September 19, 2014

Colour Complements Threads Test-drive

Colour Complements Threads Test-drive

closeup Colour Complements threads

Remember the Colour Complements giveaway we did recently?

Well, Lorraine was sweet enough to send some threads my way so I could experience their loveliness for myself! Here they are, in all their multicolored glory on my much-used ironing board. :)

slightly better photo of my Colour Complements threads

I chose a favorite from the shades, #57, and sat down with the wonderful free pattern we shared a few weeks ago:

a little stitching in the works!

I chose Size #8 pearl cotton, which is comparable to 2 strands of embroidery floss, as you can see in this picture:

with 2 strands of floss for comparison

By the way, there's a trick to using threads that are wound in a hank, like pearl cotton - I made a terrible tangled mess when I just lazily pulled the thread from its hank.

Check out this helpful tip on the DMC site on cutting your pearl cotton threads before stitching, to avoid my mistake. :)

Here's a glimpse of the lovely range of color in one length of thread:

example strand


I tried out 3 different stitches on the lettering, chain stitch (top), back stitch (middle), split stitch (bottom):

3 stitches


My favorite stitch with this thread is back stitch - it shows the color changes very nicely.

Here's my finished stitching! Thanks again to Colour Complements for the lovely thread and Ortal for the pattern: get the free pattern here.

finished Colour Complements Thread project

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on my blog, and find my vintage transfer collection at Vintage Transfer Finds.

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1 comment:

  1. This turned out very prettily! Love the colors in that particular hank!

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