Monday, 23 November 2015


Saturday was the Thames Valley Contemporary Textiles meeting. We had Karen Parry from John James needles come to speak. Not boring at all. She was very interesting.

And then we got to shop needles now that we knew more about them.

Very popular!
The company that owns John James needles has been going for centuries! and supplies needles for a large variety of companies and uses. from mattress needles 20in long to size 15 'beading needles' used in the medical industry for things like open heart surgery (with a couple extra refined steps of course).
We were given an envelope with info, a pack of needles and an unusual one!
Not sure if each pack held the same or not. But I am looking forward to seeing what I can do with a weaving needle! I might even use it for weaving!


365 Dresses said...

I'm sure it was most interesting! Knowing the details about anything is always enlightening. I remember the first time I was introduced to John James needles---now I won't use anything else. They make sewing so much easier.

Maggi said...

Had an interesting trip to the Needle Museum a while back and it was fascinating so I can understand why you would have enjoyed the talk.