A limited series of our finest linen threads, both vintage and contemporary, 8 boxes made especially for Beyond The Festival of Quilts 2020.
In this box you will find:
1 x linen lace thread, a rare beautiful, smooth and strong thread from the 1960's, produced by Nordiska. This skein is approximately 50 meter, grey.
1 x hemstitch 4-stranded linen, 1960's, Linblomman (The Flax Flower). 10 m or 40 m if used fully stranded. This skein of dusty rust orange Linblomman #876 is one of the remaining skeins of this particular 1960's colours.
1 x Knox's of Kilbirnie linen skein, 1960's, 20m.
4 x vintage linen skeins in soft oranges, all 1960's from Linblomman, Cewec, and Klippans.
7 x contemporary linen skeins, Lyster #1 and #2.
1 x antique Gutermann silk spool. Please note the silk shade varies slightly in each box.
1 x card with very strong linen from France, suitable for leatherwork and upholstery.
Three chenille needles
A little Donegal tweed.
Japanese gima thread, copper shade.
The Nordiska print Table Mat pictured here is a test print added to the box at half price. It was designed in 1960 by an unknown artist for Nordiska of Gothenburg. We will include two stitch cards with the prints, one card showing the 24 common stitches of 60's linen embroidery, the other card comes with a picture of the original drawing of Table Mat, and a brief history of it's origins.
The sturdy paper box itself is A6 in size.