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. Orchid P9A||14. Fuchsia P49A||27. Geranium P82B|
|2. Orchid P9B||15. Fuchsia P49B||28. Geranium P82C|
|3. Roses P16C||16. India P52A||29. Ajuga P83B|
|4. Lavateria P22A||17. Snaps P60A||30. Ajuga P83C|
|5. Lavateria P22B||18. Snaps P60B||31. Tropicana P85A|
|6. Lavateria P22C||19. Snaps P60C||32. Good on Black P89A|
|7. Plum P23A||20. Stocks P79B||33. Tulip P93A|
|8. Plum P23B||21. Stocks P79C||34. Tulip P93B|
|9. Plum P23C||22. Larkspur P80C||35. Tulip P93C|
|10. Camellia P35A||23. Clarkia P18A||36. Spring P94A|
|11. Camellia P35C||24. Clarkia P18B||37. Spring P94C|
|12. Flame P43A||25. Clarkia P18C||38. Candytuft P96B|
|13. Wine Glow P45B||26. Geranium P82A|
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.