White Treasure Box #1
White Treasure Box #1
White Treasure Box #1
White Treasure Box #1
White Treasure Box #1
White Treasure Box #1
White Treasure Box #1
White Treasure Box #1
White Treasure Box #1
White Treasure Box #1
White Treasure Box #1
White Treasure Box #1
White Treasure Box #1

White Treasure Box #1

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£39.00

25 cm long x 7 cm wide lace making thread box from Nordiska of Gothenburg. 

There are 7 sets available of this treasure box, all with the same fourteen kinds of thread. 

Pictured from left to right: 

One hank of vintage Japanese art-silk, from Toyo Cotton mills (est 1920),
a very fine and lustrous thread, made around the 1960's.
You can still easily sew very nicely with this thread, but it wont hold a strong pull. 

One skein of contemporary linen, similar to Knox's of Kilbirnie.
Four shades including white in this skein of approximately 25 meter. 

One skein of Nordiska's own linen lace thread, made from the longest linen fibres of a quality that can't be produced anymore, very smooth and beautiful. The thread is now extremely rare, and this week's white series will include the very last skeins in stock. 

Linen thread 16/2, ca 1990's/2000's, 14 meter.

One skein of vintage silk embroidery thread,
pre-cut in just under 1 meter length, circa 35 meter. 

A braid of 1960's strong and even fiber linen thread, ca 100 strands, circa one meter each. To use this thread just pull a strand from the top of the braid. 

One skein of Perle cotton

One small hank of natural fibre thread, likely to be linen.
Unknown age, interesting texture. 

One hank of lovely Victorian embroidery thread, 16 meter. 

Swiss linen, 20 m on card. 

A small hank of Barbour's antique very fine linen thread

A spool of vintage silk and a paper card with art-silk with a chenille needle, an antique packing needle and a mid century Japanese pin. The silk and art-silk vary slightly, all white of soft tones as pictured. 

A skein of antique linen thread, best for leatherwork or bookbinding, from the textile merchant's house, London (see last photograph). This is one of very few items that has survived 70 years in this East London workshop. The original shipping crates that the thread came shipped in from Ireland are the pictured wooden crates. 

All boxes vary a little in the printed text colour, but all 7 sets keep the same items and the same amount of threads. In each parcel is also a linen damask sample cloth from a Swedish linen factory, Dalsjöfors Fabriker. Printed on the linen are codes and information about the design, and a text which tells "Archive example. May not be sold". 
These are all different too, made between 1950 and 1967. 

Returns accepted within three weeks.