A very useful stitch dictionary with clear instructions


Bill & Jan Gibb

New Products at added in 2014

BJ’s Colourways & Collectibles

21 Price Street, Invercargill

Hand Dyed Felt Pieces and Felt Flowers

  • Thread Wax
  • Mini  Cotton Reels
  • Lurex & Metaliic Fine Blending Threads
  • Glow in the Dark Thread
  • Cold Water Soluble Plastic
  • Wire edged Ribbons
Jan (sitting) helping Shirley select colours

Jan (sitting) helping Shirley select colours

The business has grown way beyond the initial vision, with many products being imported then dyed for your enjoyment as you use them.  My vision is to have a variety of products not readily available anywhere else for the adventurous embroiderer, knitter, felter and all Fibre Artists.  Because most of my products are hand dyed, I am able to dye colours for all your projects.



Some of those treasures are many colours in unique hand dyed:

v  Colourful Rayon Threads in several  types, including Edmar Threads for Brazilian Embroidery

v  A large variety of Silk threads – so easy to use.

v  Tencel Threads in various weights.

v  Cottons and Fine Wools for Embroidery

v  NEW: Hand dyed Stranded Cottons

v  Rayon Gimps

v  Nylon Ribbons which are a tube that can have a thread inserted to make cords

v  Hand dyed Lace Motifs

v  Silk Ribbons – 2mm, 4mm, 7mm & 13 mm

v  NEW: Ombre and Wire Edged Ribbons

v  Overdyed Stranded Cotton threads

v  Silk Cocoons, Silk Rods, Sari Silk Yarns, Sari Silk Fabric Strips

v  Silk Fabrics to embroider on and Rayon Velvet all hand dyed in lovely rich colours

And don’t forget the hand dyed Knitting Wools, and Merino for Felting

Visit my new blog – where I will have projects, yarns and threads for you to see.  Mail Order available too.

BJ’s Colourways & Collectibles, 21 Price Street, Invercargill 9810.  Phone 03 2157667. open 9am – 5pm



Bead and Sequin Supplies is a small home based business situated at kelvin heights, Queenstown.

We specialise in hard to find items for embellishment and stitched beadwork.

Julie advising a customer at Regional Day

Julie advising a customer at Regional Day

While stocking a good range of Japanese seed beads, mainly in sizes 15 to 8, carrying a limited range of Chinese seed and bugle beads( among which we have striped seed beads), we also carry fringe beads, triangles, tila beads, twin beads, long magatamas, dagger beads, spikes and pressed glass flowers (these are of both Japanese and Czech manufacture).

We carry a range of hand-dyed Lucite flowers, metal filigree and findings, glass pearls, and a selection of crystal bi-cones and rondelles. Also a large variety of sequins, ranging from 3mm flowers through to embossed squares, leaves, rounds and butterflies, all of which are suitable for embellishment.

Contact Details

My hours are by appointment, so please feel free to phone me and if I am home you are welcome to visit. I am also happy to mail items within New Zealand.

Julie Hennessy
40 a Willow Place
Kawarau Falls
Queenstown 9300
Ph 4511270

Ph.  027 3251835


Based in Dunedin our (almost) local online craft shop. Jan’s Patch is a supplier at the Otago Guild’s Wanaka Embroidery school.

Telephone  [03] 477-0611
Facsimile  [03] 474-0502
Mobile phone   021 2770 611 (New Zealand)

Freephone for orders   0800 104 700 (New Zealand)




Telephone 03 208 1290


The Art of Craft shop is at 22 Irk Street Gore. This lovely shop has a very eclectic  mixture of items from delightful china to patchwork and embroidery items. Well worth a visit.


The Ribbon Rose is in new premises:  45B  Mount Wellington Highway ,Mount Wellington Auckland 1060 . This shop continues to supply Embroiderers as well as other crafters. They offer excellent service to those of us living far away from Auckland.

POBox 11246

Ellerslie 1542

09 580 2276


Spotlight stocks many Embroidery fabrics, threads and other embroidery accessories.

33 Leven Street Invercargill.

Telephone 2111822