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. Blue Gum P5A||7. Moss P32A||13. Xmas Green P58C|
|2. Blue Gum P5B||8. The Sea P36A||14. Apple P67A|
|3. Blue Gum P5C||9. Mexico P53A||15. Apple P67B|
|4. Periwinkle P7A||10. Mexico P53C||16. Apple P67C|
|5. Periwinkle P7B||11. Xmas Green P58A||17. Honeysuckle P97A|
|6. Periwinkle P7C||12. Xmas Green P58B|
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.