Kreinik Manufacturing is a family owned business that’s “all about thread” and creativity.
Kreinik’s braids and ribbons inspire you to express yourself in innovative, colorful ways. Kreinik’s threads lets you embellish your needlework by adding dimension and texture, vibrant hues or subtle shades.
The Colonial Needle Company is the sole distributor of English needles in the USA.
The company offers a broad range of products:
- needle brands and styles for sewing, quilting, stitchery and knitting
- specialty needles and notions
- felting tools, kits, gift sets, notions, craft supplies and accessories
- Presencia Hilaturas thread and floss
- hand painted needlepoint canvases from Silver Needle and Lee’s Needle Arts
- self-finishing leather products
- DeElda beginner needlepoint kits
Julie Mar Designs is a distributor of fine, hand painted needlepoint canvases created by several of the industry’s most respected and sought after needlepoint designers, including Sally Corey.
At www.juliemardesigns.com, you’ll find more of Sally Corey’s designs not seen here, but available through a local or online needlepoint retailer.
If you’re interested in purchasing any of these designs, you’ll also find a handy retail list on Julie Mar’s site.
Fleur de Paris, established in 1975, carries a wide range of needle arts materials for needlepoint, cross stitch and embroidery.
In addition to a number of hand painted canvases by well known needlepoint designers, Fleur de Paris also distributes DMC, Kreinik, Anchor, Appleton and Zweigart canvases and fabrics. Clover and Susan Bates knitting needles and accessories, lamps and other specialty items can also be found at www.fleurdeparis.com
Napa Needlepoint (www.napaneedlepoint.com), owned and operated by Janet Perry, offers a variety of products and services for the needlepoint lover. Janet is best known for her well-loved blog nutsaboutneedlepoint highlighting new products and techniques. If you enjoy stitching, if you like to know what’s up and trending, check it out.
Tina Cobelle-Sturges, an acclaimed, contemporary fine artist, is the daughter of the late Charles Cobelle, the early 20th century painter whose work sparked Sally Corey’s Needlepoint Fine Art Series of French scenes.
Ms. Cobelle-Sturges acknowledges that she, too, recognizes her father’s spirit peeking from somewhere behind her own paintings. Having grown up at his side, she absorbed much of his approach, and now mingles it with her own innate talent and personal style.
Her paintings are exuberant, as her fathers. However, Ms. Cobelle-Sturges is best known for her unique brush techniques, sensitivity to details and her engaging ability to portray the rhythm and reality of human life.
Find out more at www.tinacobellesturges.com.