Cross stitch supplies

calleyw
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can anyone recommend a supplier for cross stitch threads and fabric.  As wanting to start a new project
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  • laura_lau
    laura_lau Posts: 397
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    Hobbycraft usually have all the supplies for needlepoint and cross stitch too. Online I know Woolwarehouse have usually good stock too. I assume Amazon also might have some, although I don't know which kind of quality they have,
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  • Drawingaline
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    Lakeside needlecraft for everything, theads4u for cheaper DMC threads, loads of specialist fabric suppliers if you want hand dyed etc. Stitch bunny, chromatic alchemy, polstitch designs, sparkles.

    I have also used lovecrafts for kits and free PDF downloads. 

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  • thara1996
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    Heya. 

    This is my sound advice. Go to a nice Hobby craft shop in order to find out what they have. Alternatively you can visit a local speciality sewing shop in addition to get ideas and recommendations. One more such classic place from which to get cheap art supplies are charity shops in town here. Good luck. Best wishes. 

    Sewing clubs and publications tend to be very good sources of information on all aspects of the entire topic in question. Sewing is fun. Seriously. Once you begin something you cannot finish up. Otherwise you can even try to watch some free sewing videos online as well. You can sew anything that you like. Make sure to get professional advice on the size of needle etc and so on before commencing your hobby. This is important. 
  • calleyw
    calleyw Posts: 9,814
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    thara1996 said:
    Heya. 

    This is my sound advice. Go to a nice Hobby craft shop in order to find out what they have. Alternatively you can visit a local speciality sewing shop in addition to get ideas and recommendations. One more such classic place from which to get cheap art supplies are charity shops in town here. Good luck. Best wishes. 

    Sewing clubs and publications tend to be very good sources of information on all aspects of the entire topic in question. Sewing is fun. Seriously. Once you begin something you cannot finish up. Otherwise you can even try to watch some free sewing videos online as well. You can sew anything that you like. Make sure to get professional advice on the size of needle etc and so on before commencing your hobby. This is important. 

    I prefer to use local smaller shops/suppliers where possible as they have more knowledge.  But I have none near me so its going to be mail order.

    I have no interest in sewing I would love to quilt but I know its not for me. I have been cross stitching on and off for 38 years.  So do think I know a little bit about the subject.  Not an expert but I have produced some good works over the years. 
    Hope for everything and expect nothing!!!

    Good enough is almost always good enough -Prof Barry Schwartz

    If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try -Seth Godin
  • thara1996
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    calleyw said:
    thara1996 said:
    Heya. 

    This is my sound advice. Go to a nice Hobby craft shop in order to find out what they have. Alternatively you can visit a local speciality sewing shop in addition to get ideas and recommendations. One more such classic place from which to get cheap art supplies are charity shops in town here. Good luck. Best wishes. 

    Sewing clubs and publications tend to be very good sources of information on all aspects of the entire topic in question. Sewing is fun. Seriously. Once you begin something you cannot finish up. Otherwise you can even try to watch some free sewing videos online as well. You can sew anything that you like. Make sure to get professional advice on the size of needle etc and so on before commencing your hobby. This is important. 

    I prefer to use local smaller shops/suppliers where possible as they have more knowledge.  But I have none near me so its going to be mail order.

    I have no interest in sewing I would love to quilt but I know its not for me. I have been cross stitching on and off for 38 years.  So do think I know a little bit about the subject.  Not an expert but I have produced some good works over the years. 
    Show me pictures. 
  • ChotaPeg
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    What project are you kitting up @calleyw?  Different suppliers are good for different things...  Personally, I'd avoid Hobbycraft - they are expensive when compared with online shops.  If you're able to pay a bit extra and want to use a bricks and mortar craft shop, go for a small independent if you have one in your area  :)

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