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We have added several new books to our shelves! If you are a fan of the A-Z series of books, you will be pleased to find the new Whitework book available. We also have titles that cover Redwork, Wool Embroidery, Embellishing, Crazy Quilting and Miniature Embroidery. Check them out!

Did you know that we ship all over the planet?

Most recently orders have gone to the Netherlands, Tazmania, Sri Lanka, France, England, and Canada. Fiber artists and needlecrafters around the world can find almost anything they need right here - our collection of threads is one of the finest anywhere.

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We have so many wonderful customers who are thread collectors that we have decided to offer special prices for certain complete Thread Collector Palettes. A Thread Collector Palette contains one skein of each color in a product line with a savings of 10%. For example, if you have tried Eterna MiniTwist and discovered, as we did, that it is easy to use and truly enhances any needlework, you may wish you had "One of every color!" Well, now you can! Go to our Thread Collector Palette section (under Products by Type) and you will find our very special offers. We will add other thread lines from time to time. If you want a Thread Collector Palette in any line of thread, just send us an e-mail and we will try to make your dreams come true.

We stock the following items in our amazing inventory:

Anchor Threads, Appleton Wool, Brazilian Rayons, Caron Collection, DMC, Embellishments, Embroidery Supplies, Embroidery Ribbons, Eterna Silks, Floss, Flower Thread, Gentle Art, Gingher, Ginnie Thompson Flower Thread, Glissen Gloss, John James Needles, Kreinik Kits, Kreinik Metallics, Madeira, Marlitt, Medici Wool, Mill Hill, Needlepaints Threads, Needlepoint Supplies, Nymo Thread, Overdyed Threads, Diana Parkes Fibers, Pearl(Perle)Cottons, Quilting Needles, Rainbow Gallery, Rajmahal Art Silks, Rayon Threads, Alyce Schroth Silks, Silk Threads, Samplers, Scissors, Silk Threads, Silk & Ivory, Silk Mori and Milkpaints, Simply Shaker Threads, Soie Perlee, Spinster Corder, Tapestry Needles, Thread Gatherer Silk'n Ribbons, Thread Gatherer Silk'n Colors, Thread Gatherer Silken Pearl, Thread Heaven, Trebizond Silks, Variegated Threads, Weeks Dye Works, YLI silks. Plus many tools and accessories.

Most lines are fully stocked in all colors. There are a few new (to us) lines which have limited colors in current inventory, but for which we can order any color. These are clearly noted on the product pages.

Called "A Candy Store for Stitchers," we sometimes have to give new customers a chair when they first come in to our store - they are so overwhelmed by the quantity of threads we stock! Make an appointment and come see for yourself!

Please be sure to look at our Policies page. It tells you everything you'll need to know about shipping, ordering, security, privacy, customer service, insurance and just about everything else.



May you find time for Peaceful Stitching!

Colleen Strickler


What's new?

4-Square Dutch Treat
4-Square Dutch Treat The 4-Square Dutch Treat is designed to to hold your project fabric as tight as you need it on all 4 sides for punch needle, knotting and for those who like to work cross stitch and needlepoint, or crazy quilting with good even tension. The frame comes with 9 and 12 inch horizontal dowels and a set of 10 inch vertical dowels. The frame will sit on your lap or table so all you hold is your needle.
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English Rose and Hummingbirds Kit
English Rose and Hummingbirds Kit Brazilian Embroidery Kit contains design printed on white fabric, needles, threads and detailed instructions. Design measures 5.5" x 8".
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Home Sweet Home an Embroidered Work Box
Home Sweet Home an Embroidered Work Box Home Sweet Home is a delightful workbox in the shape of a whimsical English cottage filled with lovely accessories and covered in an exquisite garden of stitches. This workbox is sure to become not just a treasured heirloom, but a valuable accompaniment to every stitching project.
The pages are filled with delightful photography, gorgeous diagrams and features detailed instructions for the embroidery and construction and of course, well over 100 of our signature step-by-step photographs. 
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Primavera Kit
Primavera Kit This kit contains everything you need to complete the stunning Primavera design by the EdMar Company. The 16.5" X 5.5" design is printed on white fabric that measures 23" X 14". All threads are sorted and separated, needles are included, and the book contains excellent instructions for each stitch used in the design. This is the design that I am currently working on!
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Thread Express | Colleen Strickler
PO Box 40, 226 Town Farm Rd., New Gloucester, ME 04260

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