Thread swatches from 1987The Stephen Simpson works (1829) closed its doors in May 2009. My samples date from 1987.
I did buy some thread from them but hardly used it during my City and Guilds as Goldwork didn't form a huge part of the curriculum.
Instead I worked with copper wire mostly and it was a lot of fun sourcing that in Ruwi, Oman, where they wind their own transformers (the electrical kind not the sci fi variety).
Tidying in progress
I will take a photo of the "That's it Sorted" studio when we have some sunshine again (today?) - It isn't that I have gone scarily eco-warrior and don't want to turn on a light, it is just that there are no (electric) lights in that room.