Dewhurst’s Sylko Thread Colours

Sylko Thread labelDewhurst & Son’s produced the Sylko range of machine twist cotton, perhaps the most popular range of cottons used in the UK.

The iconic cotton reel label is instantly recognisable as a symbol of quality and the wonderful colours and evocative names given to the threads mean that even today there are plenty of vintage and haberdashery enthusiasts who collect the original cotton reels.

There were in excess of 500 colours produced, originally on wooden bobbins (through to the 1960’s) and then on plastic ones (in the 70’s and 80’s). We only own a fraction of these but thought it would be worth while to illustrate these as a list for other collectors.

We have a number of Sylko and other vintage cotton reels available on RetroSpectro, please check here.

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