Thursday, January 13, 2011

Beautiful satin floss:

Isn't this gorgeous floss?Not only is the pink color beautiful, but so is the texture. You can see the shine:This gorgeous pink floss is satin floss - DMC #S899. I am using this floss on this valentine key embroidery I really like the way it looks:
so much that I used it on all three keys! This floss is really silky and slippery and takes a little practice and patience to use. I think it is well worth the effort for the beautiful results.

11 comments:

John'aLee said...

Your stitches are so perfect! I envy you!
How is that floss to work with? Is it slippery?

Libby said...

Those keys are lovely!! I especially love that tiny satin stitched heart!
Beautiful Floss!

Simone Arrais said...

This is really, really gorgeous! I'm not a fan of pink, but I really like this one! Wonderful keys. Congrats! xoxo

My 1st Bambina! said...

Beautiful stitching!
Is this your 1st project with satin floss.... you did great!
This thread gives me a bit of hard time mainly when finishing/ending it, so haven't used the skeins on my stash much.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Very lovely and cute Kim...they are looking so nice, love the little heart in it and stitches are are equal in sizes that showed your expertness, and obviously no doubt about the beautiful colour you used...
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Love
Farah

Kate said...

I've just bought some satin thread and it is soooooo soft, I love it. I shall have to use it on the cupcakes. Your stitching is so perfect, lovely

Kate x

Rachel said...

So pretty, I love the colour!

big B said...

John'aLee - Thank you! Yes this floss is extremely slippery! It is also sort of twisty and I had to keep letting the needle hang free so the floss would un-twist itself!
Hi Libby! - Thank you :) That little satin stitch heart is my favorite part too. It is a single strand of the floss - so super easy to work with.
Simone - :) Thank you!
Monika - Thank you! I have only stitched with the satin floss one other time-I stitched a design of a butterfly and some flowers - I was really a beginner and I had a LOT of problems. I still have all the satin floss from that project sitting in my stash too ;) I did notice that the satin floss tends to fuzz and almost pull apart on the ends after you cut it. It works best if you don't handle the ends too much.
Hi Farah :) Thank you! I love the way these stitches turned out. The directions on the DMC floss website recommended you use longer stitches to really show the shimmer of this beautiful floss.
Hi Kate - Thank you! I love how soft this satin thread is too - and it comes in soooo many beautiful colors it will look perfect on the cupcakes.
Rachel - Thank you! This is a gorgeous pink - I can't wait to use it on some other projects.

Annie said...

cute keys!...thanks for the great tips on the satin floss...i haven't used satin yet, but will keep in mind what you've learned!...and i'm happy to hear that it comes in a lot of colors too!

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh 'wow!...each day I return and try something new...that book better come quick wink...lol..
Now dearest Kim, truly madly deeply, I would love to have you do a couple of these on Stash Manicure, I am thinking in April or May...I have set up 3 diff't guest bloggers who do embroidery, and for you to be part of it..well a complete package...I will be doing giveaways as well, sew to drive more traffic to your blog...
drop me a line for more details... madamesamm@cogeco.ca

big B said...

Thanks Annie - You will love the satin floss and all the colors - I really want to get some beautiful spring colors next!
Madame Samm - Thank you! I have been enjoying your Sew I Quilt blog - I will go check out the Stash Manicure blog!