Heathway Wool now available in Europe!

Most of you know how much I like the wool from Pearsall’s Embroidery called Heathway. It’s fine, soft, beautifully spun and dyed. Until now the only source for the wool was from Tristan Brooks in the USA.

Now there are four of the color ranges on the Pearsall’s Embroidery web site for those of us in Europe to order online. There will be more in the coming weeks so keep checking back.

It’s a bit tricky to find so here’s a quick visual walk through of the site.

You will find the website for Pearsall’s Embroidery here.

On the left side of the home page you’ll see a list called Categories. In that list, the third item down is “Langley Thread”. Click on that first.

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Thread Suppliers – Here and There

About a week ago I got an email from a reader asking me where to buy Renaissance Crewel Wool. She kindly included her zip code in the email so I would know in which area of the USA  she lived. I sent off the list of suppliers from the Renaissance Dyeing website and wished her happy stitching.

It’s been a while since I wrote a post on thread – that’s because I’m saving for the wool for the screen project. Ordering new thread to try isn’t part of the plan right now. But my plan means that I haven’t been giving my readers information on thread sources for a while and some of you have missed that. So, here are some great sources both in the USA and in Europe. I know I have quite a few readers from Australia and would love to have your recommendations of thread sources to add to this list.

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Embroidery Tour in England!

I am so excited! For years I’ve wanted to take a course on embroidery from someone who was an expert. Someone who will challenge me and move me ahead in my work. On October 12 in Burford, England at the Burford Needlecraft shop I am finally going to do just that!

The one day course will be taught by Phillipa Turnbull. She is well renowned for her historical research, creating crewel work kits based on that research and her fascinating lectures on unusual and rarely seen stitches. Her work includes a commission to recreate a lost bed cover for the Queen Mother when the original was discovered missing from Glamis Castle in 1950. She spent over 600 hours on research, design and stitching and the bedspread was presented to the Queen Mother on her 100th birthday.

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