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Welcome to Rising River Silk and Design Company!
  Welcome to Rising River Silk and Design Company!  

Something Special

for the Discriminating Needleworker


To our wonderful line of fresh and exciting designs to stitch, we are now adding BEAD DESIGNS.
Like our needlework offerings, the bead designs are worked in various stitches and wonderful colors. All are the creations of Nan Heldenbrand Morrissette. Scroll down this page to see our first one!

Featured Designs

"5-4-3-2-1 and Some 3s"

Our New Abstract Design Kit Stitched on 32 Count Silk Gauze

The first abstract design offering from Rising River!

This kit is the result of my absolute favorite way of designing…

First I select lots of threads in gorgeous colors, including solids and overdyeds. Then I lightly sketch the outside borders on the silk gauze fabric. Then I simply begin stitching.

Using a geometric repeating pattern gives the piece structure. Using the colors in a random manner creates the element of surprise: I don’t know ahead of time what the finished piece will look like. I find this to be very liberating, especially after working on one of my very carefully planned and constructed kimono designs. I pick the colors and the outside shape… my creative Spirit does the rest!

Our very first beaded kit is here!

TRIANGLES Beaded Neckpiece

Designed by Nan Heldenbrand Morrissette, this stunning neckpiece is made of 180 brick-stitched triangles, no two alike, attached to a tubular peyote stitched circlet. Everything you need to create this beautiful art to wear.
Nine 15-gram packages of top quality seed beads, C-Lon "D" thread, Fireline 6 Lb Beading Wire, Needles, Clasps, Full-Color Charts with detailed instructions. Please Note: Recommended for the beader with some experience in brick stitch and tubular peyote stitch, although very detailed illustrated instructions are included. Chart-Only Pack is also available.

Currently, Rising River Bead kits, charts and other products are only available directly from us. Please e-mail us for ordering and shipping information. As soon as we have several bead shops carring our bead designs, we will not sell them retail here. For information, contact us at info@risingriversilk.com. Thank you!

And from Rising River Silk...

Rising River Silk Ribbons

We are bringing back our signature lines of Rising River Silk Ribbons with their matching Rising River Silk Threads. These are gorgeous Limited Edition Colors. Once they are gone we won't be getting more, so get all you need. They have been well-received by designers and stitchers. These are available retail directly from Rising River. Keep watching our catalog for these ribbons and threads to appear.

Rising River Silk Thread


We are in the process of changing the method by which you can order our kits. We are not offering our shopping cart service at this time, although it does still appear on the web site.

Where to Buy Retail
We encourage you to support your local needlework shop. However, if you don't live near a needlework shop, Where To Buy Retail also shows you where to order online.

To Order Wholesale:
- All of our NEEDLEWORK kits and thread packs can be ordered wholesale directly from Yodamo Inc.. Please note that Yodamo Inc. IS Eterna Silk.

We encourage our all friends and customers to learn more about crafts, culture and travel throughout the Far East and Downeast. Understanding our global neighborhood increases our chance for a peaceful world. See our links to Asia and Downeast.

Since we took the plunge and moved to Central Florida a year ago, we are also developing a page of links to beautiful Marion County and the surrounding area. Until we moved here I never realized how beautiful Florida is. I had barely gotten beyond The Magic Kingdom! This page will appear soon.

Nan Heldenbrand Morrissette, owner of Rising River Silk & Design Company, is a nationally recognized fiber artist. Her work has been exhibited in shows and magazines for many years. Her designs are now available as complete kits.

We hope you enjoy our designs. We are busy creating new ones!

Nan also researches and writes for the financial industry. Her latest publication, Financial Institution Record Retention Manual, 5th Editionis available from the publisher (see above link) or from Rising River Silk & Design. Please send an e-mail to risingriver@bellsouth.net for more information.

Peaceful Stitching!


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