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Gloriana offers several lines of
hand-dyed threads and ribbons for fine embroidery.
- 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.
is hand-dyed Au Ver à Soie® Soie d'Alger. This 7 ply
silk has a wonderful luminous quality to it.
- Lorikeet is a 9-ply 100% Australian wool.
Suitable for all forms of embroidery it comes in a
wide range of colors and shades.
- Luminescence is an overdyed Soie 100/3 that
comes in most of the same colors as Gloriana Silk.
- 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.
- 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.
- Silk Chenille
is hand-dyed silk chenille suitable for couching and
embellishment on a number of fabrics or stitching on
13 mesh canvas.
- 12-strand Silk Floss 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
- Silk 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.
- Tudor Silk
is a 12 strand 120/2 silk floss. Each strand is
approximately half the weight of a "normal" strand
of silk floss, making this thread ideal for higher
count stitching on 40 and 45 count fabrics. New in
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.
For personal inventory lists you may print
the following files. The files are in PDF file viewable
with Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®.
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.