Thursday, December 6, 2012

Think Thread

One of the companies in the Colonial Needle family is Presencia Thread. Manufactured in Valencia, Spain, Presencia thread uses long-staple cotton from Egypt and is truly a superb-quality thread. Sewing thread in three weights, perles from size 3-16, embroidery floss, crochet cotton, thread on spools for home sewers and thread on cones for the pros--Presencia has it all. Big news: the new revamped and colorful Presencia website is now up and running--tada--presenting !

One of the coolest things about this website is its accessibility and usefulness. And it's going to come in mighty handy this Christmas. You now have the ability to send a gift certificate via email to a friend anywhere in the world with a computer! Very, very cool. So you're stuck trying to think of a gift for a sewing-minded friend and she lives in, oh say, Alaska but you're in New York and though you're both quilters, you haven't seen her in a while and want to send a gift. What says "I'm thinking of you-" better than thread?

Maybe she'd like a sampler of sewing threads in her favorite color?
These six spools are the Cadet Blues sampler chosen by Jo Morton.

Or perhaps she's intrigued by all those Japanese-inspired taupe fabrics that are the rage?

Or perhaps she's having a go at Sashiko?  These samplers show the antique indigo range, basic Sashiko blues, and an Imari palette of colors of #8 perle.

Or perhaps she loves Redwork? Every shade of red is represented in this sampler of embroidery floss.

You make out the Gift Certificate form and pay via PayPal. Then your friend gets an email notifying her of your gift. If you order an email Gift Certificate by noon on Friday December 21, the staff at Colonial/Presencia will make sure your friend gets the notification by Christmas.