About Us

Welcome!

Hi, I’m Sarah, the face behind Duck Egg Threads.

 

About Us Duck Egg Threads
Mine is a fairly typical sewers story. I’ve been surrounded by fabric my whole life, growing up in a house where the sewing machine was always in use and you knew to watch out for rogue pins! My mum was a seamstress, the rhythmic sound of her Singer treadle machine was ever present, according to mum it was “faster than the modern electric machines”!

 

As a teenager I stared making some of my own clothes and carried on dressmaking until my mid 20's, it was around this time I had a go at my first patchwork or English Paper Piecing as I now know it, a blue and yellow floral Laura Ashley cushion kit. Over the years I've developed a love for pattern and colour, geometric design, the work of Architect Frank Lloyd Wright and mid-century design. Orla Kiely's particular use of colour and repetitive pattern really appeals to me, but even with these influences, I always come back to admiring the beautiful prints of Liberty Art Fabrics with their florals and use of lots of vivid colours, it goes to show you can be inspired by more than one style of design.

 

It wasn’t until a good few years after my first EPP project when I was a stay at home mum that I got the urge to start sewing again, at first it was mainly children's pyjamas, bags etc. until I discovered the online quilting community which opened up a whole new world. My first quilt top was the Handstitched by Rachel Hauser of Stitched In Color – I was hooked, I became a quilter!

 

Sewing for pleasure evolved into what seemed to be a natural progression of merging a love of design and fabric to opening an online fabric shop. Duck Egg Threads was founded in 2014, a specialist online fabric store selling luxurious Liberty Tana Lawn in the smaller 16th and 8th size, tailored to Quilters and Crafters who often do not need to buy larger pieces of a premium fabric when only a little is needed.

 

Over the years Duck Egg Threads has expanded from a tiny ‘hobby business’ to what is now a small family owned business (everyone helps out during peak times) that continues to grow from our base in West Yorkshire.

 

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I would love to hear your thoughts and if there is anything I can do to improve our service, your feedback is always welcome.

 

Enjoy browsing our gorgeous fabrics

Sarah x