Friday, May 26, 2006

ask crafty response: wire jewellery display & crewel embroidery wool

x I want to purchase a jewellery display from a local supplier, but I'm not sure where to go. The rack would be used to display necklaces for craft sales and show, and, ideally, would have a tree-like shape (where the necklaces would hang from the branches). I am hoping someone could tell me either where where I can purchase something like this, or where I could get one made. - Michelle

-Actually, I was at Ikea the other day, and they have these cute tree shaped wire thingies, that would probably work to hang jewlery off of. And they were like 7 bucks. The price alone makes it worth it.
-king display...on adelaide, west of spadina on the north west corner...they have those tree things you were talking about. across the street from king displays is another retail display store (can't remember the name of the store...starts with p) they have tons of things for jewelry. (Wm Prager is at 391 Adelaide)
-Toronto Jewellery Supply (T.J. Supply)- on Camden, just off Spadina. They're near the end on the south side. It's a bit weird and cluttered, but my parents used to send me there for all sorts of jewewllery and watch supplies.

x Any idea where I can find crewel embroidery wool in the city? I tried Romni on Queen without any success. Appleton brand would be ideal. - Megan

-I've been looking for Appleton crewel wool too, with very little luck. Someone suggested a place called Nimble Thimble on Yonge at Lawrence, but I haven't been able to get in touch with them because they were closed all this week. I think there are a few Canadian online stores that sell it too, but I'm still researching that.

[Any other tips for Megan, dear readers?]


Blogger Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Regarding the crewel thread try also I think I saw a needlework shop in Yorkville but I can't recall the name.

9:27 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been to the Nimble Thimble, it's awesome. They have an astonishing selection, although not appleton. (I asked for it too, because that's what the author mentions in The New Crewel book) but the woman was very informative and knew the weight of appleton vs the weight of DMC, and had tons of options.

It's pretty Mom&Pop so I'm not surprised they would just close up for a week, but do persevere!

9:31 a.m.  
Anonymous Megan said...

Yeah, I was taking my cues from the New Crewel book as well (I LOVE it!)
I bought some wool on eBay, but that's a bit of a crap-shoot (not everyone who identifies what they're selling as crewel wool seems to know what crewel wool actually is). I'll check out Nimble Thimble. Thanks so much! You guys are fantastic.

1:54 p.m.  
Anonymous April said...

You can buy Appleton Yarns from Pointers.
Unfortunately she doesn't have a storefront in Toronto anymore. But you can buy from her online shop.

1:35 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, Pointers is the name of the Yorkville needlework shop that Heather mentioned in her posting. While it's stricly online/mail order now, the owner also had a booth last year at the Creative Sewing and Needlework Festival at the Convention Centre in the Fall.

10:03 a.m.  

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