Sunday, September 6, 2015

Seeking Helene

Recently someone asked the ANG email list about a thread called Helene. I'd never heard of it, but Mary Jo says It is "a Rainbow Gallery Thread with the full name Backgrounds Helene -- a single ply 100% silk thread made in Switzerland. It is available in white and black on 20 yard cards."
http://www.rainbowgallery.com/Detail.CFM?ID=322

It is possible the white is more of an ivory color...
http://www.rainbowgallery.com/Detail.CFM?ID=224

...but on the color card it looks white.
http://www.rainbowgallery.com/detail.cfm?ID=84

Terry Dryden sells it in her Etsy store.
https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/218778483/helene-backgrounds-silk-yarns-silk

So does Stitcher's Paradise (look under Backgrounds).
http://www.stitchers-paradise.com/threads/RainbowGallery.html

Needle in a Haystack has all the Backgrounds threads from Rainbow Gallery although they are a special order.  They are not in stock, in other words.
http://www.needlestack.com/WebStore/Thread/RG_Misc.html

Interesting question!  I never knew that Rainbow Gallery had a line of threads (including Helene) intended for backgrounds.

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