Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Beauty of Variegated Thread

Red ginkgo leaf on table runner by Ann Fahl (c) 2011
Right now, I'm developing a new pattern for a table runner.  This is my first attempt to design a smaller project that a beginner might choose.  The runner has just 7 large Ginkgo leaves going down the center, with a few smaller leaves sprinkled in.  You can machine applique the leaves or use free-motion embroidery to hold them in place.  Eventually this pattern will be available on
Closeup of embroidery
 I completed the embroidery yesterday. Now I've been embroidering for years but the effects that variegated thread has on a project never ceases to amaze me.  How can you not love this red variegated thread on red fabric?
Really a closeup of embroidery on ginkgo leaf

Try a beautiful polyester or rayon variegated thread in your next project.  It adds a dimension that solid color threads do not.

If you are wondering which thread this is, it is Superior Threads Rainbow #832.

1 comment:

Keep Stitchin' said...

thanks for showing the results up close, it looks great! I will definitely try this on one of my next applique projects!