Silken Strands in North Wales has been established for over thirty years - almost 20 of them in North Wales under our ownership - we are a small, friendly company selling (mainly by mail order) embroidery threads for hand and machine and all the other requisites of the embroiderer and, since we incorporated Fantasy Fabrics, all the exotic and interesting fabrics you can use in your embroidery, textiles and embellishing.

As well as Madeira's retail range, we have the full range of the large reels of Madeira Classic 30s, 40s, FS20, Burmilana and Supertwist which are now difficult to find in the UK.

DMC perle, Presencia (Finca) 12's and 16's variegated perle, Natesh, Rajmahal Art Silk, Coats Alcazar and their silk thread Seta Reale, and YLI threads figure in our vast range of threads as, of course, do Oliver Twists and Stef Francis' hand dyed threads.

In addition to Silken Strands the family now own Fantasy Fabrics. See their web site - - for details of their range - and we look forward to selling you their goods as well!


Special Offer - Madeira Classic 30 Rayons
We have revamped our rayon storage and have discovered we have quite a large number of shades of Classic 30s which are no longer available. We are offering them at £3.50 per reel, with our usual discount of 10p per reel for anyone ordering 5 or more of the same make up.

For colours available see the main section on non metallic machine embroidery Madeira.

Special Offer
Buy five or more reels, cops, spools or cones of a particular make, size, quality or make-up of thread and enjoy 10p off the price of each item. Buy more and save!

Quilting Wool
Coats gave up manufacturing Quilting wool a few years ago.We have at last sourced some barely spun traditional Welsh wool ideal for quilting and it is available at £2.00 per 20 gram ball. Please note it is not machine washable, nor is it pre shrunk

At long last we have obtained more traditional Shisha. We now stock 6mm, 10mm and 12mm round mirrors. Remember shapes and sizes are approximate. For more detail, please go to the relevant section.

New Prices - Natesh
Whilst we try to absorb price changes, circumstances sometimes mean that we cannot always do this. Natesh prices have increased significantly so prices have had to go up. Plain colours will now be £2.00 and multis £2.30 per cop. You can still buy 10 and only pay for 9. An even better bargain!

Speed and efficiency are our watchwords - order today, stitch tomorrow!
Look around our site, our 'community' section, question & answer page, and buy from our catalogue. Then let us have your questions and your comments.

We're not into "shopping baskets" yet, so please continue to order by e-mail, 'phone or post. If you haven't done business with us before, why not try us out?

Catherine, Mark and David Spalding look forward to hearing from you!

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