For those of you who have been hanging out with me on Needle ‘n Thread for a while, floche is probably not a new thread to you. You may not have tried it yet (some day, I hope to convince you!), but you’ve heard about, because I use it a lot.
I love floche! I love it more than I love chocolate. If I had to see one or the other disappear from my life, I wouldn’t cry over losing chocolate. But I would have a melt down over losing floche.
(I almost said I love it more than I love tea. But one must draw the line somewhere, when it comes to a thread addiction… life without tea wouldn’t be life at all.)
For those of you who are relatively new to Needle ‘n Thread or haven’t experienced floche before, you might appreciate more of an introduction to floche.
To that end, today I’m going to direct you to the dope, as it were, on this addictive, beautiful embroidery thread…
Mmmmmmmmmmm…. don’t you just want some?
The funny thing about floche (even though it isn’t silk, which is positively the Queen of Embroidery Thread) is that I can’t look at it without experiencing a Massive Impulse to touch it.
This is usually followed by an Overwhelming Desire to Embroider Anything, just as long as I can embroider it with floche. Only two types of thread affect me this way: floche and silk.
And that’s saying a lot for a thread made out of the relatively humble cotton plant.
It’s a glorious thread, and one of the best points about it is that you can pretty much use it in all the same ways you can use regular floss, but with a slightly different effect because of the structure of the thread.
So, there’s my little introduction to entice you to discover more about floche. (Update, 2019) The original article for this particular introduction was published on DMC’s “Commonthread” website, which is now defunct. The gist of that article can be found right here on Needle ‘n Thread, where the content was re-written and presented a little differently, but the idea is the same.
Oh…and how it’s pronounced.
I hope you enjoy the article and the photos!