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Wholesale Suppliers of Needlework

These businesses sell needlework supplies, designs, and accessories to retail businesses.

Use this list to find wholesale suppliers for counted cross stitch, needlepoint, threads, knitting, yarn, fibers, scroll frames, punch needle, and related items.

Please purchase from these recommended needlework businesses to support Needlework Retailer's advertisers!

Alice Peterson Company Home of Stitch & Zip Needlepoint Kits, Hand-Painted Christmas Stockings and Popular Canvas Designs, Needlepoint Pillows. Alice Peterson Company was founded in 1974 and is now owned by Cathy Rapoza, a 23-year member of the needlepoint industry..
& more is the home of Z-Bar, Z-Bar Mini, Beck Designs, Julia Snyder, Mickey Snyder, Merino Wool I & II, Merino Silk I & II, Baby Alpaca, Flixen, Fine Kid, Fine Kid Silk, Beading Thread, Seed Beads (11 & 15), Drop Beads (2.8 & 3.4), Hex, Cube Beads, Needle Pullers, and Super Snips, & more!

Artful Offerings is a creative design and publishing studio focused on fresh original patterns for cross stitch, punchneedle, quilting and sewing that are fun and easy to make.
brown paper packages Distributors of SILK & IVORY and TRIO, yarns for needlepoint, cross-stitch, knitting and crochet. Made in Switzerland of 50% silk and 50% Merino wool.

The Colonial Needle Company Needles and notions for needlework, quilting, sewing, and knitting, as well as hand-painted needlepoint canvases and self-finishing leather accessories. Brands include Colonial, John James, John James of England, Lee's Needle Arts, Mary Arden, Richard Hemming, Roxanne, and S. Thomas & Sons.
DMC Maker of the world's most recommended Embroidery Floss, Charles Craft Fabrics and Needlework Supplies.
Dinky-Dyes Hand-dyed silk, cotton, and perle thread for needlework. Distributor for 24 European and Canadian designers including Chatelaine Designs, Heirloom Embroideries, Long Dog Samplers and Vetty Creations.

Doodlin' Around Design Manufacturers of quality wooden tools, The Lap-Stitch Family of frames and more for the fine fibre artist since 1984. Custom-designed and manufactured in our Wisconsin studio.
Dream House Ventures Exclusive distributor of Soy Luster threads. Distributor for bongo, By Mindy, and Elements.
Edmar Co. Brazilian embroidery kits, books, and videos. Premium quality hand-dyed rayon threads in seven weights and over 200 color combinations.
Elizabeth Bradley Wool 363 colours of superior wool in both traditional and modern shades. All colours come in both 60-yard hanks and 10-yard cards.

F.A. Edmunds Manufacturing and Distributing fine needlework items for more than 55 years. We have Hoops, Frames, Stands, Stretcher Bars, Scroll Frames and accessories for all your stitching needs.

Fern Ridge Collections An exciting, often quirky, always different and fun, wholesale company with an eclectic mix of needlework accessories, unique laying tools, linen needlework kits, needlepoint kits, beaded peyote kits and more! Pat Cherry and Peggy Tipton, two friends with a love of needlework and beads, joined together to form this small company.
The Gentle Art Purveyors of the gently hand over-dyed Sampler Threads that give needlework that antiqued, faded, folkart look. The original over-dyed company with colorfast colors, used in cross stitch, punchneedle, quilting and needlepoint.

Gloriana Threads Gloriana Threads offers several lines of hand-dyed threads and ribbons for fine embroidery: Silk, Silk Ribbons, Princess Perle, Princess Perle Petite,  Luminescence, and Lorikeet.

Handblessings Designer of the popular "Hooked On" cross stitch series.
Handy Hands We sell a full line of tatting supplies for needle and shuttle tatters. In business since 1990, Handy Hands carries books, patterns and inspirations for the both amateur and professionals.

Hoffman Distributing Co. Wholesale distributors of counted cross-stitch books and leaflets, Crescent Colours hand dyed threads, Dazor magnification lamps, punchneedle designs and more! We are also the exclusive distributor of the Limited Edition kits by Mirabilia Designs.
ICG Crafts We have an extensive assortment of craft patterns from designers from all over the world - all guaranteed to ship within one business day of your order.

Ink Circles Ink Circles brings to you a unique collection of original graphic samplers and Celtic designs. Ink Circles is also proud to distribute the designs of Alessandra Adelaide Needleworks (of Italy, Seba Designs (blackwork designs from Turkey), and Needlemania.
Julie Mar & Friends A needlepoint company with fun abstract designs as well as traditional ones. Floral and landscape hand-painted, artist original needlepoint canvases.
Jean Smith Designs A leading designer of lovely handpainted needlepoint canvases. Jean Smith Designs showcases an extensive selection of florals and traditional canvases.

Just Another Button Company Handmade polymer clay buttons, ideal for embellishing all types of needleart. Over 700 designs available.
Kreinik Metallic, silk, and iron-on threads plus embellishments. We also distribute Tokens & Trifles perforated paper, scissors, needles, needlework tools, real metal threads, silk gauze, garment canvas, and more.
Labors of Love Needlepoint We provide a wide range of unique hand-painted needlepoint canvases to needlepoint retailers across the U.S.

Leigh Designs Exquisite Handpainted Needlepoint featuring the most original, unique designs anywhere, with new collections introduced at every show. Distributor of Ashland Sky needlework totes & bags and LEE's Needle Arts fine leather goods and accessories.

Norden Crafts Full line distributors for Zweigart, Weeks Dye Works, Kreinik, DMC, Anchor, R&R Reproductions, Graziano Linens, CTR Punchneedles, Morgan No-Slip Hoops, Gingher Scissors, Q-Snap, John James Needles, Piecemaker Needles, Daylight, 175+ designers represented, K's Creations, Handi Clamp, Just another Button Co., Mighty Bright Lights, and 100's of gadget items.
Nordic Needle Distributor of hundred of needlework tools and gadgets. Thousands of books, kits and accessories for counted canvaswork, cross-stitch, Hardanger, huck embroidery, tatting, Blackwork embroidery on paper and ribbon embroider.

Point2Pointe Needlepoint Designs, Stitch Guides and Self-Finishing Products that make great quick gifts for Mother's Day, Graduations, Groomsmen, Bridesmaids, House Warming or Thank yous.
Puffin & Company creates beautiful handmade copper, brass and nickel needlework tools and accessories. Our products include our Patented Thread Separators, as well as our Needle Nannies, Scissor Sitters and Thread Organizers. 

Punchneedle Marketplace Punch embroidery needles and rug needles. Complete supplies and accessories.

Purple Palm Designs is a wholesale design company interpreting art to hand-painted needlepoint for artists Ellen Negley, Otto Aguiar, Sharon Weiser, Chip DuPont, Erin Nelson, Belina Wright, and owner Suzanne Overstreet. Our growing collection of unique and colorful designs represent both national and international influences.

Rosewood Manor Award winning cross stitch designs by Karen Kluba, specializing in quilted look designs, unique samplers, bell pulls and bell pull rods.
Stitching Pretty  Distributor of fantastic count cross stitch designs by Michelle Ink Needlework Designs, ByGone Stitches, Chen Designs and Carol's Needle Sketches.
Sue Hillis Designs Seasonal, holiday, patriotic, or even geographical, designer Sue Hillis has been creating unique cross stitch designs for over 35 years.
Sulky of America Makers of threads, stabilizers, and pattern transfer tools for Hand Embroidery, Punchneedle, Cross-Stitch, Needlepoint, Quilting, Applique, and much more. Our most popular handwork products include Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton Petites, Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy, and Sulky Iron-On Transfer Pens.
Susan Roberts Needlepoint Design   A wholesale distributor of hand-painted needlepoint designs representing the work of Ashley & Liz Dillon, Barbara Eyre, Cook, EP Arts, Janice Gaynor, HCalderon, MountainHeir, Patricia and Susan Roberts.
Sweetheart Tree, The The Sweetheart Tree, founded in 1984 by designer Sandra Cox Vanosdall, is well known & respected in the industry & provides a complete selection of high quality cross stitch designs to stitchery enthusiasts across the United States and abroad. Over 800 designs are now available in leaflet, kit and card formats and represent a multitude of different styles from whimsical to traditional to contemporary often using a variety of added stitches with explicit diagrams and  clearly written directions to help expand the needle worker's repertoire.

Treenway Silks Treenway Silks fills all your creative needlework needs with 100 hand-dyed solid colours in silk ribbons and threads. 74 hand-painted variegated colour schemes available in the Montano Series; the Canadiana Series is composed of 30 colour schemes and the Gulf Islands Series with 17 colour schemes.
Threadnuts New US importer for Painter's Threads replacing YLI Corp. Painter's Threads are fibers hand-painted in colorways that represent a painting or color scheme used by a famous painter.
Valdani Finally, the thread all cross-stitchers and embroiderers were waiting for! The Fabulous Valdani 6-Ply Cotton Floss in a New, Fresh Design! It's the Perfect thread you want: Artistic, Hand-Dyed, Colorfast (All colors!), Easy-to-work-with, Big yardage (10m for $1.50/skein), Kit-Friendly. Enjoy all the mesmerizing colors in 6-ply, 3-strand Floss, Perle cotton, Silks.
Voila! C’est Fini! Handpainted canvases for belts, shoes and handbags. Finishing and stitching service.
Weeks Dye Works Offering hand-dyed pearl cotton, cotton sewing thread and wool fabric to stitchers of all kinds, including cross stitchers, needlepointers, quilters, and rug hookers.
Wichelt Imports Your complete distributor of fabric, books, kits and accessories including: Mill Hill, Permin, Jobelan, Heritage Stitchcraft, Eva Rosenstand, Debbie Mumm, Gingher, Thea Gouveneur, DMC, Rico, YLI, and Kreinik.
Yarn Craft Supplies Supplier for knitting, crochet and needleart accessories; pattern designers; Christmas stockings, Dovo and Tooltron Scissors, and African reed baskets.
Yarn Tree Your store's best source for counted cross stitch! We have many of our own products including Stitcher's Lotion, perforated paper, glass paperweights, journals, Olde Time Santas and Snow Folks kits, Stitcher's Watches and Earrings, plus Zweigart, Charles Craft, Gingher, American Dream, Dohler, John James, books from your favorite designers and more!  

Needlework Retailer,117 Alexander Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010. Phone: 800-561-5380 or 515-232-6507. Fax 515-232-0789. email info@needleworkretailer.com

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