stitch&send progress and some sublime floss
Are you preparing to stitch&send? If you haven't heard, Abbie is working to prepare at least 200 tote bags and embroidered patches for a community Thanksgiving gathering in Richmond, VA. We'd love it if you could do a bit of stitching too, so be sure to read all about it!
I finally got to some stitching this week, and decided to start with a vintage pattern that I found on Flickr. The goal was to find something that could be enjoyed by just about anyone (a tall order!), and I think this hot air balloon will work.
If you look closely at the photo, you'll see the floss that I used for this. Can you read it? Do you see? This is big.
Sublime Stitching has their own line of embroidery floss! What? Wow! Jenny Hart sent me a package with this surprise in it, and I was eager to try it out. But first, I had to take in all of the yummy colors:
The color palettes (they are sold only in these packs right now) are some of the nicest colors you'll find. And that last photo is a floss unique to Sublime Stitching. "Mingles" are pre-blended colors, where you have two shades side by side. Fun! Oh, and each skein has a cheeky saying on it...cute!
After stitching with these, here's what I found: Although thinner that many 6-strand embroidery flosses and designed so they can be easily stitched with all six strands, I still found it easier to work with just three strands. Also, Sublime Floss has a sheen when it's stitched, it's not smooth as DMC. (That's not bad, it's just different from what I'm used to!)
So...go get yourself some new embroidery floss, and then stitch&send something for someone who needs a bit of handmade!
PS: For the rest of the month of October, if you buy a set of patterns from my shop and mention The Giving Heart, I'll give you an extra set of patterns free!