Tuesday, May 11, 2010
More black thread
Now, about the thread. Patti Lee, from Sulky, actually sent me two weights of thread to try.
Yesterday's pieces were sewn using the lighter weight of the two—30 wt. long staple cotton. The little piece, above, was sewn using the heavier one—12 wt. long staple cotton. Both have a notation on the spool to use a top-stitch needle. I didn't have a top-stitch needle handy, so I took a chance with my regular all-purpose needle and had no trouble with either weight. They are both really nice threads to use, but I am quite enamored of the heavier one I used today. It is heavier, but not stiff like quilting thread sometimes is and has a very nice texture and noticeable twist to it. Someone asked me if it is like buttonhole thread. Softer, I'd say, though would probably make lovely buttonholes.