Making Connections


I’d like a source for 100/2 INVISAFIL THREAD for hemming fine fabrics and for use in embroidery bobbins.
Carolyn N.

InvisaFil byWonderFil Specialty Threads is a very fine 100 weight 2 ply polyester thread available fromThe Cotton Club.This delicate yet versatile thread is used for sewing sheer and lightweight fabrics, for appliqué piecing, quilting and couching, and in the bobbin for machine embroidery. InvisaFil is sold on 400-meter spools in five collections of six colors each— pastel, jewel, neutral, classic and tailor—for a total of 30 colors. 2,500- meter spools are also available in neutral colors. For ordering information, call (208) 345-5567, or visit

Can you direct me to a source for SILK DOUPIONI?
Elizabeth M.

Silk doupioni in over 100 solid and iridescent colors is available from the International Fabric Collection.This natural fiber, plain-weave fabric has a rich sheen and is noted for its characteristic slub texture on the crosswise grain. Silk doupioni is 44” wide and dry-cleanable. For more
information, call (800) 462-3891 or (814) 474-1151 between 9AM and 3PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or visit


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