Alex-Paras NeedleArts

Needlework Threads, Beads & Buttons

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 Persian, 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 Persian, 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 email us ( 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.

We can not guarantee stock or availability of threads on our site. Some threads we are able to get restocked in 7-10 days, others are taking 6-8 weeks (and sometimes more). Let us know via the comment field at check out or via the email confirmation of order that if we are missing items you want what we currently have available shipped.

Access Commodites


Au Ver A Soie

(Soie d' Alger,
Soie Perlee,
Soie Paris,
Soie 100/3)


(Floss, Marlitt & Pearl 3 only)

Appleton Wool

(Tapestry & Crewel Wool)

Bella Lusso


The Caron Collection

Classic Colorworks Cotton Floss


Sale prices on Matte Cotton only

Danish Flower Thread


Discounted for your stitching pleasure.

EdMar Brazilian Threads

Closeout Pricing

The Gentle Art

Gloriana Silk Floss

Gumnut Yarns

Hand-dyed wool and silk
softly-shaded embroidery threads from Australia

Kreinik Metallics

Kreinik Silks

Kreinik Misc.

Leah's Overdyed

Mill Hill Beads

Needle Necessities

All Now Discounted.....

Needlepoint Inc. Silk

Painter's Threads

Persian Wool

(Paternayan Persian 8-yd Skeins on sale)

Pearsalls Filoselle

Priced to sell ~!~

Petite Peluche

Planet Earth Fibers

Rainbow Gallery


River Silks Ribbons

Silk & Ivory / Trio / Stardust

(by Brown Paper Packages)

Silken Straw

(from Alchemy Yarns)

Straw Silk

(from Silk Road Fibers)

The Thread Gatherer


Vineyard Silks

Weeks Dye Works

YLI RibbonFloss

Assorted Buttons

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