City Needlework is a fairly new needlepoint shop in the SF Bay Area. They also have their own line of stranded silk for needlepoint that now has national distribution.
I completed this mini kimono from Lee Needle Arts last weekend. 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).
So 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 4 shades to one with 10. Most families though have 5 or 6 shades.
This is a lovely silk, one well worth seeking out.