Welcome to my shop!
A very pretty box of 12 French vintage style Fil au Chinoise lace threads in pretty varigated bright colours.
The threads are presented in cocoons of 5 grams, each with approximately 110 meters of thread. The threads are 3 strands of twisted mercerised cotton and are pulled from the center, avoiding any knots or wastage.
It is very rare for me to have items in my shop that are neither antique nor vintage, but Fil au Chinoise are however are an exception to this rule.
Some of you will already be collectors of Fil au Chinoise and be more than aware of this extraordinary French brand. Fil au Chinoise threads made in France to the highest standards, using old machinery dating from 1890. The brand came into existance in 1847 and enjoyed its hayday in the 1860's & 70's. The brand fell into decline following the introduction of the sewing machine, which were unsuitible for linen threads, and due to industrial difficulties. Had it not been for 2 very determined industrialists, Oliver and Bruno Toulemonde, Fil au Chinoise would be lost to the archives of history.
I have other Fil au chinoise threads and also Sajou haberdashery items for sale in my shop so please do take the time to have a browse.
My textiles are largely sourced from Scotland, bringing the very best of vintage and antique Scottish heritage textiles for you to enjoy and treasure.
I am happy to accept payment via Paypal, or by British Sterling cheque or Postal Orders.
Please pay for your order within 3 days, unless by prior arrangement with myself. If you are having problems making your payment, please get in touch and I will see how best I can accommodate or assist you.
I love to combine postage and I am happy to ship worldwide.
I post items Monday to Friday.
Your order will be sent packaged with the utmost care. I charge a small fee for packaging costs, this is included in the postage price
Please note the date and cost of postage on the stamp and do not hold me responsible for any postal costs or delays that are due to Royal Mail and therefore outwith my control and not on my part.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
The textiles that I sell are vintage and antique and have been pre loved and used. I endeavour to list all my items as honestly and accurately as possible, always noting and photographing any damage or flaws. The photos are part of the item description and may be enlarged if needs be.
I like to treat my customers as I would like to be treated and offer the same level of service that I would expect to receive. Should there be a problem with your order, please get in touch prior to leaving feedback and I will do all I can to assist you.
I am available Monday to Friday and am happy to answer any questions that you may have. I am not available at weekends, please bear this in mind if you have any questions regarding items that end at the weekend.
Penelope Textiles is located in the lovely Scottish Borders in the Royal Burgh of Selkirk.
My opening times are;
Tuesday - Saturday 10am- 3 pm
I may also be available at other times by prior arrangement, please see my contact details below.
51 Tower Street
Tel 01750 778296/ 07707658326