Setting in a Frame


Setting in a Frame” – Some Evidence in the Use of Needlework Frames...

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What is Access Commodities?

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We are wholesale distributors of spun and...

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The Genius in the Designs

We Americans live in a culture that celebrates precision engineering, cutting edge proficiency and smart design.  We associate convenience and performance as two parts of the same...

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New Product Announcement & Book Review

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Canvas Embroidery

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New Trebizond Colors

Today we have a picture of the two newest Trebizond colors:


TRA 3586 – Sweet Potato

TRA 3588 – Amphora

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Multiple Choice Channeled Wool for American Needlework 101

More than 20 years ago, before I was in the needlework business, I took a needlework tour of the National Cathedral in Washington D. C. with my local Embroiderer’s Guild...

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An interview with Kathy Staples - Part Three of Three

Editors Note:   This is Part Three of a three part interview with Kathy Staples about the recent exhibit in New York city at The Metropolitan Museum of Art...

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An interview with Kathy Staples - Part Two of Three

Editors Note:  This is Part Two of a three part interview with Kathy Staples about the recent exhibit in New York city at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on...

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An interview with Kathy Staples - Part One of Three

Editors note:  Recently we asked Kathy Staples, to grant an interview about her participation in the recent exhibit last fall called:  English Embroidery in The...

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Garniture Trims - Part Two


Pictured today are another 3 types of our new Garniture Trims.  In selecting the trims for this line, we looked for very good basics that are welcome additions to every...

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Cross-Stitch Letter Bible

Cross Stitch Letters Bible – A Classic

Back in stock is Valerie LeJeune’s Cross Stitch Letters Bible, Tome 1.

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Legacy Linen Twill - New Product


 Legacy Linen Twill

The story of this newest offering starts more than 30 years ago,...

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Medieval Moments Charted Needlepoint by Carolyn Mitchell

Medieval Moments  

Featured today is a new counted canvaswork chart by Carolyn...

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New Cyber Workshop for 2010 from Orna Designs

Some of you may already be familiar with Orna...

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Germaine-A new French Needle Maid Book kit created by Access Commodities

Germaine Kit with...

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New Plimoth Historic 17th Century Silk Thread Palette Kit created by Access Commodities

As many readers of this blog may be aware, the...

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The Difference between Dull and Bright

“The child took her sewing and sat beside aunt Jane in the kitchen while aunt Miranda had the post of observation at the sitting-room window.  Sometimes they would work on...

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Function Designed - Raised Work & Beading Implement Kit

Introducing Accoutrements, Refined Furnishings for Fancywork

I have been thinking about innovation and purpose a lot lately in my needlework.  (If you ask my...

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Access Commodities Metallic Soft Twist Trim Cords

As some embroiderers are engaged in the last steps to completing projects for holiday gift-giving, featured today is Access Commodities Metallic Soft Twist Trim Cords.  This is a...

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On the Subject of "Peace" : An Interview with Rebecca Fertitta of A Stitcher's Hand

How did you get started as a designer?

I first saw counted cross stitch in 1976.  As I stitched, back then I thought I that I would like to try to design my own...

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Dress at the Court of King Henry VIII by Maria Hayward : A Book Review

   Dress in the court King Henry VIII as an historical figure needs...

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A Lace Moment in Time

At the presentation of the European fashion collections for Fall 2008, Cathy Horyn of the New York Times reported about the use of lace seeming to crop up on a number of garments on the...

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A Magic Carpet

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Fastenating Fashion

In an early “Folio” version of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello, the “unpinning” of Desdemona’s garments by her maid, Emilia is central to the dramatization...

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Function Designed

Introducing Accoutrements, Refined Furnishings for Fancywork

I have been thinking about innovation and purpose a lot lately in my needlework.  (If you ask my daughters,...

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Why a Sterling Mellore?

We are constantly searching for the very best tools for fine embroidery and needlework. We feel a Sterling Mellore meets that definition as a necessary implement for goldwork...

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Wooden Embroidery Hoops: Round Hoops, Oval Hoops, Square Hoops, Fanny Frames and Hoops with a Table Clamp

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Embroidered with white – The 18th century fashion for Dresden lace and other whiteworked accessories by Heather Toomer

A Book Review

Embriodered Whitebook

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Laurette – Number 4 in the French Needle Maid Kit Series from Access Commodities

Laurette

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