This is what I like about pearl cotton threads. Unlike stranded floss, they lift off the surface and give your hand embroidery dimension. The size 5 threads used in the Folk Art Garden project from my new book, Joyful Stitching, are thick and really pump up the texture on fabric.
Here’s more good news. With those really thick threads, like the size 5 pearl cotton above, you can easily stitch through felt or wool. And see how it projects off the fabric? Heavier threads are needed on felt and wool so they don’t get lost or buried in the fabric.
And now the the Give-Away part. Leave a comment on my blog today and you may be the lucky winner of all the Size 5 hand dyed threads needed for the Folk Art Garden project in Joyful Stitching. I’ll even throw in a thread ring! The winner will be announced next Thursday.
Read more about the projects in Joyful Stitching here.