Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cross Stitch Kit Playful Santas Stocking - Needle Treasures, JCA

Posted by Drew Z.:

Have you taken a peak at the New Item category over at www.abullrun.com. What you will find is a whole bunch of new kits from JCA. There are some counted cross stitch kits, some Christmas stockings, some Christmas tree skirts and some needlepoint kits. We are very excited about receiving these kits and we hope you will like them as well. Over the next couple of weeks and months will be adding more JCA kits. Keep checking the New Item category at www.abullrun.com for new and exciting needlecraft items. Of course we will feature everyone of those kits right here on this blog.

Okay it is time to head on over to JCA and today's featured item is the Cross Stitch Kit Playful Santas Stocking - Needle Treasures, JCA and it resides in the Cross Stitch Kits -Holidays > Christmas Stockings category. This Santa knows how to have fun. Some candy cane fun, some balloon fun, and he even has one of the reindeer out and having fun. What's this now he and Mrs. Claus are out skating. You will have fun with this Santa and this playful stocking. The finished size of this counted cross stitch stocking is 10" x 16" (25 x 41 cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit Playful Santas Stocking is designed by Tina Wenke. The kit includes charted design for #14, 100% cotton Aida, a color organizer with presorted 100% cotton floss, needle, star sequins, heart sequins, ribbon, felt backing, ornament/stocking hanger, alphabet chart, ornament template and complete instructions. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened.

Check out the Cross Stitch Kit Playful Santas Stocking - Needle Treasures, JCA

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Visit the Cross Stitch Kits -Holidays > Christmas Stockings Category

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Gingher Designer's Series Elena 5 Inch Knife Edge Sewing Scissors

Posted by Drew Z.:

As you know from our post of October 18, 2009 that the new Designer Series from Gingher has been released. The new Designer Series is named Elena and it comes in the 4 inch Embroidery Scissors, the 5 inch Knife Edge Sewing Scissors, and the 8 inch Dressmaker's Shears and we have them all at www.abullrun.com. If your a collector you love the proprietary ornamentation process used in producing these scissors gives every pair a unique design, making each an original. The Elena scissors have been produced as a limited edition. If you just want the best cut for your project these scissors are for you. You can find all 3 scissors either in the New Item category or the Gingher Scissors - Accessories Gingher Scissors And Gift Sets category.

We will feature all three scissors through out the weeks but today’s feature is the Gingher Designer's Series Elena 5 Inch Knife Edge Sewing Scissors and it resides in the Gingher Scissors - Accessories Gingher Scissors And Gift Sets category. What does one need to complete any quilting, sewing or needlecraft project. You must have scissors and we have the scissors for you. The Designer's Series Elana is perfect for cutting threads. The knife edge is great for its versatility. These scissors are great for working on a quilt, working with threads for sewing, or working on needlecraft projects.

The Elena Designer's Series items include a fitted leather sheath and collectible tin for storage.

This Designer's Series Elena No. 5 Knife Edge Sewing Scissors are new and factory sealed.

Check out the Gingher Designer's Series Elena 5 Inch Knife Edge Sewing Scissors

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cross Stitch Kit European Bistro Dimensions Gold Collection and Items Back In Stock

Posted by Drew Z.:

It's time to get another quick update on the out of stock items that are now back in stock. We have fifteen items that were out stock, that are now back in stock. Don’t forget to check out the items back in stock label for you to track when the new stock arrives and as always we will feature one of the out of stock, now in stock item.

Today’s feature is the Cross Stitch Kit European Bistro Dimensions Gold Collection and it resides in the Cross Stitch Kits > Misc category. In this exquisite counted cross stitch scene, the warm glow from a trattoria beckons the passersby. Who could resist such a welcome? Half cross stitch is used in this design for artistic effect. The finished size of this cross stitch Gold Collection design is 16" x 11" (41 x 28 cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit European Bistro is designed by Viktor Shvaiko. The kit includes cotton thread, 16 count dove grey Aida, color-coded thread sorter, needle, and easy instructions with a fabric size of 20" x 15".

Here is the list of the out of stock items now back in stock:

  • Cross Stitch Kit Macintosh Mill From Dimensions
  • Cross Stitch Kit All Is Calm Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit Playful Snowman Ornaments From Dimensions
  • Cross Stitch Kit Amy's Roses From Dimensions
  • Cross Stitch Kit Hidden Spirits Dimensions The Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit Max In The Adirondacks Cat Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit Balloon Glow Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit European Bistro Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit White Roses Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit Let it Snow Banners From Dimensions
  • Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Baby ABC Quilt Dimensions Baby Hugs
  • Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Wild Thing Quilt From Dimensions Baby Hugs
  • Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Patchwork Baby Quilt From Dimensions
  • Cross Stitch Kit Patchwork Baby Birth Record From Baby Hugs
  • Cross Stitch Kit ModZoo Birth Record From Baby Hugs

Buy online with confidence when you order from www.abullrun.com

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Needlepoint Kit Tranquil Cranes From Janlynn Videos

Posted by Drew Z.:

We are headed over to the digital studios at www.abullrun.com and back to the video category today. In today’s blog post we are going to feature the Needlepoint Kit Tranquil Cranes From Janlynn. This kit resides in the Needlepoint Kits -Animals category. Instead of a picture and us describing the item; today we have a video that will feature the Needlepoint Kit Tranquil Cranes From Janlynn.

Just click the play button, have fun and enjoy the video it goes for about 57 seconds and don’t forget to buy online with confidence when you order from www.abullrun.com.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kreinik Metallic Thread Very Fine # 4 Color Stash 5m 20 Spools and Items Back In Stock

Posted by Drew Z.:

It's time to get another quick update on the out of stock items that are now back in stock. We have four items that were out stock, that are now back in stock. Don’t forget to check out the items back in stock label for you to track when the new stock arrives and as always we will feature one of the out of stock, now in stock item.

Today’s feature is the Kreinik Metallic Thread Very Fine # 4 Color Stash 5m 20 Spools and it resides in the Kreinik Threads & Cross Stitch > Kreinik Color Thread Stashes category. Bring the glow of sunshine to your projects.

The Color Stash includes the following 20 colors on 5 meter reels: 001, 026, 015hl, 006, 032, 021, 092, 150v, 152v, 008, 005, 027, 060, 051hl, 202hl, 024, 003, 012, 091, 002.

These Color Stash Threads are new and factory sealed.

Here is the list of the out of stock items now back in stock:

  • Kreinik Metallic Thread Very Fine # 4 Color Stash 5m 20 Spools
  • Kreinik Metallic Thread Blending Filament Basic
  • Gingher Scissors G-8L 8" Left Hand Dressmaker's Sheers
  • Gingher Scissors G-8SA Spring-Action Dressmakers Shears

Buy online with confidence when you order from www.abullrun.com

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cross Stitch Kit Shoe Shopper From Janlynn

Posted by Drew Z.:

We always want you to buy your Christmas presents at abullrun. However we have a sneaking suspicion that you might shop for other things than needlecraft items. We also have a sneaking suspicion that you might be shopping for shoes (you would be better off with needlecraft items from abullrun. LOL). For those of you that are shoe shoppers today's feature item is for you.

Okay it is time to head on over to Janlynn and feature the Cross Stitch Kit Shoe Shopper From Janlynn and it resides in the Cross Stitch Kits > Misc category. Who has enough shoes? Who doesn't like shoe shopping? Who doesn't like shoe shopping with an attitude? If you like shoes and shopping this cross stitch design is for you, and don't forget to bring the credit card. The finished size of this counted cross stitch design is 6" x 10" (15,24 x 25,4 cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit Is It Hot In Here is from the Dolly Mama's by Joey, Inc. collection. The kit includes 14-count white cotton Aida fabric, 6-strand carded cotton floss, needle, graph and instructions in English, French, German and Spanish. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened.

Check out the Cross Stitch Kit Shoe Shopper From Janlynn

Visit the New Item Category

Visit the Cross Stitch Kits > Misc Category

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Merry Little Christmas Quilt From Dimensions

Posted by Drew Z.:

We have a treat for you today. We just listed six new items to abullrun's store, three stamped quilts, one Gingher Scissors, one mini Christmas banner, and one counted cross stitch design. You can see them all in the New Item category at www.abullrun.com. Just in case you want to look at the new items by themselves here are the new items and links to their page. The items are the Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Darling Baby Quilt From Dimensions, the Stamped Cross Stitch Kit ModZoo Baby Quilt From Dimensions, the Cross Stitch Kit Hummingbird Art From Sunset, the Cross Stitch Kit Santa and Friends Mini Banners From Dimensions, the Gingher Scissors G-4SA Spring-Action Embroidery Scissors, and today's featured item.

Okay it is time to head on over to Dimensions and today's featured item is the Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Merry Little Christmas Quilt From Dimensions and it resides in the Cross Stitch Kits -Holidays > Santa - Snowman Kits category. Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas quilt. Check this out. Santa is here. He brought his list, hope you were nice. You must have been because he also brought all the presents. The design is stitched with cotton thread on a prefinished quilt printed in ink that fades with washing. The finished size of this stamped cross stitch quilt is 34" x 43" (86 x 109 cm).

The tamped Cross Stitch Kit Merry Little Christmas Quilt is designed by Donna Race. The kit includes cotton thread, design printed in wash-away ink on prefinished muslin/polyester quilt, needle and easy instructions. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened.

Check out the Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Merry Little Christmas Quilt

Visit the New Item Category

Visit the Cross Stitch Kits -Holidays > Santa - Snowman Kits Category

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Interesting Cross Stitch, Needlepoint, Quilting, Sewing, and Crafting Stories

Posted by Drew Z.:

In our travels through the Internet and Twitter we find some interesting cross stitch, needlepoint, quilting, sewing and crafting stories that we thought we would share with you. Just click on the title of the article and it will take you to that article.

We should always start at the beginning. Here is a great blog post of: A Short History of Cross Stitch

Learn about the Tapestry needles, the most commonly used needles for Cross Stitch: Cross Stitch Tools - Tapestry Needles and More

Here is a cute story of someones first needlepoint lesson: First Sewing Lesson

Want to know how to finish pinkeeps? This blog post comes with photos and instructions: Random act of kindness and pinkeep finishing instructions

Everything you should know about two symbols in a square, what does it mean on a pattern?: What Do Two Symbols in a Square Indicate on a Cross Stitch Pattern?

Here is a great blog post that shows you how to make a great Halloween ornament: Free Halloween Craft Project for iLoveToCreate: Sparkly Skull Halloween Ornament Centerpiece

That all we have for this posting. We hope you enjoyed the articles and have a great day.

Buy online with confidence when you order from www.abullrun.com

Friday, October 23, 2009

Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Rose and Lace Fan Pillow Shams From Bucilla

Posted by Drew Z.:

We hope you enjoyed the video of the Cross Stitch Kit Sportsman's Dream From Janlynn. We had a lot of fun producing that video. We also hoped you enjoyed yesterday's post by Karen Marie aka skeetermig. She has a very cool story and that was also a lot of fun to do. In our travels through the Internet and Twitter we find some interesting cross stitch, needlepoint, quilting, and crafting stories and we are going to share some of those store in the next couple of days on this blog. However, today we have another new item that we want to feature. It goes great with Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Rose and Lace Fan Quilt From Bucilla. The reason why is today's item are pillow shams and not just any pillow shams but the pillow shams that go with the Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Rose and Lace Fan Quilt From Bucilla.

Okay it is time to head on over to Bucilla and today's featured item is the Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Rose and Lace Fan Pillow Shams From Bucilla and it resides in the Cross Stitch-Stamped/Quilts > Quilts category. Who can resist the beauty and sweetness of roses? This elegant pattern features the delicate beauty of a rose in full bloom. This classic design can change a room overnight. The finished size of these stamped cross stitch pillow shams are set of 2 = 26.5" x 21" (67,3 x 53,3cm).

The Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Rose and Lace Fan Pillow Shams includes Two pillowcases stamped in washable blue ink, trilingual instructions and DMC floss requirements. Floss, backing and batting not included. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened.

Check out the Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Rose and Lace Fan Pillow Shams From Bucilla

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Visit the Cross Stitch-Stamped/Quilts > Quilts Category

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Very Special Interview With Karen Marie aka skeetermig

Posted by Drew Z.:

We have a special treat for you today, instead of featuring an individual item we are going to feature one of our great customers. Recently we were able to talk to Karen Marie aka skeetermig. We met Karen through her purchases of Kreinik thread from abullrun. She told us a little about herself and her projects and we would like to share them with you.

Here is our interview:

abullrun: Tell us a little about yourself?

Karen: My name is Karen Marie aka skeetermig. I have been cross-stitching for 29 years now, this coming April will be 30 years. I started this when my children were babies and I needed time to relax. I am self taught and totally enjoy my work. I have at least 4 different cross-stitch subscriptions and have over 300 books/pamphlets.

In the past two weeks I have made one major project and 14 medium stockings and a new pattern I have made is mittens. I make coasters, Halloween bags, book markers, and misc. other things. I am in the process of trying to get things together to sell next fall.

abullrun: Please tell us about the project at the top left of this page?

Karen: Cross-Stitching is my passion. The first design "I Love to Tell the Story" is a beautiful Gospel Song. I love music and when I seen this design I just loved it. This is the 5th time I have made this design. It is made on White 16 ct. Aida material. I changed the color of the lettering to make it stand out more. This design is placed on a board and ready to sell. I sell both framed and unframed.

abullrun: Could you tell us more about the project next to "I Love to Tell the Story"?

Karen: Midnight Santa is stitched on black 16 ct. Aida material. Metallic floss was used to highlight the snow under the donkey. The bag of toys shows the love Santa has for children and a heart for all mankind. His blue coat is a beautiful design. I rarely keep my designs I make, they usually sell when I finish them. I have kept only 4 designs.

abullrun: What are the four designs that you have kept?

Karen: The four designs I kept are: Isaiah 40:31; Wedding Sampler for my husband and I; Midnight Santa & My friend (made for my husband before we were married).

abullrun: What do you have going on right now?

Karen: I have joined the DMC mentor program to teach other people the art of cross-stitching. The only floss I use is DMC and now the only metallic floss I use is Kreinik. Metallic colors are hard to use, but if you don't make them to long it makes the photo look absolutely gorgeous. I am in the process of making something for my son, Jeff who is 26. And have made some beautiful pictures for my first grand-daughter (born in July 09) to my beautiful daughter Jo-onna Marie who lives in Kentucky and is 28.

abullrun: Why did you join the DMC mentor program?

Karen: I love to teach others how to do this as the counted Cross-Stitching is a dying art and it takes time and practice. It helps me to relax and keep in prayer as I am doing it. I don't worry as much as I have to concentrate on what I am doing.

abullrun: Why do you use only DMC floss and Kreinik metallic floss?

Karen: The reason I only use DMC floss is I have tried others and when I had to pull the thread from a mistake it left the color on the material. When DMC did not stain the material I decided to stay with that. The reason I use Kreinik is the metallic thread is a little stronger and does not break as easily.

abullrun: How can one see your work and contact you?

Karen: The way to look at what I have finished so far (and it is in the process of being built, so be patient as i take photos of what is done and add to site) is to go to www.skeetermigsplace.webs.com. The contact info is skeetermig@gmail.com. Each stocking is (so far) made once and is unfinished as whoever purchases it can have a "First Name Only" put at bottom of stocking. Name needs to be printed clearly. You can contact me and I will respond within a day (as I get on usually at least once a day) and I will let you know price with shipping and handling.

abullrun: Any final words?

Karen: Thanks for your time. Hope you all have a Blessed holiday season.

We really want to thank Karen for taking the time for this interview and giving us some great insight.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cross Stitch Kit Sportsman's Dream From Janlynn Video

Posted by Drew Z.:

We are headed back to the video category today. In today’s blog post we are going to feature the Cross Stitch Kit Sportsman's Dream From Janlynn. This kit resides in the Cross Stitch Kits > Disney, Clowns, Sports, & Kids category. Instead of a picture and us describing the item; today we have a video that will feature the Cross Stitch Kit Sportsman's Dream From Janlynn.

Just click the play button, have fun and enjoy the video it goes for about 58 seconds and don’t forget to buy online with confidence when you order from www.abullrun.com.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cross Stitch Kit Nautilus Shells Gold Collection Petites

Posted by Drew Z.:

We have come to the end of featuring needlecraft items from the new 2009 Dimensions Fall Collection. We finish up with a very unique and fun Gold Collection Petite. This kit is one of four Gold Collection Petites that are in this Collection. The other three Gold Collection Petites are the "Napping Kitten", "Morning Lake" and "Hydrangea Floral". You can find these kits with all the mini kits in the Mini Kits/Patterns category all at www.abullrun.com.

Before we feature today's feature we want to tease you with some upcoming post. Tomorrow its video day and we have a great one for you. Think outdoors and fish story. You won't want to miss it. In the up coming days we have another great interview, this time with someone who stitches some designs. In our travels through the Internet and Twitter we find some interesting cross stitch, needlepoint, quilting, and crafting stories and we are going to share some of those store in the next couple of days on this blog. So stay tuned.

Okay it is time to head on over to Dimensions new 2009 Fall Collection and today's featured item is the Cross Stitch Kit Nautilus Shells Gold Collection Petites and it resides in the Mini Kits/Patterns category. This ocean design reveals a little of the mystery of the deep. These ocean jewels bring back seaside memories and will be great in any room in the house especially a den. Half cross stitch is used in this design for artistic effect. The finished size of this counted cross stitch Gold Collection Petite is 7" x 5" (18 x 13 cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit Nautilus Shells includes cotton thread, cotton thread, 18 count white Aida, needle, and easy instructions. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened.

Check out the Cross Stitch Kit Nautilus Shells Gold Collection Petites

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Visit the Mini Kits/Patterns Category

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Needlepoint Kit Christmas Kittens Stocking From Dimensions and Items Back In Stock

Posted by Drew Z.:

It's time to get another quick update on the out of stock items that are now back in stock. We have twenty-three items that were out stock, that are now back in stock. Don’t forget to check out the items back in stock label for you to track when the new stock arrives and as always we will feature one of the out of stock, now in stock item.

Today’s feature is the Needlepoint Kit Christmas Kittens Stocking From Dimensions and it resides in the Needlepoint Kits -Misc category. Our three fluffy kittens are hoping Santa brought their mittens. Perched among the presents under the tree, this feline trio makes an adorable Christmas stocking for the cat lover on your list. Kit contains fully printed 14 mesh canvas, rich colors of cotton thread, felt for stocking back, wool yarn to construct the hanger, an alphabet, and complete finishing instructions. The finished size of this needlepoint Christmas stocking is Approximately 16" Long (41 cm).

The Needlepoint Kit Christmas Kittens Stocking is designed by Martha Edwards. The kit includes wool yarn, cotton thread, full color print on 14 mesh canvas, felt, needle, and easy instructions in English, Francais, Espanol with an alphabet, and a fabric Size of 13" x 20" (33 x 46 cm).

Here is the list of the out of stock items now back in stock:

  • Cross Stitch Kit M'Lady's Chateau Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit Elegance Of The Orient Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit Lovely Victorian Home From Dimensions
  • Cross Stitch Kit Who's Watching Whom? Cats Birds
  • Cross Stitch Kit Twlight Angel Gold Collection Petites
  • Cross Stitch Kit Christmas Morning Pets Gold Collection Petites
  • Cross Stitch Kit Playful Snowman Ornaments From Dimensions
  • Needlepoint Kit Christmas Kittens Stocking From Dimensions
  • Needlepoint Kit Bearly Christmas Stocking From Dimensions
  • Cross Stitch Kit A Stroll In The Park Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit The Postman Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit Butterfly Vignette Gold Collection Petites
  • Cross Stitch Kit Bicycle Afternoon Gold Collection Petites
  • Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Baby ABC Quilt Dimensions Baby Hugs
  • Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Noah's Ark Quilt From Dimensions
  • Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Farm Friends Quilt From Dimensions
  • Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Patchwork Baby Quilt From Dimensions
  • Cross Stitch Kit Patchwork Baby Birth Record From Baby Hugs
  • Cross Stitch Kit ModZoo Birth Record From Baby Hugs
  • Cross Stitch Kit Gardening Chest From Sunset
  • Cross Stitch Kit Victorian Charm From Sunset
  • Cross Stitch Kit Portrait Of Elegance and Victorian Elegance Lot 2
  • Cross Stitch Kit Tulip Trio, Romantic Floral Dimensions Gold Collection Lot 2

Buy online with confidence when you order from www.abullrun.com

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Gingher Designer's Series Elena 4 Inch Embroidery Scissors

Posted by Drew Z.:

The new Designer Series from Gingher has been released. The new Designer Series is named Elena and it comes in the 4 inch Embroidery Scissors, the 5 inch Knife Edge Sewing Scissors, and the 8 inch Dressmaker's Shears and we have them all at www.abullrun.com. If your a collector you love the proprietary ornamentation process used in producing these scissors gives every pair a unique design, making each an original. The Elena scissors have been produced as a limited edition. If you just want the best cut for your project these scissors are for you. You can find all 3 scissors either in the New Item category or the Gingher Scissors - Accessories Gingher Scissors And Gift Sets category.

We will feature all three scissors through out the weeks but today’s feature is the Gingher Designer's Series Elena 4 Inch Embroidery Scissors and it resides in the Gingher Scissors - Accessories Gingher Scissors And Gift Sets category. What does one need to complete any sewing, craft, or needle work project. You must have scissors and we have the scissors for you. The Designer's Series Elana is perfect for cutting threads. The sharp points enable you to cut with exactness when you are in those tight places that needs a precision cut.

The Elena Designer's Series items are packaged in an attractive gift box with a protective sheath.

This Designer's Series Elena No. 4 Embroidery Scissors is new and factory sealed.

Check out the Gingher Designer's Series Elena 4 Inch Embroidery Scissor

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Visit the Gingher Scissors And Gift Sets Category

Buy online with confidence when you order from www.abullrun.com

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Crewel Embroidery Kit Bee & Butterfly Florals From Janlynn and Items Back In Stock

Posted by Drew Z.:

It's time to get another quick update on the out of stock items that are now back in stock. We have fourteen items that were out stock, that are now back in stock. Don’t forget to check out the items back in stock label for you to track when the new stock arrives and as always we will feature one of the out of stock, now in stock item.

Today’s feature is the Crewel Embroidery Kit Bee & Butterfly Florals From Janlynn and it resides in the Crewel/Embellished Kits category. A fresh breath of spring with flitting butterflies and bees! Chase a butterfly or a bee through these lovely garden posies in this Crewel Embroidery design by artist, Eleanor Engel. It will be a delight to stitch on this new and beautiful crewel fabric. 4 Key Oval Frames included. The finished size of this Crewel Embroidery designs is 3.25" x 4.25" each, Set of 4.

The Crewel Embroidery Kit Bee & Butterfly Florals is designed by Eleanor Engel. The kit includes silk screened 100% cotton Crewel fabric, 6-strand cotton floss, four frames, needle, floss card, graph, and instructions in English, French, Spanish and German.

Here is the list of the out of stock items now back in stock:

  • Crewel Embroidery Kit Bee & Butterfly Florals From Janlynn
  • Cross Stitch Kit Lotsa Christmas From Janlynn
  • Cross Stitch Kit Noah's Ark Pillow From Janlynn
  • Needlepoint Kit Lily and Roses From Janlynn
  • Needlepoint Kit Koi Fish From Janlynn
  • Cross Stitch Kit Friends In The Garden Janlynn Platinum Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit Tropical Vacation Window From Janlynn
  • Needlepoint Kit Checking His List Stocking Christmas From Janlynn
  • Cross Stitch Kit Tiger Lily Flower From Janlynn
  • Cross Stitch Kit Autumn Floral Cross From Janlynn
  • Needlepoint Kit Watercolor Tulips From Janlynn
  • Cross Stitch Kit Spring Floral Cross From Janlynn
  • Cross Stitch Kit Summer Cross From Janlynn
  • Cross Stitch Kit Winter Floral Cross From Janlynn

Buy online with confidence when you order from www.abullrun.com

Friday, October 16, 2009

Cross Stitch Kit Is It Hot In Here From Janlynn

Posted by Drew Z.:

Are you up for a little whimsical attitude? We are. The best way to get your whimsical attitude is trying some cross stitch Dolly Mama's by Joey, Inc collection. The best place to find cross stitch Dolly Mama's by Joey, Inc collection is at www.abullrun.com. These counted cross stitch designs do put a smile on our faces and we hope they put a smile on yours as well. We have featured two designs from this collection "Its Official I've Become My Mother" and "Looking for Peace and Quiet". Of course all of these cross stitch kits are listed in the New Item category at www.abullrun.com for your easy viewing pleasure along with the other new designs.

Okay it is time to head on over to Janlynn and feature the Cross Stitch Kit Is It Hot In Here From Janlynn and it resides in the Cross Stitch Kits > Misc category. Wow you talk about hot. Is this the best way to cool off? It is when you have a little attitude in you. Have fun when you stitch this whimsical cross stitch stitch design. The finished size of this counted cross stitch design is 6" x 10" (15,24 x 25,4 cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit Is It Hot In Here is from the Dolly Mama's by Joey, Inc. collection. The kit includes 14 count cotton Aida, 6 strand carded cotton floss, needle, graph and instructions in English, French, German and Spanish. Sense of humor necessary. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened.

Check out the Cross Stitch Kit Is It Hot In Here From Janlynn

Visit the New Item Category

Visit the Cross Stitch Kits > Misc Category

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kreinik Metallic Thread 1/16" Ribbon Blue 5m 20 Spools

Posted by Drew Z.:

Before we start talking about today's feature item, we hope you enjoyed yesterday's video. You can't get much more traditional Christmas sayings ornaments anywhere and with the snow we have had in Colorado it is starting feel like Christmas.

Today we want to talk about Kreinik Threads again. First if you missed or interview with Doug Kreinik owner of Kreinik Mfg. Co., Inc. please check it out by clicking here or scrolling down the blog. We head over to the Kreinik Metallic Thread 1/16" Ribbon stashes At www.abullrun.com we carry Metallic 1/16" Ribbon stashes in the following colors: color stash, gold, green, purple, sliver, copper, red and today's feature item. These stashes were produced by Kreinik so that you can have a sampling of their 1/16" Ribbon metallic threads in array of colors. As we all know Kreinik threads are great at putting that finish touch to any project. You can find these 1/16" Ribbon Kreinik metallic threads over in the Kreinik Threads & Cross Stitch > Kreinik Color Thread Stashes category along with other great Kreinik metallic thread stashes.

We are going to head on over to Kreinik now, and feature the Kreinik Metallic Thread 1/16" Ribbon Blue 5m 20 Spools. These threads reside in the Kreinik Threads and Cross Stitch Kreinik Color Thread Stashes category. From tropical seas to midnight skies these blues will fill you with a sense of tranquility.

The Blue Color Stash includes the following 20 colors on 5 meter reels: 006, 014, 014HL, 018, 018V, 029, 044, 056F, 060, 094, 194, 329, 339, 393, 622, 684, 1432, 3214, 4639, 9400

These Blue Color Stash Threads are new and factory sealed.

Check out the Kreinik Metallic Thread 1/16" Ribbon Blue 5m 20 Spools

Visit the Kreinik Threads and Cross Stitch Kreinik Color Thread Stashes Category

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cross Stitch Kit Christmas Sayings Ornaments From Dimensions Video

Posted by Drew Z.:

We are headed back to the video category today. In today’s blog post we are going to feature the Cross Stitch Kit Christmas Sayings Ornaments From Dimensions. This kit resides in the Cross Stitch Kits -Holidays > Holiday Misc category. Instead of a picture and us describing the item; today we have a video that will feature the Cross Stitch Kit Christmas Sayings Ornaments From Dimensions.

Just click the play button, have fun and enjoy the video it goes for about 58 seconds and don’t forget to buy online with confidence when you order from www.abullrun.com.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cross Stitch Kit All Steamed Up Teddy Bear From Design Works and Items Back In Stock

Posted by Drew Z.:

It's time to get another quick update on the out of stock items that are now back in stock. We have nine items that were out stock, that are now back in stock. Don’t forget to check out the items back in stock label for you to track when the new stock arrives and as always we will feature one of the out of stock, now in stock item.

Today’s feature is the Cross Stitch Kit All Steamed Up Teddy Bear From Design Works and it resides in the Cross Stitch Kits > Teddy Bears category. All aboard the Teddy Bear Express. Oh baby you can tell this train is going to be fun. Jump aboard and have fun with these teddy bears and their cargo. The finished size of this counted cross stitch designs is 9" x 22" (23 x 56 cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit All Steamed Up Teddy Bear is designed by Jo Hunt. The kit includes 100% cotton #14 Aida cloth, embroidery floss, needle, and instructions. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened.

Here is the list of the out of stock items now back in stock:

  • Cross Stitch Kit Bear Country From Design Works
  • Cross Stitch Kit Woodland Baby Sampler From Tobin Baby
  • Cross Stitch Kit Flower Of The Month Bears From Design Works
  • Cross Stitch Kit Owls From Design Works
  • Cross Stitch Kit Angel Cats From Design Works
  • Cross Stitch Kit All Steamed Up Teddy Bear From Design Works
  • Cross Stitch Kit Panda Row From Design Works
  • Cross Stitch Kit The Lord's Prayer From Design Works
  • Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Colonial Stencil Quilt King From Tobin

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Cross Stitch Kit Double Goldfish Bowl From Janlynn

Posted by Drew Z.:

It started on August 17, 2009. That is when we first introduced the six new items from Janlynn and today we feature the last of these six new needlecraft items. On September 17, 2009 we featured the Single Goldfish Bowl and we had a lot of fun with it. We are back with the squeal and we are bringing even more goldfish with us this time. Of course all six of these cross stitch kits are listed in the New Item category at www.abullrun.com for your easy viewing pleasure along with the other new designs from Janlynn.

With a big drum roll we head on over to Janlynn and feature the last of these six designs and today's featured item is the Cross Stitch Kit Double Goldfish Bowl From Janlynn and it resides in the Cross Stitch Kits-Animals > Animals Misc category. What could be better than one gold fish? How about two goldfishes. Make these happy smiling goldfishes part of your family, and remember you don't have to feed them or clean out the bowl. The finished size of this counted cross stitch design is 8" x 8" (20,3 x 20,3 cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit Double Goldfish Bowl includes 14 count cotton Aida fabric, 6-strand carded 100% cotton floss, needle, graph, and instructions. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened.

Check out the Cross Stitch Kit Double Goldfish Bowl

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Rose and Lace Fan Quilt From Bucilla

Posted by Drew Z.:

One of the nice things about featuring an item out of stock back in stock is that we get to talk about some very cool designs that are not 2009 new but very good designs. Sometimes they can get over looked. Today we are going to switch gears a little bit and feature a very new item. If you have been watching football or baseball on TV you know that there has been some snow and very cold temperatures in Colorado. Today we have a stamped cross stitch quilt that will keep you warm for winter. You will also want to checkout the Rose and Lace Fan pillow shams that go with this quilt.

Okay it is time to head on over to Bucilla and today's featured item is the Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Rose and Lace Fan Quilt From Bucilla and it resides in the Cross Stitch-Stamped/Quilts > Quilts category. Who can resist the beauty and sweetness of roses? This elegant pattern features the delicate beauty of a rose in full bloom. This classic design quilt will make a room look great and keep you warm. This quilt design is stamped in washable ink on 50% polyester/50% cotton broadcloth. The finished size of this stamped cross stitch quilt is 90" x 90" (228,6 x 228,6 cm).

The Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Rose and Lace Fan Quilt includes stamped poly/cotton fabric and tri-lingual instructions. Floss, backing and batting not included. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened.

Check out the Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Rose and Lace Fan Quilt From Bucilla

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Baby Dreams Quilt Dimensions Baby Hugs and Items Back In Stock

Posted by Drew Z.:

It's time to get another quick update on the out of stock items that are now back in stock. We have seventeen items that were out stock, that are now back in stock. Don’t forget to check out the items back in stock label for you to track when the new stock arrives and as always we will feature one of the out of stock, now in stock item.

Today’s feature is the Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Baby Dreams Quilt Dimensions Baby Hugs and it resides in the Cross Stitch Kits > Weddings and Births category. This lovable bunny, lamb, and ducky are surrounded by their favorite things! The design is printed with fading ink on a pre-finished quilt. This delightful quilt will be cherished by any new mom! The finished size of this stamped cross stitch quilt is 34" x 43" (86 x 109 cm).

The Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Baby Dreams Quilt Dimensions Baby Hugs is designed by Betty Whiteaker. The kit includes cotton thread, design printed on pre-finished poly/ cotton quilt, needle, and instructions. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened.

Here is the list of the out of stock items now back in stock:

  • Needlepoint Kit Mother And Cubs Tigers From Dimensions
  • Cross Stitch Kit Victorian Elegance Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit A Summer Stroll From Dimensions, Gold Collection
  • Needlepoint Kit Santa's Delivery Stocking From Dimensions
  • Needlepoint Kit The Cottage Mill From Dimensions
  • Needlepoint Kit Chickadees and Lilies From Dimensions
  • Cross Stitch Kit A Row Of Love Bears Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit Hidden Spirits Dimensions The Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit Silent Flight Eagle Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit Peonies & Canterbury Bells Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit European Bistro Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit Golden Puppy Gold Collection Petites
  • Cross Stitch Kit Weekend In Paris Gold Collection Petites
  • Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Baby Dreams Quilt Dimensions Baby Hugs
  • Cross Stitch Kit Zoo Alphabet Birth Record From Baby Hugs
  • Cross Stitch Kit Majestic Eagle From Sunset
  • Cross Stitch Kit Row of Love and Teddy Bear Lot 2

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Felt Home Decor Christmas Tree Advent Calendar From Bucilla and Items Back In Stock

Posted by Drew Z.:

It's time to get another quick update on the out of stock items that are now back in stock. We have three items that were out stock, that are now back in stock. Don’t forget to check out the items back in stock label for you to track when the new stock arrives and as always we will feature one of the out of stock, now in stock item.

Today’s feature is the Felt Home Decor Christmas Tree Advent Calendar From Bucilla and it resides in the Cross Stitch Kits -Holidays > Holiday Misc category. Perfect for anywhere you'd like to share happy holiday wishes and good cheer! This kit even includes a string of lights! The finished size of this felt home decor is 31" x 18" (78,7 x 45,7 cm).

The Felt Home Decor Christmas Tree Advent Calendar is designed by Maria Stanziani. The kit includes stamped felt, sequins, embroidery floss, needles and easy-to-follow instructions. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened.

Here is the list of the out of stock items now back in stock:

  • Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Rose and Lace Fan Quilt From Bucilla
  • Felt Home Decor Christmas Tree Advent Calendar From Bucilla
  • Felt Home Decor Angel Tree Topper From Bucilla

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cross Stitch Kit Garden Shed Snowman From Dimensions Video

Posted by Drew Z.:

We are headed back to the video category today. In today’s blog post we are going to feature the Cross Stitch Kit Christmas Sayings Ornaments From Dimensions. This kit resides in the Cross Stitch Kits -Holidays > Holiday Misc category. Instead of a picture and us describing the item; today we have a video that will feature the Cross Stitch Kit Christmas Sayings Ornaments From Dimensions.

Just click the play button, have fun and enjoy the video it goes for about 49 seconds and don’t forget to buy online with confidence when you order from www.abullrun.com.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gingher GSR Seam Ripper with Retractable Blade

Posted by Drew Z.:

Sorry for the late posting but we think it will be worth it. We just received the brand new Seam Ripper with Retractable Blade from Gingher. To say we are excited is an understatement for sure. Some will say (and Gingher does say it) the finest seam ripper you will ever find. We just listed at www.abullrun.com in the New Item category and on the front page. You will want to take a look.

Today’s feature is the Gingher GSR Seam Ripper with Retractable Blade and it resides in the Gingher Scissors - Accessories Gingher Scissors And Gift Sets category. What is one of the most unpleasant things in needle work? A lot of people would say taking out seams and stitches. If it is not the most unpleasant thing it is in the top 5. This new Seam Ripper with Retractable Blade will make this task much easier. The slightly rounded blade reduces snags and accidental fabric cutting and forward cutting or sweeping side motions are easily controlled with the comfort shaped handle.

If you are a collector this seam ripper with retractable blade is for you. Made of die cast aluminum with chrome over nickel finish, it is also a durable, useful and beautiful implement for your collection.

This Seam Ripper is new and factory sealed.

Check out the Gingher GSR Seam Ripper with Retractable Blade

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Cross Stitch Kit Looking for Peace and Quiet From Janlynn

Posted by Drew Z.:

We have had a lot of out stock back in stock blog posts and we had that great interview with Doug Kreinik this week. You know what we did not have last week? Right again, no featured whimsical cross stitch designs. Lets fix that little problem by heading over to Janlynn and featuring one of Dolly Mama's by Joey, Inc. collection. We hoped you enjoyed our first featured item from this collection called "Its Official I've Become My Mother"

Okay it is time to head on over to Janlynn and feature the Cross Stitch Kit Looking for Peace and Quiet From Janlynn and it resides in the Cross Stitch Kits > Misc category. The best way to protest that it is to loud is to head back to the 60's. That is if you have a little attitude and a big sign. This cross stitch design is great for that place where you need some peace and quiet! The finished size of this counted cross stitch design is 6" x 10" (15,24 x 25,4 cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit Looking for Peace and Quiet is from the Dolly Mama's by Joey, Inc. collection. The kit includes 14 count cotton Aida, 6 strand carded cotton floss, needle, graph and instructions. Sense of humor necessary. As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened.

Check out the Cross Stitch Kit Looking for Peace and Quiet From Janlynn

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Visit the Cross Stitch Kits > Misc Category

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cross Stitch Kit Chickadees And Pinecones From Sunset and Items Back In Stock

Posted by Drew Z.:

Holy cow it seems that we have had a lot of back in stock items blog posts lately and today is no different. The cross stitch design that is the featured today is sure to get you ready for winter. It's time to get another quick update on the out of stock items that are now back in stock. We have twelve items that were out stock, that are now back in stock. Don’t forget to check out the items back in stock label for you to track when the new stock arrives and as always we will feature one of the out of stock, now in stock item.

Today’s feature is the Cross Stitch Kit Chickadees And Pinecones From Sunset and it resides in the Cross Stitch Kits-Animals > Birds category. On a crisp evening, perky chickadees fluffed up against the cold echo the softness of the fluffy snow itself. Prickly pine needles and shaggy pinecones complete this symphony of texture. The finished size of this cross stitch design is 7" x 14" (18 x 36 cm).

The Cross Stitch Kit Chickadees And Pinecones is designed by Sandy Bodine. The kit includes cotton thread, 16 count dove grey Aida, thread palette, needles, chart, and easy instructions with fabric size of 11" x 18" (28 x 46 cm). As with all kits at www.abullrun.com this kit is new and has never been opened.

Here is the list of the out of stock items now back in stock:

  • Cross Stitch Kit Sacred Connection Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit Midnight Snowman Gold Collection Petites
  • Needlepoint Kit Bearly Christmas Stocking From Dimensions
  • Cross Stitch Kit Picnic On The Lawn Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Cross Stitch Kit In His Hands From Dimensions
  • Cross Stitch Kit Mother's Love From Dimensions
  • Cross Stitch Kit Leopard's Gaze Dimensions Gold Collection
  • Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Farm Friends Quilt From Dimensions
  • Needlepoint Kit Music By Candlelight From Sunset
  • Cross Stitch Kit Chickadees And Pinecones From Sunset
  • Stamped Cross Stitch Kit Baby Animals & Animal Babes Quilt Lot 2
  • Cross Stitch Kit Tulip Trio, Romantic Floral Dimensions Gold Collection Lot 2

Buy online with confidence when you order from www.abullrun.com

Friday, October 2, 2009

Kreinik Metallic Thread Fine # 8 Coppers 20 Spools and Items Back In Stock

Posted by Drew Z.:

We hope you enjoyed yesterday's post with our interview with Doug Kreinik, the owner of Kreinik Mfg. Co., Inc. There was some good information in that interview. Today were are going to stick with the Kreinik theme because we just received some out of stock back in stock items from Kreinik. Today we are going to do things a little different. Instead of featuring one of the out stock items that are now back in stock we going to feature an item that was already in stock.We are doing this because we have featured all the out stock back in stock items already this year and we thought you might want to see some of the other great threads from Kreinik. We have five items that were out stock, that are now back in stock.

Today's feature is the Kreinik Metallic Thread Fine # 8 Coppers 20 Spools and it resides in the Kreinik Threads & Cross Stitch > Kreinik Color Thread Stashes category. From serene desert landscapes to majestic mountains to romantic sunsets, the earthy tones in this collection will satisfy everyone's taste for the great outdoors.

The Copper Color Stash includes the following 20 colors on 5 meter reels: 003C, 013, 021, 021C, 021HL, 022, 027, 051F, 052HL, 071, 080C, 127, 152V, 201C, 203, 215C, 221, 273, 2122, 9192

These Copper Color Stash Threads are new and factory sealed.

Here is the list of the out of stock items now back in stock:

  • Kreinik Thread #8 Braid Iron-On Deluxe Asst. 37 Colors
  • Kreinik MetallicThread Gourmet Threads Starter Set - #4 Braid
  • Kreinik Metallic Thread Medium #16 Braid Greens 20 rls
  • Kreinik Metallic Thread Fine # 8 Golds 20 Spools
  • Gingher Scissors G-8L 8" Left Hand Dressmaker's Sheers

Buy online with confidence when you order from www.abullrun.com

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Very Special Interview With Doug Kreinik, owner of Kreinik Mfg. Co., Inc.

Posted by Drew Z.:

We have a special treat for you today, instead of featuring an individual item we are going to feature one of the great companies that provide great threads for all craft projects. We are talking about Kreinik Mfg. Co. You have seen their great work throughout abullrun’s store and probably any craft project that needed thread.

Recently we were able to talk to Doug Kreinik, owner of Kreinik Mfg. Co., Inc. Doug joined the family business in 1983. Kreinik Mfg Co Inc was established by his parents, Estelle and Jerry Kreinik, in 1971 in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Doug’s background is in retailing, sales and marketing, manufacturing, and computers. He has appeared on PBS and has written for various trade publications. He lectures extensively around North America on his products in textile arts.

He has served on many community boards. From Rotary to the Smoot, Girl Scout and as the race walk director for the local Half Marathon. Doug has functioned as President and board member of The National Needlearts Association (TNNA), an International trade association with more than 1500 members. In 2007, Doug was awarded the TEN Award in-The Excellence in Needlearts, by TNNA for his years of dedication within the industry. He was recently appointed to the advisory board of the WVU School of Fashion and Merchandising. He enjoys trying new foods, working as a liaison with American Field Service (AFS), traveling, textile art, his kids, learning, music and taking long distance bike trips with friends.

His job in life is to travel the world giving “thread stashers” innovative ideas by adding color, light and fun to their incredible creations and heirlooms. His philosophy is “Threads Visualize Thoughts”.

Here is our interview:

abullrun: Could you give us a brief history of Kreinik?

DK: Kreinik is a family business begun by my Mom and Dad, Estelle and Jerry Kreinik in 1971, when my Dad had lost his job in the Chemical/ plastics industry. They used there background in textiles, education, materials, design, chemistry and art to create Kreinik Manufacturing. They filled a niche bringing new ideas to the market place that had not been tried before. With their knowledge of materials they were able to create a mix of products that filled new needs that were developing in the last portion of the 20th century. We continue to add new product ideas all of the time satisfying the ever changing desires of the “Threadaholic.”

abullrun: Please tell us how many different threads and colors that Kreinik produces?

DK: Kreinik has silk, metallic and real metal threads. There are more than 210 colors of metallics within our 16 types of metallics. They are used in needlepoint, cross stitch, knitting, crochet, tatting, scrap booking, embellishing, sewing, quilting, surface embroidery, card making, jewelry and even fly fishing.
We have four types of silk , Mori (spun silk) and Serica (filament silk ) in the same 172 colors, Bella is a spun silk that is tightly twisted used in fine cross stitch and needlepoint, hardanger and pulled work and our Milkpaint collection for creating antique heirloom. The colors of the Mori, Serica and Bella are dyed to match to take advantage of the light play that can occur between filament and spun silk. When used side by side they give a 3-D effect.
Our metal threads are all ecclesiastical grade meaning that the gold and silver content are higher so that oxidation takes longer.

abullrun: If you need just one spool of a specific color thread, how can somebody find and purchase that thread?

DK: We service thousands of shops and internet sites around the world. One easy way is to find a supplier is on our shop locator at www.Kreinik.com. Most shops and sites will special order available product.

abullrun: Does Kreinik have other items besides threads?

DK: Kreinik sees the craft market as a mixed medium experience. We sell needles, scissors, Treasure Tape ( a double-sided craft tape for embellishing), the Kreinik corder for making trims and other “stuff”, tassel makers, and acid free tissue paper for protecting needlework during the stages of creation and after finishing for storing to prevent damage to the heirloom, to mention a few. Along with this we even supply our threads to fly-tyers because they know that Kreinik threads attract fish, i.e. our glow in the dark grapefruit braid is a firefly in the making.

abullrun: We know that you think about the future of crafts a lot, what new ideas or products would you like to see developed?

DK: There are many new people coming into the craft industry. Young people are creating items for there environment by customizing existing designs, using innovation to create new ideas and refurbishing by using old and creating new. Do-It-Yourself crafting projects give a great sense of accomplishment developing personality and personalizing ones surroundings. In the long run, this will be the way handcrafting will continued to be enjoyed by another generation. A mix of, again mixed medium of materials, computers and an idea that there are no rules is important for manufacturers and retailers to understand for this new demographic coming into the mainstream of the craft industry. It is very exciting for all involved.

abullrun: Where can you purchase Kreinik merchandise?

DK: Kreinik products can be purchased on line, in stores, through many locations around the world. People desire to be creative and different.

abullrun: How can one contact and or follow Kreinik?

DK: There are many avenues to follow Kreinik.
http://www.kreinik.com is our major site for education, product information, store locations and freebie designs
Twitter: Kreinikgirl – blog us
Flickr: Kreinikgirl –a lot of designers and crafters share their work at this site
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Kreinik.Manufacturing.Company site with our newest videos, crafters input and designs, shared friends, Project Runway blog and others
YouTube: KreinikChannel- all of our videos for How-To information
Our mailing address is Kreinik PO Box 1966 Parkersburg, WV 26102 and we have a consumer hot-line at 1-800-537-2166 or email us your questions at info@kreinik.com

Thanks for letting me share. Remember our motto is Threads Visualize Thoughts!

We really want to thank Doug for taking the time for this interview and giving us some great insight into Kreinik Mfg. Co..

A little reminder you can also find a lot of Kreinik items at abullrun’s store by searching for Kreinik in the search box or by clicking Kreinik Threads & Cross Stitch category on the left hand side of the abullrun’s home page.