If you have not visited Büchertiger Supplies in a while, I invite you to do so! There’s some new stock to be found.
You may know that I started with my supplies business when I couldn’t buy coloured linen thread in Germany: I had just discovered the online book art community and saw my first Coptic bound books. My American contacts had these awesome colours to choose from when all I had was natural and black bookbinding thread. The quest to buy these threads eventually lead me to buy in bulk and sell what I couldn’t use.
The first thread I carried was from the German manufacturer Gruschwitz. Since these beginnings I have taken on threads from many other manufacturers and also other stock. One of the more successful products are the parchment cut-offs which I have been selling for a couple of years now.
Last year I had the idea to expand to also stock silk thread. I bought a couple of different threads to try them out, and a couple of weeks ago I finally managed to try them out by making the headbands for the books that I described in the last blogpost. – And was blown away! Such beautiful thread. Silk is incredible!
Above you see non-dyed version of all the new threads. From left to right: Filament Silk, Fine Silk, Silk Perle 5, stranded silk, and on the very right linen thread.
I buy the thread from a small family run business in Devon. All the threads are hand-dyed in a more or less varigated pattern. Already unpacking was such fun. I just love handling all those colours!
If you have any questions, let me know!