Welcome to Plume where you’ll find products and inspiration to create beautiful textile art.
Plume is owned and operated by Jenny Hunter as a mail order business based in Auckland, New Zealand. We offer an ever increasing range of embroidery, quilting and textile art supplies including hand dyed threads from the UK, machine threads from the USA, exotic fibres, fabrics, and lots more.
Website expanding to full catalogue soon, for further information contact Jenny, see below for details.
500 yard spools — $18.00 Click here for colour chart
1420 yard spools — $18.00 Click here for colour chart
A range of hand dyed threads from United Kingdom in a unique range of colours. Experimental packs and silk bark, cocoons and carrier rods are a speciality.
A multi-skein selection of 5 different textured threads all hand dyed together.
Length: 5m of each thread, total 25m — $8.00
A 12-strand silk thread that can easily be split down to fewer strands if a finer thread is required.
Length: 6m — $6.00
A knitted rayon tube. It can be used flat as a ribbon or stuffed with another yarn and then gathered.
Length: 10m — $5.00
A heavy lustrous floss rayon thread.
Length: 30m — $7.00
Silk carrier rods are waste produced during the silk reeling process. They contain natural gum which makes them quite rigid but they can be split down into thinner layers which are more pliable.
Theme packs are made up of similar colour mixes to give more variety in your projects.
Themes: springtime, autumn glow, earth, cool aqua, antique rose, hot sizzle, and helleborus.
Quantity per pack: 18g approx — $20.00
These cocoons have cut ends where the silk moth has been removed. Fantastic for embellishment with beads and stitching.
Quantity per pack: 10 cocoons — $7.00
A range of experimental packs for the embroiderer who requires a pack of colour-coordinated threads, fabrics, fibres and beads. Each pack contains useful tips on the application of the pack’s contents.
Hand dyed velvet, scrim, turban cotton, 2× coloured wire, beads, sequins, foil, silk throwsters waste.
Colours: aqua, blue, green, pink and purple.
Dyed silk noil, indian fabric, indian organza, 2× space dyed threads, 1 coil coloured wire and sequins.
Colours: aqua, blue, green, pink, purple, yellow and mixed pastel.
Silk velvet, silk organza, metal organza, silk habotai, silk rods, 2× silk threads, beads, sequins and silk throwsters waste.
Colours: aqua, purple, red.
Dyed silk cocoons, silk throwsters waste, silk rods, 2× silk threads, mulberry bark and skeleton leaves.
Colours: aqua, blue, purple and mixed pastel.
Written and produced by Linda and Laura Kemshall with Catherine Nicholls. 52 pages plus CD containing images and video tutorials.
Volumes 1, 2 and 4 available (3 is out of print) — $55.00 ea
A step by step guide to collage techniques highlighting the work of prominent collage artists.
Linda and Laura Kemshall. Practical instruction on enhancing your quilts with paints, pens, dyes and pastels.
Linda and Laura Kemshall. Tutorials highlighting three painterly techniques from the book The Painted Quilt.
Marion Barnett and Dijanne Cevaal. CD, 88 pages containing information on how to colour and use lutradur fabric.
Small pieces of kasuri fabric from old kimono. Known also as ikat, the warp threads of the fabric are pattern dyed before weaving resulting in hazy patterns when the weft threads are woven across them.
Width approx 33cm, various lengths from $4.00 per piece
Strips of saris spun in Nepal into colourful yarn, each hank is unique.
100g — $18.90
100g — $15.80
100g — $10.20
100g — $9.00
Multi-coloured 100% silk sari fibres.
25g — $6.60
Silk + metal/rayon threads. Ribbon pieces approximately 1m long.
50g — $9.70
Print out and complete order form (above) and send by either:
All prices are in New Zealand dollars and are GST inclusive.
Standard post: $4.00
Courier post: $10.00
Actual cost to be determined with each order
Payment may be made by Visa, Mastercard or cheque. If paying by cheque please allow five working days for the funds to be cleared before the order is processed.
All orders will be confirmed and processed within 48 hours, subject to stock availability. Any delays will be notified by email and back orders will not incur additional postage.
All enquiries welcome, contact Jenny Hunter.