The Cabinet of Curiosities Historic Colors are a collection of silks matched to 17th century stumpwork. The collection is available in many thread lines through Thistle Threads so matching colors can be found in different thread weights. A highlight of the collection is deep sets of color families, dyed specially for the reproduction of 17th century stumpwork caskets. Here, a medium weight twisted filament silk called Soie Gobelin is offered in two matching families to the base collection.
Soie Gobelin is used for needlelace to emulate the medium filament silk used in the 17th century. Flowers, dresses, drapes, leaves, and other large pieces of needlelace in stumpwork are great candidates for this thread weight. This weight is about three times the thickness of a strand of Soie Paris and half that of Soie Perlee.
At this time, the silks are being made available in their full color families. Each package contains one tube of each color in the range. The flame families also contain a cream tube of soie gobelin. Tents, dresses and drapes often shaded from cream to dark red and this has been added for this reason.
Each tube contains 50 meters silk.