Welcome to A Threaded Neelde

Welcome to A Threaded Neelde

There is an intangible but deeply felt quality contained in an object made by our own hands.

A Threaded Needle exists because I believe in the importance of both making things by hand and of having made-by-hand things in our lives.

A Threaded Needle is an independent owned Canadian business (just me with occasional help)

I always like to have your ideas and comments, and absolutely I want to know if there are ever problems with my website, or products, or your orders. Please use e-mail to contact me, it simplifies my workload.


I'm looking forward to another season of being part of your creativity!

New 2024

New 2024

I know many of us want to reduce the use of plastics and over packaging. Now you can add a note on your order at checkout requesting minimal plastic packaging.

Blog posts

boro stitched blanket, Susan Fletcher 2000

More Boro Stitching Thoughts & Photographs

I love boro stitching. I love the feel of pulling thread through cloth.  I love the 'rule-less-ness' of it, and the minimalism of it.

I love picking bits of cloth for their colours and textures and then stitching them together until I have a new big piece of fabric. 

Scrap fabrics, a needle, some thread, that's it. 

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Sashiko Stitching

How to stitch Traditional Pattern Olympus Sashiko Samplers

These sashiko patterns are printed with wash out ink, ready to stitch. They are the large pattern continuous lines traditional sashiko patterns, (Moyo-sashi Sashiko). These instructions cover questions you may have about the fabric and threads, how to start and continue your stitching, washing instructions other things I am frequently asked.

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Use pre-quilted batting for your Sashiko Projects

How to quilt a sashiko project?
It's a dilemma.
You don't want to machine stitch over your hand stitched work, but you also don't want the filling and backing layers to separate ....

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