Threads from Africa- 30% off till Feb 9th

Thread colors and names inspired by African Savanah

 From The COLORFUL world of African Folklore Embroidery we bring you a complete selection of multi-colored hand dyed variegated threads from House of Embroidery, South Africa.

 Our exquisite hand-dyed threads are suitable for all types of embroidery ranging from hard anger to stump work and will magnificently enhance any design. Quilters love our threads for embellishment, crazy quilting and art quilts. With exciting names like Flame: 43, Peacock, 38, Fern,4 Sri Lanka 53,, Mango24 , Christmas Red,40, Berry, 20, Freesia 48 , Holly 56, iris 54, Hellebore, 62, harvest, 64 Grape,39, Wildlife; 88, apple , autumn, 13, Camellia35, Coppertone,33 Oak, 10, gold 26, maple 65, forest 54  and many more, your world will be filled with color and vibrancy. For the following week only we are giving you 30% off all threads. Hand- dyed threads, create accent and effect , giving your work an extra creative and color boost. You can view the full thread catalog at  under threads

 There is a very big difference in the quality of hand-dyed verses  other threads. All our hand-dyed threads are cotton and initially gray. They are then washed, boiled and rewashed. Thereafter with a teaspoon a different color is poured on the thread every two inches. The threads are then washed and fan dried to ensure they are light, color and wash fast. The purchase of these threads assists in creating valuable employment opportunities for women in South Africa. Many of the women involved in the thread-dyeing and packaging process have been able to move from informal shack housing to formal housing with running water and electricity. There are over 300 variegated colors and each color is taken through all the thread fibers. So for example the same variegated shade of green can be found in pearl 5 cotton, pearl 8 cotton, stranded floss, silk ribbon (2mm, 4mm and 7mm), rayon and raw and fine silk. For a full color chart visit

Our most popular threads for African Folklore Embroidery are the pearl 8 cards. These cards, come with three colors of 9.7 yards  on a card. Each card retails for $5.50 and you can receive 30%  till Feb 9th .  For silk ribbon enthusiasts, you will adore our gorgeous vaerigated silk ribbon colors, available in 2mm, 4mm and 7mm.  we have over 70 colors available in our silk ribbon.  Silk ribbon is wonderful for couching as well as for the “Mola Barbara Interweaving technique.”

 House of Embroidery African  threads can serve as an accent to other threads or can be the dominant feature in your embroidery.  For incredible effect we suggest combining two different hand-dyed threads or one hand –dyed thread with solid color floss, metallic or silk thread. All hand dyed threads work well with just about any fiber. Do not be afraid to experiment. Be creative. If you really want to indulge, order the full collection of all colors and receive an added gift in addition to your 30% off.

 For those who enjoy Brazilian Embroidery, try our beautiful rayon threads.  If your hobby is needlepoint,  try experimenting with our pearl 5 threads ( we have  over 300 colors)

. Nature is the inspiration for the subtle changes in our thread colors. All our threads are color co-coordinated and can serve as an accent to other threads or can be the dominant feature.

Quilters love our threads for embellishing. Hardanger and Hungarian embroiderers delight in the quality and color of our Pearl multi-colored threads. Cross Stitchers and all who love needle arts adore our stranded variegated threads. Those who love canvas and drawn thread work enjoy the vibrancy and variety of all the exciting colors we have to offer. Those who specialize in Brazilian embroidery favor our variegated Rayon Threads.

Experience has shown that the hand-dyed threads work well with just about any fiber. The colors are so exciting you just have to experiment and creativity will flow. Keep checking our website for new products and together we will bring color to your world.



February Classes, Lectures and Workshops , for registration and more information  email

Feb-10th  7pm, Safari through African Folklore Embroidery Lecture  open to all $5.00 fee for non guild members

6-hour workshop Saturday Feb 12th Orange County Area-  9.00Am-4.00 PM

, First Baptist Church of Lakewood

5336 E. Arbor Road, Long Beach, CA 90808 registration required contact


Visalia, Bakersfeld, Fresno Area - Feb 24h – Lecture Orange Blossom Guild to host lecture and workshop- Safari through African Folklore Embroidery, Parkside Chapel, 3200 E. Seb 26th Walnut Ave, Visalia, CA 6:00 pm

Sat, Feb 26th  6-hour workshop- Safari through African Folklore Embroidery Meeting Location: 
Parkside Chapel
3200 E. Walnut, Visalia, CA 93292

For studio tours or private classes, contact Leora at 818-999-6094 or


I am now scheduling lectures and workshop for 2012 and 2013, - I have a New LECTURE, slide and trunk show- called Fiber art & Embellishment with African Folklore Embroidery, which features some of the award winners in recent challenges and competitions.



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