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#1 oclack

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:39 PM

It seems that Tiger/Ritza thread made by the Julius Koch company is widely regarded as some of the best material for hand stitching. I have to agree so far given the small samples I've been able to find and use - really like it. That Tandy thread I was using pales in comparison.

All that said... Does any know where to buy this from in the United States? In small or large quantities?

I can't find one source, let alone a reliable source, for Tiger/Ritza thread here. I've only been able to order it as small samples from the UK and shipping cost make that not a sustainable option. If not for those small samples, I'd think the stuff was mythical - since its about as hard to find as a unicorn.

I'd even be willing to buy larger or industrial spools if that's all I can find.

Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:37 PM

Are you buying it off Ebay UK or Etsy if you are you would be better off buying from Abbey England http://abbeyengland.com/ when you can get the full rolls, that's the only place I know of that sells the full rolls. I once spoke to a sales rep at Julius Koch in Germany and if you aren't a very large business they won't deal with you Also couldn't find out any other distributor/wholesaler/retailer anywhere else from them for small orders they will only direct you to Abbey.

I use a lot of colours in my work I was after about 50 rolls two of each colour at one time and I was still directed to Abbey.

I did however come across this place recently but haven't contacted them yet http://www.jkusa.com/contact.htm I am unsure if they have the full line of the German Julius Koch or even if they are part of that group but it might be a place to start.

It seems the braided threads are more popular in England, Australia, New Zealand and Europe as there are other brands around they are Zircon,Mox, and Slam but I don't think you would be able to find them easily in the US either. There are a couple of others you might be able to find they are Serabraid and Coats Classic you can try http://www.amannusa.com/ for the serabraid. I recently directed someone else to them but aren't sure whether they contacted them or not and for Coats Classic http://www.coatsindu...threads/classic they should be able to direct you to a supplier for the US as they found me one for Western Australia.

I use threads from all the ones I mentioned as I'm not able to get all the colours I need from one brand they are all very similar to Tiger though if you don't have any luck with jkusa and don't want to ship from Abbey.

Hope this helps a bit

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:53 AM

Tiger thread is not available in North America.
I do have Black and Dark Brown that I sell for $10 per 20 meters, postage free in North America.
If you would like to buy some just let me know.
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#4 electrathon

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:49 PM

I sounds like it is group buy time. Is someone over in England reading this that would purchase some and send it over? I would personally buy a few rolls and would front buying it and send it forwards. Aaron

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:10 AM

Shipping would kill you!

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:23 AM

Shipping would kill you!

That is why I figured that it would be better to put 20 rolls in one box rather than 20 boxes.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:26 AM

But you still have to pay the shipping to distribute the orders around the NA continent.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:09 PM

Is there any interest here in a group buy? Tentatively looking like a 500 meter roll will go for about $50 to your door. If I have to front the money it would be a little more. Aaron

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:56 AM

  • Oclack
  • I live in the uk near Abbey,, and I have Ritza here. I am happy to sell small amounts and post it to you. Let me look into how much an airmail letter is, and how much I could wind around a piece of card to fit into it .
  • Best wishes Zoe


#10 Riemer

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:34 PM

I'd be happy to buy some from you, if you figure out how much it will cost.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:31 PM

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:16 AM

At first, Julius Koch is Danish company (not Germany). They have centers and factories in Germany and Ukraine. ( http://www.juliuskoc...rganisation.php , http://www.juliuskoc.../management.php) Also sales offices in Italy and China (http://www.juliuskoc...les-offices.php)

I called to Ukrainian office today, to ask them about Ritza25 for sale. But answer was denial. They don't sale this type at all. Just produce. (to export)

So I had a question (rhetorical): FOR WHOM they produce it? Two factories in Germany and Ukraine export to all over the world, but so hard to find it and buy...

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:11 PM

http://www.abbeyengland.com/

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:28 PM

Yeah, I know them, thanks:)
I've posted that for fuller description of the situation.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:51 PM

Electrathon, I would be interested in a spool of white or cream thread. Depending on how soon it is, might be able to get a roll of med brown as well. Can send money through PayPal.
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