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Photos of stash organization:
Thanks to Rosemary Denton for sharing some photos of how she handles her thread stash. In the top photo, she and Mary Krueger (Mary is on the left) are working on organizing their combined specialty thread stash. They do this periodically because of always accumulating bags of thread from finished project. Rosemary shared that the Rainbow Gallery sorted by color, silk and perle cotton live at her house. The Kreinik braid lives at Mary’s house (one of the boxes is shown on the table). In the bottom photo, Rosemary shared what it looks like sorted but added that they might need to add a couple more plastic boxes due to the bags sitting on top!
Photos of Challenge #1 (Explore the differences between using floss and a pearl or braid for the same set of stitches:
Additional photos concerning threads from Part 1 (cotton, silk, wool, metallic):
Thanks to Yvonne Hallock for sharing some of the things she likes concerning stitching with cotton and wool threads. In the top photo, Yvonne created this Crewel piece using primarily split stitch with wool thread – she liked how it gave the look of puppy fur. In the bottom photo, Yvonne created this cross stitch piece using cotton thread – she liked how it allowed for a smoother look, shading and depth.
Thanks to Rosemary Denton for sharing some of the things she likes concerning stitching with floss and perle cotton. Rosemary shares that she primarily uses perle cotton for texture contrast. She shares these two pieces to illustrate this. In her first piece, “Balloons Along the Big Horns” – she used perle cotton in the lower right foreground to help the viewer with distance perspective. Below it is a closeup of that lower right corner.
Rosemary’s next piece is “Pueblo Owl” – here she used perle cotton for the background as a contrast to the very smooth, carefully laid bargello stitches that make up the owl. Below it is a closeup of the lower left corner.