If you embroidery with silk threads – especially the wispy, untwisted (flat) silks – you know what it’s like to become frustrated when a thread inadvertantly snags on one of those rough spots that you didn’t even know you had…
… So you fix the problem and go on working, unaware, perhaps, that there’s a product out there that can help you with this problem.
Au Ver a Soie (the company in France that produces fine silk threads) has a hand cream made especially for working with silk. I’ve read about it before, but never thought I’d bother – after all, I can pick up lotion (even the intense stuff) somewhat cheaper at the local pharmacy. Of course, if it’s laden with oils, I don’t like to embroider right away after applying it.
But then I started a project that requires me to work with an extensive amount of flat silk, which catches on everything. My hands aren’t really what I’d qualify as “rough,” but still, the occasional snags are annoying. So I took the plunge and thought I’d test Au Ver a Soie hand cream.
Guess what? It’s incredible stuff! Not only can I safely embroidery right after applying it, but I can even apply small amounts to the thread to make it tame and exceptionally maneable.
After using it with the flat silks, I’ve grown accumstomed to applying a small amount (about the size of a pea) to my hands before any handwork. It’s wonderful, and makes a huge difference in the handling of threads. It’s great with rayon threads, too.
If you want to try the cream out, you won’t be sorry!
You can find Au Ver a Soie hand cream through any specialty needlework shop that stocks goods from Access Commodities. If they don’t have the cream in stock, ask them to special order it for you!