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Welcome to A Threaded Needle. Enjoy your summer shopping!

It's summer. As you might expect from this "one horse show" (I'm the horse :-) orders are taking a little longer to leave here, and more items are out of stock. That's so I can come back with new ideas and products and energy in the fall!

Enjoy your summer :-) Susan

Learn how to Sashiko stitch

Learn Sashiko

These 4 free Sashiko Tutorials were written for beginners but are organized so you can quickly find areas you may want to review. I hope you will enjoy sashiko stitching as much as I do!

How to sashiko stitch

Sashiko Blog Posts

Tulip Hiroshima Hand Sewing Needles

How Hand Sewing Needles are Made

How Needles are made.
I have hand sewing needles on my mind this month, and I came across a video showing how sewing needles are made. I've put the link in this blog. It shows the process from steel wire to the finished nickel plated and gold eye dipped needle. Its pretty cool to see how it's done. 
Cohana Mesoba hand Sewing Needles
Here are two things I didn't know. Nickel plating is to stop rusting, and the gold eye dip is to make the eye easier to see (therefore to thread).

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Broken Needle Day

Broken Needle Day

Thoughts on Broken Needle Day

 

TC guarding needles

Look back through what you remember of your history and culture and remember all the needle sewn cloth made, needed, and used. Today is a chance to pause and give respect to the importance of this little tool!

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Beautiful Tools

Beautiful Tools

Beautiful Tools

Today I read this:

"When you find something you like, take good care of it and use it for a long time"

beautiful tools

 

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