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My soul is fed, with needle and thread.

Welcome to A Common Thread. We are a small startup company offering a line of fabrics, notions, supplies, patterns and project kits. This site has been created to be a reflection of our passions and the discoveries we make along the way. You will soon find a collection of tools, videos, tips and products that we find helpful, fascinating and impossible not to share with you. Please visit often, become a part of our community and grow with us.

Why Oakshott ?

Exclusive colours with extra dimension

Oakshott designs their collections entirely in-house, so each and every shade is unique to Oakshott. An individual colorway is achieved by selecting a base color warp and marrying it with a complementary or contrasting weft thread. This produces the trademark ‘shot’ effect in which the color appears to shimmer and change depending on how the light falls.

Lakes, Lipari, Ruby Reds and Scandinavia combine a single base warp shade with a rainbow of weft threads. Quilters can therefore mix, match and tone with complete confidence.

Fabric quality

Oakshott quilting fabrics are woven from the finest grade shot cottons.

  • Fibres are gas mercerised for a smooth, lustrous finish
  • 2-ply yarns for both warp and weft give additional strength
  • Fabrics are free from dressing
  • Weave density provides an ideal weight

Colour intensity

The yarns are dyed in a fully automated, computer-controlled chamber to produce an even application of colour. Stringent controls facilitate excellent colour batching.

The best quality dyes and soft water are used to produce a superior colour strike. All dyes meet international standards and all waste is ecologically treated. These exclusive yarns are then carefully woven to our specification on fine quality modern looms.

Fabric widths: more for your money

All Oakshott fabrics are 54” wide – that’s significantly wider than ‘standard’ bolts. This also means that cut lengths and pre-cut packs provide a surprising amount of fabric!