Thursday, June 3, 2010

A study in silver threads


As I was finishing up the stitching on my little friend's mini-sock, it occurred to me that this project has turned into a study in Kreinik silver metallic threads!

The cuff was stitched with Vineyard Silk Classic "Bright White" in basketweave--the sheen of the silk thread is much more obvious in person than in the photo For the name and the date in the lower left corner, I chose an old stand-by: Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #001. It still provides "bling" and shows up well against a white background.

I'm happy with the effect the combination of silver threads has produced on this project. At some point, I'd like to experiment with combining gold threads as well. But for my next project, a lighthouse is calling to me!

6 comments:

Dena said...

Love love love it. It is gorgeous! I talked to Doug Kreinik yesterday about why holographic threads separate at the end - I found it happens more so with certain colors. He explained why it happens: the holographics are 100% polyester whereas most other metallics are a polyester blend, which enables the fibers to sort of cling together better. Since it's just the nature of holographic material, he said Kreinik adds more on the spools of holographics to compensate for any lost inches from the separating.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

It is beautiful! I like the difference the different types of silver metallic make. I had noticed that the spools were a little fatter than the regular metallics - this explains it. I love the look of the holographics and the contrasts possible.

Edy said...

How pretty this came out...playing with golds should be fun too.

Cool City Stitcher said...

I love it. Beautiful design and stitching.. gorgeous mini-sock for Santa to put goodies in.

Kareen said...

I love it!!!!!! It is gorgeous! I can't wait to see it in person. I know it's going to look even more beautiful. You know me so well, there is just the right amount of bling! :) There will be a special spot on my Christmas tree this year for my beautiful stocking, right next to my co-co-clock. Thank you so much!

threadmedley said...

Who would believe that silver could have so many different shades and levels of glitz! I'm glad Kareen loves it as much as we loved watching you create it. Another perfect finish.