These stunning twisted cotton perle threads are created by House of Embroidery in South Africa. They have a wonderful lustre and are hand-dyed in a sumptuous range of colours. The dye colours change fairly rapidly but not overly dramatically along the length of the thread, thereby producing wonderfully soft, natural shading as you stitch. I love this weight of thread for surface embroidery (all stitches) and it is wonderful for needlelace. For example, it is used to produce the needlelace across the back of the Wren Étui.
The thread is sold in 20m twists.
Please note that the True Colour of the thread may differ slightly from displayed images due to differences in calibration and computer models.
Colours on offer are:
|1. True Blue P1A||9. Forget-me-Not P21C||17. Waterlily P70B|
|2. True Blue P1B||10. Aquatic P28A||18. Waterlily P70C|
|3. Morning Glory P2A||11. Aquatic P28C||19. Verdon P87A|
|4. Morning Glory P2B||12. Mexico P53B||20. Verdon P87B|
|5. Morning Glory P2C||13. Iris P57A||21. Delphinium P95A|
|6. Hydrangea P18A||14. Iris P57B||22. Delphinium P95B|
|7. Forget-me-Not P21A||15. Iris P57C||23. Delphinium P95C|
|8. Forget-me-Not P21B||16. Waterlily P70A||24. Candytuft P96C|
As a fair-trade company, House of Embroidery prides itself on the sustained empowerment of previously unskilled South Africans. Most of the team are women, many of whom had no prior employment. The majority are currently the main breadwinners in their respective families.