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Merchants of needleworking supplies. Reviews.


NOTE: See also the files: embroidery-msg, CMA-sew-supl-msg, Fnd-Tme-2-Sew-art, cross-stitch-msg, merch-fabrics-msg, sewing-tools-msg, beadwork-msg.





This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


This file is part of a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium. These files are available on the Internet at: http://www.florilegium.org


I have done a limited amount of editing. Messages having to do with separate topics were sometimes split into different files and sometimes extraneous information was removed. For instance, the message IDs were removed to save space and remove clutter.


The comments made in these messages are not necessarily my viewpoints. I make no claims as to the accuracy of the information given by the individual authors.


Please respect the time and efforts of those who have written these messages. The copyright status of these messages is unclear at this time. If information is published from these messages, please give credit to the originator(s).


Thank you,

   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



From: ANNEK at law-lab.memphis.EDU (Anne M. Klingen)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca


Date: 11 Aug 1995 09:27:23 -0400

Organization: U. of Mem. Law School



I contacted Dimensions and at present they only have Book One

(Hearing and Taste]  They do not handle individual retail sales, but

you can order the patterns from -- Ann's Nedlework, 208 S. Grand

Avenue E., Springfield, IL  62704 -  (800)789-5648 - price on the

cover - $5.00.




> For the lady who wanted to know about other medieval designs in cross

> stitch:  A friend of mine gave me a set of charts for 2 of the Cluny "Lady

> and the Unicorn" tapestries (Hearing and Taste).  They were published by

> Dimensions, and the leaflet is labelled "Book 1" which suggests there

> might be more, though I've never seen them in my local stores.  The

> address for Dimensions, Inc. is:  641 McKnight St., Reading, PA 19601.


> Cheers,

> Alianora



Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 20:51:08 +0000

From: tarja at juno.com (Gayle A Bitker)

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: Norse Sewing


On Tue, 18 Nov 1997 09:15:59 -0500 Margo Lynn Hablutzel

<Hablutzel at compuserve.com> writes:

>Jennifer, the work is called HARDANGER and I am sure that you have already

>received lots of information from people on this list about it!  There is a

>mail-order place called NORDIC NEEDLE that specializes in hardanger and

>CCS; I do not have a catalog handy to give you the address, but maybe

>someone else does.  You can look in a local CCS or needlearts shop, this

>style of work has recently regained attention and you can find all kinds of



I happen to have a copy of the FREE Nordic Needle catalog sitting in

front of me.  The shop is located in Fargo, ND.  There are a few ways you

can obtain a copy for yourself.


1) e-mail:  needle at corpcomm.net


2) phone:  1-800-433-4321


3) fax:  701-235-0952


I have found many interesting things in the catalog, not just hardanger

and counted cross-stitch.  I have seen blackwork books and patterns, lace

making, shuttle and needle tatting, ribbon embroidery, etc.  They also

have a section on supplies and fabrics.  


I have ordered from them, and the turn-around time on an order is very

good. I think I had my order back within 1 1/2 weeks, maybe less (can't

remember for sure).


Tarja Rahikkainen

Deputy MoAS, Shire of the Inner Sea



Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 16:32:41 -0600 (CST)

From: Lorine S Horvath <lhorvath at plains.NoDak.edu>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: Norse Sewing


On Tue, 18 Nov 1997, Margo Lynn Hablutzel wrote:

> Jennifer, the work is called HARDANGER and I am sure that you have already

> received lots of information from people on this list about it!  There is a

> mail-order place called NORDIC NEEDLE that specializes in hardanger and

> CCS; I do not have a catalog handy to give you the address, but maybe

The address is Nordic Needle Inc., 1314 Gateway Dr SW, Fargo, ND  58103

               Fiona nicAiodh



Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 16:58:15 -0500

From: theodelinda at webtv.net (linda webb)

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: Mail Order Needlework Supplies


Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to this, but I wanted to order

something from this source first--


Needlepoint Joint  241 Historic 25th Street

Ogden, UT 84401/800-660-4355.  The catalog is free, and I got excellent

response and service on my order.  They carry a really large range of

needlework supplies, and have tools and materials, as well as books for

knitting, crochet, tatting, lacemaking, embroidery, and even things like

the shutle/needles used in making netting.  Their range of metallic as

well as other needlework threads is outstanding--they even had gilt

broad plate, as well as its even rarer sibling, twisted plate--for those

who aren't extreme metal embroidery devotees, broad plate is a narrow

strip of metal that is couched down, rather as bullion is handled.

Their prices are fair for the quality of materials.  If you live in a

large urban area and have great access to exotic needlework supplies,

this may be of merely academic interest, but if your local facilties are

not so hot, I strongly urge you to call and get a catalog--both the call

and the catalog are free, after all.  If you can resist ordering after

that--well, not my fault!  I speak as a satisfied customer here, they

didn't promise me anything if I lured more suckers in! (;-})





From: Aliskye <aliskye at pacbell.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Hedgehog Handworks

Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 17:20:44 -0700


Just wanted to let interested parties know, that Hedgehog

Handworks, purveyors of needlework books and supplies and

costume books and supplies and more have opened a website

at http://www.hedgehoghandworks.com




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