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House of Embroidery No 12 Perle Thread – Multi-toned
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.
|1. True Blue P1C||15. Mango P24A||29. Freesia P48A||43. Gladiolae P77B|
|2. Bush P8B||16. Mango P24B||30. Freesia P48B||44. Gladiolae P77C|
|3. Oak P10A||17. Gold P26C||31. Freesia P48C||45. Salvia P78A|
|4. Blossom P12C||18. Aquatic P28B||32. Forest P54A||46. Ajuga P83A|
|5. Autumn P13A||19. Lavender P34A||33. Cloves P55A||47. Birch P84B|
|6. Pansy P15C||20. Lavender P34B||34. Cloves P55B||48. Verdon P87C|
|7. Roses P16A||21. Lavender P34C||35. Harvest P64A||49. Reflections P88B|
|8. Roses P16B||22. Camellia P35B||36. Harvest P64B||50. Reflections P88C|
|9. Fairies P17B||23. Peacock P38A||37. Strelitzia P68B||51. Marigold P90A|
|10. Fairies P17C||24. Grapes P39A||38. Woodlands P69B||52. Panorama P91C|
|11. Hydrangea P18B
||25. Grapes P39B||39. Ocean P73A||53. Honeysuckle P97C|
|12. Hydrangea P18C||26. Grapes P39C||40. Nasturtium P76B|
|13. Aster P19C||27. Wine Glow P45C||41. Nasturtium P76C|
|14. Berries P20B||28. Brass P46A||42.Gladiolae P77A|
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.
True BlueP1C, BushP8B, OakP10A, BlossomP12C, AutumnP13A, PansyP15C, RosesP16A, RosesP16B, FairiesP17B, FairiesP17C, HydrangeaP18B, HydrangeaP18C, AsterP19C, BerriesP20B, MangoP24A, MangoP24B, GoldP26C, AquaticP28B, LavenderP34A, LavenderP34B, LavenderP34C, CamelliaP35B, PeacockP38A, GrapesP39A, GrapesP39B, GrapesP39C, Wine GlowP45C, BrassP46A, FreesiaP48A, FreesiaP48B, FreesiaP48C, ForestP54A, ClovesP55A, ClovesP55B, HarvestP64A, HarvestP64B, StrelitziaP68B, WoodlandsP69B, OceanP73A, NasturtiumP76B, NasturtiumP76C, GladiolaeP77A, GladiolaeP77B, Gladiolae P77C, SalviaP78A, AjugaP83A, BirchP84B, VerdonP87C, ReflectionsP88B, ReflectionsP88C, MarigoldP90A, PanoramaP91C, HoneysuckleP97C
Cared for correctly, these products are colour-fast & light-fast.
Whilst every care is taken to remove any excess dye from our fibres, red or dark colours should always be tested before stitching.
Pull a sheet of white paper towel or cloth along a moistened length of thread. Alternatively, press the thread between the folds of a cloth with a steam iron. If any colour shows on the cloth, rinse the thread several times in cool water until all excess colour is removed. Air dry thread out of direct sunlight before using.
Cleaning your finished product:
We recommend the use of a 100% pure soap and hand washing your finished products with cold or lukewarm water.
Wet your product, rub soap on to your embroidered work, leave for a few minutes. Rinse with plenty of cold or lukewarm water. Place on a towel face down and press gently. Air dry out of direct sunlight.
GENERAL WARNING: DO NOT LEAVE EMBROIDERED WORK TO SOAK.