More and more local embroidery stores are closing, so people no longer have the opportunity to buy supplies directly. Some people are not familiar with browsing the internet, and even if one is internet savvy, finding embroidery supplies on the internet is not always easy. Lately I have received requests from ladies looking for the required supplies.

Both DMC and Anchor produce coton à broder threads. I cannot see a difference in the quality. In some countries, Anchor is more common, in other countries, such as France, DMC is more common.

Used are different thread weights – No. 30, No. 25, No. 20, and No. 16.


For beginners I recommend Weddigen linen with a thread count of 13.5/cm (34 tpi); it is article No. 160.


However, a linen with a higher thread count is usually used for Schwalm whitework; this is Weddigen linen with a thread count of 16/cm (40 tpi); it is article No. 925 (in the US it is called Legacy linen “Alba Maxima”).


So, to help people trying to find these items, I thought to publish a list of online retailers. While you are shopping online, not only compare prices of supplies, but also consider shipping costs.

This is not a complete list. If you are an online retailer of white coton à broder threads, or if you are an online retailer of Weddigen linen article No. 160 or Weddigen linen article No. 925, and if you want to be included on this list, please email me, and I will add your link to this list.

AUSTRALIA
All Threads Embroidery
DMC 16, 20, 25, 30
Weddigen #925

JAPAN

NORTH AMERICA
Threadneedle Street
DMC 16, 20, 25, 30
Alba Maxima linen (Weddigen #925)
For threads, you will have to go to their homepage, click the Threads link at the top of the page, and find “DMC Broder” under “Other Cotton Threads” in the links on the left of the page.
For the linen, you will follow the “Fabrics” link at the top of the homepage. “Schwalm/Alba Maxima” is listed under “Non-Evenweave Linens” on the left of the page.

Needle in a Haystack
DMC 16, 20, 25, 30
Alba Maxima linen (Weddigen #925)

Traditional Stitches
DMC 20, 25, 30
Alba Maxima linen (Weddigen #925)

GERMANY
Handarbeitswaren.de
Anchor 16, 20, 25, 30

Handarbeiten Pusteblume
Weddigen #160
There is a language flag in bottom right of the page (text optionally English or German).
The link does not go directly to the page with the linen. In bottom left you see a “Quick Find” – insert “weddigen 160” and press “search”.

Handarbeitshaus.de
Text: German only
DMC and Anchor 16, 20, 25, 30
Weddigen #160 and #925

Handarbeiten Kortlüke
Text: German only
Weddigen #160 and #925

Angelika Reinhart Handarbeiten
Text: German only
Anchor 16, 20, 25, 30
The link does not go directly to the page with the threads; see column in the left: Online-Shop – Stickgarne – Vierfachstickgarn
Weddigen #160
The link does not go directly to the page with the linen; see column in the left: Online-Shop – Stoffe – Stickstoffe – on bottom of the second page “Stickereileinen 160”
Weddigen #925
The link does not go directly to the page with the linen; see column in the left: Online-Shop – Stoffe – Stickstoffe – Feine Leinenstoffe – Schwälmer Leinen 925

Stickparadies Bauer
Text: German only
Weddigen #160
The link does not go directly to the page with the linen; see column in the left: Handarbeitsstoffe – Leinen – Leinen 13,5 fädig

FRANCE
DMC
DCM 16, 20, 25, 30

universbroderie
DMC 16,20,25,30

ecolaines
DMC 20, 25, 30

6 Comments
  1. Guten Tag Frau Happel,
    auch bei mir bekommt man beide Weddigen-Stoffe, Anchor Garn und DMC-Garn und auch Ihre Vorlagen (Hefte).
    Bei mir werden die Bestellungen wie bei Frau Kandzi tel. durchgegeben.
    Heike Götz, De lütje Stuv, Ochsengasse 2, 72351 Geislingen
    Tel. 07428/1788

    • Danke für den Hinweis, liebe Frau Götz. Soeben habe ich die Liste um Ihre Angaben erweitert.
      Zu Frau Kanzi habe ich im Internet keine Informationen gefunden. Gern kann sie mir diese durchgeben.

  2. Thank you. I believe “SassyJack’s in NC also has supplies in the US.

  3. Hallo Frau Happel,
    Kann man für die Schwälmer Stickerei auch Leinengarn zum Sticken verwenden oder ist das nicht ratsam.
    MfG Elsbeth Reiker

    • Hallo Frau Reiker,
      ich kenne einige Stickerinnen, die manchmal mit Leinengarn gearbeitet haben. Die Stickerei gestaltet sich etwas schwieriger. Es kommt darauf an, was Sie sticken wollen. Oft benötigt man ja auch verschiedene Garnstärken. Plattstichen Schlingstiche usw. sind gut mit Leinengarn möglich, feine Füllmuster stelle ich mir eher schwierig vor.

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