HNW - Metal thread supplies

Sarah Randles s-randles at
Mon Mar 26 00:18:34 PST 2001

Andrew wrote:
>Does anyone know of a supplier of metal threads for goldwork in the southern

Years ago I managed to buy some real metal threads, including purl, from an
importer in Sydney with an extremely unlikely name like Cornwall Shipping.
A very odd place, a tiny shop somewhere near (I think) Hunter and York
Streets, run by an elderly, severely visually impaired lady. I really can't
remember any useful details, but I bet someone from the (mundane)
Embroiderers' Guild would know, and know if the shop is still in existence.

>I'm looking to try my hand at it for a competition that is coming up.

I'm very glad to hear it!

Sarah Randles
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