A quick note to let you in on a great post from Mary Corbet’s “Needle’ n Thread”. Mary is discussing weights of threads that she is trialing for her latest embroidery project. It interested me because you see the different weights and types of threads stitched side by side in Stem Stitch. This is a stitch I like to use to outline a particular area when I want to add definition. I also like to use this stitch for hair, the packed stem stitch.
First read her post “thread talk” on February 5th, 2014, http://www.needlenthread.com/2014/02/thread-talk-sizing-up-cotton-threads.html. This article discusses the different sizes of cotton threads 3, 5, 8, & 12. Remember you can convert this to silk sizes as well. In the next article “Lining up All the Cottons” http://www.needlenthread.com/2014/02/embroidery-thread-comparisons-lining-up-all-the-cottons.html. The differing widths and stitch definition is always fascinating to me. These are great reference articles and I try to think of the different areas that I stem stitch, and how to change the look based on thread weight and type of thread.
I thought you may find this of some interest. If I don’t chat about it now, I never will
That’s all for now folks, stay warm and stitch away wherever you may be!
I must have been thinking about waves for some time….I found this in my Diagrams file…