Friday, May 28, 2010
Another ribbon, a different look
Working on the two vertical "diamond" ribbons, I finished the edges and stitched the background in basketweave with white DMC floss. On to the silver!
I chose Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #001L--the new holographic thread. The first thing I noticed in threading up the needle was that this was much coarser and thicker than any other #12 braid I've used--it almost felt like a #16 medium braid.
As I worked with this thread, I also noticed that the color was darker than the Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #001 I've used so often in the past--a cross between the #001 and #019, which Kreinik calls "Pewter." It's always difficult to photograph metallic thread, but I do think you'll see a bit of shine in the intersections of the diamonds, which I worked in a Leviathan stitch variation.
I'll be moving on to a different Kreinik braid for the next set of ribbons to compare and contrast the two threads.