Monday, January 22, 2018

Threadaholic Alert: Tonkin Threads from France

Thanks to the Needlework Retailer, I just heard about Tonkin Threads, a polyester metallic thread from France.  It is apparently 4-stranded but I am not certain it can be plied.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2017/12/tonkin-threads.html

You can buy individual cards of it from Sajou in France. They describe it as "embroidery floss."
http://www.sajou.fr/en/287-tonkin-embroidery-floss-10m-cards-per-unit

In the USA, Tres Chic Stitchery has collections in two colorways.
http://treschicstitchery.com/specialty-threads/?sort=alphaasc&page=3

From just looking at the photos Tonkin Threads remind me of Rainbow Gallery's Entice or Gone Stitching's Twinkle although I don't think either of these can be plied.  If you try it, do let me know what you think about this new thread.
http://www.rainbowgallery.com/product/entice/

http://www.gonestitching.net/product/twinkling-gems-splendor-kit/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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2 comments:

BFromM said...

I succumbed to the enabling influence, and I ordered a set of threads, because I'm always looking for new cool threads. I'll let you know what I find out, as a public service to my fellow stitchers

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

THANK YOU, B!