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 thick twisted filament silk called Soie Perlee is offered in three matching families to the base collection.
Soie Perlee is used for needlelace to emulate the thicker filament silk used in the 17th century. Tents, dresses, drapes, and other large pieces of needlelace in stumpwork are great candidates for this thread weight. It can also be used for french knot ground cover and areas where a thick thread might add texture.