Class Supply Sources

To help you find supplies, especially outside the US, we offer this list of links.  Those sent by students include their comments.  If you have additional links to add to this page, just write to the address at the bottom of the page.

In Australia and New Zealand

Oz Quilts carries a full range of quilting supplies, from the basics like rulers and mats to threads, stabilizers and trim.  http://www.ozquilts.com.au/

The Thread Studio specializes in unusual threads, needles, paints and textile art requirements.  Some hints and examples are available.  http://www.thethreadstudio.com/

Tillia Dyes is a long established dye business in New Zealand. Its owner, Shirley Goodwin, has had the business for over 10 years. She does not simply sell dyes but also uses them herself in her work, and teaches others how to use them. http://www.tillia.co.nz/dyes.html

In Canada

Stitches Fibre Art Supplies, on Salt Spring Island in BC, carries many specialty items, such as paints, dyes and chemicals, transfer paints, pfd textiles, stabilizers, foils, metals, tyvek, lutradur, angelina fibres, paintstiks, rovings and yarns.  http://www.stitchesfibreartsupplies.ca/

On Canada's west coast, an excellent source for all fibre dyes,  dye cloth and hand-dyed fabrics from Asia is Maiwa on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC. 
http://www.maiwa.com/stores/index.html 

On the east side of Canada, G&S Dyes out of Toronto.
http://www.gsdye.com/

The Cotton Mill Threadworks http://www.cottonmillthreadworks.com/, on the eastern side of Canada, carries a full line of Superior Threads and a small assortment of notions, including the Supreme Slider.

Authorized dealer for Superior Threads in western Canada - http://www.cindysthreadworks.com/

In Norway

http://www.artquilt.no/
PFD-fabrics, MX-dyes and chemicals, Setacolor textile paint.  Just outside Oslo, Norway

In France

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/struss/  Procion+Dylon

http://www.teinturetextile.com/  Procion dyes, transfer dyes, textile inks, Lutradur (usually 2 weights in stock), Tyvek (paper and fabric), discharge paste, Angelina fibres and film plus various other textile art products. Can supply most of the product info in Italian as well as Spanish.

In Germany

http://www.smend.de/shop/index.html
(shop also in English)
Dylon, Procion, Deka, Batikes, Stamps, Cold + hot wachs, felting, Shibori, Print & much more)

http://www.quiltundtextilkunst.de/index1.html
procion, fast all materials from different Quilting Arts, Tyvek, Thermogause, Thermofax, transfer dyes, foils, glue, Angelina fibers, yarns, silk rowing, and much much more.  It is not always very easy and clear to cruise in this shop, sometimes she has products that are not online (better email 1st). Shop's owner is Christine Köhne, she is very helpful, orders are delivered very quickly, sometimes a little delay to inquiries per email (just resend).

http://www.patchworkshop.de/
Procion® MX reactive dyes in a wide range of colors, pfd-fabrics, textile
auxiliaries, gloves, dust-masks, thermofax- and silkscreen-accessories, hints for dyers.  Guenther Panenka, Munich, English-speaking, very helpful

http://www.quiltzauberei.de/
Lots of creative materials, angelina fibers, yarns, threads, beads, markal sticks, Tyvek, etc. Very helpful, quick delivery.

http://www.die-wollfabrik.de/
for felting, rowings (wool, silk, other natural material).
Very quick delivery, very helpful.

http://www.dewullstuuv.de/
for felting, dying (dylon and natural dying)
(more expensive that die-wollfabrik)

http://www.ateliertisch.de/  - Procion, pfd fabrics

http://www.wolland.de/index.html
for designer yarns, beautiful yarns, felting.
Shop is in my little town and it is a dream to be there.

http://www.quiltshop-online.de/
an online and real shop near Hamburg.  batiks and other fabrics, books, threads, rulers, sewing machine notions (top-stitch needles),and soon to be available online: angelina, foil, sliver thread

http://www.quiltmaus.de/ - an online and real shop carrying many of our supplies

In Austria

http://www.winklerschulbedarf.com/  Sigrun, of Austria, says she gets most of her supplies through these people. 

In The Netherlands

http://www.stoftotverven.nl/ - dyes, fabric paints, fabric and more

http://www.zijdar.nl/  - silks, felts, dyes

http://www.zijdelings.eu/ - fabric for dyeing and dye supplies

In Portugal

http://www.arcoirisametro.com/  Arco Iris a Metro (Rainbow by the meter) - Full service quilt shop and online store
Praceta gomes leal, 6 C
2810-385 Laranjeiro
Portugal
011 351 21 259 6135 Shop

In the United Kingdom

www.americanquiltstore.com/ carries a full line of American Reproduction quilt fabrics from 1800-1950.

http://www.cottonpatch.net/  They have the patchwork items that people in classes are always asking about, such as Bias Squares, gridded freezer paper, the BiRangle, Marti Michell templates, Solvy products, Quilt Fuse, Stean-a-Seam 2, every type of machine needle as well as lots of threads.

http://www.rainbowsilks.co.uk/
Download from a big pdf catalog with everything in it! everything is not in the online shop. They are very helpful, quick delivery.

http://www.artvango.co.uk/
as famous as rainbowsilks.  dowloadable pdf-catalog with everything in it! Plus embroidery supplement pdf-document
No online shop, order per email (fax if credit card). They are very helpful, quick delivery.

http://www.creativegrids.co.uk/ on line catalogue, or by post.  Rulers, notions, threads.

http://www.riodesigns.co.uk/   They are the main European distributors for Electric Quilt and run a free telephone helpline.

http://www.ladysewandsew.co.uk/  
Lady Sew and Sew carries mainly fabrics but also has some rulers, needles and other notions

http://www.millers-art.co.uk/ - art materials

http://www.whichcraft.info/newcat/index.htm  General craft supplier

http://www.tonertex.com/uk/starter.html

http://ario.co.uk/   Painting and art supplies.  Catalog available.

In South Africa

Amafu African Hand-dyed Fabrics: http://www.amafu.co.za/

Dot's Quilts in Epping South Africa - http://www.dotsquilts.co.za/

Quiltec Fabrics: http://www.quiltecfabrics.co.za/

The Quilting Bug in Cape Town, South Africa – http://www.thequiltingbug.co.za/

In the US

Dharma Trading Company carried all the dyes, paints, fabrics, clothing blanks and auxiliary chemicals you might need to create your own dyed masterpieces, whether they be cotton or silk.  The catalog is a hoot. http://www.dharmatrading.com/

Fabric.com - fabric for quilting, home dec and clothing.  Assorted free patterns for clothing and for knitting.  Free shipping after $35 purchase. Recommended by happy students.  http://www.fabric.com/

Tattered Rabbit features a wide range of name brand fabrics at dangerous discounts.  They also allow you to place your fabric choices next to each other while you shop, a real help when you are picking fabrics for a single project. http://www.tatteredrabbit.com/

The Virginia Quilter is Lisa Ayo, a woman after my own heart.  She has lots of bright, beautiful fabrics at discounted prices.   Also on offer are threads, tools, patterns and stencils.  She offers free samples of batting.  http://www.virginiaquilter.com/