We have some exciting new ranges planned for the coming months, all to do with linen, of course.
First up and just arrived is this luxury linen thread, fil au chinois. It is slightly waxed and has been cabled, to produce and exceptionally strong and abrasion-resistant thread in rich colours with a deep sheen. It is ideal for leather stitching (it is actually used by Hermes) and book binding or jewellery making, or for any craft where a strong, rounded stitch is desired. The name "fil au chinois" dates back to when the brand was created in 1847 in France, when all things Oriental were fashionable. It refers to the illustration of a Chinese character that was chosen to represent the brand on product labels. Otherwise, this prestigious thread has nothing to do with China, and is still made in the North of France to this day.
Click here to find this thread in shorter lengths on thread cards to make it more accessible to try out.
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