If you’ve been hanging out with me for a while on Needle ‘n Thread, you’ve probably already discovered that I have a deep love for embroidery floss of all kinds. Yes, I’m a sucker for silk, but I love cotton, too. Wool? Oh, yes! Wool is right up my alley. Linen threads? Absolutely – why not? Silk and wool blends? Oh, what a happy combination! What not to love?
And that’s not to mention the sub-categories, the brands, the synthetics, the…. ok. You get the idea! I am a thread junkie!
And so, this weekend, I’m going to start a little project with a new thread (new for me), and see how I like the thread and what I like about it. I can’t answer these questions without stitching something with it, after all!
In the meantime, I thought I’d entice you with some photos. It’s the color, you see. I just love seeing embroidery thread in all its colorful glory, all in one place.
But have no fear – the project I’m going to undertake is not composed of all these colors!
So, what do we have? We have a different brand of 6-stranded embroidery floss – it’s not DMC, it’s not Anchor – from which I am going to select about four colors to stitch a project with. The colors will include black and red, because (in my opinion) they’re the colors that often pose difficulties when stitching.
And once I finish with the project, or at least make enough progress on it to form an opinion, I’ll tell you a little more about the floss.
In the meantime, do you use a 6-stranded cotton embroidery floss, other than DMC or Anchor? If so, what kind, and why do you use it? If not, why not? I’d love some reader input on the subject! Feel free to leave a comment and talk floss!
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