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Hand Dyed Embroidery Thread Selection, One Off, No.57 Oil Slick, Mixed Embellishment Yarn, Cotton Thread, Viscose Thread, Canvaswork



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  • Materials: Cotton

We have another Christmas present for you. Any orders over £50 (exclusive of postage) will receive a FREE GIFT worth over £10. When you place your order, please let me know your preference - Hand Threads, Machine Threads, Fibres or a Miscellaneous Selection.
'One Offs' - A mixed Cotton and Viscose Thread Selection dyed by Oliver Twists.

A gorgeous selection of cotton and viscose threads in various textures and thicknesses in one skein. The skein contains 10 different threads measuring 4m (4.37yds) each - 40m (43.68 yards) in total. These threads have all been dyed together and are variegated in colour along their length.

Colour No. 57 - Oil Slick - the overall colour appearance is blue, but also contains green, teal, purple and turquoise.

Threads included are as follows:-

FINE COTTON - An Egyptian Cotton Thread,16 weight/2ply, non-divisible, combed and mercerised. This thread has a beautiful sheen and is lovely to work with. One strand of this thread is equivalent to two stands of a 6 stranded cotton.

MEDIUM COTTON - A 6 weight/2ply cotton thread, non-divisible, combed and mercerised. Equivalent to Perle 8 cotton it is a beautiful thread for all kinds of embroidery especially in conjunction with the Fine Cotton for Hardanger Embroidery and Sashiko Quilting.

6 STRANDED COTTON - A six strand 32 weight thread that can be used in any combination of 1 to 6 threads. Combed and mercerised. Beautiful for all forms of stitching, especially cross stitch and canvaswork.

COTTON SLUB - A slightly slubbed yarn, 2.5 NM weight (roughly equivalent to double knitting yarn) useful for stitching texture or couching onto the surface of your embroidery.

10/167 VISCOSE CHAINETTE - A knitted viscose thread approximately 5mm in width. It is knit on 10 needles in a circular fashion and is tubular in construction. It is beautiful for stitching, especially Canvaswork (needlepoint) and it is possible to thread another thread through the middle and rouch it up for extra texture and cord making etc.

6/167 VISCOSE CHAINETTE - A knitted viscose thread approximately 3mm in width. It is wonderful for stitching, especially canvaswork (needlepoint) and tassel making.

4/167 VISCOSE CHAINETTE - A knitted viscose thread approximately 2mm in width. It is beautiful for stitching, especially canvaswork (needlepoint) and tassel making.

3/660 VISCOSE CHAINETTE - A knitted viscose thread knit on 3 needles with a thicker rayon filament than the previous 3 threads. As a consequence the thread is thicker and rounded - more like a cord.

3600/2 VISCOSE CORD - A thin cord like 2ply viscose thread. Wonderful for stitching, especially canvaswork (needlepoint) and tassel making.

80/20 SPARKLE CHAINETTE - A knitted viscose chainette similar in weight to the 4/167 viscose chainette - knit on 4 needles but with a lurex thread running through it. As a general rule warm colours have a gold lurex thread and cold colours have a silver lurex thread.

Use all of these threads for embroidery, particularly canvas work, mixed media, tassels, cord making, braids, scrapbooking, card making etc. etc.

"One Offs" are one of our longest standing products. We have been dyeing this variety thread skein for 21 years - it is currently available in 32 colourways.

Follow the links to see other colours available.

No. 00 - Neutral https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154363506
No. 01 - Chocolate https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154281857
No. 02 - Antique Red https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154275026
No. 03 - Sky https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154282061
No. 05 - Violet https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154081858
No. 07 - Yellow Ochre https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/160656350
No. 08 - Lagoon https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154103692
No. 09 - Apple https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154274398
No. 12 - Terra Cotta https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/160671537
No. 13 - Sunset https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154369785
No. 14 - Christmas https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154368571
No. 15 - Sludgy Green https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154282367
No. 16 - Jenny's Rainbow https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154276774
No. 20 - Jade https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154282279
No. 21 - Rust https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154276668
No. 22 - Silver Birch https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/160662086
No. 29 - Stocks https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154368859
No. 30 - Light Candy Floss https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154281971
No. 33 - Aquamarine https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154285483
No. 39 - Pistachio https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154275698
No. 43 - Peach https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/160668349
No. 49 - Burgundy https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/160668715
No. 50 - Lime and Lemon https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154362724
No. 51 - Daffodil https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154282729
No. 52 - Ultramarine https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154450325
No. 53 - Spruce https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154363622
No. 54 - Moss https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154444178
No. 55 - Holly https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/160666025
No. 56 - Pebble https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154273982
No. 57 - Oil Slick https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154280129
No. 71 - Chestnut https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154274916
No. 80 - Sky Blue Pink https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154275178

All our products are dyed in a smoke free and pet free environment.

We thoroughly rinse and scour our products of residual dye, but they cannot be guaranteed colourfast.

We always try to portray our colours as accurately as possible, but please be aware that different monitors display colours in different ways.


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Sirens Moon May 30, 2020

4 out of 5 stars

A lot smaller than the picture looks, embroidery size fibers and the colors are not quite as vibrant. Would appreciate a size reference photo with the fibers laid out. Otherwise nice.

Merran Nov 30, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

These are beautiful threads and arrived really quickly, especially considering how far they had to travel. Just petting them and reveling in the colors makes me feel creative!

afstanton Apr 19, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful threads. I'll use them in an art quilt. Recommend! A++++++

afstanton Apr 5, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous thread collection. Thank you. A++++++

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