Week 3 a: 15th Jan to 21st Jan 2013

17 Jan

paisley design bookmark

Paisley design bookmark from a DMC pack. Cross-stitch on Aida, backed with purple polycotton. Metallic threads which are a pain to work with.

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4 Responses to “Week 3 a: 15th Jan to 21st Jan 2013”

  1. Hannah Ackroyd January 18, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    This is looking lovely! The pain of the metallic threads is worth it!

    • iggandfriends January 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

      It does look lovely. But you do need to work with really short lengths of metallic thread, otherwise it frays.

      • Hannah Ackroyd January 19, 2013 at 7:59 am #

        I have only used metallic threads once which were the Kreinik Blending Filaments and they seemed pretty easy to use. I have heard a lot of people complaining about metallic threads!

      • iggandfriends January 19, 2013 at 8:21 am #

        The DMC metallic embroidery thread seems to shred at the ends. Even with use of the wonderful Thread Heaven.

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