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Collection: Knox's of Kilbirnie

 W & J Knox thread mills started in the 1700's, manufacturing exquisite embroidery & lace making thread out of flax fibre for over 200 years. The Knox's of Kilbirnie were world leading in linen thread production. 
This particular lot of 70+ colours came from a Swedish ecclesiastical workshop where exclusive textiles were embroidered for churches all over Europe, mostly around the 1960's. The linen thread here is in perfect condition: bright, lustrous and made to last.
Each skein is 18-20 meter long and the paper label is marked "Linen Floss Embroidery Thread" or "Linen Needlework Art Thread".

The stock is very limited with only 3-40 skeins per colour. 

Orders of 20 will be packed in original W & J Knox boxes, beautiful paper boxes with typography typical of the 1920's - 1940's. 

You can read more about the fascinating Knox family here  and here 
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Peony
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Peony
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Gold
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Gold
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Rose Pink
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Rose Pink
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Blue Grey
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Blue Grey
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Teal
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Teal
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Grey Brown Black
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Grey Brown Black
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Acid Neon Yellow Green
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Acid Neon Yellow Green
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - White Pale
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - White Pale
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Lila Purple
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Lila Purple
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Aqua Celestine
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Aqua Celestine
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Pale Gem Blue
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Pale Gem Blue
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Browns
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Browns
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Pebble Grey Brown
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Pebble Grey Brown
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Slate Indigo Blues
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Slate Indigo Blues
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Blush Copper
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Blush Copper
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Dusty Blue
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Dusty Blue
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Copper
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Copper
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Dusty Pink
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Dusty Pink
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  • Size 3 Knox's of Kilbirnie - Green
    Size 3 Knox's of Kilbirnie - Green
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Indigo
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Indigo
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  • Size 3 Knox's of Kilbirnie - Mid century linen embroidery yarn - single skein
    Size 3 Knox's of Kilbirnie - Mid century linen embroidery yarn - single skein
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  • Size 3 Knox's of Kilbirnie - Pink
    Size 3 Knox's of Kilbirnie - Pink
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Mid century linen embroidery yarn - single skein
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Mid century linen embroidery yarn - single skein
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  • Knox's of Kilbirnie - Blue Turquoise
    Knox's of Kilbirnie - Blue Turquoise
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