Poppy Meadow Silk Collection
This new collection was inspired by the poppies in my garden here at Pinks Barn and in the meadows around us in the Cotswolds. I hope you enjoy using these glorious threads. I have selected colours found in the delicate petals, stems and the fields where they catch your eye with their bright scarlet heads.
As you may have gathered by now, I became the lucky recipient of 1500 skeins of the most beautiful silk thread. I set to work selecting collections I thought you would enjoy and enlisted my husband to help me wind all the colours onto vintage-style thread winders. Although this time there are just nine colours in this poppy-themed range, I think you will agree that they are just lovely.
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 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.
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The story of this little treasure
Poppies are of course in our thoughts right now. Read my Jottings on this favourite flower for a spot of history and more!