The Thread Gatherer
Silken Pearl is a 100% silk, cordonnet (tightly twisted) thread. The impeccable quality of this thread results in a smooth surface allowing the thread to glide smoothly through all types of fibres and stitchery. Silken Pearl's tight twist creates beautiful firm stitches and its reflective surface gives a luxurious lustre to embellishment stitchery. Wonderful for bullion stitches.
Skein: $12.00 ($10.91)
Sea Grass Organic Cotton
Sea Grass is a hand-dyed, 100% organic cotton, matte, flat, tape-like fiber. It can create a definitive outline or highten background interest when used for outline stitches. Its organic appeal comes to life when it's used to create a dimensional covering of wrapped stitches. Approximately 14yds / hank (12.9 metres.
Hank: $8.50 ($7.73)
Oriental Linen is a 2 ply thread (52% Silk and 48% Linen), each ply containing one strand of linen and one strand of silk. The fibres (silk and linen) absorb dye differently. This creates colour variations in the Oriental Linen that run the entire length of the thread as opposed to deliberate sectional color changes or 'variegations'. Oriental Linen has an organic appearance and slightly nubby texture that will enhance surface texture and visual appeal.
Hank: $9.40 ($8.55)
Raffia is 100% silk and looks similar to paper Raffia, but is more shiny. It is a lovely thread for all sorts of interesting textural effects. Raffia is a long ribbon like thread constructed of a series of fibers bonded together to make a unique thread. The thread is great for clothing, grass, wicker or tree trunks. Because the thread has a shine, the area will stand out in your motif. When stitching, use shorter lengths of thread in the needle and use a slightly larger needle than required for the canvas. Use caution when threading the needle to prevent splitting the thread down the middle. Each pack contains 1.82 metres (2 yards).
Pack: $9.50 ($8.64)