Thursday, March 31, 2022

How Many Strands?

Thanks to Needlepoint Nation, I know that Old World Designs has posted a chart on their website to help folks decide how many strands or plies of various thread brands to use on their canvas.

Note that I don't agree with some of their ideas (I almost always use Accentuate alone, for example) and how many plies depends on not only the brand of thread and the canvas count, but your thread tension, the color, and the stitch you want to use.  I always suggest some test stitches in the margins to find out what will work for you.

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