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Last updated on Jan 23, 2021

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Climbing the ranks to Imperatrix of Fabric and Thread

Nerdy, quirky, sassy, and unexpectedly elegant - that's what you get with Needle & Threadly. An uncompromising dedication to quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.

"Painting with thread, fabric is my canvas."
When my other half (who buys All The Citadel Paint for the minis he paints) made a remark about my procuring more embroidery thread colors for a project, my reply perfectly wrapped up my passion - "I paint with thread, and fabric is my canvas." Thanks for the assist, Husbeast!

How did it all come to this?!

Needle & Threadly (the artist formerly known as Purple Nadel) is the passion project of Daphne. IT Ninja & Mini-boss by day, Imperatrix of Fabric and Thread by night (and weekend). OG Nerd, lover of Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who, gaming, Firefly/Serenity, technology, sarcasm, and anachronism all the time.

Aside from a half semester Home Ec class in 7th grade where I sewed a football, I started out sewing name tapes and rating badges on my uniforms when I was in the Navy with my two-stitch Singer. That progressed to sewing clothes for my children which led to sewing an elaborate Tudor Court Gown on that same two-stitch Singer. I learned at a young age that I *love* fabric. I love touching it, working with it. I could spend days in a fabric store, especially with natural fabrics like linen, silk, and wool.

I used to embroider by hand when I was young, but nerve problems in my hands prevented me from holding a needle long enough to do it since my 20's. Enter a curiosity about machine embroidery. My family purchased a little Brother sewing and embroidery machine as a gift for me. I was hooked from the very first stitch out! I learned a lot of lessons on that little guy, and I've only grown from there. I graduated to working with a large field single needle Husqvarna Viking machine named Vicky, but my volume outgrew her capacity. She is still my main squeeze in the sewing realm, but nearly all embroidery is now done on a Brother Entrepreneur PR1050x. This bad little Cadillac doesn't have a name yet - although my daughter Taryn (AKA Princess Production Partner) is really angling for Tori.

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  • Daphne Brune


    Mild mannered IT Professional by day, creator of fabricky awesomeness by night/weekend. I am a happily married mother of two kidlets, and a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. Embroidery and sewing is my happy place.

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