Saturday, 21 May 2011

All That Glitters...

I bought about 20 kilograms of these gorgeous embroidery threads today; sadly the huge stock the dealer had is finally coming to an end, so I bought up as much as I could carry, and reserved some for next week. They came from a closed-down factory in Lyon, France and mostly date to the 1950s and 60s. The dealer bought about 2 tons of them a few years ago, and they have been bewitching me ever since. They are made from gold, silver or coloured flat metal wrapped around a core thread, some are wrapped in brown paper & string in kilogram batches.

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