Alex-Paras NeedleArts can supply you with threads listed below to the best of our ability. We carry a full-line of Gumnut Yarns hand-dyed threads and stock many Rainbow Gallery Threads. We also have Paternayan Persian and some Crewel wools, Appleton tapestry and crewel wools, Anchor cotton floss, Needlepoint Inc. silk thread, Kreinik Metallic thread, and many other needlework threads. We will gladly order for you threads that are not in stock and get them to you in a timely manner.
The threads used for embroidery stitching, or needlepoint, may be wool, silk, cotton or blends, like a wool and silk blend. You may also choose from variety fibers, such as metallic cord, metallic braid, ribbon, and raffia for your needlepoint. Common stitching
is plain and covers just one thread intersection with a single orientation. Fancy stitching includes Bargello or others.
Bargello is upright flat stitching traditionally done using wool thread. This stitch is very durable, usually done in wool on canvas, and is therefore well-suited for upholstery, pillows and rugs. The stitch itself usually goes over two or more threads.
Plain stitches are called tent stitches, and they can be basketweave, continental and half cross among others. Basketweave uses the most thread, but does not distort the mesh and makes for a great piece to wear.
Among the most popular thread brands are Kreinik metallic threads, Silk & Ivory, Vineyard Silks, Trebizond, Rainbow Gallery Threads, Soie d'Alger, The Caron Collection threads, DMC or Anchor cotton floss and perle cottons, and Paternayan, DMC, and Appleton wools.
We have added Mill Hill beads to our online inventory -- enjoy!!
If what you are looking for isn't on-line... just email us and we'll call to take your order. If there's no COLOR SELECTION KEY for a particular thread you are trying to find, please call us at (860) 257-2718, or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your request.
We often see price changes, however, if we have the merchandise in stock at an older/lower price, you will be charged the lower price.
It is our policy to always provide our customers with the same dyelot when more than one of a color is ordered. If dyelot is not a concern, please let us know in the comments field of your order.