From Treenway Silks ~ The Montano Series
I have been working on a line of variegated silk threads and ribbons with Treenway Silks of Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada and I am extremely proud of the whole line.
These are brilliant hand-painted variegated silk yarns and ribbon for your quilting and stitching. A seductive variety of colourways includes combinations of rich, soft, vibrant and dusky hues. Colour changes occur at 1 1/2 to two inch intervals which produce painterly colour sequences. The colours are blended close together so that you get shading in your flowers and projects. The solid colours are added at 1 1/2" intervals, to create the beautiful variegates. This helps the embroiderer to achieve a more painterly look to a project.
Best of all we offer a dozen different green variegates.To me
this is one of the most important hints about silk ribbon embroidery.
** Every variety of plant has a different green leaf and
stem, therefore each variety of flower, shrub or tree
you work up requires a different green!**
We have a fabulous range of greens - from sagey desert greens, seaweed greens, gum tree greens, forest greens to garden greens! I think you will love them all. You can never have enough greens!!
The Montano series offers variegates that I use for my landscapes and free form embroidery as well as my crazy quilt projects. So you will see selections named...Ocean, Pebbles, Seaweed, Glacier Lake, Bark, Shell, Beach, Eucalyptus Bark and Slate. Another part of the series are beautiful variegates named after International places that I love such as La Veta, Tuscany, Taos, St. Thomas and several more.
Last but not least is the Cottage Garden Series which I am crazy about. There is an
eight colour variegate called Cottage Garden (light and dark). Added to this are many floral variegates such as Autumn Mums, Pussy Willow, Faded Rose, Lily, Concord,
Grape Hyacinth, Pansy, Daffodil, Fuchsia, Victorian Rose, Alberta Rose, Daylily,
Red Hot Poker, Poppy and Peach Phlox.
These items and more can be ordered directly through Treenway Sliks.
(See below for selection and ordering info.)
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Montano Ribbons:Ribbons are 3.5mm silk and come in 5 yard lengths.
$6.95 Cdn each, approx. $6.00 US.

Montano Threads: Threads are Fine Cord silk and come in 10 yard lengths.
$5.30 Cdn each, approx. $4.60 US.

(Prices for the US are approximate due to the fluctuating rate of exchange between the US and
Canadian dollar on any given day.)
Bark Rose Leaf Pebbles Beach
Eucalyptus Bark Pussy Willow Ulladulla Provence
Faded Rose Loch Lomond Pearl Grape Hyacinth
Lilly Pilly La Veta Berry Pansy
Concord Victorian Rose Orchid Fuchsia
Jude's Rose Alberta Rose Macau Carnation
Shell Pink Peony Rhododendron Poppy
Peach Phlox Kathmandu Tiger Lily Red Hot Poker
Autumn Mums Tangiers Daylily Daffodil
Aztec Gold Antique Silk Mandalay Lichen
Harvest Seaweed Willow Green Auckland
Meadow Eden Valley Canadian Fir Spring Green
Cedar Herb Green Mangrove Forest
Desert Green Aussie Green Lily Taos
Ice Paua Shell Gold Coast Athens
Ocean St. Thomas Glacier Lake Lake Louise
Morning Glory Cottage Garden Iris Abalone
Delphinium Walden Pond Cozumel (July 06) Slate