Thursday 20 February 2020

to see or not to see your stitches

This one of six has been a lesson on finding the right thread.
Whether you're happy to show a few stitches
 or want them completely hidden is a personal preference.
Generally I use an offwhite or a pale grey thread,
which are usually okay if I'm piecing patterned fabrics.
I have used darker threads in the past when I'm stitching dark fabrics.
And so we have the dilemma of stitching dark and light together.
I am a pretty lazy stitcher, in that I like a long continuous thread with few knots.
 However I'm not keen on the white showing through the green.
I tried a medium blue but wasnt keen on the stitches showing on the paler fabrics.
 So I've taken the decision to sew quality stitches,
afterall I am in no rush,
so mindful stitches it is.
Apologies for the colour of my photographs
the green I have used is really green in real life.
Check out my Instagram page for true colour pictures


  1. Slow and steady is the way to go with this, I think x

  2. I so understand how you feel. I love EPP and use a silver grey thread for most things but just occasionally it doesn't work and then I have to think and try things out. Using three colours like that would really annoy me as I like to stitch and stitch without stopping but I can see the necessity. x

  3. I can definitely see why the thread color would be so important. You do such beautiful work! Why be distracted by an unfortunate thread color.:) Wonderful to see you back up and running on blogger. Finally got your blog on my link list so hopefully I'll see the posts quicker.


  4. Very nice work keep it up thanks for sharing the knowledge to us.

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  6. I am so grateful for your article. Really looking forward to read more.

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