Hand Dyed in UK / USA
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)
Au Ver a Soie - Soie 100/3
Tightly twisted spun silk, similar to buttonhole thread. Fabulous for needlework.
Made in France.
50 metre spool: $6.00 ($5.45)
A beautiful range from one of England's top dyers.
Thick Rayon Floss
Hand dyed, beautiful sheen, rich lustrous colours.
25 metre hank: $10.00 ($9.09)
A variety of cotton and rayon threads, 10 threads x 4 metres each per hank. Each hank a great variety of types and tones.
40 metres: $12.50 ($11.36)
Silk One Offs
A variety of 100% silk threads for hand embroidery combined in one skein. A minimum of eight threads, five metres of each, 40 metres total. Each skein a great variety of silk types and tones.
40 metres: $18.00 ($16.39)
Two ply non-divisible mecerised cottons available in medium (25 m per hank) and fine (45 metres per hank). Medium is similar in weight to a pearl 8 cotton, fine is similar in weight to a pearl 12 cotton. 52 wonderful combinations.
comparison medium and fine
Cotton hank, fine or medium: $6.00 ($5.45)