A Box Of Delights

Frostings Box

Frostings Box

First View

First View

Tricia, at Thistle Threads, has launched the Frostings Club, which is a thread club specifically concentrating on reconstructions of historic thread. She explains on the page I’ve linked to why she did so, and although historic embroidery isn’t my primary focus, thread is one of my deepest interests. So I joined up for the first session, partly because I want to contribute to the project, and partly because I expect that I will find a whole host of non-historical uses for them.

Lacet Threads

Lacet Threads

My first box has arrived – after a frustrating hold-up in Heathrow when I knew it was in the country and it wasn’t getting any closer to me! – beautifully packaged in a very solid cardboard box with a magnetic closure. I’ve been having a lovely rummage, puzzling over what I find and thinking about what I might choose to do with it when I get the chance…

I’m not at all sure what Lacet threads are, or what I might do with them, but Tricia has promised to release some designs and suggestions, so if I can’t think of something for myself, there will be suggestions a-plenty.

Cordon And Gimp

Cordon And Gimp

Metallic And Metal

Metallic And Metal

The Cordon, Gimp and Metal and Metallic threads are possibly a little easier for me to make plans for. The metallic threads have fortuitously turned up in colours I was thinking of using for the wings of the Christmas Angel, so I may have in immediate use there.

But then again, once the Angel’s cape is in place, I may change my mind and who knows what will happen…?


  1. elaine says:

    what a beautiful collection of threads! I can’t wait to see what you do with them.

  2. Belatedly wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

    What an exciting collection! I look forward to seeing what you stitch with them!

    Barbara xx

  3. Lady Fi says:

    What pretty threads!

  4. Sue Jones says:

    Oooh, more fun than a box of chocolates! I think you’ll enjoy yourself with these new toys, Rachel, especially the lacet braid. Such a pretty box, too.

  5. Carolyn says:

    Oh how tempting.

  6. wendy says:

    This looks really interesting! I look forward to seeing what you create with them

  7. PennyBaugh says:

    How much fun to receive a ‘treasure box’! It will be quite fun to see what you do with these lovely threads and follow your progress.

  8. jenclair says:

    What a wonderful box of goodies! Enjoy and share your results!

  9. Oooooh – lots of lovely threads! (I probably have enough thread to open a shop!)

  10. That looks simply delicious!

  11. Anita says:

    I have never heard of Lacet threads. I love the box top,is the design printed on the box?

  12. Susan says:

    Wow, another very interesting thing I missed while being so overwhelmed I hardly visited blogs at all! This sounds like a great match-up with the next post. Historical threads, historical patterns!

  13. karen says:

    Oh I am in love with the box!!