About Us Teaching Press Shop Embroidery Heritage Online University

The goal of Thistle Threads is to bring back techniques from the past in a manner that appeals to the embroiderer of today. We strive to provide you with a quality experience and search the world for fabulous materials to enhance the time you spend on your creation.

Our mission is to:
  • Highlight techniques from the past in a manner that educates the embroiderer about styles, materials, and historical context

  • Feature quality embroidery and finishing materials in our projects, highlighting those that are from craftsmen or ancient family businesses to ensure that our heritage is not lost

  • Study, design and facilitate the reintroduction of historical materials that we have lost

  • Collaborate with artists and craftsmen in complementary decorative arts that relate to embroidery historically or aesthetically

  • Use new technologies to present embroidery instruction in a manner that empowers the student