Our finest vintage and contemporary linen threads, silks and haberdashery all in beautiful complementary tones and colours.
Lilac Lands Vintage Linen Box is a series of 10, all contain the following rare and beautiful threads:
3 x rare purple linen skeins by Knox's of Kilbirnie linen thread (20m each)
These skeins came from a Swedish ecclesiastical workshop (1960s)
1 x mid century Gutermann silk 50 meter each.
(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.
3 x Nordiska linen hemstitch skein, 1960's. This thread is stranded and divides into 4 finer threads. In the old Nordiska kits, three strands were often used together with the regular embroidery thread, to create a more interesting texture.
One of the skeins is a super rare #500, a beautiful eggshell pastel.
2 x 30 meter of a very fine linen thread for embroidery.
5 x skeins of our contemporary linen threads, 14 meter each
1 x skeins of 1960's Nordiska linen, teal
Merchant and Mills Fine Work Gold scissors
One 50 x 50 cm panel of our Fine Linen fabric is also included.
In the sturdy A6 paper box you will also find chenille needles in three sizes,
a notecard with envelope. The feedsack quilt blocks in the boxes are from a private collection and they vary in each box too.
Notecard image: Adapted from The Aniline Colours of the Badische Anilin & Soda Fabrik…and their Application on Wool, Cotton, Silk and other Textile Fibres (1901). The Baden Aniline and Soda Factory as it is known in English, or BASF, is now the largest chemical company in the world.
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.