Gloriana offers several lines of
hand-dyed threads and ribbons for fine embroidery. They
are Gloriana Silk, Gloriana Silk Ribbons,
Gloriana Princess Perle, Gloriana Princess
Perle Petite, Gloriana Luminescence, Gloriana
Lorikeet, Gloriana Florimell and our newest Gloriana Silk Chenille
and Gloriana Duchess
If you are a shop searching for where to
purchase our ribbons and threads you'll find that
information on our Wholesale
Info page. If you are a stitcher looking for shops
that carry our ribbons and threads, visit our Where to buy page.
Gloriana Silk is a spun silk thread
with silk's beauty, luster, and shine, but doesn't catch
on your hands. The size of one strand is comparable to
other stranded silks, such as Splendor, Soie
Cristale, and Needlepoint
Inc. Silk. Gloriana Silk is soft and
remarkably easy to stitch with.
Gloriana Silk Ribbons ribbons are lovely for embellishment or stitching and have been used in embroidery and quilting for many years. Gloriana Silk Ribbons are all hand-dyed, most in colors to match the 12-strand silk. Gloriana offers 4 mm, 7 mm and the hard-to-find 13 mm size.
Gloriana Princess Perle is an exceptionally lustrous and shiny three ply, non-divisible perle thread ideal for 18 count canvas. It is also beautiful on 25 count linen and is approximately equivalent in size to cotton perle #5. Twisted more tightly than cotton perle, this silk perle has the sparkle and strength that cotton lacks.
Gloriana Princess Perle Petite is overdyed Kanagawa 1000 denier continuous filament silk thread. This high quality and lovely thread is widely used by Crazy Quilters and is available from Gloriana in beautiful hand-dyed variegated colors. Gloriana Princess Perle Petite is also highly suitable for stitching on canvas and linen for both counted thread and surface embroidery.
Gloriana Luminscence is an overdyed Soie 100/3 that comes in most of the same colors as Gloriana Silk.
Gloriana Lorikeet is a 9-ply 100%
Australian wool. Suitable for all forms of embroidery it
comes in a wide range of colors and shades.
Florimell is hand-dyed Au Ver à
This 7 ply silk has a wonderful luminous quality to it.
Silk Chenille is hand-dyed silk chenille
suitable for couching and embellishment on a number of
fabrics or stitching on 13 mesh canvas.
Duchess Silk is hand-dyed silk perle, perfect
on 13 mesh canvas for all stitches and for satin or long
stitches on 18 mesh canvas.
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Washing Gloriana silks
Gloriana silks are washable in cold water; washing instructions are on our new labels. In case the label doesn't have washing information, it is as follows: wash quickly with mild soap (such as Orvus), rinse thoroughly, and blot out all excess moisture immediately. Be sure that the rinse water runs clear before drying. Iron the piece dry using a warm, dry iron (do not use steam) placing the embroidery right side down on a clean, dry terry cloth towel and covering the wrong side with a pressing cloth.
If, as you iron, you see any sign of color bleeding rinse the piece immediately and start the drying process over again. Do not leave the piece to dry overnight since it would mean you won't be around if any last moisture escaping causes color bleeding.
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Web site by Cathe Ray email@example.com
February 16, 2012