The hair in the delightful piece by Barbara Elmore is made with Sparkles, am exciting new thread from Sundance. (Sundance also distributes the canvas.) It’s a sparkly, wide mesh tube that is available in 12 colors.
As you can see from this picture, it looks as if you would NEVER be able to stitch with it, but it’s like a miracle thread. Barbara is right in her post when she says using it is “addictive.” In it she shows pictures of it left whole and full (also the picture of Sweetie Pie above), flattened and couched down, used in variable thickness couching, and teased apart to make a realistic fire.
That’s not all, you could also make thick or thin spirals from it or flatten it down squeeze it and wrap it to make something that look like a solid piece of metal. You could put small beads in it and then wrap thread between the beads to make a necklace. You could run Sundance’s new Neon tubing through it and make it glow.
There are so many possibilities. I”m excited to try it and as you find ways to use it, let me know and we’ll share them.
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Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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