Named after a town in Maine, Kokadjo is a lovely thread from & MORE. The fiber content is 90% wool and 10% silk. The wool gives it a bit of fuzz while the silk contributes some shine. It is a four-ply thread.
You can buy this thread in skeins of approximately 435 yards as well as on cards with 30 yards. It works on both 13 and 18 mesh canvases.
You can find it in 13 solid colors and 6 multi-colors. The color I tested was called Secret Sunset and it was a wild combination of violet, red-violet, hot pink, orange, and yellow.
Although I don’t think it is intended to be plied, I had no difficulty doing so, it pled easily and without breaking. It stitched up beautifully.
For me, I used 2 strands on both 13 and 18 mesh. While the coverage for diagonal stitches was light on 13, it was adequate. If I had used a solid instead of the multi-color, three strands would have been perfect. I tend to use thinner than average threads and many folks are getting perfect coverage with the full four-ply strand. I’d recommend that on 13 and 3 of the 4 plies on 18.
I loved the look of the thread once it was stitched. On the card, this color was VERY bright. As you can see in the project above, I combined it with colors from the multi-color and was delighted with how the colors combined into a composed piece.
A concern with multi-colors is always the length of the color run. Too long and you won’t see enough of the colors. Too short and you will never have two stitches alike. In Kokadjo, the runs are 2-3″ and have short transitions between them. This is plenty to allow the colors to shone.
The small selection of solid colors includes many that would be wonderful backgrounds. You can buy this thread through your local shop. Find a list of retailers on the &MORE site.
I love this thread and I’m looking forward to using it again soon.
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