I love gold passing thread! I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it again! It always looks nice, no matter how it’s used. It’s just a great metal thread.
But I don’t like taking photos of velvet. Out of 58 photos, I had two shots that were decent enough to use. This particular fabric is Extremely Reflective Stuff, even though from afar, it just looks dark and a little plush.
Anyway, back to passing thread! On this project, I’m using #5 gold smooth passing thread – non-tarnish variety. It’s available through Hedgehog Handworks and through any place that carries needlework supplies from Access Commodities.
To couch the gold, the thread is a 50 wt Tire silk, waxed with beeswax.
Those lines of gold represent exactly 1 hour and 15 minutes of work. I don’t generally time everything I do, but with this project, time is a point of curiosity for me.
Any tips for getting good photos of velvet? I’m all ears if you’ve got any!
Enjoy your Friday!