About & Contact

Hi,  I am Susan, the owner of A Threaded Needle.

stitching in the studio

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 stitching and sewing.



I believe making things is important, even when we don't need to make them. It's also fun, but you already know or you wouldn't be visiting this site :-)

 A Threaded Needle began in 2005 with sashiko stitching patterns and supplies.  Our product focus areas are still sashiko and boro stitching supplies, and 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, books, and sewing notions. 

I am a small independent Canadian 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.

This is the old yellow shingle house where A Threaded Needle began in 2005. It was a lovely romantic place to begin a business, but times and needs change and in 2019 we moved to Maple Ridge (Near Vancouver, BC) to be near family. It has been a happy relocation for myself and for A Threaded Needle.

The only thing left I want to say is, I hope you find my website, blogs and e-letter inspire you to a confident belief 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 to go . It's your project. Own it. Sew it. Love it. 

Happy sewing always