April, 2020 - Covid-19 (Coronanavirus) Updates:

*Asterisks denote most recent updates
04/28/2020: 2:20 PM Eastern (UTC -5:00):
At this time, we are able to stay open, as we are an essential business, and not a place of gathering according to current local restrictions. Our operations are currently running normal, and stock items are available to ship from our facility in North Carolina on schedule.

Transit delays may occur once your package is picked up by the carrier. We strongly recommend adding your email address when checking out to receive tracking information automatically. So far, domestic shipments have been arriving on schedule. Shipping

*INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS - Very long delays are occuring with delivery times. We are seeing instances of packages being held at customs agencies for extended periods of time. In some cases, transit time is in the 6 week range. Regardless of your chosen shipping method, these kind of delays are very possible. Although this is beyond our control, we apologize for any inconvenience. Shipping

FEDEX SHIPMENTS: Commercial Customers - FedEx may attempt to contact you for your hours of operation. To receive your package on time, it is crucial to verify with them, or they will hold delivery.
For Overnight and 2 Day shipments, we have found UPS to be the most reliable service for expedited shipping methods.

Hours of Operation:
Our hours will be the usual 9:00 to 5:00 for the remainder of this week.

Walk-In Customers: For everyone's safety, we are not accepting walk-in customers to browse. However, you can place your order online for pick up. Our system will charge shipping. We will credit the shipping back at pick up. Important - When checking out, please indicate in the notes section, or the information section that it is for pick up. Please allow up to 45 minutes for us to have it ready. If you cannot place an online order, please take note of the items you need, and call us at 658-8670. Orders not picked up within 3 business days will be refunded, and returned to stock.

Out of Stock Items: Our order volume is currently in very wide fluctuation. This means our reorder points can be tricky to interpret, and some common items may be temporarily out of stock.

Drop Ship and Special Order Customers: Our manufacturers are doing their best to fill your orders promptly. But, virus-related delays are likely and plant shut downs are possible. We will do our best to keep you informed. All of our suppliers are taking necessary precautions. Here is the current situation with our main suppliers:

A&E
(North Carolina, Global) - Minimal Impact.
Fil-Tec (Maryland) - Normal Operations.
Service Thread
(North Carolina) - Normal Operations.
Eddington
(Pennsylvania) - Operational after a temporary shutdown, but experiencing a backlog.
Aurifil (Illinois, Italy) - Limited operations. We have removed special order selections from our site.

Special Thanks:
The Thread Exchange Team -
Thank you so much for your outstanding work. I'm very proud of you! - Jerry
 
Cultivated Cocktails, Asheville, NC - For providing hand sanitizer and surface cleaner to businesses around the region - asking only for donations. Thank you very much for serving our community.
*Vintage Kava, 141 Reems Creek Rd Weaverville, NC 28787 - Not even sure where to start. Thanks for so much support over the last few years, and all you've done for our community.

Face Masks: We have received inquiries from customers about sewing face masks. The most common types of thread used are General Purpose Thread (Spun Polyester), Nylon and Polyester Thread - Sizes 15 to 33, Monofilament - Sizes .006 to .009, and Wooly Nylon. Our thread is clean in the normal sense, but it is not sterile. We will not knowingly sell thread for sterile applications. We strongly recommend your finished product is washed thoroughly.
 
 
All Thread and Needles
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Needles, Thread; Nylon, Polyester, Kevlar, Embroidery, Sewing, Waxed, Sinew, Bobbins, Specials, and Much More.
Needles
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All Groz-Beckert needles with x-ref other brands, needle and thread size chart, exclusive machine / needle use guide.
Nylon Thread
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Strong, inexpensive, easy to use. Sew almost anything. Eleven sizes. Small spools about $12. Cases save 10 to 20%
 
Polyester Thread
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Looks, feels, and sews like nylon. Better sunlight (uv) and mildew resistance. Eleven sizes. Small spools about $12. Cases available.
Kevlar (TM) Thread
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Strongest commercial thread. Almost no stretch. Fire retardant to 800F. Ten sizes. Many small spools.
The Robison-Anton Store
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All colors, Mini spools, King Spools, Cases, Polyester, Rayon, Conversion Charts
 
Quilting and Sewing Thread
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Featuring Aurifil Egyptian cotton, Valdani half-price closeout, monofilament thread, wooly nylon, and silk thread
Monofilament Thread
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Transparent, almost invisible. Clear and smoke colors. Ten sizes. Spools, canister refills, and cases (15% off).
Crafts Thread and String
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Waxed and non-waxed hand stitching thread, polyester-linen, bank line, and assorted strings and twines.
 
Embroidery Specials
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Robison-Anton, Embroidery king spool closeouts, Basic black and white, Stabilizers and backing, ARC rayon $3.
Fire Retardant Thread
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First responders, motor sports, military. Fire retardant thread for sewing and embroidering, bobbins, filament Nomex.
Stabilizers and Backings
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Llovet embroidery stabilizers and backings in commercial and retail sizes. We feature cutaway, tearaway, and water soluble backings.
 
Waxed Thread
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Over 30 colors in 8 sizes. Tubes, coils and rolls, Embalmers thread, waxed linen blend, tapered cord, and bees wax.
Artificial Sinew
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25 colors, Large and small sizes, 10 tube sampler $40. Artificial is flat and waxed. It can also be split in to thinner strips.