Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More black thread

As Gerrie said, I am in "can't make just one" mode with these little what-shall-we-call-them?—thread drawings? Yes, my favorite of yesterday's offerings was the first one. Simple is always better, I think.

Now, about the thread. Patti Lee, from Sulky, actually sent me two weights of thread to try.


Yesterday's pieces were sewn using the lighter weight of the two—30 wt. long staple cotton. The little piece, above, was sewn using the heavier one—12 wt. long staple cotton. Both have a notation on the spool to use a top-stitch needle. I didn't have a top-stitch needle handy, so I took a chance with my regular all-purpose needle and had no trouble with either weight. They are both really nice threads to use, but I am quite enamored of the heavier one I used today. It is heavier, but not stiff like quilting thread sometimes is and has a very nice texture and noticeable twist to it. Someone asked me if it is like buttonhole thread. Softer, I'd say, though would probably make lovely buttonholes.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, I love all your little thread drawings. They are so nice and free.

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  2. These are just darling. You are such an inspiration.

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  3. Did you follow lines as you sewed or just make random black circles? It seems like that would have taken forever to do!

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  4. Unless Sulky is going to feed your need now that you are hooked on the 12wt, I searched long and hard for an online source for both the solid and variegated colors and came up with this source http://www.speedstitch.com

    the prices were fair and the service outstanding.Now to ferret out a top stitch needle and see if I can coax my machine into playing nice with my favorite handstitching thread.

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  5. These are so cute! You are so creative, but I think that the piece in this posting is my favorite! :)

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  6. and If I forgot to tell you...the cloth you sent is gorgeous...

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  7. ummm, I always like the 12 wt and it isn't easy to find. Thanks Terry and Deb. I mean, if you are going to go black, might as well mean it!

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