Monday, November 26, 2012

New Silk and New Plans

Thanksgiving is over and it is time to go back to work! I hope everyone had great time during the holiday and spent a lot of time with your family. We did! We went out of the city and spent time in the country, far away from the busy and crazy time that is called Black Friday and Doorbusters.

Anyway I managed to buy this beautiful rack for the spools from Jo-Anne that was on sale and helped me to organize my silk floss collection.

Please, don't be deceived, not all of my silk floss is displayed right now, I have more stash, and more is coming!

Yes, yes, yes! I am soooo excited, I found new silk floss that I can use for stitching on 90 count silk gauze!!!!

Let me introduce you beautiful Pearsalls Superfine silk floss! By the way it is not so shinny when it is stitched, as a picture shows.

You can buy it in spools, whatever color you need, but it is cheaper to buy as a pack.

What else a stitcher needs for fun? Silk gauze, suitable Beautiful silk floss and a correct needle.

Here is you can see my test of Pearsall Superfine silk floss on 90 count silk gauze. I used blue color of silk, but show you red for more color. I used a beading needle # 15. Beading needle # 13 will be thick for 90 count silk gauze.

You, probably, can't imagine my excitement, when I figured out that this Pearsall Superfine silk floss can be used for 100-112 count silk gauze, I hope. 1 strand of this floss can be splited in 3 super-super-super fine but durable threads:

It is very hard to find 100-112 silk gauze nowadays. I missed an opportunity to buy it when I have had a chance. Elga and I exchanged with pieces of silk gauze: she sent me 112 count - I sent her 72 count, and I really can't wait to get it now to try my new silk.

The new 2013 year hasn't started yet but I am planning it already.

I thought that after trying needlepoint in miniature I would never go back to the real size cross stitch.

My daughter, little beautiful dreamer inspired me to take a bigger needle and thicker floss and start cross stitching. I want to finish this Angel of Dreams by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum for Nataly's birthday in March, 2013.

Wish me good luck and a lot of free productive time!

Best wishes for a new week!

Talk to you later,



Marta said...

Hello from Spain: wow, wow ... you have a haberdashery at home. I love seeing all those colorful threads. Good luck Angel work. I'm sure you will do a great job. Keep in touch

BiWuBär said...

Well, is this "Stitcher's Delight" or "Stitcher's Heaven"? Anyway... as long as you're happy with your new silk. And you even plan to separate these thin threads... you're incredible. Btw - I don't have any doubts that you'll manage that little bit of cross-stiching just in time... ;O)


Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Thank you, Marta. Angel is at work, :)))

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Birgit, you sooo sweet! You gave me so many credits that I can't fail it. Thank you for your support!

Elga said...

The silk thread looks great, I hope it works on the 112 count and that your gauze doesn't take too long to arrive. Pearsall is quite an old brand.

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Oh, sure, Elga, I've heard about Pearsall silk floss before, it is not like I have been born yesterday. I've never considered to stitch on 112 count silk gauze therefore never considered to purchase it before. Now I am happy i did it, :)))

Fabiola said...

Good luck for your wonderful project!
Bye Faby

maribel said...

Seguro que te queda un trabajo estupendo y me alegro mucho que pasaras unos días estupendos.

Sans! said...

Oh my, that rack is GORGEOUS!!! And you are making me go blind trying to see your 90 count canvas! How to stitch 112 c???? Maybe you have bionic eyes ?!!


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