This is “stash” post by yours truly – an opportunity to introduce you to supplies that I have in my needlework stash that you might not know are on the market, and that might be Just The Thing you need or want for your own needlework. Remember the post I wrote a while back on Accentuate thread? My purpose there was the same – to introduce you to something on the market so that you know that it’s out there. My point is not to “sell” you the stuff, but just to inform you of needlework goods that exist, in case you’re looking for something similar!
Today’s “stash post” is to introduce you to Soft Metallic Twist.
Soft Metallic Twist is a flexible metallic cord that is suitable for finishing the edges of needlework projects such as needlebooks, pin cushions, box tops, ornaments, or anywhere that you would use a cord as a finish.
I’m not exactly sure how many colors it comes in, but I do know it comes in all the colors above: gold, silver, black and gold, and a reddish copper and gold twist.
Soft Metallic Twist is packaged by the meter, and a meter is generally plenty to use for finishing the edge of a needlework item or two.
Soft Metallic Twist is not a real metal thread. It is synthetic and therefore doesn’t tarnish. Personally, I like all the colors I have, but I think the black and gold is the most dramatic, and it would work really well for “dressy” finishes.
The reddish-copper and gold makes a nice rich edge. I could see it used to good effect to finish a Christmas ornament.
Soft Metallic Twist can be found at needlework stores – if they don’t have it in stock, ask for it and maybe they’ll special order it for you. If you want to find it online, try Threadneedle Street. It may be on their website, but if it’s not, they’re very good about special orders!
What do you think? Is Soft Metallic Twist something you’d make use of? If so, how would you use it? Any ideas? Feel free to leave a comment with your questions, suggestions, or recommendations!