Our finest vintage and contemporary linen threads, silks and haberdashery all in beautiful complementary tones and colours.
Simple Leaves Linen & Silk Box is a series of 10, all contain the following rare and beautiful threads:
1 x skein of Nordiska lace threads, one of the most beautiful linen threads ever found. It was made in the 50's and 60's for lace making and embroidery. 50+ meter in this skein, one of our very last of this stock from an old haberdashery.
1 x mid century Gutermann silk 50 meter
(The silk shades vary in each box)
1 x A. W. & Co Ltd silk, late 1800's, from an old Danish haberdashery. The silk was produced in Leek, UK, and won gold medals both in Calcutta and Paris in the late 1800s. The green shades vary in each box.
2 x skeins of very lustrous 1960's linen embroidery and lace making thread, beautiful pale yellow and gold. These came on spools marked 1962, we skeined them up here in Bristol and added our labels to them.
1 x linen thread card with a Nordiska Archive image, wound on a 90-year old machine in the north of England.
3 x 30 meter of a very fine linen thread that has been made since the 1950's. These skeins are contemporary, modelled after the mid century version.
Merchant and Mills Baby Bow scissors: hand-finished embroidery scissors in smooth black, monogrammed M. Sharp as an arrow and seriously desirable!
In the sturdy A6 paper box you will also find chenille needles in three sizes,
a notecard with envelope. The linen and cotton fabric beneath the threads are vintage and these vary in each box too.
Adapted from a coloured etching of simple plant leaves of different forms by J. Pass, c.1799. Wellcome Collection.
If you would like to send this box as a gift to someone, please let us know when you place your order. We will then write your message within the card, gift wrap and send the parcel for you.