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Tools & Notions

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Lacis is a great source for specialty tools. The have a vast selection of tatting shuttles which is how we found them. One of our first Saint Martha’s Guild adventures was working our way through tatting tutorials so we could add the perfect lace to the ends of our hand sewn purificators.

 

If you need a rosewood needle case shaped like an umbrella they can totally hook you up.

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This is the best source for that beloved Cornely embroidery machine. Chain stitching at its finest! Gabriel Scarvelli’s wealth of knowledge comes with your purchase (all the way from India). I don’t know how we would have gotten up and running without him since the manuals are pretty thin on basic information. This machine is absolutely addictive. We’re going to chain stitch the mess out of everything.

See ours in action here.

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People often ask me about my sewing kit and where I got the vintage-looking pieces. Elizabeth’s Vintage Notions is a company that makes reproduction sewing tools. Here is a Google search to pull up vendors. The link below will take you to the blog post about these.

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I am looking everywhere in this website builder to find the scratch and sniff module but I am not having any luck. I am so very sorry. You’ll have to wait until your package comes in the mail.

This is the amazing beeswax that we use to condition our thread. We also use it for some pretty serious aroma therapy. It smells like church and bees together. Michele shared half of her one pound chunk of golden loveliness with us and it is now crisscrossed with thread lines. There are very strong notes of frankincense that come wafting out of the box. That smell makes me want to follow their bees around to see what they are pollinating.

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