Friday, June 21, 2013

New Threads and More UPDATED

Well, these aren't exactly new threads--they are just new to the U.S. market.  First of all, Terry Dryden has new #5 perle cotton SILK overdyes from Stef Francis in England. The colors are so lovely!

UPDATE:  Terry says their new perle is silk, not cotton, and that it feels great in the hand.  Thanks for the update.  Can I come over and fondle your new threads?

Stef Francis' website is here.  Click on "Hand Dyed Yarns" and "Hand Dyed Ribbons" to see threads most of interest to needlepointers.

Secondly, Needle in a Haystack has started importing DMC's Diamant metallic thread from Europe.  Mary Corbet reviews the thread here.  You'll learn why this thread is so smooth (it's treated with silicon) and see some of the available colors.

By the way, Mary is giving away a full set of Diamant, courtesy of DMC.

Vicky DeAngelis has also posted photographs of the Diamant colors as well as photographs of the flower beads from Sundance and the newest scissor fobs from Paprika Pi.

Enjoy looking at all the great things stitchers can choose from.  We are really lucky to be stitching in the 21st Century.

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Terry said...

The new Stef Francis #5 perle is actually a silk thread. I just checked her site today and it is finally listed.

It really does feel wonderful in hand.


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

It's SILK?! Hurrah! I love silk perle! Thanks for the update, Terry. I am thrilled that you read Blog. It's like having a movie star show up at one's party!