Showing posts with label Superior Thread. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Superior Thread. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Embellishing With Thread

I only wish I could claim this project as mine....it is not.  This is Jean's project and she is a friend and guild member.  She loves thread, quite possibly more than I do.  Jean came over on Sunday afternoon to look at some thread for her wall hanging below.  This is her original design, isn't it cool? 



She is couching some Dazzle (WonderFil Threads) around these feathers.  But....she doesn't just choose one thread....nope....Jean is excellent at choosing a variety of threads to work into her designs.

Look at the Razzle Dazzle (Superior Threads)* she has used to outline some of these feathers.
 
I had loaned Jean some of my threads and look at the sampler she made
 before putting the thread into her design.  I think this is a great idea and I'm going to take some time to do the same for myself.  I like the way Jean has tested them and then written down the weight and brand.  I know it will be time consuming....but I know for myself that there are plenty of times I'm brain dead and don't feel like doing much....but this I could do.

While I'm on the subject of thread....you may or may not have noticed that I have added another brand of thread to the IHAN shop....WonderFil Threads.  Why?  As with everything...there is a story.  It involves a panicked woman and a great person, Patsy Thompson.  I was panicked when I was attempting to quilt "Passing the Sacred Orb" so I e-mailed Patsy begging for suggestions (thank God she likes me :)  I did not want the quilting to stand out because I did not want it to interfere with the fabrics designs.  I know, I know...use invisible thread.  Been there, done that.  Every invisible thread I used had a shine to it and looked misplaced on the matte fabrics.

Patsy to the rescue....she said she has used Invisifil by Wonderfil Threads.  To make along story short....it is wonderful for quilting (I also use it for hand applique).  The Invisifil is so fine that it lays quietly on the fabric.


IHAN now carries the Invisifil ...great assortments too.

Check out how fine it is.....


 
This is Invisifil, right,  next to 50 wt cotton, left.  Doesn't the cotton look like rope next to the Invisifil

Thank you Patsy for introducing me to another great product!  You can regularly check to see what has been added to IHAN by clicking on the New Items tab on the IHAN website.
Smiles,
Kelly

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 9 of 30 Day Giveaway Featuring Texture Magic

IHAN's 30 Days of Giveaways
Anniversary Celebration Day 9


 

If you have never used Texture Magic before you are in for real surprise.  I can't think of a more appropriate product to follow the V100 Digital Velocity Iron (aka Steamy McDreamy) than Texture Magic!!!


Look at this beautiful journal cover made by Bridget Wiseman that is being shown on Mother Superior's Blog.  I think it absolutely beautiful.  I want to open my bag and pull out a notebook that looks this beautiful, don't you?

Texture Magic gives any fabric project added dimension and texture.  All you have to do is put Texture Magic on the wrong side of your fabric and stitch it down.  You can have some fun with how you stitch it down because that will make a difference in how it turns out.  Once it is stitched down....you steam it.  Did someone say steam?  If you are the lucky winner of the V100 Iron....you'll have absolutely no problem with this one :)  The Texture Magic shrinks up and so does the fabric.  You get a really cool texture that can be used in clothing, quilts, stuffed animals, home decor....the sky is the limit.  (It can be used on Silks-oh boy....and we're giving away silk too!!!)


Watch Patsy Thompson's tutorial here....this video shows you just how to use Texture Magic.  There are two more videos of Patsy working with Texture Magic.  They are on Superior Threads website and you can click here to view them.

Speaking of Superior Threads website, you may want to spend some time there looking at all the incredible information they have on their site.  Bob Purcell offers a  "School of Threadology"  and there are Reference guides, a  Gallery, and an Eduction Index that covers information about bobbins and needles etc.  There is so much more to see so you might want to sign up for their Newsletter so you can on top of all the news.

"Patterns by Annie" offers several patterns that use Texture Magic.  We will be giving away one of Annie's Patterns along with a package of Texture Magic in a future post....stay tuned:)

Do you want to know how you can have a package of Texture Magic sent to the address of your choice?  All you need to do is leave a comment below sharing with us what project you have that could be enhanced using Texture Magic.

For extra entries, please send photos of projects you have made with Texture Magic to IWantToWinAtIHAN@yahoo.com
Smiles,
Kelly
Last but not least- I want to remind everyone that they can enter all of the giveaways because they don't close until April 15, 2010 at 10:00pm CMT.  If you would like to increase your chances of winning please read SewCalGal's Tips.  Please consider taking a button (copy and paste) from the upper right hand corner of my blog to post on your blog and link to it.  I want everyone to have an opportunity to win these beautiful gifts. 

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