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kantha_stich
« on: December 26, 2006 12:48:52 PM »

So um, any one here know any good stores where I could go pick up some supplies?  I'm at my Mum's place and would rather not trek down to the Garment district to get stuff to craft...Anyone know places uptown?
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2006 08:45:20 PM »

I got my stuff at Annie & Co which is at 1324 Madison Ave which is between 93rd & 94th streets (its a second floor store)

They were very helpful and nice there and they had tons of stuff. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006 10:51:24 AM »

 Rita's Needlepoint Shop, on East 79th St, either just east of Third or just east of Lexington, sells DMC floss and many #3 and #5 pearl skeins. they have some specialty floss as well, plus Kreinik threads.


edited, because today, thanks to Absinthe's recommendation, i went to Annie and Co., as i was in that neighborhood. wow, thank you! they were so nice that i almost want to learn needlepoint (and when i asked if they offered classes, they said i could just come in when i felt like it and they'd teach me). they carry Anchor and DMC, but i didn't check their stock out very carefully because i was too busy ogling the large variety of specialty threads that i'd only heard about, if that.    if you like to stitch on Aida they have a lot, but almost no linen. well, you can't have everything, and i am thrilled to find a new york store that stocks Caron Watercolours. all this, and two resident dogs, too.
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