Tue Aug 15 10:37:19 PDT 2000

I often use Rainbow Gallery's silk thread. (but not for ordering)  
They have strandable plus twisted in sizes equivalent to 
#5, #8 and #12 perle (their names for them are 
"Splendor" (strandable), "Elegance" (#8), "Grandeur" 
(#5) and  Subtlety (#12) equivalent. I buy them at my 
local shop (which is actually a needlepoint shop, but 
they have the greatest supply of fibers!). They just 
"opened" an internet shop at: 
I can't speak to how ordering from this is.  They carry 
many other silk fibers as well, some of which I have 
enjoyed experimenting with.

Nordic Needle carries "the complete line" of Rainbow 
Gallery.  Looking at their site (, 
they don't have a "shopping cart" type ordering, but do 
take Email (with credit card) orders.  I have always had 
good success with mail ordering and phone ordering from 

No connection with any of these, just a happy customer.

Kandy Fling, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
SCA: Elizabet Marshall, Shire of Hartshorn-Dale, 
East Kingdom
> Greetings! I am new to the list, so I hope that I am not in the way...
> I have started doing research into Blackwork, in the 16th Century. I am
> interested in doing a few things in it, such as Ruffs, Chemises collars,
> shirts and so on.
> Yes. I am in the SCA.;-)
> What I am looking for is Silk Embroidery Thread. I would like to be as
> accurate as possible in my 'productions', yet have room for creativity.
> What has been your experience with this thread? What works best? What should
> I look for in this thread?
> Obviously, my experience is almost solely with DMC Thread, who, sadly,
> informs me that they do not sell silk thread.
> What  Company have you had the best response from? I know I will have to
> order my thread. I would like to find a company that has a secured site that
> will take orders over the 'net and fill them quickly.
> Also, I would like to find that motherlode source for decent linen at a
> decent price. The fabric stores here have a nice enough linen at a very
> 'nice' price-$15 a yard. But it is not really what I am looking for. I would
> like some Cambric, if it is findable, at least for the Ruffs.
> Thank you!
> Lady Roslyn of Hawkhaven
> Meridies
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