This hand quilting lark means my original embroidery thread stash, from since I was a teenager, has dwindled to practically nuffink.
It’s actually pretty much a 50-50 split between DMC and Anchor. I don’t have a preference unless it’s concerning richness of colour. To generalise massively, I think DMC does wonderful warm tones and Anchor is the king of cools.
I really wanted to buy Perle thread - with a twist in it - but it is so hard to get here in Brighton and I was too impatient to wait for an e-bay mission. Next year.
I also splashed out the princely sum of £1 on some cardboard bobbins- I know I could have printed out a template and cut them all out and so on, but
A. I don’t have a printer at home*
*part of my green kick - I use about 80% less paper than when I did have one - and I really don’t notice the difference much. My classes are paperless too. Bit rum considering I have such a rampant stationery fetish!
B. This is not the time to be doing that kind of stuff
I tried using a plastic winder but it was unbelievably useless, like a cheap Christmas cracker novelty … prob on account of the fact that it was incredibly cheap.
So I spent
It was worth it
love these fab new satin threads which are way shiny
… probably best for single strand work perhaps?!
shininess best seen with flash
… a little colour goes a long way to cheering up a dull winter’s morning. Oh yes.
Just imagine what life would be like without it?
… Imagine too, if you will, what life would have been like without Run DMC. Aerosmith and Walk This Way - I dare you not to smile and maybe even rock out a bit.
Enjoy your Sunday :)