Saturday, October 18, 2008

Silk threads

Since I'm not stitching at the moment (still!), I'll tell you about some threads I found while on my leave from work recently. I dropped by a needlework shop in a town nearby to see what they had. Not expecting anything grand because the embroidery shops here don't really stock much and charge the earth. So I was pleasantly surprised to find some silk threads from an Australian company called Cascade House who I haven't heard of before. Some of their threads were varigated and some were full colours. There was quite a range of colours and they were a very reasonable price. So since I don't get the chance to actually see the threads in person when I buy them usually, I thought I would lash out and get some.

Cascade House silk threads

They tend to look like wool in the photos, but believe me, they're silk.

My thread stash is starting to grow. I'm even looking at buying a narrow table with drawers in it to hold them in. I've seen one with six square drawers along the top that would hold my threads and fabrics really well. The bottom is open with a shelf to display quilts or other things on it. And of course I could put items on the top too. I love it and I'll probably end up getting it. I saw it at a shop in Yarragon last weekend, but I've also seen it in a shop where I live. I can get it in antique white, pink or green. I love any of these colours but I think I'll get the white. It's not the best time money wise to get something like this, but it's not too expensive and when you're looking to find a piece of furniture you never can. It's only times when you stumble upon these things that you can get them. I'll be sure to take a picture if I end up buying it.


Irene said...

The silks look gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing the shelf you get.

Chrissie said...

Wow!! Great colours. You know I have never heard of that company before and they are Australian too. Do you not have any stitching WIP's at present Jane? Oooh, you will have to fix that :) Any ideas what is going to be your next project? Now it isn't as though you don't have much to choose from is it !! LOL Looking forward to seeing your next start.

Chrissie :)

Tammy said...

Beautiful thread! I can't wait to see the cabinet if you get it!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Those threads look wonderful. I hope you don't mind me asking, but did you get them from the shop in Yarragon that you previously wrote about? I am travelling on my own through there next week and am planning on making a stop there on my way to Melbourne. If you leave a comment on my blog I would appreciate it.

Regards Joanne.

Ginte said...

Wow! Wonderful colours of the threads!

Nicole said...

Wow Jane! Those threads are gorgeous!! What fun!!