About Us

I moved to Essex in 2003 with my 3 children to start a new life with my husband. After struggling to find a job that fitted in with school hours, I decided to start make a bit of pocket money by selling my cross stitch cards to friends & family. In 2004 I stumbled across rubber stamping when I needed to make some Wedding Thank You cards. After a while my crafting took over my life & in 2009 Thread-bare was officially born. I eventually had to move out of my dining room & into the spare bedroom, which has now become my office & craft room.

We attend local fairs & shows in the Essex, Herts & Norfolk areas & in 2015 are looking to expand into shows in Oxford & Bedfordshire. We stock a large number of products & are always adding to the collections. We love products that are quality, versatile & affordable. We hope that you will also enjoy using the products that we stock.


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