Sajou - Laine Saint-Pierre
We just adore this thread from the amazing Sajou, based in Versailles, France. Lovely for hand embroidery and darning, Laine Saint-Pierre is made from half wool and half polyamide (nylon) fibre. It is very solid and the colours remain fast. This thread is made from four strands.
The illustrious Laine Saint-Pierre was originally from Lyon. It was bought out by Maison Vrau in Lille in 1971. It belongs now to Ets Toulemonde, also owners of the Fil Au Chinois brand. The 1847 Collection marks a revival for this product: the cards and packaging were re-designed by Frédérique Crestin-Billet with their original look. The name is a reference to the year the brand Fil Au Chinois was registered New colours were dyed to offer a permanent range, notably for use in traditional embroidery and cross stitch.
The present Maison Sajou was relaunched in 2005 by Frederique CRESTIN-BILLET, following a career in publication where she edited and created numerous illustrated books. Frederique started collecting vintage haberdashery at a very young age, especially colour charts, thread boxes, and the famous little Sajou albums.