Dahlia Silk Collection

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For my second collection of silk threads, the inspiration comes from the stunning display of dahlias here in my own garden. It’s a large box with 24 beautiful shades of silk*.

My silk thread originated from France and is hand-dyed in the USA. It is a spun silk thread with the beauty, lustre, and shine of silk but doesn’t catch on your hands – it is a joy to use. The size of one strand is comparable to other stranded yarns and I have found that I am happy with two strands for cross stitch on 28-count and 32-count linen. Of course, it is perfect for freestyle embroidery too.

To help you enjoy your threads even more, I have commissioned replica antique thread winders on which to keep them. Each winder is supplied with 3 yards (2.7m) of 12-ply silk, and there’s a little notch to make it easy to keep your threads well behaved.


*Each box is carefully assembled on my kitchen table. Don’t worry if yours looks a little different to the photographs as the arrangement varies from box to box. I’m likening my thread assembly skills to the way Eric Morecambe explained his terrible piano playing to Andre ‘Preview’: “I’m playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order”. (If you have time, relive that lovely moment here.)


3 in stock

3 in stock


The story of this little treasure

Having only released my first thread collection a week ago, I was happy to sit back or more likely disappear into the greenhouse. However, your rush to share them has been simply wonderful, so I thought I better hurry up and make my next collection available to you.

My thoughts almost always turn to gardens and I have been lucky enough to visit some breath-taking examples around the world. However, it didn’t take me long to realise that I had all the inspiration I could possibly need at home. Here at Pinks Barn I am simply surrounded by dahlias. That was it, I was soon sorting through all the silk shades that would portray these delicious blooms.

You can discover more about my inspiration in my Jottings.