"...a small family run business located in South-West France, specialising in Chinese silk threads, silk needlepoint kits, and vintage needlework tools,"As a bonus, The Silk Mill has kindly agreed to send out some of their silk thread to one lucky Feeling Stitchy reader! All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment on this post explaining what you'd make with the silk thread if you won.
Yesterday I made a Facebook Live video on the Feeling Stitchy Facebook page that gave a sneak peek of this luxurious silk thread. You can check out that video below.
The first thing I noticed about this silk thread is that it is so soft and shiny! I will admit to totally geeking out and petting the thread before unwrapping it :) The second thing I noticed is that it's wrapped in the skein differently than how I'm used to floss being wrapped. Instead of being able to pull the floss out while keeping the wrapper on, I needed to unwind this thread.
The texture is different than DMC floss, which is what I usually use. The strands separate easily from each other. This meant that I needed to have more control over keeping the thread on my needle, and once I got the hang of it, it was a piece of cake. The thread slips so beautifully through fabric - it was like butter!
When I saw the gorgeous greens and bright yellows, I knew right away what I would make. On May 4, 2016, a dear family friend, Conni, passed away from MS. She told us that when we see a white butterfly, it will be her coming back to say hi. I decided to make necklaces for Conni's daughter Kaiti (who is a sister to me), her daughter Elay (who is my niece), and Conni's granddaughter Elsa using a Dandelyne mini hoop. I wanted to stitch some grass, flowers, and a little white butterfly. This silk thread makes this mini embroidered piece pop with color and texture! (Note: The white of the butterfly was stitched with DMC floss because white wasn't included in the packets I received.)
The Silk Mill silk threads get two big thumbs up from me! I'm excited to unwrap the other skeins and create fun projects to embroider.
Now it's your turn - leave a comment on this post by Sunday, June 12, 9 PM CST letting us know what you would create with The Silk Mill silk threads, and you could be our lucky winner of a prize pack of silk threads, generously provided by The Silk Mill! This giveaway is open to all of our Feeling Stitchy readers.
Here's some more information about The Silk Mill silk threads:
What would you create with these threads?