Saturday, 20 August 2011

Sourcing Danish Flower Threads

I have had a number of requests for help about obtaining Danish Flower Thread - Blomstergarn - as some of you are experiencing difficulties obtaining it.
The good news is that the thread can be obtained now from Fru Zippe. Until the end of 2010 they manufactured and sold Haandarbejdets Fremme articles, but then the contract expired and so they had to go it alone. They continue to manufacture and sell the thread which is identical to that produced in the past but they have to give different names and numbers to the shades - and they have also increased the number of colours from 102 to 130. You can see their shade card above. You can buy direct and the price for a box with 15 skeins of Flower Thread is DKK 50,-. Shipping is charged at cost and there is no minimum order-quantity. And the meaning of Fru Zippe? I am told that Fru zippe is a meticulous lady. She always knows how her embroidery will turn out. She only uses the best materials - which she chooses with much care - and loves embroidery stitched in new and different ways. Fru zippe gets inspired anywhere, all the time. Click here for the link to Fru Zippe - there is an English language option and you can email and receive responses in English.
For Haandarbejdets Fremme kits, an option is via O. Oehlenschlägers - click here for more information about them.

2 comments:

  1. May I add that Danish Flower Thread from Haandarbejdets Fremme can be bought here :
    http://www.linnehus-shop.de/
    & : http://www.daenenstube.de/Daenisches-Blumengarn_detail_742_200.html
    & : http://www.handarbeiten-pusteblume.de/pbl/product_info.php?products_id=209&pblsid=tmncvdq8o4hsci0ldon3pct5p7&pblsid=tmncvdq8o4hsci0ldon3pct5p7
    & : http://www.stickteufelchen.de/fleur-danois-c-22_1773.html
    and there are other equivalents, of course with different numbers
    ie VH : which I find a bit smoother (and there are much more colours :
    http://www.daenenstube.de/Deutsches-Baumwollgarn_detail_743_202.html
    & : http://www.handarbeiten-pusteblume.de/pbl/product_info.php?products_id=312&pblsid=tmncvdq8o4hsci0ldon3pct5p7&pblsid=tmncvdq8o4hsci0ldon3pct5p7
    & : http://www.stickteufelchen.de/fleur-vaupel-heilenbeck-c-22_1.html
    CONVERSIONS for colours can be found here (incl Fru Zippes Flora):
    http://www.handarbeiten-pusteblume.de/(right side column)
    There used to be an equivalent at Oehlenschläger, but it seems it is no longer available.

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  2. Yay, this came at exactly the right time. I saw this on Craft Gossip. I just started googling for Blomstergarn this weekend, because I need some thread to finish a vintage project! Thanks for sharing!

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