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. Blossom P12A||10. Antiquity P44C||19. Papaver P75A|
|2. Blossom P12B||11. Sri Lanka P51A||20. Papaver P75C|
|3. Mango P24C||12. Sri Lanka P51C||21. Nasturtium P76A|
|4. Coppertone 37A||13. Cloves P55C||22. Tropicana P85B|
|5. Coppertone 37B||14. Harvest P64C||23. Tropicana P85C|
|6. Coppertone 37C||15. Maple P65A||24. Good on Black P89B|
|7. Flame P43B||16. Maple P65C||25. Marigold P90C|
|8. Antiquity P44A||17. Strelitzia P68A|
|9. Antiquity P44B||18. Strelitzia P68C|
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.