​"​
 Adele Shaak <ash...@shaw.ca> wrote:Back when I was doing embroidery, I
recall there was a place in London where they sold real gold threads and
purls, etc, for use in uniforms. Does anybody know if that company is still
running - or  better still,
​"

Yes, I think you mean Benton and Johnson.  Their things can be found on
this website:
https://www.thetoyeshop.com/benton-johnson.html

It is very similar to what is used in the German regional costumes.  If you
need any sources for that, let me know, I have several.

Kim​

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