9 SKEINS - Early 1900's Richardson's Grecian Silk Embroidery Floss Thread

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Fiber and Fiber Art has long been an interest of mine. While my hobby is knitting, any time I see items in the fiber field it piques my interest. So, when I saw these early skeins of silk embroidery floss/thread, I had to have them.

I'll describe what information is with the floss. Then, if you are like me and are always interested in finding out little extras, I've added more information in the last paragraph.

There are nine separate skeins. Each skein has a label with the shade number. All of the labels are similar, though not exact. The paper labels show "Richardson's Grecian Silk Floss" and the back side says "Washing Directions. Avoid boiling: use Ivory Soap wash lightly in warm suds, rinse thoroughly, compress in a dry towel, iron quickly on wrong side. It also says you can send the tag and a 2-cent stamp for their Premium Book."

All of the colors in this lot are shades of green. The quantity and shade numbers included here are:

Shade 906 - 2 skeins
Shade 907 - 2 skeins
Shade 1177 - 1 skein
Shade 1272 - 2 skeins
Shade 1273 - 2 skeins

(The last picture is part of an article in the February 1915 Notions and Fancy Goods magazine or paper showing some of their products).

Using the Etsy zoom picture feature provided will give you a good close look.

A little history: Richardson Silk Co. was a pioneer in the manufacturing of silk thread and was organized in 1887 in Belding, Michigan "Silk City of the World". It later had stores in New York and Chicago, closing in the 30's amid the Great Depression.

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