Hi, I'm new to the forum. My shop is opening this Saturday in Brea. We carry floss, silk, ribbon, linen, wool, counted patterns, specialty tools, goldwork materials, buttons and other embellishments. We also make custom wooden tools and accessories, carry antique stitching items, and will be hosting stitching classes.
We're active with many of the stitching clubs and guilds in the area, and will be catering to their interests, but we are also trying to cater to a more indie needlework/fibre arts, tech savvy crowd as well. If anyone from the area (or maybe not from the area? It doesn't matter that much.) has any ideas for materials, project kits, or classes that you'd like to see, we are looking for ideas. We will have a suggestion sheet going around on Saturday at the shop, or if you want to just reply to our thread here, that would be helpful as well.
We have a blog at http://weoftheneedle.blogspot.com/ and a facebook page as well where we'll be hosting some online tutorials in the future. We've already done a run-down of the felted wool guitar project that is on the blog, but our tutorials will be a little more in-depth.
Thanks for your input in advance!