I am Susan, the owner of A Threaded Needle.
As far back as I remember I have sewn things. I can't imagine how people manage life without a needle and thread nearby! So when I had the opportunity to start my own business, it made sense it would be about sewing.
I believe making things is important, even when we don't need to make them. It's also fun, which you already know or you wouldn't be visiting this site :)
A Threaded Needle began in 2005 with sashiko stitching patterns and supplies. We are an online sewing supply store. Our product focus areas are sashiko and boro stitching supplies, dyed yarn cotton fabrics, Japanese fabrics, metal purse frames and bag hardware and accessories. As well as the supplies for these categories we carry kits, patterns and books.
We are still a small business, the kind where you are most likely to be talking to me (Susan) whether you are looking for a project, have a question about ordering, or need a quick how to for a product or technique. I hope you will explore my blog entries, sign up for my e-letters, browse around the store pages and generally make yourself at home.
A Threaded Needle's stock room, office and studio are physically located in of an old hand-cut shingle house in Gibsons landing on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. This is the joy of online work, being able to live in such a beautiful place. From here I travel for sewing and quilting shows and run a busy online store. Should you be visiting the Sunshine Coast I'll be happy to help you visit and shop in the stockroom, but please email ahead as there is no staff here when I am not here.
The only thing left I want to say is, I hope you find my website, blogs and e-letter inspire you to a confident sense in the importance of making things by hand, and in the belief that wherever you want to go with your project is the right way. It's your project. Own it. Sew it. Love it.
Happy sewing always