Thursday, March 26, 2015

One more crazy cat and a question

Here is my latest (and possibly last) crazy quilted cat. It was made on commission for a lady who purchased one of the two that I donated for a craft sale to benefit the local humane society. I don't plan to make any more for the bookstore, as they had their run there.
And here's the question: does anyone have experience using this type of fiber/thread? In a short google search, I found that it is used in Brazilian embroidery or stump work, but not how to use it, for instance, couch it, stitch it with a large needle?
Two skeins are color 81 and the one at the top is slightly lighter and marked 83. I think it might be 1950's vintage, but not sure. It says 100% poliamida, so not a natural fiber.

2 comments:

Marie said...

Gorgeous cat! Love how the stitches pop on the dark fabric.

Is that chenille thread? I think a chenille needle would definitely help (has a large eye and a sharp point). Maybe this post over at Needle N Thread might help?

http://www.needlenthread.com/2014/10/silk-chenille-embroidery-thread.html

Judy S. said...

Love that cat, Janet, and seeing your gorgeous stitching. Haven't ever seen that type of thread. Did you Google the brand?