Cottage Garden Threads hand-dyed stranded cotton embroidery thread

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Photographs for the new colourways are coming soon! Head to the Cottage Garden Threads site to see colour charts if you can't wait.


This is the most divine embroidery thread I’ve ever seen; it’s a bonus that it happens to be produced locally in nearby Gippsland and is plastic-free.

Variegated thread/yarn is perfect for lazy colour lovers because it surprises you with colour changes as you mend. There’s no need to coordinate a colour palette or wonder when it’s time to change colours – the thread does all the work for you.

Each hand-dyed skein of CGT thread is unique; images shown here are representative only of the colours and variegation you will find in each dye lot.

Can’t decide? Select one or more 'ELF's choice' skeins and I’ll pick for you.

CGT threads are precut and packaged in an innovative way; pull on the left-hand side of the skein to untwist the thread, then remove each strand one at a time as you need it (watch the video below to see it in action).


  • ideal for hand stitching and darning (If darning with multiple strands, I recommend binding them together first with beeswax to prevent weaving through the wrong threads and getting lost in a darning maze)

  • high sheen

  • low knotting rate

  • amazing colour combinations

  • short colour blocks give your mending more colour variation than other variegated threads

  • precut 50cm thread lengths are brilliant for travel (no scissors required)

  • thread lengths feature the same colour at both ends for continuous colour blending

  • Australian Textile Industry certified light- and colour-fast

This thread is made from 100% cotton, hand-dyed and packaged on recycled cardstock by mother-daughter duo Pam and Katie of Cottage Garden Threads in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. It would look sensational with Wrenbirdarts moth mending embroidery transfers.

Want to see how it’s done? Modern Mending the book includes 18 pages of detailed hand-stitching instructions, with photographs and illustrated diagrams.