Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Least Favorite Thread...

Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop

The question for Blog Hop #10 is:

What’s your absolute least-favorite thread to work with?

I can guess what the most common answer will be:  blending filament (BF).  I think I'm in the minority 'cause I don't mind working with BF.

This question is really tough for me.  To paraphrase Will Rogers, I never met a thread I didn't like.  The best that I can come up with is Kreinik #16 braid.  That is one fat thread and it's difficult to work with.  The only way I've ever used it is as a couched thread.  The couching is okay but in order to hide the ends, you do have to bring it up from the back at the beginning and then take it through to the back at the end.  It's so thick and rough that just those two passes through the fabric are really hard to do.

Happy Stitching (with whatever thread you need)!


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Kasey said...

I don't think I've ever tried using the #16. Good to know in advance.

Meari said...

I don't mind blending filament. A trick I learned years ago is to stitch the cotton/silk floss first and then make the X again with the BF.

Bridge said...

I have never used #16 but will watch out for it, lol! Happy hopping and stitching.

loretta said...

I forgot all about that stubborn old #16 stuff. It was charted in a project that I worked on last year and it was e.v.i.l. stuff!