needles & threads

the messy pile of different needles, from Universal to denim to stretch, jersey, top stitching, and a few doubles just for fun

the messy pile of different needles, from universal to denim to stretch, jersey, top stitching, and a few doubles just for fun

Chatting yesterday with Karen reminded me of 3 spools of Sulky rayon thread we’d each gotten on one of our last joint shopping ventures, so this morning I hunted them up.

Karen also told me she’d admired some embroidery on an outfit someone was wearing just lately, and got some useful advice, which she passed along to me, and I’m passing on to you.

If your machine does embroidery stitches, and you’ve tried them but they didn’t look quite right, it might be because you used regular sewing thread.  That’s where Sulky comes in. (I’m sure there are other brands, we just happened to already have these, and the woman also recommended Sulky rayon.)

They’re got all kinds of specialty threads, which require special needles in your machine and might require a different thread (other than sewing) for the bobbin.

You know moi… I also looked up Sulky on-line… and found a wonderful bunch of downloadable colour charts for their threads.  Most convenient!

sorted into an olde box - much neater!

sorted into an olde box – much neater!

So next time you’re hankering to do a little embroidered addition to your already fabulous creation, take a peek at what’s available and what’s needed to get the effect you want!

Meanwhile, thoughts of doing any machine embellishment on my Metro Middy Blouse are shelved in favour of perhaps some hand work… if there’s time.  😉

Thanks again, Ms K, for a lovely chat yesterday & all the useful info!

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