How Sassa Lynne threads stitch up

In the mail this week I received a wonderful gift from Myfanwy of Nuvofelt. Myfanwy runs a business Winifred Cottage and she sent me some of her hand dyed threads.

Myfanwy sent me a 3 thread pack colour Damask and a hank of Jumbo perle Fine Serendipity (unrepeatable). I normally dye my own threads which means that much of what is on the market, although I like, I do not necessarily get over excited about and normally resist buying but I am watching what the Aussie dollar is doing compared to the pound and I am seriously tempted to buy more of these threads. This is rare.

Before I go on I am not associated with this firm in any way and apart from receiving the gift of threads this week will not gain in anyway by making this recommendation. I thought I should at least put them through their paces before really raving about them so used them on this months 6 x 4 lives fabric postcard challenge. As you can see I have worked one of my ‘textured’ pieces. The idea behind this challenge is to produce a fiber postcard at least once a month that records what you have been exploring, doing, or thinking about. This format is ideal to see what these threads stitch up like.

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This type of heavily textured work really puts threads through a lot. They stood up to constant twisting, knotting and generally rough heavy work without fraying or misbehaving. So I was impressed.

Here is a close up. The foundation fabric is hand dyed linen. About 30% of the stitching is done in these new threads. The other threads I used were rayon, wool, and silks. Beads are also incorporated during the stitching process. The photo is perhaps a little too red as in real life the contrast between the dusky red is not as high against the back ground fabric. It is more muted. I have cropped the image as I have not yet backed and edged the fabric postcard.

I will probably use the threads for next weeks samples too as I simply love them.

Don’t forget to take a look at the6 x 4 lives flickr group as there are some great fabric postcards created as part of this challenge.


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5 Responses to How Sassa Lynne threads stitch up

  1. rizwanak says:

    Wow!These threads are absolutely mouth watering!
    Wish I could lay my hands on them!I haven’t been embroidering due to bad health for a while but if I could grab these threads I would restart instantly.They have such immense possibilities!
    Rizwana(loopystitch)

  2. Sharon, I always love your textured work…and the Winifred Cottage threads really enhance things beautifully! I went to their site and REALLY liked their products.

  3. MarianneS says:

    What a gorgeous postcard! I love your textured work and the contrast between heavy stitching and blank fabric. Beautiful!

  4. Pam Kellogg says:

    Oh my Sharon! Is there anything you do that I don’t like? Your work is amazing to me!

    And thank you again for your daily blog posts. I know full well how much time it takes to blog every day and I for one, truly enjoy and appreciate your daily entries.

  5. desertsky says:

    I love the colors of these threads! Your postcard is interesting, with the circles blank. Like it.

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