If I remember correctly, Jane purchased this thread in 1990/01 at an introductory course on Japanese embroidery. I don’t know if it would have been considered special at the time or if it was the standard silver thread available then. The silver thread available now is subtly different. Jane’s thread has a soft, warm sheen when compared to its modern counterpart but somehow it appears brighter.
Rather fittingly, Jane used this silver on Seeds of Nuido. The piece was designed for the late Mary-Dick Digges who Jane met at the introductory class where she purchased the thread. I believe that she also used it to stitch the silver elements on her Phase X, Kusadama.
Jane very graciously supplied me with a length of the precious silver thread to stitch the water on Loving Couple. I shall be eternally grateful to her and every time I look at Loving Couple, I shall think of her and the special thread that is friendship.
© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway