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Wholesale Suppliers of Needlework

These businesses sell needlework supplies, designs, and accessories wholesale 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!

Accoutrement Designs An accessory business currently offering scissor fobs and magnets for holidays, special events and interest. For that extra touch to fit your mood, project or holiday. 
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.
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.
Artsi 2 Beautiful Wool Felt applique Kits and No Sew Quilt Kits. Each wool felt kits includes precut wool felt pieces. needles, floss, stitch glossary, illustrations and instructions.
BeStitchMe Hand Dyed Cross Stitch Fabrics. All fabrics are hand-dyed one at a time resulting in unique pieces with no two alike. 
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.
Burmilana The Needle Works in Austin, TX has taken over Burmilana Wool Thread. Available in 256 colors!
By Jupiter! By Jupiter®! has been selling US MADE charms since 1985. All charms are shown actual size and available in three finishes: raw brass, antique gold, and antique silver. 
CBK Needlepoint A Wholesale Distributor of colorful hand painted Needlepoint Canvases for all levels of stitchers. Newly added artists Ginny Diezel, and Karen & Mary Hammerschmidt.
Chris Lewis Distributing a.bradley Needlearts, Dream House Ventures, Winnetka Stitchery, Kristine Kingston Designs, Waterweave, Tango and Chocolate, Hilary Jean Designs, Pajamas and Chocolate, and Kathryn Molineux.
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.
Dames of the Needle An eclectic textile design company that offers hand dyed linens, velvet, Pom Pom, trims and other finishing needs. Designer and teacher of counted work, wool, 3D creations and more.

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.
Edmar Co. Brazilian embroidery kits, books, and videos. Premium quality hand-dyed rayon threads in seven weights and over 200 color combinations.
EmmaCreation An importer and a wholesaler of bag handles, Japanese cloth & threads for handicrafts, embroidery, cross-stitch, Sashiko, quilt, and knitting. EmmaCreation is a sole importer of Olympus, INAZUMA, Nakajima, & Kanda.

EyeCandy Needleart your source for fun, easy to stitch, colorful and whimsical hand painted needlepoint canvases, many of which come with stitch guides. Popular themes include birds, holidays, mid-century styles and geometrics
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.
Fabric Flair is an established producer of high quality printed cross stitch fabrics with the largest range: woven in Europe, printed in the USA, supporting the stitching community since 1990.
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.

Fiber on a Whim Hand dyed cross stitch fabrics, including a new Coffee Series, in aida cotton and linen, evenweave, and high count linens. Wholesaler provider of hand-dyed fibers, textures, fabrics for quilting, cross stitch, needlepoint, mixed media or garments.

Flamingo Toes High quality needle minders for any stitch project – we have everything from everyday stitchy themes to holiday minders, as well as our popular Main Street Shops series. We also have new cross stitch charts and more products designed by Beverly McCullough, including designs to coordinate with her fabric collections.

Fleur de Paris Established in 1975, Fleur de Paris is an importer and distributor of fine needle arts for needlepoint, cross-stitch, knitting and crochet.We carry exclusive hand-painted designs by Trubey, Once In A Blue Moon by Sandra Gilmore, Designs by Tonya, and European SEG & Royal Paris canvases.

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.

Global Artisans Global Artisans is the primary and largest North American distributor of House of Embroidery products. We also carry a huge selection of gift items. All products from Global Artisans are sourced in accordance with Fair Trade guidelines.
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.
Gone Stitching Home of New stitch book for Jewish canvases, Holey Stitches. Specializing in Judaic canvases, Judaic needlepoint and Tallit canvases.
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.
Heart in Hand A needleart company that produces leaflets and kits. Heart in Hand Needleart combines traditions and innovation to create needleart from the heart.
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.
Imaginating Producing the finest quality cross-stitch kits and leaflets since 1997. We carry cross stitch designs by Ursula Michaels, Sandra Cozzolino, Mary Engelbreit, and Diane Arthurs.
Initial K Studio Kristi Schroeder Larson is the creator of Initial K Studio, offering original hand stitch-painted needlepoint canvases. Kristi’s designs are inspired by travel as well as art, nature, and fashion.  

Ink Circles
Ink Circles brings to you a unique collection of original graphic samplers and Celtic designs.
j child designs Hand painted needlepoint designs including eyeglass cases, baby, pillows and frames .  j. child designs was started by that determined six year old. It just took a little while to realize my dream.
Jean Smith Designs A leading designer of lovely handpainted needlepoint canvases. Jean Smith Designs showcases an extensive selection of florals and traditional canvases.
Judi & Co. Needlepoint offers an exciting, innovative collection of contemporary and traditional needlepoint canvases. Wonderful selection of vintage style needlepoint handbag designs.
Just Another Button Company Handmade polymer clay buttons, ideal for embellishing all types of needleart. Over 700 designs available.

Kate Dickerson Bright and cheerful hand painted needlepoint canvases . Designer Kate S. H. Dickerson creates top quality needlepoint canvases featuring her own designs and those of numerous other artists. Founded in 1972, the company sells wholesale only.

Keslyn's Designs to inspire your needle. Keslyn's specializes in sym-stitching combining the use of beads, buttons, and other forms of embellishing techniques.
Luhu Stitches Fun little patterns for the modern stitcher including Animal Alphabets, and Little Flings. Cyndy Young creates bright and whimsical cross stitch designs instilled with a love of textiles by her Mom and armed with a background in graphic design.
Madeleine Elizabeth I am a young needlepoint canvas designer and offer a bright, whimsical line designs to the needlepoint community!  It isn't your grandmother's needlepoint ... these bright colors, whimsical topics and lovely calligraphy promise something for everyone.

Mattingly Low Vision Mattingly Low Vision specializes in lighting and magnification products. Help your clients see things bigger, brighter and their very best!
The Meredith Collection offers a diverse line of hand-painted needlepoint canvases including bell pulls, needlepoint belts, brick covers, Christmas ornaments, coasters, cummerbunds, picture frames, eye-glass cases, flasks, luggage rack straps, purses, rugs, Christmas stockings and more!  Needle Buddies and Needle Bling are fun and functional magnets created by Meredith Willett.
Needle Bling Designs Needle Bling Designs is all about original & fun designs that everyone can relate to and use in everyday usages! Our Hand Dyed Linens are created with all cross stitchers in mind for colors useful for whatever they are stitching!

October House Fiber Arts Original cross stitch designs that celebrate a love of traditional ways and making things by hand. Knitting, sewing and needlework often make their way into the designs created by owner Robin Sample.
Painted Pony Designs
Beautifully hand-painted needlepoint from Painted Pony, Mary Engelbreit, Petei, Mary Charles, Diane Pedersen, Lori Lynn Simms, Lori Seibert, Danielle Murray, Max & Oscar, Suzanne Nicoll, Diane Kater, Nicole Tamarin, Sally Swannell, Lynne Andrews, Two Bananas, Betsy B., Teresa Kogut, HolliHocks, Deb Strain, and Linda Spivey.

The Poke-a-Dot Organizer is a stylish and functional organizer that is fully customizable to fit every stitcher’s unique needs in seconds. Protect and “travelize” your needlework supplies from the “drawer out the door.”
Primrose Cottage Stitches A family run business, run by 4 sisters and their mom. Lindsay and Katie create trend-setting, high quality needlework charts at affordable prices.
Puffin Collection by Art & SoulWorks has been providing unique, handmade Needle Nannies, Needle Threaders, and Needlecraft Accessories for over 16 years beautifully designed for knitting, quilting, embroidery, sewing and all types of needlecrafts.
Rainbow Gallery For over 30 years Rainbow Gallery has been on the cutting edge of bringing new and innovative threads to the stitching community. From Silk, Cotton, Bamboo, Linen and Metallics, there are over 50 different specialty yarns that we present for your enjoyment.

Rebel Stitcher Designs creates cross stitch charts, and unique artist drawn original design enamel needle minders.
Robin Pickens creates fresh, colorful, modern designs for fabric, quilt patterns and cross stitch.

Rogue Stitchery Purveyor of cross-stitch, including custom-trimmed Aida pieces, charts and kits, often with hobby and humorous themes. Most items have a practical purpose, e.g., bookmarks, keychains, coasters, mousepads.
Rogue Wholesale Representing Atomic Ranch cross stitch Fabric, Sunflower Printed Fabric as well as Print on Demand cross stitch apparel.
Rosewood Manor Award winning cross stitch designs by Karen Kluba, specializing in quilted look designs, unique samplers, bell pulls and bell pull rods.
Rosie & Me Designs We design original cross stitch from everyday thoughts, poems plus Halloween, Snowmen and of course Christmas. Fun and whimsical cross stitch designs.
Running with Needles and Scissors is the home of historic sampler reproductions, creative and fun cross stitch projects, kits and smalls. We offer competitive shipping and an automatic program with free shipping.
Search Press
Have sew much fun with our great range of practical and beautiful needlecraft and embroidery titles! Search Press is an independent, multi award-winning, family owned art and craft book publisher.
Stitching Pretty Distributor of fantastic count cross stitch designs by Michelle Ink Needlework Designs, ByGone Stitches, Chen Designs and Carol's Needle Sketches.
Sullivans USA Sullivans Floss takes your creativity to the next level. From 100% Egyptian cotton and a unique RelaxTwist™ manufacturing process to an easy-to-match 489 solid color numbering system. Distributor for Easy Guide Ball-Tip Needles, Sullivans Quilt Basting Spray and Quilter's Design Table.
Summer House Stitch Workes Summer House Stitche Workes is the counted thread design company of graphic designer, Beth Ann Seal.
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.

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.

ThreadworX is an independent producer and supplier of beautiful and vibrant hand over-dyed embroidery threads in hundreds of custom colors and many styles. Our state of the art production and distribution center is located in Orange County, California. Our products are sold through fine retailers worldwide.
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.
Très Chic Stitchery is an online boutique featuring American made scissors from our Scissorists collection and accessories as well as the elegant kits, scissors and haberdashery items from Maison Sajou of Versailles, France. We happily supply products to over 560 shops throughout the US and Canada.

ViviLux LED Lights, Magnifiers and Lasers are designed specifically to make your needlework easier to see and stitch. Designed by experienced needle workers who understand your needs Natural Daylight lighting, 3x Magnification, Small, Lightweight and Portable – exactly what you need. See Brighter...See Bigger...See Better…with ViviLux.

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 Tree The number one wholesale distributor for counted cross stitch. 1000's of products guaranteed to increase your sales. We carry Q-Snap, Zweigart, Fabric Flair, Charles Craft, DMC Floss, John James, Bohin France, Gingher, FA Edmunds, Lady Dots Creates, and more!

Zweigart High-grade needlework fabrics and damasks – since 1877. The high-grade, easy-care materials are produced exclusively at the company’s headquarters in Germany. 

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