vintage craft: peri-lusta embroidery floss
Vintage embroidery floss holds a special place in my heart. I just love it so much, and keep it for using on special projects. Maybe that's silly.
I've had this box of Peri-Lusta floss for a while, but haven't used any of it. I think it's because it is tucked inside its sweet little box. According to the package, it originally contained 36 skeins of 707 Beige Gray floss, which makes me think it was purchased for a large project. Or maybe someone had a thing for this color, much as I do for DMC 838 Brown.
Inside it is wrapped up with delicate tissue, and a few other Peri-Lusta colors have been stored with the Beige Gray.
How delightful are these shades? Neutral, but not. Soft, but strong. Whomever these belonged to (I think it was a family member, but I'm not sure) had some good taste.
Ooooh, and I found a really cool, really old embroidery book online. Singer Instructions for Art Embroidery is about doing machine embroidery and is available to download in several formats...for free! I especially like the Seed Stitch on pages 22-23. Go check it out, because this is a vintage craft treasure.
Thanks for all of the printable book review love! You're too sweet!