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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by Serinde » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:40 am

I can vouch for them -- you'll really enjoy using them... especially after *ahem* kitchen scissors! :P
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by wendywombat » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:08 am

Nothing nicer than a Good Pair of stitching scissors....I have a whole bundle of them! I found some little DMC ones in my local supermarket...sharp???? you betcha!! :whoop: :whoop:
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by isaacson72 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:23 pm

I went to a Sewing & Stitchery Expo yesterday (not a lot of stitching stuff, mostly quilting and sewing... there is a needlepoint expo in November, I better start saving now!). I bought some rayon thread to try. It's beautiful, silky and soft. But what a total pain to work with!!!! The booth sold needlepoint projects, something like Japanese needlepoint?? Beautiful stuff, but I will never use rayon thread again. Each stitch of a cross, I had to use a laying tool. And even then it was twisty and curly and trying to knot. Ugh.

Edited to add the picture. So much :anotherfrog: :anotherfrog: :anotherfrog:
(sorry it's so gigantic. Any idea how to make it smaller??)

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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:43 pm

Ah, I thought I recognised the name but couldn't immediately place it :doh: They're on their way, I hope you'll enjoy them!
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by karen4bells » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:36 pm

isaacson72 wrote:I went to a Sewing & Stitchery Expo yesterday (not a lot of stitching stuff, mostly quilting and sewing... there is a needlepoint expo in November, I better start saving now!). I bought some rayon thread to try. It's beautiful, silky and soft. But what a total pain to work with!!!! The booth sold needlepoint projects, something like Japanese needlepoint?? Beautiful stuff, but I will never use rayon thread again. Each stitch of a cross, I had to use a laying tool. And even then it was twisty and curly and trying to knot. Ugh.

Edited to add the picture. So much :anotherfrog: :anotherfrog: :anotherfrog:
(sorry it's so gigantic. Any idea how to make it smaller??)

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Beautiful stitching!! I definitely agree, working with rayon thread is a real challenge, but it does look amazing!! :applesauce:
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by fccs » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:24 am

I've never used rayon fibers, but the effort is apparently worth it - look how pretty it is.
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by Nicola Main » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:35 am

Mabel Figworthy wrote:Ah, I thought I recognised the name but couldn't immediately place it :doh: They're on their way, I hope you'll enjoy them!


I'm sure I will Mabel thank you so much! Had noticed them before and really liked the look of them so decided to treat myself! :wink:
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by wendywombat » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:54 am

isaacson72 wrote:I went to a Sewing & Stitchery Expo yesterday (not a lot of stitching stuff, mostly quilting and sewing... there is a needlepoint expo in November, I better start saving now!). I bought some rayon thread to try. It's beautiful, silky and soft. But what a total pain to work with!!!! The booth sold needlepoint projects, something like Japanese needlepoint?? Beautiful stuff, but I will never use rayon thread again. Each stitch of a cross, I had to use a laying tool. And even then it was twisty and curly and trying to knot. Ugh.

Edited to add the picture. So much :anotherfrog: :anotherfrog: :anotherfrog:
(sorry it's so gigantic. Any idea how to make it smaller??)



It looks so shiny and I love those colours! I've always been put off those rayon threads after reports of them being a right pain in the **** to use!! :doh: :doh: Then I was given some cheapo shiny threads from Thailand..... :tizzy: Bleugh! :doh: :tantrum: I stitched a tiny star on a card to bling it up a bit.....Never again! So! They sit looking shiny and pretty in their box...unused! :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by rcperryls » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:09 pm

wendywombat wrote:t looks so shiny and I love those colours! I've always been put off those rayon threads after reports of them being a right pain in the **** to use!! :doh: :doh:


I agree!!

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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by isaacson72 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:08 pm

rcperryls wrote:
wendywombat wrote:t looks so shiny and I love those colours! I've always been put off those rayon threads after reports of them being a right pain in the **** to use!! :doh: :doh:


I agree!!

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Oh good - thank you for that! I'll remember that next time.

Yes the rayon was ridiculous & I won't use it again. I thought I might just do one more small one because it wasn't cheap but I don't think I can face it. I suppose at least I learned a couple things, though: 1) laying tools are awesome and 2) rayon is not. :lol: I've started another small design now with regular DMC and it's an absolute joy! I have some red and green silk thread, I'll try that next.
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:35 am

It looks very festive in the red and green! I have used rayon and artifical silk for effect, and the effect is lovely, but they are incredibly "boingy" to use so after a little bit of it I need to calm down with some cottons or real silks :-)
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by Nicola Main » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:13 am

Thank you Mabel I just received your lovely scissors in the post! I can't wait to use them! :D

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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by wendywombat » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:15 pm

:dance: They look wonderful!! Nice colour and so sharp!! :whoop: Enjoy! :D
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by isaacson72 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:09 pm

Aren't new scissors the best? My mom was over a couple months ago and told me my scissors were terrible. I thought to myself "what does she know...". They cut fabric just fine. That's what I thought, until I tried new scissors at the sewing expo! AMAZING difference.

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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by Nicola Main » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:17 pm

Have been using them this afternoon and they are the sharpest scissors I've ever used! Very light too and I love the plastic cover which means when I'm away I don't have to have them wrapped round and round in a bag which is what I used to do! :)
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:27 pm

Glad they are meeting with your approval :-) - I like their sharpness and superfine tips myself, great for cutting out buttonholed projects.
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by Nicola Main » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:30 pm

Treated myself to one of the Bothy Threads Hannah Dale 'Bright Eyes' cross stitch kits for my birthday. I adore her designs and I love that she's turned several of them into cross stitch. Was torn between three of them but decided to get the hare :D

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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by Squirrel » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:39 pm

What acute he is. Looking forward to your updates Nicola. :lol:
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by karen4bells » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:09 am

Love that bunny, and I look forward to seeing you start on it soon!
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Re: 2017 Deliveries & New Stash Acquisitions

by wendywombat » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:26 am

I love the Hare!! Those designs are so Quirky...love That Highland Cow too!

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