Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Dreaded....

Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop
It's time for another Blog Hop. The question is now: Maybe it’s a particular type of fiber that always gives you a hassle. Or maybe it’s a least-favorite color of thread to use. That one thing that when you come across it in a design you just know the frogs are coming, or something that gives you twists and tangles. 

The first thing that comes to my mine is LINEN! I tried so hard to work on linen especially since it is recommended for all of Nora Corbett's designs. However, I find it impossible to work on it - nothing ever lines  up correctly, and I know that I've followed every tutorial I have seen and found on linen. I have given away all of the linen that I had on hand to someone else who could use it, and I now have an amazing stash of evenweaves: Jobelan, Lugana and Jazlyn. I can work on these without a problem and they are gorgeous.

Another item that makes me rip my hair out is Glissengloss or Kreinik. OK, well, any of the metallic threads and filaments. If it wasn't for Thread Heaven, I would not be able to use these fibers, and they really do jazz up a piece.

Then, there's my own personal frustration with DMC. I have no problem using any of the floss. I love the colors, and as long as I routinely allow them to unwind, I'm perfectly fine. My problem seems to be a total curse though. Despite the four boxes of floss - all of which are perfectly ordered, numbered and stored in numerical order, I am always missing one color that I need for a new project.  What is that?! No matter how well I plan ahead and make purchases especially when the floss is on sale, I am always missing ONE. So irritating!

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  1. I find some linens are more even than others, but I mostly stick to the evenweaves for the reason that you mentioned as well. With a lot of linens things just don't feel like they line up right and I want nice even perfectly-equal-in-size-and-shape-stitches or I'll miscount or end up frogging and just be frustrated.

  2. You are right about linen, it can be difficult to stitch on. You find such beautiful evenweave fabrics to work on though, so you aren't missing much :) I think the floss goblin has been visiting you and stealing your threads...better him than the frog prince, I guess. Happy stitching!


  3. Metallics and BF's give such pizzazz to a piece, I really don't mind using them that much. I just use very short pieces.

  4. I agree with you on the linen....it is not for me either!


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