Just when we thought that storms Covid and Brexit had passed along comes a tempest of inflation. Here at Threads Embroidery, we are facing the same general inflationary pressures that we are all attempting to cope with (particularly in our case freight shipping costs which have nearly doubled the cost of imported martial arts belts) but also supply chain difficulties. In response to these issues, we are widening our suppliers base to improve our stock availability and will, where ever possible, absorb most of the cost increases we are faced with.
If you are new to Threads Embroidery you may be interested in our background and current circumstances.
Threads Embroidery was started in 1989 by Julie and Harry Shaw as a small business, supplying embroidered martial arts belts to the local martial arts clubs attended by their children. Over the years the business expanded into other markets but always specialising in catering to the martial arts community.
We have become well aware of the years of hard work, dedicated training, self-discipline, and occasional pain, that the award of a black belt signifies.
In 2020 Threads Embroidery passed into the ownership of me, Barrie North, although Harry Shaw remains very much involved in a consultancy role. Also in October 2020 Bone Dry Dog Coats and Threads Embroidery transferred to an industrial Unit in Whitchurch, Shropshire, located in one of the old coach houses of an 18th century building in the town, now Whitchurch Heritage Centre. Later, in September 2021, domestic circumstances demanded that we move to a house with no stairs and we now live in Burleydam in Cheshire. By a rare stroke of good fortune the bungalow possesses a large garage, sufficient to accommodate my two small businesses, Threads Embroidery and Bone Dry Dog Coats.
Also last year the two business transferred to an industrial Unit in Whitchurch, Shropshire, located in one of the old coach houses of an 18th century building in the town, now Whitchurch Heritage Centre.
That brings us up to date. Threads Embroidery is still fully operational despite the pandemic, climate change, Brexit, runaway inflation and Vladimir Putin and, no doubt like you dear visitor, we look forward to the world getting back on it’s feet again. One day!
An honorary black belt presented to HRH The Princess Royal on the occiasion of the opening of the British Judo Association Centre of Excellence
This belt belongs to an old customer of Threads Embroidery dating back several decades, and who continues to favour us with his custom.