Royal Persian Blossom

My new project is the Royal Persian Blossom produced by Talliaferro. The design and the colors are just beautiful. It’s a kit that isn’t a kit: when you order you receive the design, a basic crewel stitches guide, a yarn chart, instructions for before you begin and a detailed stitch guide. After I’d looked through everything, I decided to get started, frame up  and transfer the design right away.

Well, I learned a couple of things during this long, drawn out process.

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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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