Most Versatile Thread and a Give-Away Winner

backstitch1Have you stitched with size 8 pearl cotton thread ? It is one of the most versatile threads I use. Here you see it used to make the Back Stitch, that dashed line outlining the apple and leaf shape from the Tasty Bite of Apple project.

astersthread1Size 8 is a medium weight thread and holds up well when stitching. It is fine enough to glide through tightly woven silk, tough enough for hand embroidery on fused fabrics, and heavy enough to show up on wool. Pearl cotton also has a slight sheen and lifts off the surface of the fabric for more texture. Nothing flat here!

giveaway2Winner Announced

And the lucky winner of this hand-dyed wool and a size 8 skein of Asters thread for the Tasty Bite of Apple project is Andee.

Congratulations! I’ll contact you soon.

Read more about the projects in Joyful Stitching here.

4 thoughts on “Most Versatile Thread and a Give-Away Winner

  1. Congratulations Andee – it is a pleasure to work with these colors and Laura’s thread. I’ve set aside a corner of my pegboard o I can hang the various colors I’ve collected where they can be seen rather than hidden in a drawer. That corner is always bright and cherry.

  2. Hi Laura,
    I love your “hand”. I’ve used this symbol in a lot of collages as there is great meaning in the symbol used in different religions and cultures. I often add them (my own “art hand”) in some of my mixed/media/fiber wall shrines.
    Please add me to the “drawing”,,,thanks
    Lynne Sward

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