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Needle In A Haystack
Alameda, CA
Offical Blog for Needle In A Haystack - purveyor of fine needlework supplies
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Saturday August 8, 2020 from noon-2pm our website will be offline while our server is relocated. We appreciate your patience. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2020 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
Just Nan re-released 2 of the Nan's lovely samplers in April and we've had several people request substitutions for some of the no longer available Au Ver a Soie 100/3 colors as well as Trebizond. We have edited the list... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2020 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
With the shelter in place directive in place in all of the SF Bay Area counties, the shop will be closed through April 7th. You can call us and leave a message, send us an e-mail or order through our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
Due to the COVID-19 Virus I have made the decision to close the store to walk-in visits through March 30th starting the end of today. If you wish to make an appointment to visit us we will be asking health... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2020 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
Unfortunately we will be closed Saturday January 11th, 2020. We are all sick or getting sick so for only the 3rd time in 21 years, I have decided to close the store on a normally open day. If you need... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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For many years we've sold Zweigart's Kingston as an embroidery fabric and were never concerned about the "count". It wasn't made for counted work but for surface embroidery. The older mill runs (which we have) are in the 53/59 range.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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Inspirations Studios has finished their second printing of the Factoria VII and Botanica books. Our copies are in transit to us. If you love embroidery these are fabulous books for your library. Mary Corbet has a review of Botanica as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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We had heard through the grapevine recently about Betsy Morgan having a book published by Inspirations Studios and we got official notification yesterday. It's called Willing Hands and features 8 Etuis and their accessories in counted cross-stitch. The book is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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Our shipment of the 2 newest Hands Across The Sea Samplers will be here this week. Nicola had planned for a launch on June 12th, but some photos got published early so the release date got pushed up. We have... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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Lucy Navier 1818 will be releasing on May 1st as Nicola's 2019 Queen of the May. Nicola released photos this morning ahead of her planned schedule. I was able to see the sampler in person in March at the Nashville... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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We have had quite a few requests to look at bringing in the Rolaframe scroll system as one of our scroll frame options and we have decided to do that. Debi picked up one at the Nashville Market and loves... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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This lovely new limited edition sampler is on its way to us from England. We are offering Zweigart Summer Khaki in 28, 32, 36 & 40 count, each with a 3" margin as well as Light Mocha. Summer Khaki is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
We received an e-mail this morning from Linda and Alan Ebright at Lizzie*Kate and they are closing the business the end of March. Their final release will be Spring Smalls at the beginning of March. We'll be able to do... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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We've been talking with Elisabetta for the past few weeks about carrying her new embroidery monogram book and our order shipped from Italy on Feb 2nd. So we expect our copies to arrive in the US around the middle of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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Cheryl will be releasing a Limited Edition kit at the March Nashville market called Stand for Freedom. You can order the kit with either linen (28 count) or Aida (14) hand-dyed by Picture This Plus. We are currently taking pre-orders... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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We created a silk conversion for By The Bay Needleart's Serenity Harbor when it was released back in 2015 and we have done the same for the new Harbor Haven design. We have parts 1 and 2 of the chart... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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The last of the 5 Mouse In A House designs from Just Nan will be shipping to us in a couple of weeks. If you are on auto with us for this series your name is already on our list.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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Jackie and I have finally wrapped up what she is teaching the end of March. With 4 new projects it'll be a jam packed weekend. 1 is completely designed (Bottle Tray) but the other 3 are still being completed so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
We have this linen coming in January but it is already pre-sold so we have more on order which we expect to get in February. Alba Maxima is the preferred fabric by Mary Corbet for many of her designs. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
Several designers used Northern Cross linens for their series, including the new Little House Needleworks Farmhouse Christmas series. The distributor for the fabric closed in December 2017 but we have arranged with another of our distributors to bring the fabric... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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Earlier this year we were able to work with our Au ver a Soie distributor here in the states (the amazing Lamora & Issa) and bring in a few of the AVAS metallics. What you might not now is that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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Just Nan has released photos of the 2 new Christmas mice - yes there are 2 this year. One is the continuation of the 2017 Mouse In A House series and the other is the 2017 Mrs. Santa Gingerbread Mouse.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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DMC recently announced that they will be releasing 35 new colors in November. We have added the individual colors to our online catalog. If you are interested in pre-ordering them we have added 3 ways to do this: 2017 Collectors... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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If you collect scissors the 2017 Gingher Lauren scissors have arrived. We've got 4in for embroidery, 5in for general use and 8in dress maker shears, great for cutting fabric. You'll find them in our online Scissors page. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack
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Tulip makes fabulous needles, especially their beading needles which flex but don't stay bent. They have added a new Beading Assortment with 1 ea of #10 short, #10 long, #11 & #12. A great way to try their main beading... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at What's New @ Needle In A Haystack