September 19, 2014
Colour Complements Threads Test-drive
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. :)
I chose a favorite from the shades, #57, and sat down with the wonderful free pattern we shared a few weeks ago:
I chose Size #8 pearl cotton, which is comparable to 2 strands of embroidery floss, as you can see in this picture:
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:
I tried out 3 different stitches on the lettering, chain stitch (top), back stitch (middle), split stitch (bottom):
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.