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Wholesale Suppliers of Needlework

These businesses sell needlework supplies, designs, and accessories to retail businesses.

Use this list to find wholesale suppliers for counted cross stitch, needlepoint, threads, knitting, yarn, fibers, scroll frames, punch needle, and related items.

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Accoutrement Designs An accessory business currently offering scissor fobs and magnets for holidays, special events and interest. For that extra touch to fit your mood, project or holiday.
Alice Peterson Company Home of Stitch & Zip Needlepoint Kits, Hand-Painted Christmas Stockings and Popular Canvas Designs, Needlepoint Pillows. Alice Peterson Company was founded in 1974 and is now owned by Cathy Rapoza, a 23-year member of the needlepoint industry.
Annalee Waite Designs Bringing innovative designs to the needle arts... giving inspiration to the hand and the eye.
& more is the home of Z-Bar, Z-Bar Mini, Beck Designs, Julia Snyder, Mickey Snyder, Merino Wool I & II, Merino Silk I & II, Baby Alpaca, Flixen, Fine Kid, Fine Kid Silk, Beading Thread, Seed Beads (11 & 15), Drop Beads (2.8 & 3.4), Hex, Cube Beads, Needle Pullers, and Super Snips, & more!
Anne Cram Designs Custom Needlepoint Canvases. A wide selection of custom needle point designs by artist Anne Cram. Over 35 years of custom needlepoint designs to choose from.
Artful Offerings is a creative design and publishing studio focused on fresh original patterns for cross stitch, punchneedle, quilting and sewing that are fun and easy to make.
Avlea folk embroidery designs are inspired by the rich and beautiful embroidery traditions of the Mediterranean. Beautifully produced and packaged kits and patterns.
brown paper packages Distributors of SILK & IVORY and TRIO, yarns for needlepoint, cross-stitch, knitting and crochet. Made in Switzerland of 50% silk and 50% Merino wool.
Chris Lewis Distributing a.bradley Needlearts, Dream House Ventures, Winnetka Stitchery, Kristine Kingston Designs, Waterweave, Tango and Chocolate, Hilary Jean Designs, Pajamas and Chocolate, and Kathryn Molineux.
The Colonial Needle Company Needles and notions for needlework, quilting, sewing, and knitting, as well as hand-painted needlepoint canvases and self-finishing leather accessories. Brands include Colonial, John James, John James of England, Lee's Needle Arts, Mary Arden, Richard Hemming, Roxanne, and S. Thomas & Sons.
Country Garden Stitchery A collection of cross stitch and hand embroidery patterns featuring floral designs and whimsical characters. A nice selection of beginner patterns to more adventurous stitching.
DMC Maker of the world's most recommended Embroidery Floss, Charles Craft Fabrics and Needlework Supplies.
Dinky-Dyes Hand-dyed silk, cotton, and perle thread for needlework. Distributor for 24 European and Canadian designers including Chatelaine Designs, Heirloom Embroideries, Long Dog Samplers and Vetty Creations.

Doodlin' Around Design Manufacturers of quality wooden tools, The Lap-Stitch Family of frames and more for the fine fibre artist since 1984. Custom-designed and manufactured in our Wisconsin studio.
Edmar Co. Brazilian embroidery kits, books, and videos. Premium quality hand-dyed rayon threads in seven weights and over 200 color combinations.

F.A. Edmunds Manufacturing and Distributing fine needlework items for more than 55 years. We have Hoops, Frames, Stands, Stretcher Bars, Scroll Frames and accessories for all your stitching needs.

Fern Ridge Collections An exciting, often quirky, always different and fun, wholesale company with an eclectic mix of needlework accessories, unique laying tools, linen needlework kits, needlepoint kits, beaded peyote kits and more! Pat Cherry and Peggy Tipton, two friends with a love of needlework and beads, joined together to form this small company.

Fleur de Paris Established in 1975, Fleur de Paris is an importer and distributor of fine needle arts for needlepoint, cross-stitch, knitting and crochet.  We carry exclusive hand-painted designs by Trubey, "Once In A Blue Moon" by Sandra Gilmore, Designs by Tonya, and European SEG & Royal Paris canvases.
The Gentle Art Purveyors of the gently hand over-dyed Sampler Threads that give needlework that antiqued, faded, folkart look. The original over-dyed company with colorfast colors, used in cross stitch, punchneedle, quilting and needlepoint.

Gloriana Threads Gloriana Threads offers several lines of hand-dyed threads and ribbons for fine embroidery: Silk, Silk Ribbons, Princess Perle, Princess Perle Petite,  Luminescence, and Lorikeet.

Gone Stitching Home of New stitch book for Jewish canvases, Holey Stitches. Specializing in Judaic canvases, Judaic needlepoint and Tallit canvases.
Handblessings Designer of the popular "Hooked On" cross stitch series.

Hands On Design a creative studio for cross-stitch & counted thread designs. Hands On Finishing provides cross-stitch finishing services and classes.
Handy Hands We sell a full line of tatting supplies for needle and shuttle tatters. In business since 1990, Handy Hands carries books, patterns and inspirations for the both amateur and professionals.

Hoffman Distributing Co. Wholesale distributors of counted cross-stitch books and leaflets, Crescent Colours hand dyed threads, Dazor magnification lamps, punchneedle designs and more! We are also the exclusive distributor of the Limited Edition kits by Mirabilia Designs.
ICG Crafts We have an extensive assortment of craft patterns from designers from all over the world - all guaranteed to ship within one business day of your order.

Ink Circles Ink Circles brings to you a unique collection of original graphic samplers and Celtic designs.
Jean Smith Designs A leading designer of lovely handpainted needlepoint canvases. Jean Smith Designs showcases an extensive selection of florals and traditional canvases.
Joseph's Workshop Family owned and operated, Joseph's Workshop strives to provide high quality wood Needle minders, Corner Squares, and Thread Keeps for stitchers! Products created in the USA!
JP Needlepoint is a wholesale manufacturer and distributor of fine, hand-painted needlepoint designs. We use only the highest quality painting materials and Zweigart mono deluxe canvas. 

Just Another Button Company Handmade polymer clay buttons, ideal for embellishing all types of needleart. Over 700 designs available.

Kangaroo Paw Designs Original hand painted needlepoint canvases, specializing in sorority and fraternity designs. All social greek designs are Offically Greek Licensed
Kate Dickerson Hand Painted needlepoint canvases (formerly KSH). Designer Kate S. H. Dickerson creates top quality needlepoint canvases. Founded in 1972, the company sells wholesale hand painted needlepoint canvases.
Keslyn's Designs to inspire your needle. Keslyn's specializes in sym-stitching combining the use of beads, buttons, and other forms of embellishing techniques.   
Kreinik Metallic, silk, and iron-on threNeedle minders, corner squares, thread keeps, ads plus embellishments. We also distribute Tokens & Trifles perforated paper, scissors, needles, needlework tools, real metal threads, silk gauze, garment canvas, and more.
Lady Dot Creates Hand-Dyed Trims, Ribbons, Chenille & Velveteens for Needlework Finishing, Quilting, Applique ... where ever your heart and imagination lead you!
 The Meredith Collection offers a diverse line of hand-painted needlepoint canvases including bell pulls, needlepoint belts, brick covers, Christmas ornaments, coasters, cummerbunds, picture frames, eye-glass cases, flasks, luggage rack straps, purses, rugs, Christmas stockings and more!  Needle Buddies and Needle Bling are fun and functional magnets created by Meredith Willett.
Patricia Sone Known for her witty and graphic designs, Patricia's work compliments any aesthetic including both traditional and emerging needlepoint enthusiasts everywhere. Patricia Sone is passionate about needlepoint with a genuine love of stitching and teaching. 
Pepperberry Designs Unique, original, hand-painted needlepoint canvases that are fun to stitch and inspire needlepointers of all ability levels. 

Pippen Studio A line of playful and original hand painted canvases designed in British Columbia, Canada and distributed from Pippin U.S. in Washington State.

Point2Pointe Needlepoint Designs, Stitch Guides and Self-Finishing Products that make great quick gifts for Mother's Day, Graduations, Groomsmen, Bridesmaids, House Warming or Thank yous.
Puffin & Company creates beautiful handmade copper, brass and nickel needlework tools and accessories. Our products include our Patented Thread Separators, as well as our Needle Nannies, Scissor Sitters and Thread Organizers.

Rainbow Gallery For over 30 years Rainbow Gallery has been on the cutting edge of bringing new and innovative threads to the stitching community. From Silk, Cotton, Bamboo, Linen and Metallics, there are over 50 different specialty yarns that we present for your enjoyment.
Renaissance Designs Needlepoint Designs Cats Wearing Hats, Halloween, and Ugly Christmas Sweater Collection!
Rosewood Manor Award winning cross stitch designs by Karen Kluba, specializing in quilted look designs, unique samplers, bell pulls and bell pull rods.
Scissortail Designs is a cross stitch design company. Our patterns are available in specialty needlework stores throughout the United States and Canada.


Stitching Pretty  Distributor of fantastic count cross stitch designs by Michelle Ink Needlework Designs, ByGone Stitches, Chen Designs and Carol's Needle Sketches.
Sue Hillis Designs Seasonal, holiday, patriotic, or even geographical, designer Sue Hillis has been creating unique cross stitch designs for over 35 years.
Summer House Stitch Workes Summer House Stitche Workes is the counted thread design company of graphic designer, Beth Ann Seal.
Susan Roberts Needlepoint Design   A wholesale distributor of hand-painted needlepoint designs representing the work of Ashley & Liz Dillon, Barbara Eyre, Cook, EP Arts, Janice Gaynor, HCalderon, MountainHeir, Patricia and Susan Roberts.
The Sweetheart Tree was founded in 1984 by designer Sandra Cox Vanosdall and has produced thousands of designs for cross stitch lovers. Now, well known & respected in the industry, the company provides a complete selection of high quality cross stitch designs to stitchery enthusiasts all across the United States and abroad.

Threadnuts New US importer for Painter's Threads replacing YLI Corp. Painter's Threads are fibers hand-painted in colorways that represent a painting or color scheme used by a famous painter.
ThreadworX is an independent producer and supplier of beautiful and vibrant hand over-dyed embroidery threads in hundreds of custom colors and many styles. Our state of the art production and distribution center is located in Orange County, California. Our products are sold through fine retailers worldwide.

Treenway Silks Treenway Silks fills all your creative needlework needs with 100 hand-dyed solid colours in silk ribbons and threads. 74 hand-painted variegated colour schemes available in the Montano Series; the Canadiana Series is composed of 30 colour schemes and the Gulf Islands Series with 17 colour schemes.

Très Chic Stitchery is an online boutique featuring elegant Maison Sajou products for sewing, needlepoint, cross stitch and embroidery.

Valdani Finally, the thread all cross-stitchers and embroiderers were waiting for! The Fabulous Valdani 6-Ply Cotton Floss in a New, Fresh Design! It's the Perfect thread you want: Artistic, Hand-Dyed, Colorfast (All colors!), Easy-to-work-with, Big yardage (10m for $1.50/skein), Kit-Friendly. Enjoy all the mesmerizing colors in 6-ply, 3-strand Floss, Perle cotton, Silks.
Victoria Whitson is a needlepoint artist and designer who offers to the trade accessories for the needlepoint world. Based in Dallas, Texas.
Voila! C’est Fini! Handpainted canvases for belts, shoes and handbags. Finishing and stitching service.
Weeks Dye Works Offering hand-dyed pearl cotton, cotton sewing thread and wool fabric to stitchers of all kinds, including cross stitchers, needlepointers, quilters, and rug hookers.

Wichelt Imports Your complete distributor of fabric, books, kits and accessories including: Mill Hill, Permin, Jobelan, Heritage Stitchcraft, Eva Rosenstand, Debbie Mumm, Gingher, Thea Gouveneur, DMC, Rico, YLI, and Kreinik.
Yarn Craft Supplies Supplier for knitting, crochet and needleart accessories; pattern designers; Christmas stockings, Dovo and Tooltron Scissors, and African reed baskets.
Yarn Tree  The number one wholesale distributor for counted cross stitch. 1000's of products guaranteed to increase your sales. We carry Q-Snap, Zweigart, Fabric Flair, Charles Craft, DMC Floss, John James, Bohin France, Gingher, FA Edmunds, Lady Dots Creates, Pat's Needles, and more!  

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