Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Silk thread

I bought a few boxes of silk thread at the thrift store a while back. I love the colours, but I’m not sure how I should use them. They seem a bit thick for hand appliqué, maybe decorative stitching of some kind. Any suggestions?

10 comments:

  1. The silks are beautiful! I have some from my mother, and they are very fragile, so I think decorative stitches are the best way to use and show them.

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  2. Old thread usually doesn't work well for anything if it isn't strong, but if it IS, then...

    Couching
    French knots
    Embellishment
    Give Away for your students
    Inspiration!

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  3. oh wow! what a great find and amazing colors!!! I would use it for decorative stitching like Ulla suggested. Or you could do a giveaway with some- *wink*... Good luck, can't wait to see what you use it on!!!

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  4. How about you make an abstract tangle of it, then cover it with that bridal veil stuff and fmq quilt over the top of it

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  5. They are luscious colors! I think I would use it in a crazypatch victorian style. Use velvets, silks, etc, and use that silk thread to stitch and embroider. It would make a lovely era piece...

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  6. Those sunny yellows sure brighten up the day. I would use them for stitching and embroidery, french knots and big showy stitches. xox Corrine

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  7. THey are so pretty! I would think they'd make fabulous running stitches for a hand-quilted accent on any quilting project.

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  8. Lovely colors! I think they would be nice for decorative stitching.

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  9. Right now, I'd wax some up and bind a book with them--that's what I've been doing lately, so everything makes me think "bookbinding," but decorative stitching is probably a better choice, for sure!

    Such beautiful colors--what a great find!

    :)

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  10. I would have used tehem for card weaving. Have you tried that?

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