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. Bulrush P3A||13. Lemon&Lime P25C||25. Holly P56A|
|2. Bulrush P3B||14. Olives P29A||26.Holly P56B|
|3. Bulrush P3C||15. Cabbage P30A||27. Holly P56C|
|4. Fern P4A||16. Cabbage P30B||28. Woodlands P69C|
|5. Fern P4B||17. Cabbage P30C||29. Foxtail Fern P71A|
|6. Fern P4C||18. Moss P32B||30. Foxtail Fern P71B|
|7. Golden Privet P6A||19. Moss P32C||31. Foxtail Fern P71C|
|8. Golden Privet P6B||20. Cypress P50A||32. Herbs P92A|
|9. Golden Privet P6C||21. Cypress P50B||33. Herbs P92B|
|10. Bush P8A||22. Cypress P50C||34. Herbs P92C|
|11. Lemon&Lime P25A||23. Forest P54B||35. Spring P94B|
|12. Lemon&Lime P25B||24. Forest P54C|
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.