Experimenting with different threads can be expensive, as you would normally have to buy a whole skein of each type of thread. So it occurred to me to make up thread twisties with dozens of different threads. For the price of just a few skeins, you get to play with a bundle of threads of luscious colours and many different textures.
Each thread twist contains silk, cotton, rayon and wool. As far as possible, each thread twist consists of threads that are all different. Threads range from extra fine (the same thickness as 1 strand of embroidery floss) to chunky (the same thickness as 8 strands of embroidery floss). All threads have a soft and manageable drape so that twisting them around a needle makes experimental hand embroidery a fun and fascinating journey, rather than a battle. I have hand-dyed many of these threads myself. Sometimes I add a special thread – like a metallic – to add a little more zest to the bundle. There is great variety in these thread twists. You may find a similar thread twist but no two will be identical.
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