Saturday, August 11, 2007

Stash Enhancement

Over the last week or so, I've been really busy working longer than usual hours, and haven't had a lot of time for answering list group messages or blogging. Trying to do a little catch up today...

Found a package of 30 ink jet printing silk sheets at a very reasonable price!

Also got a couple of women images' CDs from Ephemeraplus to use for those silk sheets.

Some new threads I got in the mail from eBay

"Original: China Quality: 100% Silk with intense sheen Length: 20m per shein,20 skeins,about 400m.Colors:Rainbow of color." Chinese Art Online.

As you can see from the scan, these are a finer silk than I typically use, but they're very pretty, light, and cover well with two strands. You can see a little of the thread in use on my Fall Swap block.

"Silk Embroidery Floss Thread
10 skeins of pure silk floss. Rainbow of colors, no duplcate.This beautiful thread is similar to Soie Platte with intense sheen. 23m per skein, not the 5m or 8m small skein you buy in the store."
Little Cheribs Online.
I haven't tried these yet, but they appear to be even a little finer than the previous.

I also got a couple more skeins of the cotton from YarnPlayer on
"Hand dyed size 50 6-cord cotton crochet thread with color variation from red,pink,peach,yellow,light yellow-green,and bright green. I am calling this batch "Rhubarb Crisp". The base thread is DMC Cordonnet Special. I used Procion MX dyes to hand paint it. This is a lovely thread for tatting or other lace work."


Thelma said...

Very lovely threads. Looks like you will have a wonderful supply of silkies too.

Susan said...

Wow, I can see why you didn't need even more coming! LOL! That's a lot of silk to stitch up!

And it looks like you will be able to print plenty of pics off those CDs!