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House of Embroidery No 12 Perle Thread – Purple Tones
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 P9C||10. Peacock P38C||19. Clematis P63A|
|2. Viola P14A||11. Fuchsia P49C||20. Clematis P63B|
|3. Viola P14B||12. India P52B||21. Clematis P63C|
|4. Viola P14C||13. Granny P61A||22. Stocks P79A|
|5. Pansy 15A||14. Granny P61B||23. Larkspur P80A|
|6. Pansy 15B||15. Granny P61C||24. Larkspur P80B|
|7. Fairies P17A||16. Hellebore P62A||25. Mist P86C|
|8. Aster P19A||17. Hellebore P62B||26. Reflections P88A|
|9. Aster P19B||18. Hellebore P62C|
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.
Orchid P9C, Viola P14A, Viola P14B, Viola P14C, Pansy P15A, Pansy P15B, Fairies P17A, Aster P19A, Aster P19B, Peacock P38C, Fuchsia P49C, India P52B, Granny P61A, Granny P61B, Granny P61C, Hellebore P62A, Hellebore P62B, Hellebore P62C, Clematis P63A, Clematis P63B, Clematis P63C, Stocks P79A, Larkspur P80A, Larkspur P80B, Mist P86C, Reflections P88A
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.