Actually I didn't seek them out myself but Viv, one of the Southern Cross Crazies had been to a shop in Western Australia where she lives and found that that they were selling out of all their stock of embroidery threads at a really cheap price. I can't remember what type of shop it was but it was nothing to do with patchwork or embroidery and they had been tucked away at the back of the shop.
Viv sent us the colour charts for all the threads and ribbon and we made our choices. They are all the House of Embroidery brand which are hand dyed variegated threads and ribbons from South Africa. It was very exciting when they arrived.
|Pearl 8 Thread|
They have come at a good time for me because I have just started a new crazy quilt and these new threads will be very inspiring.
The Pearl 8 threads can be hard to find but I know of an online source. Lorraine hand dyes them herself and I haven't used them myself yet but one of the Southern Cross Crazies said that they were beautiful threads. The shop is called Colour Complements, I recommend that you have a look; they look so luscious to me.
I had better get onto my embroidery or my new quilt will never get finished.
Bye for now,