Of Interest

Threadworx: Threadworx is the reincarnation of Needle Necessities. Some of the folks who worked at NN took the dyes and moved forward. There are so many great colors and the names peak the attention: Dreamscape, Cherry Cola, Shanghai Nights, and Mythical to name a few. Threadworx didn't stop at floss; they are taking off with all kinds of fibers: perles, Kreinik braids, merino wool, Expressions - a matte cotton and rayon bond, Legacy - a hairy specialty fiber, silks - both Au Ver a Soie and Vineyard. WOW. All the awesome overdyed colors you knew and loved, but now with all kinds of fibers. The Kreinik metallics are particularly fascinating, and come in Braid #4, #8, and #12. They would look really sharp on Jeanne's Punto Antico.

Ty-Di Threads: These threads were designed by Terry Christopher, owen of 2 the Point created these in 2002. There were 5 different fibers in cottons, silks, and wools.The threads are hand dyed, monochromatic fibers. I found Just Cotton. It has a bit of a bumpy texture that appears to be from wrapping a fine filament around the core. Terry has a fine arts background, is a past chairman for the National Needlearts Association needlepoint group, and has taught for ANG and EGA chapters.

Wichelt Imports: One of our favorite needlework supply companies, Wichelt Imports, is celebrating their 40th Anniversary. Imagine, Wichelt started in 1970! Ray and Joyce Wichelt started the company in their basement importing German gift items and Norwegian yarn for knitting and embroidery kits. Look at how they have grown! Wichelt Imports offers more than 5000 needlecraft products. Their website promises a product line that includes over 700 colors and counts of premium quality fabrics, prefinished table linens and towels, graphs and kits, threads, ribbons, stitchery accessories and hardware. In honor of the occasion they have published a book In Celebration of Forty Years. This is a forty page (of course) book with 12 charts/projects featuring: Permin, Mirabilia, Mill Hill, Debbie Mumm, Jim Shore, Sticks, Thea Gouveneur. Go visit them at www.wichelt.com, and use their shop locator to find a needlework shop near you. Happy 40th Wichelt, and many more!!