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Bytowne Threads - Featuring AURIfil thread from Italy. Extra long staple Egyptian cotton threads: 12wt, 28wt, 40wt & 50wt - 252 colours, Bobbin threads, black & white: 60 and 80wt. Polyester threads 240 high-sheen colours. Wool threads 180 colours.
12 Carbery Drive, Stittsville ON K2S 1E5
613-831-4095 (Ottawa area) | 1-888-831-4095 (toll-free in Canada and the US)  E-mail them at


Welcome to The Embroidery News. Inspirations truly is ‘The World’s Most Beautiful Embroidery Magazine’. With a history spanning 20+ years Inspirations caters for enthusiasts of fine embroidery.
Each issue contains unique embroidery projects suitable for beginners to advanced stitchers. The designs feature a mix of contemporary, classic and always innovative techniques and are accompanied by award winning photography, detailed step-by-step instructions and full-size tear-out pattern sheets.

Your premier Canadian source for specialty sewing supplies including smocking heirloom sewing., goldwork, silk ribbon embroidery, needle tatting, Swarovski Crystals, Sashiko, Quilting and more. Sew Fancy Inc., 328 Speedvale Ave. E. Suite #110, Guelph, Ontario, N1E 0J4

Published four times a year, each issue features beautiful patterns for children’s garments, casual pieces, gifts, and projects galore from everyday sewing to heirloom garments — all created by the industry’s best designers and leading sewing celebrities.

Heirloom Treasures is where you will find all the distinctive fabric, trims and sewing supplies to meet your sewing, heirloom & quilting needs. Shop in the on-line store for that pretty piece of fabric or lace, those vibrant embroidery threads or the helpful sewing notions you've been searching for.

The cast of editors and contributors at A Needle Pulling Thread are made up of skillful, knowledgeable, personable ladies with a strong passion for what they do. They are experts in their respective categories of needlework, who also enjoy other forms of needlework. They bring to ANPT magazine the most inspiring works from across Canada in every fabulous issue.



Since 1983 Amberlane & Amberpetites has been offering classes and smocking supplies. Judith first designed and updated patterns for Grace L. Knott and then developed her own line of patterns, Amberlane. She is an international teacher now located in the Ottawa area and frequent contributor to "A Needle Pulling Thread". Check out her web site for her patterns and other items. 1102 Boucher Cres., Manotick , ON K4M 1B3 - 613-692-6674 -

Create in Stitch is the place for all the world’s most beautiful embroidery magazines, books, kits, fabrics, gifts and supplies.On our website you will find a huge range of embroidery and smocking fabrics, notions and supplies, gifts for all occasions, all of our own beautiful books and magazines and much more.

Farmhouse Fabrics, Inc., 270 Church Rd, Beech Island, SC, 29842, Telephone: (803) 827-1801 or (888)-827-1801, Fax: 1-803-827-2026, Email:

Cotton Lace is a Dutch based company specializing in hard to find cotton lace, metal trims and much more. Our catalog contains the finest lace available at an affordable price.

Our laces are appropriate for heirloom sewing, antique reproduction doll making, costuming for historical reinactments, lace draping, theater productions among other purposes.Besides cotton lace we also carry Swiss Embroideries, metal trims, and many other items.


Labours Of Love purveyors of the very finest in Heirloom Sewing Supplies and Vintage Teddy Bear Making Supplies since 1990.

Welcome to Mary Maxim the largest mail order merchandiser of exclusive needlework and craft kits in North America. Our product line has grown to include fashions, for all ages, in all weights of yarn, beautiful afghans, decorative hooked rugs and wall hangings as well as unique designs to needlepoint, embroider, cross stitch, quilt and sew. Other exclusive kits we carry include seasonal crafts, beading, paper crafts just to name a few. We also offer kits specially chosen from other design companies, many exclusive to our catalogue and web site.

At Love Notions you’ll find modern sewing patterns for the whole family. All patterns are instant downloadable pdf’s.
After 10 years of running a successful custom children’s clothing boutique, Dunk-n-Fluff, I made the leap in offering my original designs in pdf format for the home sewist. I strive to offer easy to use and easy to wear designs with an emphasis on designs for ‘tweens and stretch fabrics.
Feel free to contact me anytime with questions or support.
I’ve been sewing since I was 10 but my business was born shortly after my daughter, Mallory. What started out as a necessity from cloth diapering blossomed into a full-scale custom clothing boutique. After 10 years of running that I made the leap into offering my original designs in PDF format for the home sewist. Again, the business took off and today I work hard to deliver easy to use and easy to wear designs with an emphasis on ‘tweens and stretch fabrics. I feel so blessed to be able to share my creative side with the sewing world: from the rookie sewist to the seasoned professional.

Welcome to Thread Count Fabrics!
I am so happy you have discovered us!Like so many other little girls, I grew up watching my mother sewing. Creating many beautiful things especially at Halloween! I loved to go fabric shopping with her, it would spark my imagination and I would dream up things we could make. Now many years later, with a young family of my own, that creative spark has resurfaced! A simple owl Halloween costume for my oldest daughter got the ball rolling. After the birth of my second daughter I found myself with even more inspiration, as who doesn’t love to sew for not one but two beautiful little girls! However, in rural Manitoba finding modern fabrics is quite difficult as fabric shops are few and far between. As an avid online shopper I turned to the internet. After my search I felt like there was a huge void in Canadian online fabric shops for the quality modern prints I was after. So while on maternity leave from my position as a nurse I decided to start an online fabric shop and just like that Thread Count Fabrics was born!
Proudly Canadian, we are dedicated to offering the finest modern fabrics to all sewing enthusiasts alike. Our fabric selection is very carefully chosen so I hope you love it as much as I do!


Welcome, thanks for stopping by! My name is Melissa. I am married to a wonderful man named Kevin and we have two awesome kids - Aliah & Levi.
After Aliah was born I started making hair clips and hand embroidering onesies. Shortly after that, I borrowed my mom's sewing machine and made a sleep sack for her. My love for sewing blossomed from there. I found myself travelling the USA for fabric. I decided instead of doing that, I would bring the fabrics to Canada so my fellow Canadians could enjoy them too :) That is how Funky Monkey Fabrics Inc. Started. I have been in business since August 2013.

We are a small family operated business located in Iroquois, ON – which is located right near the CANADA/US (upstate NY) border. We have a passion for organic textiles and supplies and want to share this with our customers. We bring in only the best organic textiles and supplies sourced from around the world.

AllStitch® Discount Embroidery Supply offers a complete line of machine embroidery supplies for commercial and home embroiderers. We sell products compatible with all home machines like Brother, Babylock, Janome, Husqvarna, PR600/EMP6

The Museum was founded in 1985 by a group of community volunteers who saw both the need and the opportunity to preserve and share the heritage of the textile industry with future generations.

We depend upon the assistance of over forty community volunteers for all aspects of our operations. From collections management to building maintenance, from fund raising to managing the gift shop our volunteers play a key role, and are the secret to the museums success.


Started in 2013, l'oiseau fabrics began as Michelle's search for Euro knits that were not locally available. Many disappointed trips into Calgary became a resolve to bring them in herself, and here we are! l'oiseau fabrics is a family-run online store located in Southeast Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Jalie is a mother-daughter company. It was founded by Jeanne in 1983 when Émilie was only 3 years old. The two now make a fantastic duo who brings you practical patterns for the whole family. The company has been based in the family home since the very beginning and practically everything is done in house, from pattern design and prototyping to photo shoots and packaging.

Our purpose is to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework for future generations, through education, communication, and quality workmanship. To establish high standards of quality workmanship and to further the appreciation of smocking art and other associated handiwork through education and communication."


At Pink Hollybush Designs we teach modern smocking through our courses and patterns so moms and grandmas can create a hand stitched garment that children adore. In particular we focus on helping sewists smock knit garments that busy mamas don't have to iron and that chidren love to wear because they are so soft and comfortable.

I started smocking some years ago having been taught by the lovely and most helpful Chris Slade.

Since then I had concentrated on commissions. I created many outfits to showcase my work, using beading, ribbon work and heirloom lace.When Slade retired I took over and set up House of Smocking and expanded the choices of fabric, patterns and haberdashery, which I hope you will find tempting.

At Children’s Corner Patterns, we design sewing patterns for girls and boys with classic, timeless styles for the modern child. For more than 40 years, our patterns have inspired sewers to dress boys and girls as children should be dressed.

While we continue to create sewing pattern designs for the girl of today, we are committed to our roots in classic, heirloom and smocked styles such as our smocked Bishop dress and Lee, the classic yoke dress.


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