Hand embroidery is one hobby that tends towards stash build-up. To help reduce my stash, each month I’ve been giving away little packets of fun embroidery supplies that you might find handy. Mostly, it’s mix-and-match. This month, since Spring is starting to make an appearance, I thought I’d go with a spring-ish theme of threads, beads, and a little bit of fabric.
To be eligible to receive this little collection of embroidery goods, just leave a comment on this post. Generally, I ask a question, hoping for some input that readers will find useful. This month, you can answer the question, or you can just leave a comment, whichever is easier!
The question: what’s your favorite thread for hand embroidery (or any needlework technique) and why?
If you can’t muster up an answer, no worries! Just leave a comment! On Thursday, March 13th, I’ll draw a name from the list. Please make sure you leave your name with your comment!
Here’s this month’s ebmroidery stash give-away:
There’s a piece of Belfast Linen, 32 ct, in lilac. It’s a little over 12″ x 12″ – give or take on one side (it isn’t square… it’s rectangular).
Beads are always fun to have! This package is a mix-up of bugle beads and seed beads, all glass, in springy colors: pink, greens, golds, light blue.
A card of Encore! by Rainbow Gallery. This is a variegated stranded cotton in pastel colors. I’ve never actually used this thread, so I’m not sure how it stitches. But it’s pretty…
Aaahhhh. No stash is complete without silk. Here’s a skein of a beautiful pink Needlepoint Inc. silk, and a skein of Eterna stranded (nearly flat) in a pretty light blue. I like both threads – the Eterna can be tricky to stitch with if you haven’t used a flat silk before, but it’s worth the effort of trying.
And here are some Appleton wools in brighter spring colors. I didn’t have a paler yellow…! Appleton is great for crewel work or long and short stitch shading techniques. If you like working with wool, it’s a good wool to work with.
So that’s it. They’re all bagged up and ready to go to the lucky winner! And just in time, perhaps, for a little Easter sampler or something.
I’m happy for overseas participants to participate as well – I’ll mail anywhere, via the least expensive air-mail option.
Please, comment away!