"Van Gogh Matte Cotton Flower Thread, 50m, 26 colors available"
Flower thread is a 1 ply matte cotton that is wonderful for use as both a topstitching or bobbin thread in your machine as well as for quilting, smocking or embroidery by hand. 50m/skeins. Flower thread is spun from plain cotton without any finishing (not mercerized). The flower name is derived from the work of Danish artist Gerda Bengtsson, who created cross-stitch patterns for flower and herb pictures in order to encourage the revival of embroidery skills. Bengtsson had a special cotton thread colored with vegetable dyes manufactured. While now the product is hand dyed with Tentakalum-exclusive space dyes, the color palettes are still matched with the shades of the original vegetable dyes.