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House of Embroidery Threads
with Akonye Kena

Perle no 12, 100% cotton,
16 x 6.5m, Ubuntu Collection.
Perle no 12, 100% cotton,
16 x 10m, Oh Industry Collection.
Akonye Kena aims to bring unique, quality products to the sewing, quilting, and embroidery industries while operating through the tenets of Fair Trade to help groups and small businesses break the poverty cycle, improve their communities, and determine for themselves how to meet their needs.

Meaning "I will help myself" in Acholi, a tribal language of northern Uganda, Akonye Kena was founded in 2009 by Richard Kennair. Having worked with small businesses and community groups in Africa for almost a decade, Akonye Kena aims to bring unique, quality products to the sewing, quilting, and embroidery industries while operating through the tenets of Fair Trade to help others break the cycle of poverty.

All products represented are Fair Trade or Fairly Traded, which includes House of Embroidery hand-dyed perle cotton, mouline, and silk ribbon from South Africa.

For over 20 years, House of Embroidery has been offering the highest quality, fairly traded, hand-dyed threads and silk ribbons. With 279 colors in solids and variegateds in 5 different packaging options, there's something for everyone and every budget.

Packaging is project-based, so your customers buy what they need for their specific project, when they need it. This makes House of Embroidery threads the perfect, economical choice for kitting. Akonye Kena can even brand the collections for you!

Cottons
House of Embroidery perle cottons are high-sheen 100% cotton twisted threads that cannot be split. Available in three sizes – #12 (thinnest), #8, and #5 (thickest), these threads can be used to create any stitch and are popular for schwalm, needlepoint, needle weaving, raised embroidery, dimensional embroidery, cross stitch, drawn threadwork, redwork, appliqué, quilt tying, and more!

House of Embroidery stranded thread is also known as floss, mouline, and 6-strand thread. It is a high-sheen 100% cotton thread that splits into six individual strands. This thread is used as a single, 2 strand or 3 strands simultaneously. It also gives your final work a flatter appearance than the perle threads and has many of the same applications along with needle painting, smocking, and more!

Reprinted from SQE Professional, July 2017