I always be beholden to Diane, the owner of Needlepoint, Inc. in San Francisco because she convinced me to try stitching with silk again. I had sworn off the fiber after a disastrous experience. She encouraged me to try again, with another brand (Au Ver a Soie) and said by the time I finished the canvas, I would love it.
She was right, and, like many other stitchers, I use silk more than any other fiber.
In a wonderful blog post, Mary Corbet sets out the case for using silk thread. I love it because she also points out the differences between cotton floss and stranded silk.
You’ll also find links to additional information about silk.
I can’t wait for the rest of the story.