rosemary Shop -- in Mechanicsburg, PA in 1968.

Anna's Garden by The Purple Thread - click to see more Anna's Garden
Such a sweet and colorful design stitched with Thread Gatherer's Silk 'n Colors on 40ct hand-dyed linen, it is meant to hold a small package of needles, and add a bit of beauty to things you use every day -- your needles! Dedicated to Sharon's grandmother... Anna and best-friend Ida would sit in *the garden* and drink percolated coffee! Anna has passed, but on a trip to New York City with Ida this past January -- Sharon found the lovely floral lining fabric that inspired her tiny case.

The small complete kit contains the linen, lining fabric, silks and silk ribbon, buttons and a few petite seed beads -- even the package of Bohin #28 tapestry needles to tuck inside your needle case!

The Silver Needle
6068 S. Sheridan    Tulsa, Ok. 74145
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