Where do you get your supplies?

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Where do you get your supplies?

Postby Nitewing » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:14 am

Does anyone have a paticular website they go to for floss, needles, patterns, cloth, etc? The reason I ask is because it seems that ever time I go to the store in my city I have to order stuff there anyway because they don't have it. I live in a very small town, the craft stores close at 5:30 pm (which I work till every day) and are only open on saturday on the weekend, so if I forget something I can't go back till the next week. It's very frustrating.

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Re: Where do you get your supplies?

Postby jelibe » Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:11 am

I don't think I could help you in America but for anyone in the UK there's acrosstownstitching (google it) which have excellent prices on thread and they have special deals on bulk orders (they are on ebay too). Another one I've just found is petestreasuretrove.co.uk. He's got cheap thread too but he may not have all that you want as he's deals with clearance stuff. I got a fat quarter from his ebay shop for £2.99 and free p+p which i thought was a great deal.
I hope this helps people in the UK. I hope someone in the US has a great place for you :D
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Re: Where do you get your supplies?

Postby Nitewing » Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:00 am

Well I'm in Canada but normally you can ship across the border, sometimes things do get held up at customs for a ridiculous amount of time.

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Re: Where do you get your supplies?

Postby Servotron » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:57 am

I've stickied this thread. Use this thread to post places where you get your supplies from and if you can, where the website/shop is based.
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Re: Where do you get your supplies?

Postby Blink190 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:18 am

It's a common one, but Michael's. They've got all the DMC thread I need, scissors, needles, even some fabric, though now that I do big projects, their's isn't good enough for me. And their prices are reasonably cheap too. I'm not too sure if there are Michael's in Canada though >.>
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Re: Where do you get your supplies?

Postby Mak327 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:00 pm

Chains that are usually findable all over - Michael's Jo-Ann's and AC Moore - they all have threads and a small selection of fabrics/kits/etc.

online (fabrics, patterns, etc)-
123stitch.com
abcstitch.com
Joann.com (the website to Jo-Ann's sells items online as well)
acmoore.com (sells most of the dmc threads and some specialty ones, but not a big selection of fabrics)
yarntree.com (has a good list of local stores, you can see if something is near you - including a canada section. Also has a great guide on fabrics, but the shopping experience itself isn't the most convenient)
sticherscloset.com (has fabric and threads. decent selection of both)
everythingcrossstitch.com (fabric, threads, etc. Sister-site to patternsonline.com for anyone who uses that resource too)

I use Ebay a lot also for fabric and threads. I just type in the count I need and see what pops up.

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Re: Where do you get your supplies?

Postby benjibot » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:58 pm

Blink190 wrote:I'm not too sure if there are Michael's in Canada though >.>


There are but I'm told the selection isn't so great. Which could be really bad, as I don't think Michael's has that great of a selection in the first place (no Color Variations thread?!).

Lots of folks I know swear by http://www.hobbylobby.com/ but that has no online storefront and only seems to exist in the suburbs. http://www.joann.com/joann/ is where I go most of the time but I've never done mail order.

OH! Ben Franklin has an online store and they have an pretty amazing selection of fabric. I used to shop there all the time back in Virginia and I miss it so much.

I would like to hear from folks re: online ordering because if you can find a bulk source for those tiny hoop frames I used on my Super Mario Bros items set I'd be really happy.
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Re: Where do you get your supplies?

Postby DMLC » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:00 pm

Since I'm in Canada -- I order from here!
http://www.crosscanadastitching.com/

Alot of companies will NOT sell DMC floss outside of the US.

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Re: Where do you get your supplies?

Postby Nitewing » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:26 pm

Sweet! Thanks DMLC! I'm bookmarking that. Especially since the prices on that website are cheaper then what I pay at my local craft store.

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Re: Where do you get your supplies?

Postby LiquidKarma » Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:33 am

Nitewing...I'm in the same boat you are..I'm in Canada and don't get out to Michaels much. I have had some luck buying DMC lots on ebay where you can pick your own colours. I buy the majority of my fabric on ebay especially larger pieces of black aida...for some reason Michaels doesn't seem to carry bigger pieces here.

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