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who you gonna call?

since announcing the shop closing, i don’t know how many times i’ve been asked where you can get the things we sold. well here is a list of vendors for all your knitting, crochet, and needlepoint needs.

YARN FOR KNITTING AND CROCHET

once the shop is closed, i will shop at THE TWISTED PURL in conway or KNIT UNTO OTHERS in arkadelphia. these two shops carry many of the some wonderful we have carried in the last 5 years. plus all the needles and patterns your heart desires.

CHIAOGOO

we loved chiaogoo needles so much that it was all we carried. you can get your chiaogoo fix at THE TWISTED PURL, KNIT UNTO OTHERS  or MOCKINGBIRD MOON!

PATTERNS ON RAVELRY

both THE TWISTED PURL in conway or KNIT UNTO OTHERS in arkadelphia participate in ravelry’s in-store pattern sales program.

NEEDLEPOINT

THE STITCHER’S GARDEN in conway carries DMC pearl cotton #3 and #5 plus kreinik braid and rainbow gallery threads (very velvet, wisper for santa’s beard, and frosty rays). they also carry handpainted canvases and preworked canvases. and tons of threads we never got around to carrying. go check ‘me out!

THE SHEPHERD’S NEEDLE (at markham and bowman) is technically cross stitch but she has some wonderful threads and beads.

elizabeth bradley tapestry wool is sold through ELIZABETHBRADLEY.COM. no other shop in the state or the region sells that specific wool but they might have an excellent substitute!

silk & ivory is available at many needlepoint shops around the country. check out the WHERE TO BUY feature on the brown paper packages’ website.

FINISHING

topsy has been finishing your needlepoint stocking and pillows for over 40 years. and she will still do that. now you will be able to drop off and pick up at CYNTHIA EAST FABRICS.

for finishing needlepoint ornaments and other 3-D items, contact gussie at frame of mine needlepoint finishing. 

for needlepoint belts and purse finishing, contact THE MEREDITH COLLECTION. 

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almost everything i learn about knitting…

…i learned from kay and ann of mason-dixon knitting!

the blog was a must read! their first book, mason-dixon knitting, was my knitting bible in my early knitting days! and their second book, mason-dixon knitting: outside the lines, was an important next step!

so if you haven’t explored mason-dixon knitting and kay & ann’s wonderful life lesson, you are in for a treat!

check out these patterns! subscribe to their blog! and embrace the simplicity and wonder of mason-dixon knitting!

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summer knitting

no that’s not an oxymoron!!!

 

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desperately seeking shallow crocheted in bio bimbo

 

you can really knit in the summer! i’m fond of saying “jack up the a/c and knit something warm.”

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we have amazing cottons, bamboos and silks that make knitting in hot weather a delight!

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and cotton isn’t like it used to be! it is soft and drapey! think not warm alpaca!

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so i challenge you to knit in this summer! show us what you can do! post your projects to our FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM account.

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not our grandma’s needlepoint

needlepoint has something for everyone! and just like knitting and crochet, it is always evolving! new canvases, new stitches, new threads!

and we just can’t carry it all! but we can get you just about anything you want! more canvases are coming with stitch guides these days – so no guess work or imagination needed! or we can help you select fancy stitches for your canvas!

this weekend i updated our special orders page including the needlepoint tab listing canvases by theme! so check out these canvases below and 1000s more on our special orders page! then call us and get it ordered!

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christmas purse – canvas by associated talents
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humor is everywhere in needlepoint! canvas by amanda law ford
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christmas stockings by strictly christmas
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beautiful silk ribbon technique on canvas by leigh designs (stitch guide included)