Edition 1 – Threads In Focus | How Thread Is Made

For over 80 years our family business has been manufacturing sewing threads and yarns. Threads for high speed industrial machines, for hand sewing, for practical purposes, for creative use. We have supplied threads literally from the cradle to the grave – from towelling nappies to shrouds! We hope ‘Threads In Focus’ will unravel some of the

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Overlocking Thread

Overlocking & Serging Thread

There has been a huge jump in interest for Overlocking Thread. We are delighted that whatever your thread requirement we have an extensive range and will be able to help. With this in mind we are pleased to provide a brief breakdown of two of the core overlocking threads and why you would want to use

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Machine Embroidery Stabilisers

Empress are delighted to stock Vilene Soluble Stabilisers for Machine Embroidery, Hand Embroidery and of course other projects. The two key stabilisers are Solufleece & Solufix. Solufleece is the next step on from the popular Soluweb and Solufix is a brand new adhesive backed water soluble. Learn more…

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Procion Dyes

Fabulous full shade range of over 25 colours now available in the Procion Dye Range. All intermixable, permanent, colourfast and designed to produce intense, vibrant results the procion dyes are perfect for a range of materials. Read more…

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