Hand Stitching

Who we are ...

Needlework is what we love!

The enthusiasm for Needlework, and the satisfaction of our customers are 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 life (BIZ) since 2013, but also the "second" half of our little team. He wraps, packs, ships as if he had never done anything else, even though he had never had anything to do with such colourful threads or the like before.

His many years of experience in logistics have made him irreplaceable for our great system with hundreds of drawers. He has also been working for a courier service and can therefore understand many routes very well and quickly put shipments, that have gone wrong, back on the right track.

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

All our classes are coordinated with the variety of materials and the colours from the collection and offer you the absolute colour pleasure.

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

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

If you are not yet familiar with our variety of materials or would simply like to see them again: visit our online shop, which has a lot of information on what the materials are for and why. 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 all over the world. We source our raw materials for the beautiful materials almost exclusively from family businesses around the globe. Globalisation also has its beautiful sides!

Detail from a task of the First Steps - 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 of people. To put our souls at rest again. Away from "what can you use that for these days" to "it's just fun to work with my hands". Working with textile materials is getting in contact with our roots and an encounter with our innermost self. Some paint or make pottery - we stitch and weave and spin!

We stand for the preservation of the artisanship of needlework in all its splendour 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 all those who have 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 any question in the field of needlework and everything else that belongs to textile design that we don't know the answer to. Of course, we also know quite a lot about our hand-dyed textile materials...
If we don't know the answer ourselves, we will pass you on to the appropriate experts. Your orders are processed as quickly as possible and queries are almost always answered immediately. And even if something is "out of line", we are always a patient contact.