Updated March 10, 2023.
City Needlework is a needlepoint shop in Burlingame (SF Bay Area). They also have their own line of stranded silk for needlepoint that now has national distribution. Istitcheded this mini kimono from Lee Needle Arts using several colors of this thread. City Needlework Silk is used for all the silk except for the lightest pink.
In feel and ease of use, it reminded me of Needlepoint, Inc Silk. That’s my favorite silk because I think it is smoother than Splendor, so it’s easier to use, but not so smooth it tangles (one of my problems with Au Ver a Soie).It was great for stitching, moving smoothly through the canvas. To see if my impression was correct, I used one of Needlepoint Inc’s overdyes from their Northern Lights line for the light pink. No difference in stitching.
However, Needlepoint Inc is an eight-strand silk, so City Needlework Silk has slightly thicker strands.
Looking at my color card, the colors (there are about 200) tend more to colors than neutrals and more to brights than pastels.
The range of colors in each family ranges from one family with four shades to one with 10. Most families though, have 5 or 6 shades.
This is a lovely silk, one well worth seeking out.
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Sebley Hausler says
where can I purchase this neddlepoint mini kimona? how much is it? are there any other’s that are for sale. please let me know. thank you.
Janet M Perry says
These kimono are from lee Needle Arts & are distributed by Colonial Needle.