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Our Fabulous Fabric Wall
We carry a wonderful selection of cross stitch fabrics. Shelves and shelves of Linen, Aida, Heatherfield, Lugana, Klostern, Tula, Banding, Afghans -- I could go on and on...!

And now, we've add the wonderful Hand-dyed fabrics from Weeks Dye Works! Write them in below, or order them by the fat quarter on our Weeks page.

We sell everything 2 different ways. We can custom cut any size you need... we'll figure that out if you'd like us to... and price the piece by the square inch. We have no additional cutting fees for individual pieces! Or, you may purchase any of the fabrics in larger pieces by the yard. A favorite is a "Fat Quarter" size. It's 18" wide, up to the fold on the bolt -- usually 18X27 -- and is one fourth the yard price. You may also have one-half yard pieces -- usually 18X54 -- or entire yards, if you're a busy stitcher!

Whatever you need, we probably have it... or something equally as wonderful. Sometimes a fabric called for is not as easy to work with as another for you, so we can help with substitutions, too! Just a couple of pics to show you the "Great Wall of Fabric!"

Use the fill-in box below to tell us just what you'd like!
Part of our fabric wall
Lindy cutting fabric

Presenting Gingerbread and Storm Fabrics by Picture This Plus - click for more Presenting Gingerbread and Storm Fabrics by Picture This Plus!
Long-awaited replacements for fabrics we have been unable to get this past year are here!!! Joining our hundreds of other fabric options, we are thrilled to announce the 'birth' of Gingerbread, and Storm!
  • Gingerbread is a warm ginger-y brown that Victoria Sampler loves to use in their Gingerbread Village series of designs.
  • Storm is a great blued-gray that Just Nan has used this season in her Flight School design.
Dyed by the gals at Picture This Plus, we have both colors available in 14 and 18ct Aida options, as well as 28 Cashel, 32 Belfast and 36ct Edinburgh options!!!!! As with all our fabrics, we custom cut to your size, or offer yardage cuts. We're thrilled to welcome back these two great color and fabric options!
You can write what you need into the box above.

Luscious Hand-dyed Cotton Velveteen for Finishing from Dames of the Needle
Luscious Hand-dyed Cotton Velveteen for Finishing from Dames of the Needle Dames of the Needle has been busy dying wonderful, rich and soft cotton velveteen for you to use on the backs of your pin cushions! Use this where you would use any finishing fabric -- sewing cases, small pillows, it is *just the right weight* to make everything feel substantial. Hand-dyed, I chose Elizabeth's softer colors that go with so many of the hand-dyed flosses everyone uses. Her colors are not blotchy -- they are just dreamy, dusty and rich -- put lizard litter inside your cushion and put this on the back and you will never want to put it down!

Presented in 14 x 17-ish cuts. We have 11 colors. I have given *SORT OF MATCHES* to thread colors for you. THESE ARE NOT EXACT MATCHES... but I wanted to give you some idea of the shades each has
  • Aged Saffron -- Weeks Whiskey or Chickpea
  • Baby Seal -- Weeks River Rock
  • Colonial Tea -- Weeks Sand
  • Dirty Ewe -- Weeks Cattail or Conch
  • Dirty Khaki -- Weeks Tarragon or Pamlico and GAST Lexington Green
  • Faded Bell Bottom Blues -- Weeks Dolphin
  • Lush Meadow -- Weeks Collards
  • Sea Cap -- Weeks Dolphin or Jaybird and GAST Crystal Lake
  • Sweeny Red -- Weeks Merlot
  • Tarnished Halo -- Weeks Gold
  • Texarkana Sage --- Weeks Cornsilk.


Part of our big button wall -- click to see more Part of our big button wall -- click to see more
Our Great Wall of Buttons!
This is a picture of PART of our lovely selection of beads, buttons, charms and assorted embellishments for your needlework! Lots are offered 'Open Stock', others are packaged in sets to coordinate to specific designs. Some are very new... some are 'very vintage' and are left over from past-favorite designs and companies no longer in business. You never know when you'll find *just the right thing* here in our tiny button drawers or on this fun wall of EVERYTHING BITTY!
    We carry:
  • Just Another Button Company Handmade Clay Buttons
  • Mill Hill Beads, Buttons & Treasures
  • By Jupiter brass charms
  • Sterling Silver charms by Shepherd's Bush, Charland, and The Sweetheart Tree
  • A million other Tiny Treats!
Let us see if we have what you are looking for. Jot down your thoughts in the Comments Box of your order... and we'll do our best! Or give us a call, and we'll walk out to the wall and help you pick something special right over the phone!

Weeks Dye Works
Click the image at right to see an alphabetical order form for the entire Weeks Dye Works Flosses, Wools and #5 Perle Cottons, as well as new and limited edition bundles that sell as sets. Packaged in 5-yard, continuous-length skeins, each color is overdyed with various colors, to produce monochromatic blends, as well as medleys of coordinating colors -- some to match the seasons! Weeks overdyeds are great to use for twisted cord finishing, too, as they are available in a continuous length. Not colorfast.

NOW!!! Also available for online ordering... Weeks Perle 5!
Weeks Dye Works Flosses -- click to choose yours!

The Gentle Art
Click the image at right to see an alphabetical order form for the hand-dyed Sampler Threads and Simply Wools offered by The Gentle Art. You'll also find limited edition and new bundles that sell as sets. Available in 5-yard skeins -- 5 one-yard lengths of thread in each skein -- these have been overdyed with soft and rich coordinating shades of color to give your stitching such an interesting edge. Not Colorfast.


Crescent Colours (Now Classic Colorworks) Overdyed Flosses, Belle Soie Silks and Hand-Dyed Trims
Crescent Colours Entire 115-Color Set -- click to see a a larger viewA 'new-kid-on-the-overdyed-block' Classic Colorworks has dyed a beautiful line of six-strand flosses, Belle Soie Silks and #5 Perle Cottons. Available in 129 colors -- mostly monochromatic overdyeds -- each skein measures 5 continuous yards. Several designers have begun to call for her threads, including Little House Needleworks and Waxing Moon. (See both LHN and WM's pages for specific patterns.) The color range is wide, and the color names are kind of fun! For the time being, Silver Needle is offering sets of one skein of every color. We now carry this open stock... click the image at right to choose yours!
Now available for online ordering! Crescent Perle 5!

New Trim Colors from Dames of the Needle - click for more
12 MORE Colors of Mini Ball Trim
Elizabeth has such fun colors of her mini-ball fringe trim... some of these are new to her line, and they join all of our others!!! I've listed some DMC shades with the names -- none are exact matches, but they are 'close!'

TexArkana Sage is close to DMD #935, Peep's Meadow is #934, Federal Gold is #730, Sea Glass is 991, Spruce is 699, Sea Cap Green is 924, Newt's Eye is 470, Faded Colonial Blue is 3022, Purple Haze is a super dark black-purple, Vam Purple is a bright fucsia, Dark plum is a super dark brown-purple, and Ruddie's Nose is 666 red. All are offered in 1-yard packages, and they are not colorfast.


Luscious Cotton Velveteens Handyed from Lady Dot
Luscious Cotton Velveteens
Handyed
by Lady Dot Creates
This is a gorgeous selection of hand-dyed cotton velveteen that is wonderful to use for pin cushion and pillow finishing. Offered in 10 x 18 cuts (each is torn instead of being cut) so you have the straight grain of the fabric.

Good heavy hand, when you use crushed walnut shells or something heavy inside your smalls, you will really like the way this heavier finishing fabric feels. Lightweight calico is simply too thin. 16 yummy colors so far!


Luscious Cotton Chenille Trims by Lady Dot Creates - click to see more Luscious Cotton Chenille Trims from Lady Dot Creates
Wow... I bet Lady Dot's Lois is in BIG trouble with her mom -- this gorgeous new chenille probably came from the family heirloom bedspread!!! It is a new line of plump, fuzzy, super-soft hand-dyed cotton chenille -- the kind you find on the charming antique bedspreads.

Lady Dot has dyed a wonderful array of colors -- the names are delightful and descriptive -- and you'll love how well it covers the edges of your pin cushions and needlework smalls. Packaged in 3-yard lengths... we just love it ALL!

Weeks Hand-Dyed Wool Solid -- click to learn more Weeks Hand-Dyed Wool Houndstooth -- click to learn more Weeks Hand-Dyed Wool Herringbone -- click to learn more
Hand-Dyed Wool by Weeks Dye Works
OK, all you color-loving people! Feast your eyes and fingers on this scrumptious collection of hand-dyed wool fabrics! 40 different colors, offered in solid, herringbone or houndstooth patterns... we have 120 different choices to tempt you! Weeks has dyed these wools specifically to match their overdyeds... so if you're doing a special project... you can match threads to the wool and know it'll look great! Offered in 1/4-yard chunks measuring approx 15 x 25 each, the hand-dying gives each piece it's own individual look. Primitive-looking stains sometimes, and lots of subtle shading for extra texture and interest.
Rug Hookers are slicing this up for rugs, Punch Needlers are mounting their punched projects on this -- like a mat board idea, Quilters are using this in soft-sculpture and penny rugs, cross stitchers are using this to embellish projects like buttons would... and everybody is using it to finish and back projects! I'm sure there are tons of ways you can use this that I haven't even thought about! Absolutely breathtaking to look at and feel... I recognize the Weeks colors in their threads... and now the wool opens up so many other possibilities! You're going to love it! Click any of the images above to choose yours.


DMC!
DMC... what does one say about this 200+ Year Old Company??? We love their threads!

We offer DMC in 6-strand cotton, #3, #5, #8 and #12 Perle Cottons, their fun new wired Memory Thread, shown below.
A great product -- I bet you've found old DMC threads in your Grandmother's Sewing Basket!

Color Infusions Memory Thread from DMC -- click to see moreColor Infusions Memory Thread from DMC -- click to see more Color Infusions Memory Thread from DMC
*I am IN LOVE with this thread!!!* DMC has finally started shipping their new line of Memory Thread... so we have *some* of the colors, and are waiting for the rest to arrive. Basically, Color Infusions isn't a *thread* at all... it is a very soft copper wire that has been covered by cotton and rayon thread!
You can't *stitch* with it... but you can tack it down -- known as 'Couching.' AB Designs has used it in a few of her new releases... so you can see various applications for it. Curl it around a pencil to get a fun coil, play with that a little, and tack it down to get swirls all over something! Use it as an outline somewhere!

DO NOT use your good Dovo or Gingher scissors to cut this -- as it has wire inside! (Use our little colored titanium ones for that!) Anyway, designed to appeal to the scrapbook industry... we stitchers like this thread too! GET CREATIVE, this is cool stuff! Available in 12 colors. Offered by the individual color on little plastic cards, in a 3-yard length.
Colors available are: Gold Metallic, Silver Metallic, Brown (898), Red (347), Orange (720), Fuschia (601), Yellow (728), Light Green (704), Green (911), and Turquoise (3846.)

Needlework Threads Color Card from DMC - click to see more Needlework Threads Color Card from DMC
Every few years, DMC updates their Thread Color Card. A big fold-out reference aid, the 2008 Issue is here. A sad sign of the times this time, however, is that we are no longer treated to actual thread samples... only color images of each. An unbelievable and happy sign of the times, however, is that the price has gone DOWN from $20 to $10... and that's GREAT!!!!!

This 9 x 12 heavy cardboard 'catalog of threads' -- printed in English, French and Spanish -- unfolds to reveal 10 inside pages that introduce each of the 8 different kinds of threads DMC produces. Along with the 'care and feeding' of your threads, it lists every color and tells you which kinds of threads include it in their color line. VERY useful for identifying loose threads, cool to help design things, wonderful to show you what the pattern calls for -- so you can find a substitute already in your stash... the uses for these cards goes on and on.
Included is full information about solids, variegated metallics and rayons in the Perle Cottons, Light Effects, Satin Flosses, and Cotton Floss lines.

Acid Free Tissue Paper - click to see more Acid Free Tissue Paper
Ask any historian, librarian or preservationist... sun, air, chemicals and all the elements in our air are the worst enemies for keeping our needlework looking young, fresh, clean and not discolored. Kreinik has packaged 12- 20 x 30 sheets of acid-free tissue paper and recommend that we use it to store and preserve our needlework.

Unbuffered, museum quality, it prevents tarnishing and oxidation (changing colors), and will not scratch or mar your projects. Works to tuck between your fabrics, wrap silver charms and scissors... and preserve the original colors in samplers and finished pieces that you have (sinfully!) hidden away in your drawers!!!!!

Metal Finishing Forms
Metal Finishing Forms -- click for moreSomething SO WONDERFUL for ornament finishing, you'll need a boatload of these!!! We have 11 different sizes of metal disk forms available that make ornament finishing a breeze. Sold in pairs, you wrap your needlework around one of the forms, backing fabric around the other, glue the two sides together, and cover the seam with twisted corded trim! Zip-Zap, you're ready for the Holidays!!! We've shown two Mill Hill bead kits models in our pics, but so, so many different things will do well on these! Measurements given are the actual diameter of the forms. Each is gently curved up in the center, and a bit of padding as the fabric liners look extra-nice when finishing these. Remember, prices quoted are for a pair of forms. The Assortment package contains one pair each of size, except the 6-inch pair, and saves you a whopping $3.03!!!

Perforated Paper by Mill Hill -- click to see the rest!14 Ct Perforated Paper
A line of stitching paper by Mill Hill, available in 17 different colors. Perforated paper is evenly pierced with holes.. . making it 14ct, and perfect for stitching!
Years ago, Perforated Paper was used for samplers, and lots of Home Sweet Home designs... you may have seen them in antique shops. Now, Mill Hill uses Perf Paper for cross stitch and bead work! Most of their small kit lines are designed on this paper, and although you'd think paper would be flimsy, it's actually very thick and strong!
Some colors (8-17) are hand-painted; all are available in packages of two 9 x 12 sheets.




Perforated Paper by Mill Hill -- click to see the rest!

Jim Shore Flourishes Perforated Paper - click for more
Jim Shore Flourishes Perforated Paper
A lovely collection of 6 new pastel colors of 14ct perforated paper has arrived! Very soft colors, each has the faintest swirly/floral designs printed all over them... in an ever-so-slightly darker shade. I don't think our pics can show the pretty detail very well... one can only hope! Offered in 9 x 12 sheets -- two to a package.

Colorful, Double-Compartment Mesh Pouches
Vinyl Project PouchesHey... these are COOL!!!!! Here's a set of 4 zippered nylon pouches -- 4 different colors, 4 different sizes, TWO pockets in EACH! Weighing *nothing* the Apple Green Baby measures 6 x 8. One side is the black mesh with the green back. You can see what's inside this pocket. Unzip the pouch to find ANOTHER zipper in there... open THAT for another nylon pocket -- cannot see thru that one! Next is the Navy Blue one -- 12-3/4 x 5-3/4. Then, Red-- 8-1/4 x 10, and finally the biggest -- the orange one, measuring in at 10 x 13.
These are very fun! Use 'em for stitching, make-up, scrapbooking stuff, school supplies, coupons, whatever!!! Sold as the set of 4 pouches - so you get one of each color and size!

Vinyl Project Pouches
Another handy little zippered pouch!
Joining our selection of super-favorite soft plastic zipping pouches... is this new size! Approx 1-1/2 x 2 x 7... this one is a small 3-dimensional thing that stores DMC skeins, a few pair of scissors, the Kelmscott needle minders... extra packages of needles... all your stray buttons and Treasures... punch needles and threaders... tissues and chocolate... EVERYTHING! It's a great little size!
(***Note, we are temporarily out of ALL the rest of our plastic zipper pouches except for the 2 other new sizes... the turbo ones! We expect shipment in early March... so concentrate on these 3 newest sizes for the next few weeks!!!***)
Vinyl Project Pouches
These are the cool vinyl pouches that Bent Creek has used to package all their previous Zipper Kits! Available individually, without anything inside, these are great organizers!
They're easy to open and close, see-through, and they come in a variety of great sizes -- something for every project you've got going! Soft, heavy plastic, they won't get brittle over time and will last and last!Choose from 8 sizes!
Vinyl Project Pouches

New Petite Bead Options! - click to see more New Petite Bead Options!
Here are 6 sets of 15-ott petite glass beads... some new color options we have not had before! Each set has 5 square tubes (little petite things measuring 1 cm x 3) containing lots (I didn't spill them out and count them!) of tiny beads.
  • The White set has clear opalescent, clear pearl lined, pearl, silver lined and frosted silver lined.
  • Bold Set has red, blue, yellow, apple green and purple metallic lined.
  • Pastel set has a pearly white (different than the white pack!), yellow and metallic lined pastel lavender, aqua, and pink.
  • Christmas has another white, and silver lined red, green gold and clear.
  • Halloween has pearly black and metallic lined oranges, purple and that awesome green.
  • Golds has solid silver and gold, as well as metallic lined.
  • I think between all 6 sets, the only dupes are a black, green, and silver metallic lined. Great colors, so much fun to have ready in your stash!!! Offered in the sets of 5 tubes each.


    Mill Hill Colored Bead Flier
    from Mill Hill
    This is a fantastic color 4 page printed 'card' of the entire line of Mill Hill Beads! Three pages of beads -- which someone has sewn onto fabric! -- all photographed in full color and grouped into color family order, and labeled as to color number. All the different sizes and shapes are pictured, as well as a table that tells you package size availability, and bead count!!! (We've always wanted to know how many beads are really in those little packs, but never had the patience to count them all!) Also included is a Personal Bead Inventory Sheet, so you can check off what you own, and what you need next! Best of all... this whole thing is only .50! (So pick up a bunch: one to save, one to carry around in your stitching bag, a few for friends... just don't order only one and nothing else, because the shipping will be more than the sheets!) You'll really enjoy these!
    Fifty Cents each!

    Mill Hill Colored Bead Flier -- click to see part of one of the pages

    Platinum Needles - click to see more Platinum Needles
    John James has run out of Platinum Needles, and because costs have risen so much, will not be plating more. Yarn Tree, one of our industry distributors, purchased their back-stock that were loose -- just bulk -- and re-packaged them in their cool little screw-top clear plastic needle vials! So, now we have Platinum Tapestry Needles again!!! ('till these are gone, too!)

    Some stitchers have allergies to nickel -- the normal plating on needles -- so Platinum is a more comfortable stitching option. (Do your needles get brown-ish (tarnished) and draggy??? If so, you are probably allergic to nickel!) So... for a happy time, we have Tapestry Needles available in #24 for 14/28 counts, #26 for 32-ish counts and #28 for smaller count fabrics.


    FlossPak Bags
    A set of 3 x 5 zip-lock plastic bags, these have always been wonderful for thread storage!
    Set of 100.

    FlossPak Bags -- click to see a larger view!
    A note from Lindy:
    We had a lot of trouble deciding what should be considered a "supply" and what would be considered a "gadget." So if you don't see what you are looking for here, we probably put it on the Gadget Pages. Take a look! And, remember, we have an 800 number. We just love helping you find exactly what you're looking for!!!





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