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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thrilling Threads


All this year I have used Caron's "Wildflowers" thread as a major component to each piece I've punched.  Recently, I was wandering around my local needlework shop and realized that Caron makes two other threads -- "Waterlilies" and "Watercolours" and they come in the same color combinations as that of the "Wildflowers" thread. 

"Rainforest"

"Waterlilies" is 12 ply silk thread - a bit pricey but who can resist? This thread comes from Italy but is handpainted in the US.  "Watercolours" thread is  3 ply pima cotton, also handpainted.  My beloved "Wildflowers" is hand-dyed cotton. 

"Copper"

 I love the fact that because they are each a different texture and hue I can use the same color name but achieve subtle effects. 

Just looking at these laying here on my worktable makes my fingers itch to get creating.

"Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question." - e. e. cummings

8 comments:

  1. It looks like lovely yarn. I can't wait to see what your do with it.

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  2. Nothing like new materials to get one going!
    Patty M (from Jude's classes)

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  3. Yes, the different fibres take up dye differently, creating subtly different effects..

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  4. Catching up again, seems that's the new normal for me. These are lovely and make me want to touch them!

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  5. Well now, thanks a lot for this gorgeous thread review...now MY fingers are itching! Those kinds of shops are the most dangerous to wander in, but that rarely stops me either :>]] I have no doubt whatsoever that you will only be adding to their beauty with your very special handwork.

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  6. I wouldn't be able to resist these either! Beautiful!

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  7. Mmmmm, delicious looking colours! I have never seen these before - I think that I'll have to check them out- I intend to do more hand stitching, and just love love love variegated threads!

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