Among a few of the new treasures I picked out when purchasing (or binging on, if you want to call it that!) embroidery supplies a couple weeks ago were these little packets of silk buttonhole twist.
Silk buttonhole twist looks like a perfect thread for “fun” embroidery. It’s the kind of stuff that I know I will like using on projects like my felt needlebook. I purchased these particular packets for an upcoming venture in crazy quilting, and, in general, just to add to my stash and to use when the mood strikes.
This particular brand comes on cards, in 20 meter lengths. The colors are nice, aren’t they? They look a bit better and brighter in person, and when you see the threads up close – when you can see the twist – you might even tend to say “oooooo” and “aaaaaah,” like a kid in a candy shop window!
I haven’t tried stitching with these yet. Size-wise, they look like they might be equivalent to a #8 pearl cotton, or somewhere between a #8 and a #12.
I think these four colors may work pretty nicely together on a Christmas project that I have in mind, too.
The thread reminds me of a smaller, tighter Trebizond (twisted in the other direction), or a little bit thicker Soie Perlee. It looks like the kind of thread that I’d like to have every single color of!! (But then, come to think of it – well. Is there any thread I wouldn’t like to have every single color of?)
Have you stitched with silk buttonhole twist? If so, what techniques do you use it for? Do you like it? I’d love to hear what others have to say about this particular thread – and I’m eager to try it myself! I’ll let you know what I think of it when I do!