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Hand embroidery is what we love!

House of Textile Arts team is full of enthusiasm for hand embroidery, customer’s satisfaction is our happiness factor.

We run a loving and efficient small family business – House of Textile Arts! Thomas has not only been the most important part of Bärbel’s (BIZ) life since 2013, but also the “second” half of our small team. He wraps, packs, sends as if he had never done anything else, although he had never had anything to do with such colorful threads or anything like that before.

His many years of experience in logistics has made him irreplaceable for our great system with hundreds of drawers. He has already worked for a courier service himself and can therefore understand many routes very well and quickly put wrong shipments back on the right path.

Our hand embroidery courses are designed by BIZ, who also dyes all Painters Thread materials herself. The technique she developed is more about painting than dyeing. All products are absolutely unique and give every textile project that certain something.

All our courses are tailored to the variety of materials and colors from the collection and offer you absolute color fun.

House of Textile Arts
Home for hand-dyed textile materials
and not at all old-fashioned hand embroidery

Have you caught fire and still want to try more and learn the craft from scratch? Then you are in good hands here! In a very individual program of courses (local and as distance learning course), we offer everything your inquisitive hands have always been looking for, from embroidery kits of a special kind to introductory courses and certificate courses. Benefit from the competence and enthusiasm of one of the best embroidery teachers of our time.

If you are not yet familiar with our variety of materials or would just like to see them again: visit our online shop , which provides a lot of information on what and why the materials are used. Short-term appointments to visit the workshop and the bulging Painters Threads drawers are -almost- always possible.

Bärbel and Thomas have been one heart and soul for many years. Together they produce and ship hand-dyed textile materials that have found friends around the world. We obtain our raw materials for the beautiful materials almost exclusively from family businesses around the world. Globalization also has beautiful sides!

Detail from a First Steps task - Execution Joke (NL)

We all shape the future ourselves

It is important for us to counteract the hectic pace of everyday life, the many fears and worries people have. Bring our souls back to rest. Away from “what can you still use that for today” to “it’s just fun to work with my hands”. Working with textile materials means touching our roots and encountering our innermost selves. Some paint or potter – we embroider and lace and weave and spin!

We stand for the preservation of the craft of embroidery in all its splendor and diversity! With us there is -almost- nothing that does not exist. We want everyone who comes to us to take something home with them: the knowledge of what they can create with needle and thread and textile materials. And that anyone who has the courage to trust us and their own creativity can master this beautiful craft with a little practice.


Service is very important to us, even if we are not always easy to reach by phone. There is hardly a question from the field of embroidery and everything else that is part of textile design that we have to pass. Of course, we also know a lot about our hand-dyed textile materials…
If we don’t know the answer ourselves, we’ll refer you to the appropriate experts. Your orders will be processed as quickly as possible and queries will almost always be answered immediately. And even if something “dances out of line”, we are always a patient contact person.