The club can be paid for in full or monthly over a period of 6 months. There will be 475 spots in the club. While I can't ruin the surprise of the curated threads, what I can say is that they are all appropriate for 17th century embroidery types and especially for stumpwork. There are new colors of your favorite threads, new constructions, gold and silver threads you may never have seen before, silk trims that will delight, and new lines of silk never available in these colors. For some of the threads, they will be in extremely limited number and for some, this club was the kick in the pants to get them made and they may stay in our lexicon for longer.
It was an enormous challenge to get to this point. We certainly did not anticipate the Au Ver a Soie fire in the middle of manufacturing - which contributed highly to the time to be ready to announce. We have expanded the number of companies in the 'ancient textile business' that are making threads for this work, but that brought up some interesting and unexpected challenges. An interesting and yet scary trend was companies who were initially excited to work with us to create these reproductions and then had to say no after we did our trial runs.
|Silk Coil - Silk Gimp around a silk core
- think super soft silk purl
|Thick Silk Rococo
|Flat Wrapped Silk Band - Easy
way to make garlands
interest. Maybe in our next sessions of the Frostings Club we will have solved this conundrum for some of the dreamy things I want you to have! In the meanwhile, we had to capitalize the trials to see if we could scale up and those threads are being offered now as Limited Edition threads - and are very limited in package numbers (around 100 or so).
So if they are interesting to you - grab what you would like to use. I certainly hope that we can solve our technical/scale/business issues with some of these complex threads and later bring them to market in a wider variety.
And I hope you will join the Frostings Club and validate the idea and help to recapitalize the funds to make more new threads! There are at least enough in manufacturing, in process, or on the drawing board to fill up another Session!