About me & A Threaded Needle


I'm Susan Fletcher, owner of A Threaded Needle.

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 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 :-)

I hope you will explore my blog, sign up for my e-letters, browse around the online store pages and generally make yourself at home.

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.


wrapped in my boro stitching



 This is me wrapped in the boro blanket I made. I am addicted to boro stitching! Below is the same boro fabric and my '3 recycled shirts' dress.

my boro and my recycled t-shirts dress 

A Threaded Needle began in 2005 with sashiko stitching patterns and supplies.  My product focus areas are still mainly sashiko stitching supplies, and Japanese dyed yarn cotton fabrics.  As well as these categories I carry kits, patterns, books, and sewing notions and tools.

The photographs you see on my website are mostly taken by me (or my daughter Heather), the product samples were mostly made by me, and the descriptions are also mainly written by me. I try to use the products I sell so I can give you an informed opinion about how they perform. I am particular about quality.


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.












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 place to go. It's your project. Own it. Make it. Love it. 

Happy sewing alway,