Which INS Are Best?

Which INS Are Best?

Post by Suzann » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 09:14:41



Hey All,

Still working on that sampler chart.  It probably wouldn't take so
long, but I keep getting bored with the chart and jumping to something
else.  I'm probably going to end up with 3 to 5 pieces of graph paper
and am wondering how to put them all together.  Trying to go from one
piece of paper to another while stitching seems like trouble.  Any
suggestions?

My main question now is which INS (internet needlework store, yes?) I
should order supplies from.  There is a needlework store here in MS,
but it's almost two hours from here, and hubby and I don't always have
time for a long drive like that.  However, I do plan on stopping by
there before I start stitching for some advice on a few things,
particularly doing hardanger.  There may be other stores in the state;
if there are, I'm sure they're all long drives from me.  We have a
Michael's and Hobby Lobby in town, but of course they have a limited
supply of cross stitch stuff.  So, that leaves me with the net.

Do most of you who shop online prefer large retail stores like
Herrschners or something smaller?  I've been investigating what's
available online and so far have a very long list.  However, I'd like
to know which y'all like--which ones have the most things available,
fastest delivery, trustworthiness, ease of ordering, and such like.  
Although I realize this may result in a flood of replies (here's
hoping), I'll look for a few that get named the most often.

Thaks for any help you can give,
Suzanne

 
 
 

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Post by Beck » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 10:10:04


www.maryjanes.com is very good, huge selection, and first rate, very fast
service.

Becky

 
 
 

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Post by Dr. Bra » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 10:55:53


I've gotten the best service and the absolute fastest shipping from
Denise at Threadneedlestreet in Issaquah, WA: www.threadneedlestreet.com
  Recently she made a rare mistake and sent me the wrong skein of
thread.  When I asked about exchanging it, she told me to keep it and
sent me the correct one gratis.

I've also had very good luck with Kim at http://www.kims-stitchingshop.com

I love browsing at the Silver Needle (www.thesilverneedle.com) but I've
had some issues with their service and communication lately.

Good luck,

Elizabeth

Quote:

> Hey All,

> Still working on that sampler chart.  It probably wouldn't take so long,
> but I keep getting bored with the chart and jumping to something else.  
> I'm probably going to end up with 3 to 5 pieces of graph paper and am
> wondering how to put them all together.  Trying to go from one piece of
> paper to another while stitching seems like trouble.  Any suggestions?

> My main question now is which INS (internet needlework store, yes?) I
> should order supplies from.  There is a needlework store here in MS, but
> it's almost two hours from here, and hubby and I don't always have time
> for a long drive like that.  However, I do plan on stopping by there
> before I start stitching for some advice on a few things, particularly
> doing hardanger.  There may be other stores in the state; if there are,
> I'm sure they're all long drives from me.  We have a Michael's and Hobby
> Lobby in town, but of course they have a limited supply of cross stitch
> stuff.  So, that leaves me with the net.

> Do most of you who shop online prefer large retail stores like
> Herrschners or something smaller?  I've been investigating what's
> available online and so far have a very long list.  However, I'd like to
> know which y'all like--which ones have the most things available,
> fastest delivery, trustworthiness, ease of ordering, and such like.  
> Although I realize this may result in a flood of replies (here's
> hoping), I'll look for a few that get named the most often.

> Thaks for any help you can give,
> Suzanne

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*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~living well is the best revenge~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
The most important thing one woman can do for another is to illuminate
and expand her sense of actual possibilities. --Adrienne Rich
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
 
 
 

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Post by Rhea » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 11:31:50


I have shopped with maryjanes.com for years PRIOR to this thing we call the
internet.  I did the mail order thing.  Now, that I shop on the net I still use
them.  They are well stocked and you can even call them if you need advice.  

I also use the Stitcher'sCloset on the internet.  The have free shipping over
$30.  They have a good selection as well.  

Rhea from KY

 
 
 

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Post by Darl » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 11:44:33


On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 18:14:41 -0600, Suzanne

Quote:

>Still working on that sampler chart.  It probably wouldn't take so
>long, but I keep getting bored with the chart and jumping to something
>else.  I'm probably going to end up with 3 to 5 pieces of graph paper
>and am wondering how to put them all together.  Trying to go from one
>piece of paper to another while stitching seems like trouble.  Any
>suggestions?

Ummmm, my guess is you haven't really done any large projects yet,
Suzanne.  Welcome to the world of the BAP (Big-Arsed Project).  Make
copies and tape them together, so that you can see how all the
segments fit together, even if you're only working from one segment at
a time, with just one segment in hand (or on your magnet board or
wherever you keep your chart while stitching).
Darla
Sacred cows make great hamburgers.
 
 
 

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Post by Ericka Kammere » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 12:45:17


Quote:

> My main question now is which INS (internet needlework store, yes?) I
> should order supplies from.

        I really like Elegant Stitch (http://www.elegantstitch.com).

Best wishes,
Ericka

 
 
 

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Post by Jenn Ridle » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 12:26:51


Quote:

>Do most of you who shop online prefer large retail stores like
>Herrschners or something smaller?  I've been investigating what's
>available online and so far have a very long list.  However, I'd like
>to know which y'all like--which ones have the most things available,
>fastest delivery, trustworthiness, ease of ordering, and such like.  

www.maryjanes.com
www.nordicneedle.com
www.threadneedlestreet.com
www.threadexpress.com
www.wyndhamneedleworks.com

all get far too much of my cash (as I've already reached SABLE, I
don't *need* anything else.....).

All are fairly fast on delivery (assuming they've not been backordered
by their suppliers); I've never had a problem with an order from any
of them.

jenn
--
Jenn Ridley

WIP: Art Stitch Rose Trio, Emperor's Coat, Stretch, Halloween Circle
Most recently Finished: Santa Christmas Stocking, Will Work for Freezer Space, Turnberry Ridge

 
 
 

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Post by explore » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 12:55:29



Quote:
> On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 18:14:41 -0600, Suzanne

> >Still working on that sampler chart.  It probably wouldn't take so
> >long, but I keep getting bored with the chart and jumping to something
> >else.  I'm probably going to end up with 3 to 5 pieces of graph paper
> >and am wondering how to put them all together.  Trying to go from one
> >piece of paper to another while stitching seems like trouble.  Any
> >suggestions?
> Ummmm, my guess is you haven't really done any large projects yet,
> Suzanne.  Welcome to the world of the BAP (Big-Arsed Project

<<SNIP>>

So, is a BAP akin to a WAG? (Wild Arse Guess)

 
 
 

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Post by Boohoo19 » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 13:55:49


<< I've been investigating what's
available online and so far have a very long list.  However, I'd like
to know which y'all like--which ones have the most things available,
fastest delivery, trustworthiness, ease of ordering, and such like.  

Quote:
>><BR><BR>

Hi Suzanne.  I have ordered from Wyndham Needleworks for years and have been
completely happy.  Several times I have ordered thread I needed and told Lydia
the other colors I had and asked her to pick some fabric that would be good
with the colors.  I have been delighted with her choice.  Her service is fast,
accurate and she carries a very large supply of lots of things.  The web site
is   www.wyndhamneedleworks.com    I also find that her web site is quite easy
to use and  very well organized.  Boo
 
 
 

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Post by Suzann » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 14:06:36



Quote:
> On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 18:14:41 -0600, Suzanne

>> Still working on that sampler chart.  It probably wouldn't take so
>> long, but I keep getting bored with the chart and jumping to something
>> else.  I'm probably going to end up with 3 to 5 pieces of graph paper
>> and am wondering how to put them all together.  Trying to go from one
>> piece of paper to another while stitching seems like trouble.  Any
>> suggestions?
> Ummmm, my guess is you haven't really done any large projects yet,
> Suzanne.  Welcome to the world of the BAP (Big-Arsed Project).  Make
> copies and tape them together, so that you can see how all the
> segments fit together, even if you're only working from one segment at
> a time, with just one segment in hand (or on your magnet board or
> wherever you keep your chart while stitching).
> Darla
> Sacred cows make great hamburgers.

Thanks for the suggestion, Darla; I had thought of something like that.
 I have done large projects before, just none of my own.  This is a new
experience for me.  :-)
 
 
 

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Post by Dianne Lewandowsk » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 21:58:12


Thus far, nobody has mentioned a wonderful INS/LNS:
http://www.nordicneedle.com  and they have a catalogue.  Their specialty
is hardanger emb. but they have lots of other things to droool over as well.

All the other shops mentioned are great, and I am sure there are others.
  Scarlet Letter?  I think that's the right name.  I've ordered from
them long ago.

Herrschner's is slow but reputable.
Dianne

Quote:

> Hey All,

> Still working on that sampler chart.  It probably wouldn't take so long,
> but I keep getting bored with the chart and jumping to something else.  
> I'm probably going to end up with 3 to 5 pieces of graph paper and am
> wondering how to put them all together.  Trying to go from one piece of
> paper to another while stitching seems like trouble.  Any suggestions?

> My main question now is which INS (internet needlework store, yes?) I
> should order supplies from.  There is a needlework store here in MS, but
> it's almost two hours from here, and hubby and I don't always have time
> for a long drive like that.  However, I do plan on stopping by there
> before I start stitching for some advice on a few things, particularly
> doing hardanger.  There may be other stores in the state; if there are,
> I'm sure they're all long drives from me.  We have a Michael's and Hobby
> Lobby in town, but of course they have a limited supply of cross stitch
> stuff.  So, that leaves me with the net.

> Do most of you who shop online prefer large retail stores like
> Herrschners or something smaller?  I've been investigating what's
> available online and so far have a very long list.  However, I'd like to
> know which y'all like--which ones have the most things available,
> fastest delivery, trustworthiness, ease of ordering, and such like.  
> Although I realize this may result in a flood of replies (here's
> hoping), I'll look for a few that get named the most often.

> Thaks for any help you can give,
> Suzanne

 
 
 

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Post by Dr. Bra » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 23:04:59


Quote:

> Thus far, nobody has mentioned a wonderful INS/LNS:
> http://www.nordicneedle.com  and they have a catalogue.  Their specialty
> is hardanger emb. but they have lots of other things to droool over as
> well.

I purposely didn't mention Nordic Needle, but now that you bring them
up, the last time I ordered from them, I ordered from Threadneedle
Street as well.  Nordic didn't have the Leah's Overdyed I needed, but I
ordered everything else I needed for that project there before trying
Threadneedle.  My Nordic Needle order arrived *weeks* after my
Threadneedle Street order.  I know where I'm going first next time.

Elizabeth
--
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~living well is the best revenge~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
The most important thing one woman can do for another is to illuminate
and expand her sense of actual possibilities. --Adrienne Rich
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

 
 
 

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Post by Sorceres » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 23:15:28


Suzanne opined thusly:

[snipped]

Quote:
> My main question now is which INS (internet needlework store, yes?) I
> should order supplies from.

[snipped]

My current favorite is Nordic Needle http://www.nordicneedle.com/. Very large
selection, decent prices, reasonable shipping. And they enclose a printed
catalog with their order so you can sit and dream where ever you want.

--
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Post by Sorceres » Sun, 29 Feb 2004 23:25:04


Dr. Brat opined thusly:

Quote:

>> Thus far, nobody has mentioned a wonderful INS/LNS:
>> http://www.nordicneedle.com  and they have a catalogue.  Their specialty
>> is hardanger emb. but they have lots of other things to droool over as
>> well.

> I purposely didn't mention Nordic Needle, but now that you bring them
> up, the last time I ordered from them, I ordered from Threadneedle
> Street as well.  Nordic didn't have the Leah's Overdyed I needed, but I
> ordered everything else I needed for that project there before trying
> Threadneedle.  My Nordic Needle order arrived *weeks* after my
> Threadneedle Street order.  I know where I'm going first next time.

> Elizabeth

Interesting. I ordered some linen from Fabrics-store.com
http://www.fabrics-store.com/ (free swatching!) the same day I ordered from
NN. The fabric arrived within a few days, the NN took about a week. I put
it down to one shipping from L.A. and the other shipping from Fargo. I had
ordered during that really bad snowstorm in the early part of Feb, and I
figured the mail was taking a bit longer to actually get out of the snowy
midwest. I also didn't pay much attention to shipping time since I was
kitting up a future project and it wasn't time sensitive.

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Post by Dianne Lewandowsk » Mon, 01 Mar 2004 02:01:48


Quote:

> I purposely didn't mention Nordic Needle, but now that you bring them
> up, the last time I ordered from them, I ordered from Threadneedle
> Street as well.  Nordic didn't have the Leah's Overdyed I needed, but I
> ordered everything else I needed for that project there before trying
> Threadneedle.  My Nordic Needle order arrived *weeks* after my
> Threadneedle Street order.  I know where I'm going first next time.

I'm sorry to hear this.  I've ordered in the past and it was reasonable
delivery.  (7 to 10 days, can't remember exactly).  I hope they're
observing these comments. <g>
Dianne