Have you tried Treenway Silks? They make a glorious-looking silk thread, hand-dyed, with matching silk ribbon. I haven’t tried them yet, but I’m going to! And soon. Here’s a little run-down, some links, some photos…
Treenway Silks is a kind of “cottage industry” (as they describe it) located in British Columbia, Canada. They dye silk and produce all different types of silk products for the fiber artist, from silk yarn to silk ribbon to silk embroidery thread. You can read about their products on the Treenway Silks website, which is quite an informative site to peruse!
I came across Treenway Silks through Nordic Needle, actually, and when I saw the colors of their “fine silk cord,” I just had to order one skein. Just to try! But then, as those nefarious shopping carts often do, sure enough, they showed a matching photo of the hand-dyed silk ribbon that coordinated with the thread I had just added to my cart!
*Sigh* I am so weak. But it is really beautiful stuff! I can’t wait to stitch with it and see how I like it. I’ll definitely let you know how it goes.
Besides these ribbons and threads for hand embroidery, Treenway has several other kinds of fibers for needlework. You can read all about them (and even purchase them) on their Embroidery Threads and Ribbons page on their website.
Today’s the last day to sign up for my December give-away: Two beautiful spools of Gilt Sylke Twist, along with a few other delightful little needlework items of the season. If you haven’t signed up yet, do read the original post and leave your comment (according to the instructions)! I’ll announce the winner tomorrow!