Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New floss

Isn't this a beautiful bunch of colors?  The pink and white floss is satin floss.  The white and silver spools are metallic floss and the multicolored spool is a blending filament.  I just bought these  - I love the colors and the sparkle!


I have never tried these metallic flosses - I already had the gold one but had never tried using it. 


These are actually a fine braid that you can't pull apart into strands, you just use it as is:
 

I have been stitching quite a bit with these and I can't believe how nice they are to use.  The braid doesn't break easily, even when taking stitches out and restitching.  The braid dosen't split apart while stitching and doesn't seem to twist and knot while stitching.  I love them!




I am using these colors to stitch up some patterns from an exciting new pattern packet I have just about finished. 


19 comments:

Jules said...

Aren't these lovely? I have not experimented much with metallics Kim, I look forward to seeing what you create!

Bits of Stitching! said...

Beautiful shades of pink! Hmmm.. I peek a tutu and ... :-).

big B said...

Hi Jules - Thanks! I am busy stitching away :) These would be some good metallics to start with.
Monika - Thanks! Lol - You are right that is a tutu!

Cheryl said...

I'm so excited about your palet. Very girlie :-). So you are happy with the metallics. I have a pile of metallic discards that easily frayed or were just too stiff. Do you mind sharing what brand they are and where you purchased them?

big B said...

Hi Cheryl - Thank you! I don't mind sharing - these are called Balger fine #8 braid and they are from Kreinik Manufacturing. They are the "Kreinik Metallics" line. I bought mine at Joann Fabric & crafts, but I am going to search around for an online source, I want to get the braid in some more colors and my Joann only had the white, silver and gold. I have only tried the braid and the blending filament. The filament is a little trickier to use, I am going to do a blog post about it soon!

Cath said...

such beautitul and delicate colours. I can't wait to see what is created with these.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Lea said...

I love the beautiful shades pink, reminds me of our wedding motif! :)

Emma/The Log Cabin said...

Beautiful colours. I'm looking forward to seeing what you're making xxx

Kreinikgirl said...

Can't wait to see the project. Your photos are already inspiring :)

Denise :) said...

Oooh! I love sparkly! And pink, too! FUN! :)

Wendy said...

Thanks for this post - it's interesting to see new to me threads that I've never tried. I'd love a go with the satin.

Digna said...

So sweet. I like the pink colours but I've never used that metallic.

big B said...

Cath - Thank you!
Hello Lea - Sounds like a beautiful wedding motif - I love these colors too!
Emma - Thank you!
Hello Kreinikgirl - :) Thank you!
Denise - Thank you! Pink and sparkly are two of my favorites :)
Wendy - I love this satin floss - it is sort of a challenge to use because it is so slippery but I love the luster it gives to the stitching.
Digna - Thank you! I love these pinks too - the metallic is really easy to use - I think you would like it.

Pam Fields said...

Those threads are just beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished piece!

big B said...

Thanks Pam! I am finished and am starting another one - I will be posting about it soon :)

Bobbypin Bandit said...

These colors all look fantastic together! I have tried a different kind of metallic floss before and it would get knotted up as I stitched. I am going to try to find the thread you have here.

Is that a ballerina I see peeking through in the last photo? Can't wait to see how you bring this all together!

big B said...

Tk you Kristen - Yes that is a ballerina you see! The metallic thread I am using is Balger fine #8braid metallic from Kreinik Mfg. It is soooo nice! It didn't knot up on me either :)

JennyPennyPoppy said...

They are indeed a set of lovely colours. Looking forward to seeing what you're stitching!!

big B said...

Hi Jenny - Thank you!