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6 vintage embroidery skeins stranded thread ARTIFICIAL SILK c1950s E

6 skeins of stranded embroidery thread, as shown.
These are unsold shop stock from around the 1950s, and have been in storage at the shop ever since.
"Classic" brand
Made in England, in the 1950s or thereabouts
Artificial silk
Hand washable with care - washing instructions are on the paper tag attached to each skein.
Please note that the colours are NOT colour fast like modern embroidery threads, and some cross-staining may occur.
The manufacturer has identified the colours by number, not by name.
This listing is for 6 skeins, one of each of the following colours:
  • 227
  • 234
  • 253
  • 254
  • 254A
  • 257

New and unused - but about half a century old.
Some of the skeins have kept their colour remarkably well, especially the gold ones.
The green ones are mottled brown and green - I think this is probably where the green has faded, rather than the skeins being deliberately variegated in this way, but I am not sure.

Our Price: £5.50

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