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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Necessity and invention…

Remember that saying “Necessity is the mother of invention”? I know it’s true and today I had to put it into practice.

I’m making a book mark as a gift for some one I know who is a voracious reader! In fact, he has a HUGE pile of books next to his chair in the living room.

Transferring the design onto the fabric, I decided to use a long narrow piece of linen since the design is long and narrow – like a bookmark. I knew I would mount it on a frame and I DIDN’T MEASURE the length of the fabric to see if it was long enough for the length of the frame. Of course it wasn’t! Measure twice cut once. I know better but I was in a hurry to get started, I was tired of the tedious job of setting up new projects, I was hungry, I didn’t have time…the excuses are many and all as ridiculous as “The dog ate my homework!” excuse from a student. I was just careless. Period. And…I could use some more frames that are between 11 – 15 inches so I can have more than one project on the go…:-)

So, here I was, faced with a dilemma.

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