Friday, August 5, 2016
Painting With Floss
I love finding new fabric and threads that I have never seen before. They really get the creative juices flowing, experimenting with color combinations and designs. I found this latest fiber at my LNS about a week or so ago. I fell in love with the the colors, the softness and the texture. They are called Baroque Silks and they are by the Pure Palette. It is hand dyed 3 ply 100% silk thread that can be used on 13 mesh canvas (as is) or it can be stranded to use a single ply on 18 mesh canvas. Each skein is 15 yards and currently there are 89 beautiful colors. I paid $4.50 for each skein, which is not bad for 15 yards of silk. As these silks can be divided, I am thinking of using different thicknesses for the same project, to see what the outcome would be. Here are the ones that I picked up:
#3017 Desert Sage
I have really enjoyed stitching with these. I am going to have to dig through my stash to find other projects to stitch with these. They really are lovely!
Here are the results of my experimenting:
Design: Three Peacocks (A Faithfully Reproduced Antique Sampler
Designer: Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery
Fabric Used: 28 count natural linen of unknown manufacturer
Fiber Used: The Pure Palette #3017 Desert Sage baroque silk
Stitchers' Notes: Stitched one ply (equivalent of three strands) over two fabric threads. Did not stitch border. Fabric and fiber test.
I think the one ply is a *wee* bit thick for the fabric, although, the colors certainly do pop. I will have to try the ubiquitous two over two or one over two on a finer fabric and see how that works out.
Well, I am off to keep up my stitching area. DH has requested that I stitch on something fall like with orange and yellow leaves. This means shopping in stash, which is a-ok by me! :)
I hope everyone has a great weekend!