Sunday, May 16, 2010

Use batiks? The right hand needles for the job are here!


I love it when someone with experience and knowledge does research for me! This is the case with quilter/author/teacher/judge Kathy Delaney. If you don't know Kathy's work, check out her website at . The picture on right is the cover of her latest book.

The Colonial Needle Company is bringing out Kathy's new needlepack at the upcoming Spring Quilt Market. What's special about this assortment of needles? Kathy is an experienced hand sewer and often uses batiks. The firm weave and denser feel of batik fabrics can give hand appliquers and quilters problems. You're going to appreciate the assortment of needles Kathy's found that make working with batiks a joy instead of a grind.

Warning: if you're reading this and you're a quilter but not involved in the business end of the craft, sorry to say that this is a wholesale show only. Vendors of notions, fabric companies, quilting machine manufacturers and all manner of folks who make the sewing industry tick are converging this coming weekend on Minneapolis MN for a three-day show-and-tell and hopefully buy celebration.

     Colonial Needle will be there too. You can find us in booths 3014 and 3016. Stop by and say hello and take a look at the latest in needle notions!