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1. Thread Selection Chart
2. Cotton Threads
3. Linen Threads
4. Silk Threads
5. Metallic, Wire Threads and Misc.
6. Shade Cards

1. Thread Selection Chart
Thread Selection Chart $4.50 Now in color, Holly's thread selection chart compares the threads available in this catalogue to each other on a grid chart. The chart provides 3 extraordinarily easy ways for the novice or expert lacemaker to select threads for any pattern. Also included is a Gimp Chart aiding the lacemaker in selecting the correct gimp thread. Comes in a protective transparent cover designed for insertion in 3-ring binders. Invaluable! Major update 1/30/2013.

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2. Cotton Threads
Manufacturer
Description
Price
Bart and Francis
(Egyptian Cotton
This kind of Egyptian Cotton is named GIZA 45+ which carries a guarantee that every fiber is at least 45mm long.  Extremely strong this fiber is its natural color with no bleaching, dyes or chemical treatments.  Very nice.

80/2, 100/2, 120/2, natural
$10.00
140/2, 160/2, 170/2, natural
$12.00
190/2, 200/2, 240/2 natural 1000M p/spool
$18.50
Brok
BROK is being discontinued so buy while supplies last!
24/3
white and ecru
36/3 (500m)
ecru

$8.00

36/2 (500m)
white is now completely sold out
ecru
$8.00
60/2, 80/2, 140/2, 160/2 (1000m tube)
white
60/2, 80/2, 100/2, 100/3, 140/2, 160/2, (1000m tube)
natural

  $8.00

120/2, (1000m tube), ecru only
170/2 (1000m tube), white only


Fil au Chinois
(Egyptian Cotton)
40/3, 1000m, optic white and ecru
$10.00
50/2, 1000m,  optic white and ecru
$10.00
60/2, 1000m, optic white off-white and ecru
$10.00
70/2, 1000m, optic white, off-white and ecru
$10.00
80/2, 1000m, optic white, off-white and ecru
$10.00
100/2, 1000m, optic white and ecru
$10.00
120/2, (1000m) 100% Egyptian cotton, white and ecru
$10.00

Egyptian Cotton 24/3 (500m) Discontinued, limited supplies of ecru left
ecru

$10.00

40/3, (500m)
soft white, ecru
$12.00
50/3, (500m)
soft white

 $12.00

36/2, (1000m)
white, ecru

 $12.00

50/2, (1000m)
optic white, ecru

 $12.00

60/2, 70/2, 80/2 (1000m), optic white, soft white, ecru

 $12.00

100/2, (1000m)
optic white, ecru

 $12.00

100/3, (1000m)
optic white, ecru

 $12.00

120/2, (1000m)
optic white, ecru
$14.00
140/2 (1000m)
white, ecru

 $14.00

160/2 (1000m)
optic white

 $14.00

170/2 (1000m) gassed
optic white, ecru

$14.00

185/2 (1000m) gassed
optic white, ecru

 $16.00



FINCA
(Egyptian Cotton)

30/3, 900m reels, white and ecru
$11.00
40/3, 900m reels, white and ecru
$9.00
50/3, 900m reels, white and ecru
$8.00
60/3, 900m reels, white and ecru
$7.00
80/3 900m reels, white and ecru
$6.00
100/3, 900m reels, white and ecru
$5.00

Gütermann
Shade Card
50/3 (100m) Use this thread in place of Tanne 50
158 colors

$2.00

Gütermann
Quilting Thread
40/3 (220 yds) Use this thread for needlelace
5709/white, 758/golden yellow, 2538/pink, 2346/salmon, 2074/red, 9426/leaf green, 8724 dark leaf green
$4.50

Filato di Cantu
30  (25 grm tubes), white and ecru
$12.50
40  (25 grm tubes), white and ecru
$12.50
50  (25 grm tubes), white and ecru (a beautiful replacement for BROK 36/2)
$12.50

Madeira
Tanne (discontinued/limited colors still available)
50/2 (1000m)
Remaining colors:  Tanne 50
1-735
2-729
$7.50
Madeira
Cotona
Shade card
80/2 (200m)
white, ecru, black, and 10 lovely medium/light dusty colors including medium blue, pale yellow, soft peach, dusty peach, medium green, tan, pink, lavender. (Equivalent to Brok 100.) Shade card available!

$4.50


Lizbeth
Cordonnet
40 (300 yds) Now stocking all 88 solid colors.
$4.25
80 (184 yds) Now stocking all 88 solid colors.
$2.95

DMC
Cordonnet Special
20, (175yds.) white, ecru
30, (208 yds.) white, ecru
40 (286 yds.) white, ecru
50 (286 yds.) white, ecru
60 (324 yds.) white, ecru
70 (361 yds.) white, ecru
80 (398 yds.) white, ecru
100 (472 yds.) white, ecru

$3.75

DMC
Machine Broder(same as Brillant D'Alsace & Retors D'Alsace)
50/2 (547yd)
white, ecru, black

$3.50

DMC
Broder Special
Fil Coton A Broder
12, ecru
Use as a gimp or coarse thread.

  $2.50

16, white, ecru, black
Use as a gimp or coarse thread.
20, 25
white, ecru
Use as a gimp or coarse thread.
30, large 10 grm. hanks
white, optic white and ecru
Use as a gimp or coarse thread.

 $7.50

DMC
Memory Thread


Color Infustions Memory Thread (3 yds)
This acid free thread is made of cotton wrap around a copper core for use as an accent
gimp or in Mirecourt Lace.  Available in 18 colors:
6010--Brown
6080--Olive
6070--Light Green
6160--Green
6110--Turquoise
6180--Lavender
6100--Navy
6200--Gold
6210--Silver
6020--Black
6050--White
6030--Ecru
6170--Yellow
6060--Peach
6150--Orange
6040--Red
6120--Fuchsia
6130--Pink

$3.00
DMC
Floche
14 (150 yds)
off-white, ecru in limited supplies
DMC Floche is a beautiful twisted, non-divisible, mercerized 100% cotton thread. Use
primarily as a gimp or coarse thread, or as a novelty thread in bobbin lace.

 $5.75

DMC
Pearl Cotton
5 (48m), white, ecru
$2.75
8 (87m), white, ecru
12 (129m)
white, ecru
5 (27 yd/skein)
gold or silver metallic

$4.25

DMC
Fil A Dentelle
Tatting Cotton
Shade card
80 (87m)
white, ecru, black & 18 solid colors.  DMC has eliminated a lot of their colors in this thread.  We have a lot of the old colors available so please reference the attached shade card.  The colors NO LONGER available are: 899, 776, 3687, 794, 775, 747, 368, 743, 745, 782, 762, 369, 799 and 3766.  All the other colors on the chart are still available.

$2.50

DMC
Embroidery Floss
6 Strand Embroidery Floss -- Suitable for Christine Springett's Fun With Leaves
158--Dark Blue  3834--Dark Plum  718--Fuchsia
154--Dark Purple  3837--Purple  702--Bright Green
986--Dark Green  550--Dark Purple  601--Pink
996--Bright  3850--Jade  798--Blue
3844--Bright Turquoise  208--Pale mauve  966--Pale green
 341--Pale Blue  904--Green  720--Orange
 970--Orange 3733--Pale pink  3346--Green
 958--Bright Jade 3346--Green  3687--Dark Pink
 505--Dark Jade 3840--Pale Blue  309--Dark Coral
 554--Mauve  3609--Orchid Pink  987--Green
 917--Cerise  3608--Pale cerise  3685--Dark Cerise

 $.75


Anchor/Mez
Fil A Dentelle
(Tatting Cotton)
80 (10 gram)
white, ecru, colors
(shade card available)

$2.00


Mettler 60/2 (800m/875yds), Fine Cotton Embroidery Thread 60wt
white and ecru

$9.50

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3. Linen Threads
 Manufacturer
Description
 Price
Bockens

20/3 - 1/4 bleached only 25 gram tubes (nice as a gimp)

 $8.50

35/2, 12.5 grm. (145m) available in following colors:
134--deep sky blue 515--light sky blue
1310--lavender 128--lavender plum
1007--red 1440--moss green
1309--dusty rose 702--canary yellow
134--blue 132--wedgwood blue
476--medium cranberry 125--light pink
4060-evergreen 701--dark green
454-mustard 505--heather
468-salmon
469-dark salmon
514-navy blue
454-mustard
553-chocolate brown
1223-slate
522-black

 $9.50

35/2, 25 grm. (295m) bleached, 1/2 bleached, unbleached
35/3, 25 grm., bleached, 1/2 bleached, unbleached
40/2, 25 grm. (330m) bleached, 1/2 bleached, unbleached
40/3, 25 grm. bleached, 1/2 bleached
50/2, 25 grm. (410m) bleached, 1/2 bleached, unbleached
50/3, 25 grm. bleached, 1/2 bleached

$10.50

60/2, 25 grm. (495m) bleached, 1/2 bleached, unbleached
60/2, 12.5 grm. (248m) available in following colors
60/3, 25 grm. bleached, 1/2 bleached
101--canary yellow 1022--peach
518--dusty rose 471--cherry
122--rusty red 125--lavender pink
130--medium purple 515--light sky blue
135--williamsburg blue 134--deep sky blue
1477--chocolate brown 1223--slate
4060-evergreen 475-burgundy
522-black 520--red
1273--medium green 469-dark salmon
514-navy blue
503-chocolate brown
505-heather
1233-slate

$10.50

80/2, 12.5 grm. (330m) bleached, 1/2 bleached, unbleached
90/2, 12.5 grm. (370m) bleached, 1/2 bleached, unbleached

 $10.50

120/2, 12.5 grm. (500m) bleached, 1/2 bleached, unbleached
This size is no longer being manufactured/completely sold out

Sold
Out

Fresia
Belgium Linen
2/ply mercerized
30/2, 40/2 (20 gr.)
bleached, creme

$8.50

50/2 (20 gr.)
bleached, creme, unbleached

$8.50

60/2, (20 gr.)
bleached, creme

$8.50

70/2, (20 gr.)
bleached, creme

$8.50

80/2 (20 gr.)
bleached, creme, unbleached

$12.50

100/2 (20 gr.)
white, creme

$12.50

100/2 (1000m, 40 gr. large cone)
bleached

$24.95

Fresia
Belgium Linen
3/ply
60/3 (20 gr. tube) bleached, creme

$10.00

80/3 (20 gr. tube) bleached, creme

$10.00

Londonderry
Shade card
18/3, (12m)
white, ivory, beige and all the colors listed for 80/3. Please order by color name.

 $2.50

30/3, (20m)
white, ivory, beige and all the colors listed for 80/3. Please order by color name.

 $2.50

30/3, (150m)
beige (limited supply)
$7.50
50/3, (30m)
white, ivory, beige and all the colors listed for 80/3. Please order by color name.

 $2.50

80/3, (50m) available in the following colors:
8001--Jonquil
8050--Clove Brown
8003--Canary
8055--Persian Green
8005--Maple Sugar
8060--Peacock Green
8007--Sweet Potato
8063--Dandelion
8010--Wild Rose
8065--Evergreen
8015--Cotton Candy
8070--Cornflower
8020--Azalea Pink 8075--Bluebird
8025--Violet 8078--Bluebonnet
8030--Lilac
8080--Ash Gray
8035--Terra Cotta
8085--Beige
8040--Redwood
8090--White
8045--Cabernet
8095--Ivory
8048--Saddle Brown
8099--Black

$2.50

100/3 (50m)
white, ivory, beige (equivalent to linen 70/2

 $3.00

Pella
Linen
30/3 (375 yds) bleached, unbleached

 $19.95

50/3 (550 yds) bleached, unbleached

 $26.95

70/3 (800 yds) bleached, unbleached

  $19.95

100/3 (1200 yds) bleached

  $24.95

This tightly twisted 3 ply linen thread is the one used by Kortelahti. Good for Torchon & Tape Laces including Russian. The bleached is actually off-white.  

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4. Silk Threads
Manufacturer
Description
Price
FRESIA SILK
15/3, 50 gr. skeins
Suitable for making scarves, vests, table runners, jewellry or any pattern with approximately 4 footside holes to the inch.  This thread is used in Bijooux et accessoires de mode en dentelle, by Martine Piveteau.
$18.00
Bart and Francis 4/20 Organzine, white and black, 1000m
2/20 Organzine, white and black, 1000m
$16.00
Grenadine, Unboiled 222/2 (48 Denier), black (nice for Chantilly)  $18.50
Silk Floss, fine 75 den - 140/2 NeC, 500m cones in a rainbow of stunning colors.  Use this thread as a single strand or ply it in multiple strands to achieve colored gimps and weavers for polychrome laces.
$8.00
Clover Fil A Soie
50/2 (100m) Silk Sewing Thread
white, linen (pale peach)
$5.00
Gütermann
Silk

(spun silk which is excellent for bobbin, needlelaces and tatting)
Shade card
Silk Twist (30m/33 yds)
This is a lustrous top sewing thread similar to the texture and size of buttonhole twist. Available in 28 beautiful colors. Use the Gütermann Silk Shade Card (Shade card available!).. Color available include: 36, 38, 46, 130, 139, 143, 158, 312, 315, 339, 340, 364, 368, 387, 402, 412, 414, 416, 472, 473, 658, 694, 697, 702, 722, 800, 824, 810, 802

$4.20

30/3 , (400m)
white, ecru, black
Tightly twisted matte silk. Use this thread as a gimp with the 100/3 or equivalent.

$19.95

70/3 , (700m)
white, ecru, black
Tightly twisted matte silk. Use this thread for for bobbin, needlelace and/or tatting projects.

$19.95

100/3 (100m)
white, ecru, black, 180 colors (Shade card available!). This size is easy to use and good for everything!

$4.20


Sack 'O Silk

Choose a sack of mixed silks from 4 colorways; blue, green, yellow and red.
$19.95
 Piper's Silk 2/20 silk,(250m)
white and black. Suitable for Bucks Point, Chantilly and other point ground laces.

 $6.50

4/20 silk, (200m)
white and black. Suitable for Bucks Point, Chantilly and other point ground laces.
6/20 twisted silk, (125 m)
140/2 silk, (200m)
white. Use for point ground laces
80/3 spun silk, (75m) colors
$7.00
90/3 twisted gloss silk, (50m) colors
$6.00
90 floss silk, (80m)
Assorted Colors. Use this thread in singles or plied for polychrome laces colored point ground and more.

 $4.00

90 floss silk, (80m) Choose from 10 colorways with 10 reels p/pack.

Autumn

Brights

Gorgeous Greens

Heather

Misty

Nature

Ocean Blues

Plush Pink

Summer Fruits

Summer Blues

$29.95
90 floss silk, (150m)
white and black
Use this thread with patterns for Ulrike Löhr's Schneeverweht und Durchgedreht.

 $6.00

90 floss silk for Butterfly and Moth (assorted reels and lengths per the pattern)
Ornithoptera Priamos  $34.00
Hibrildes Norax  $24.00
Papilio Machaon  $24.00
Philaetria Dido

$19.00

Morpho Peleides

$21.50

Danaus Plexippus

$38.00

Aporia Crataegi

$20.50

Euchroa Trimeni

$28.00

Cithaerias Philis

$28.00

Bhutanitis Lidderdalei

$34.00

Theritas Coronata

$28.00

Argema Mittrei

$46.50

Lycaeides Idas

$34.00

Graellisia Isabellae

$32.00

Coctylus Durvilli

$25.00

140/2, 6 fold silk
white and black. Use as a gimp in point ground laces.

$8.50

210/2, spun silk, (200m) white, black
3 Fold 90 Floss (100m)

 $8.50

4 Fold 90 Floss (100m)
BELLA Silk
(shade card)
Spun silk, (20M)
40+ colors
This lustrous spun silk is the same size as DMC Fil A Dentelle #80 tatting thread and offers an exceptional pallet

$3.50

Au Ver A Soie Silk  130/2 Surfine
Perfect for Bucks Point with 11-12 footside holes p/footside inch.  Use with AVAS/Soie Perlee as the gimp.
(100m) white, ecru, black
$5.50
(200m) white, ecru, black
$9.50
130/2 Surfine, (100m)
white, ecru, black
Perfect for Bucks Point with 11-12 hole p/footside inch. Use with Soie Perlee as the gimp.
$5.00
Soie Paris (5m)
Use one strand of this divisible 6 strand thread to work the patterns in Le Point de Paris with Soie Perlee as the gimp for a beautiful result.

 $4.00

Organzine, (100 yd)
black
One of the finest weight threads available. Use with Point Ground laces 14-16 holes p/footside inch. This thread is used exclusively in Bayeux France. Use Soie Gobelins as a gimp.

$2.00

Soie Gobelins, (10m)
colors only in the 10m size
Use as a gimp with Organzine. Same as Soie Perlee but finer.

 $2.00

Soie Gobelins, (50m)
white, creme, brut, black, 50m size
Use as a gimp with the Organzine. Same as Soie Perlee but finer.

$6.00

Soie Perlee, (50m)
white, creme, brut,  and black only in the 50m size
Use as a gimp thread with 130/2 Surfine. A lustrous buttonhole weight thread.

$9.00

Soie Paris, (5m)
white
This is a 6 strand divisible thread. Use one strand of this thread for the patterns in Le Point de Pairs to achieve a beautiful affect. Use Soie Perlee as the gimp.

 $4.00

YLI Silk
 #100, 200m spool
white, black
1000 Denier, 20m card   
$7.00
1000 Denier, 20m card 
$5.50
Danish Silk 120 unboiled 6 ply, (250m)
off-white. Each thread is the equivalent of a #600.

$14.00

250 unboiled 3 ply, (500m)
black, off-white
Try this thread for Chantilly and other Point Ground laces.

$22.00

120 boiled 6 ply, (250 m)
black, off-white
Use as a gimp in singles for plied.

$14.00

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5. Metallic and Miscellaneous Threads
Manufacturer
Description

Price

Brildor  Metallics


An extremely smooth metalysed thread with a touch of silver content.  This thread is fine and is comparable to a Madeira 40 weight metallic thread.

500m reels in 5 colors, 7100 (silver), 7200 (light gold), 7201 (yellow gold), 7202 (warm gold), 7205 (dark gold), 7110 copper
$8.50
DMC Memory Thread
3 yds cards, cotton/polyamide-wrapped copper wire in 18 colors: gold, green, peach, dark ecru, light green, black, orange, fuchsia, brown, pink, olive, red, navy, turquoise,  lavender, yellow, silver, and white
$3.00
DMC
Metallic
40m reels
Gold, silver, Light Gold

$3.50

Gütermann Metallic
Shade Card
29 beautiful colors, 250 yd. reels

$4.20

Balger (Kreinik)
Blending Filament and Cord
Gold, silver, assorted colors

$3.00

Balger (Kreinik)
Cable
Gold, silver, assorted colors. Lovely twist suitable for a gimp (shade card available)

$3.00

Balger (Kreinik) #8 Braid in lots and lots of colors

 $3.75

#5 Real Gold 5m, Real Gold foil wrapped around a silk core. Will not tarnish. Beautiful!

$14.00

#5 Real Silver 5m, Real Silver foil wrapped around a silk care.
Will not tarnish. divine!

$14.00

#3 Smooth Gilt
Passing Thread
25grm tubes, 100m/110yds
Use this thread for the patterns in An Early Lace Workbook by Rosemary Shepherd.  #3 is finer then #4
$39.95
#4 Smooth Gilt
Passing Thread
25 grm tubes, 73m/80yds
Use this thread for the pattern sin An Early Lace Workbook  by Rosemary Shepherd.  #4 is heavier then #3
$39.95
Madeira
Metallics
Madeira Metallic #40, Asro 1, Astro 2, Astro 3, Astro 4, Astro 5, silver, gold, yellow, green, blue, pink, purple.  Pictured below are Astro 1-5

$5.00

Madeira
FS 20 2/2
20 gram tubes
Metallic thread in assorted colors on a black core that is very fine and supple This easy to use blended thread has 80% viscose and 20% PES.

$9.50

Gold Rush
 Light gold, yellow gold, silver, purple, red, pink, midnight blue, light blue, black, opalescent white, dark green, medium green, black/gold, yellow, yellow/orange, variegated blue, variegated red.  This thread is used as a gimp or accent thread in the Springett Snake patterns and similar applications.  It is the approximate size of a DMC Pearl Cotton #5.  
     43             44                31                 6               10               205               1                 15

     62             13              272                36                2                46                102              56
$5.50
New colors not picture: 15 - variegated lavender, 34 - kelly green, 4 - baby pink, 75 - fushia
Wire










28 gauge, assorted colors
$5.00
30 gauge, 30 yds. Black
30 gauge, 30 yds. Dark Blue
30 gauge, 30 yds. Green
30 gauge, 30 yds. Kelly Green
30 gauge, 30 yds. Natural
30 gauge, 30 yds. Purple
30 gauge, 30 yds. Red
30 gauge, 30 yds. Bare Copper
30 gauge, 30 yds. Non-Tarnish Brass
30 gauge, 30 yds. Tinned Copper
30 gauge, 30 yds. Peacock Blue
30 gauge, 30 yds. Gold
30 gauge, 30 yds. Plum
30 gauge, 30 yds. Seafoam Green
30 gauge, 30 yds. Silver Non Tarnish
30 gauge, 30 yds. Tangerine
30 gauge, 30 yds. Lemon
30 gauge, 30 yds. Chartreuse
30 gauge, 30 yds. Amethyst

$5.00

32 gauge, 30 yds. Black
32 gauge, 30 yds. Dark Blue
32 gauge, 30 yds. Brown
32 gauge, 30 yds. Burnt Brown
32 gauge, 30 yds. Dark Green
32 gauge, 30 yds. Kelly Green
32 gauge, 30 yds. Magenta
32 gauge, 30 yds. Natural
32 gauge, 30 yds. Orange
32 gauge, 30 yds. Pink
32 gauge, 30 yds. Red
32 gauge, 30 yds. Violet
32 gauge, 30 yds. Tan
32 gauge, 30 yds. Bare Copper
32 gauge, 30 yds. Non-Tarnish Brass
32 gauge, 30 yds. Tinner Copper
32 gauge, 30 yds. Gold
32 gauge, 30 yds. Blue
32 gauge, 30 yds. White
32 gauge, 30 yds. Silver Non Tarnish
32 gauge, 30 yds. Tangerine
32 gauge, 30 yds. Lemon
32 gauge, 30 yds. Chartreuse

$5.00

34 gauge, 30 yds. Black
34 gauge, 30 yds. Dark Blue
34 gauge, 30 yds. Brown
34 gauge, 30 yds. Dark Green
34 gauge, 30 yds. Natural
34 gauge, 30 yds. Putty
34 gauge, 30 yds. Dark Purple
34 guage, 30 yds. Red
34 gauge, 30 yds. Violet
34 gauge, 30 yds. Yellow
34 gauge, 30 yds. Grey
34 gauge, 30 yds. Olive
34 gauge, 30 yds. Tan
34 gauge, 30 yds. Bare Copper
34 gauge, 30 yds. Non-Tarnish Brass
34 gauge, 30 yds. Tinned Copper
34 gauge, 30 yds. White
34 gauge, 30 yds. Blue
34 gauge, 30 yds. Silver Non Tarnish
34 gauge, 30 yds. Tangerine
34 gauge, 30 yds. Lemon
34 gauge, 30 yds. Chartreuse
36 gauge, assorted colors
$5.00

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6. Shade Cards
 Description Price Comments
Madeira Cotona Shade Card

$6.00

Click on underlined links to go to a scanned image of a specific shade card. Because a slight color shift occurs in scanning and viewing on the Internet, the actual shade card best represents the true colors of the thread.
Buy or rent these shade cards. The rental fee is fully refunded when the card is returned within 2 weeks.
Bockens Swedish Linen Shade Card

$5.00

Londonderry Linen Shade Card

 $12.00

Gutermann Silk Shade Card

$20.00

Gütermann Cotton Shade Card

$15.00

Gütermann Metallic Shade Card

$36.00

BELLA Silk Shade Card

 $20.00

DMC Fil A Dentelle

$8.00

Kreinik Metallic Shade Card
$36.00

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