Last fall I introduced my hand dyed VERY VELVET PETITE. It has taken me far longer than anticipated but I have it back in stock in ELEVEN new colour combinations. For those of you who have not tried this yet, please do – it is fun to work with and creates lovely texture!
Very Velvet Petite is a nylon velour thread which creates the appearance of velvet when stitched. It is comparable to a size 5 perle cotton in width. It is strong and holds up well when stitching maintaining its shape and thickness. It works well on needlepoint canvas (13-18 count) and cross stitch (9-10 count) and creates lovely architectural elements on painted canvases.
Some hints – use a large needle and a short length when stitching. If you happen to find any kinks in the thread, run your fingernail over the length to plump it up. Another option is to add a few drops of water on your fingers and run it along the length – just remember to ensure your thread is dry PRIOR to stitching. 🙂
It is perfect for embroidery, crazy quilting, applique, sashiko, couching and wool applique too! AND you can create lovely embroidered bugs, especially BEES!
Please note that my hand dyed very velvet petite is randomly dyed at this time so ensure you purchase what you require for your project.
The photo above only shows nine of my colours, the remaining two are in the shop and all 11 colours are here – VERY VELVET PETITE!
I have also added a mixed sampler pack of 6 strand cotton floss. You can find it HERE.
I am off on my annual summer blog break and will return to regular posting on Wednesday September 6th. In the interim, the shop remains open and I am only an email away. See you in the fall with more COLOUR!