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Have you Tried Mulberry Silks for Embroidery?


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As a serious thread junkie, I’m always on the lookout for nice embroidery threads, especially silks. Margaret brought my attention to this website, which looks like it offers some delectable silk threads for hand embroidery!

The website is called Mulberry Silks, and it’s located in the UK. It looks as if they carry a variety of types of threads, but for some reason, I seem to be drawn to the hand embroidery threads. Huh. I wonder why?!

Mulberry Silks for Hand Embroidery

The different palettes of color are really pretty! The silk is wound on spools, and the range of colors in all those lined-up spools just sets my thread-loving heart a-flutter!

Mulberry Silks for Hand Embroidery

Above is one of the brighter palettes…

Mulberry Silks for Hand Embroidery

… and this one, the Garden Palette, is by far my favorite (though it seems to be lacking yellow, doesn’t it?)

I suppose I’m not actually recommending the threads, because I haven’t tried them, so I don’t really know what they’re like. But they’re somewhat intriguing, aren’t they? I’ve added them to my Ever-Growing-List-of-Threads-I-Want-To-Try, though, so when I do, I’ll let you know what I think of them.

In the meantime, since I haven’t tried them, I thought I’d ask if any of you have? If you have tried Mulberry Silk hand embroidery threads, can you give the rest of us the low-down? Are they worth the investment, given shipping and exchange rate? I’d love to hear any opinions on them, especially before making that kind of investment in a thread purchase!



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  1. Oh these is good eye candy !
    I too like the Garden Palette better than the brighter one… and yes it is lacking some good yellow tones and maybe some true reds.

    I hope you are having lots of fun on your trip !!!

  2. Thanks for this! I get so frustrated with all the lovely supplies from the US, and here is one in the UK, where I live! I may try them and let you know! Especially as I now have almost all the colours from the Handweavers Studio, where I normally get my silks, where they sell them in massive great big spools with a hundred or so metres on for a couple of quid.

  3. Hi Mary, as you know I am a silkaholic 🙂

    I have a few Mulberry Silks and I love them. The first pack I purchesed was a themed pack called 'Poppy' and I was attracted to the stunning colours. I used those on canvas to do a charted poppy. They worked really well. I aquired a few more (part used) at a bring and buy stall, again beautiful colours.

    Most recently I made a special order for a pack of nutral colours in various weights and textures. I loved them all. I used some of them on Sharon B's Sumptuous Surfaces course with Joggles.

    Some of my threads are quite heavy and knobbly so they are better for an open weave fabric (I've used them on linen) or canvas but there are also some finer threads. I think all are quite tightly twisted.

    Lovely the colours, love the quality, love the sheen.


  4. You're a bad influence Mary! This afternoon I ordered the Antique Pallette in Medium for my wedding present project, and the Abalone Shell Mini Topic in fine as well, and it's all your fault!

    Pat was very helpful. I'll be up her way in October, and she says she can sometimes see customers by appointment, though she normally only does mail order.


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