November 2023

18 mesh pink Rose Blush canvas has not been available for a while but a new, somewhat brighter shade of pink (misleadingly named Dusty Blush) is now available.

October 2023

There are new thread colors from Kreinik and Brown Paper Packages.

New from Kreinik (not here yet) are color 199 Pale Apricot in blending filament and size 4, 8, 12 and 16 braid and color 522 Dark Chocolate, also in blending filament and size 4, 8, 12 and 16 braid.

2023-Kreinik-199 2023-Kreinik-522


New from Brown Paper Packages (in stock now) are six new colors of Silk & Ivory. The six new Silk & Ivory colors are:
245 Blue Blazes
246 Fairway
247 Elderberry
248 Cashew
249 Pecan
250 Walnut

There are also four new colors of Stardust:

501 Natural
543 Bordeaux
592 Blue Streak
593 Grey Flannel

September 2023


Coming soon from DMC will be 24 new colors of wool tapestry wool (Laine Colbert). To confuse us all, instead of color numbers being 4 digits, all beginning with "7", the new colors will have 3 digit color numbers (701 - 724).

The price of linen fabrics will be going up soon, particularly those from Wichelt Imports, but Zweigart linen will be going up in price as well.

July 2023

Introducing a new, exclusive line of printed fabric for counted cross stitch. A specially curated selection of designs to enhance your stitching, these backgrounds have been chosen to provide a background that would be difficult or impossible to achieve by other means (other than tedious total coverage stitching). Available in a variety of fabrics and counts, additional choices are available upon request.

The first two offerings are of two designs:

BeautifulBalustradeLinenPortraitSmall   FairylandMeadowLinenPortraitSmall
Beautiful Balustrade
Fairyland Meadow

Available on 32 count linen and Lugana, 28 count linen and Lugana, and 16 count aida. Printed image will measure approximately 14" wide by 23" high on fabric measuring approximately 18" wide x 26" high and price will vary depending on fabric type. Click here for more information.

Due to the nature of the printing, it not recommended that this fabric be washed. We recommend pressing it carefully to remove wrinkles prior to stitching and working on a scroll frame to avoid adding any wrinkles or creases as you stitch. The fabric may be pressed carefully on completion; as is normal face down on a clean towel (you may wish to place a piece of parchment paper on top of the towel prior to laying the upside down needlework on it). You may also wish to press it prior to adding any beads, especially large ones and then putting in a frame (scroll frame or large enough stretcher bars) before adding beads so that no further pressing will be necessary.

For more information on these fabrics, click here.

June 2023

New books and reprinted books are on the horizon (primarily books of needlepoint stitches.

Now in stock is the new book of canvas stitches from Mary Legallet, "Mary's Whimsical Small Stitches" (Volume 4 in her series of books). This one is much smaller than the previous 3, and does include (for convenience sake) some stitches that were also published in book 1).

WhimsicalStitches4small Mary's Whimsical Small Stitches, 140 pages, $40.00

Also new is another canvas stitch book Master Stitches from the Squad Volume 2 by Suzanne Howren, Tony Minieri and Meredith Willett (yes, we also have Volume 1 in stock).

MasterStitches2 Master Stitches from the Squad Volume 2, 174 pages, $76.00

In addition to these new titles, we are pleased to announce the reprinting and continued availability of needlepoint stitch books by SuZy Murphy. After being gone for several years, we will soon have copies of the books SuZy's Darn Stitches, SuZy's Lite Stitches, SuZy's Small Stitches and SuZy's Surprise Stitches (read more about these on the needlepoint stitch section of our book listing.

April 2023

Wichelt Imports/Mill Hill has announced that their ceramic buttons are no longer being produced and wil no longer be available once the existing supply is gone. They will begin using buttons by Just Another Button Company in their Mill Hill kits. If you have a need for their original ceramic buttons, it is time to stock up while you can.

March 2023

New colors of overdyed cotton threads are now available.

From Classic Colorworks:

Cottage Daisies, Fields of Green, Priscilla's Peppermint, Storm Lake Sunrise

From Weeks Dyeworks:

Apple Pucker 2202A, Chia 1300A, Mountain Mist 1283, Sun Dried 2260, Winnie B Blue 2104A

From Gentle Art:

Ohio Sky 1091, Habenero 0592

From Threadworx (and Threadworx is now $5.00 per 20 yard skein):

10215 Powder Blue
10355 Harvest Brown
10474 Green Moss
11055 Sunrise
11218 Red Night
11553 Victorian Plum

February 2023

Now in stock: Flowers for Elizabeth by Susan O'Connor

FlowersForElizabeth 164 pages, $37.00

January 2023

The prices they are a-changing. Kreinik thread prices went up on August 1, 2022; we have just now adjusted our prices to reflect this. Weeks Dyeworks cotton floss also went up in price January 1 from $2.50 per skein to $2.60 per skein. All threads from the Caron Collection also went up in price the first of January. Kreinik raised prices a few months ago on their products but we are just now updating our prices to reflect that. Stay tuned for more possible price increases (which fortunately seem to be modest).

December 2022

Now in stock: I Write the Needles Praise, a Century of Sampler Making, 1630s-1730s. This is the most recent catalog from Witney Antiques and includes photographs and information on a number of samplers (no charts are included). It is $60.00.


Gentle Art threads will go up in price in 2023. 5 yard skeins (normally the size we stock) will be $2.60; 10 yard skeins (which we sometimes stock or can special-order) will be $4.00.

November 2022

We regret that we are currently unable to ship to countries in the EU or to England/United Kingdom due to onerous new requirements that we collect and report VAT.


Copyright 2013-2023. All prices are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice.