Pepperpot is a delightful single-strand thread from Planet Earth Fibers sized especially for stitching on 18-mesh canvas. It’s 100% silk and is a dream to use (read my review here). Planet Earth has added a line of variegated colors to this lovely thread.
I fell in love with the colors, just from the color charts and I used three of the shades (red, green, and gold). The colors are varied shades of the same color, a type of color I call semi-solid. As you can see in the sample, you can hardly tell the gold is shade because it’s used in singe lines. Where the red is used for larger blocks, near the center, you can see the color changes. The variation is most apparent in the green. These are larger blocks of color that use varied stitches,
Even with the variation, you can see this threads plays nicely both with other semi-solid (turquoise) and solid (everything else) threads. It also looked great with the small touches ofd metallic.
I liked that it added some depth and sophistication to the piece. That’s the beauty of semi-solid threads because the variation is subtle and there is no change in hue, you can use these in pieces where you would avoid multi=color threads. They can also be used effectively to create an aged look for your stitching.
The width of Pepper Pot is about the same as #5 pearl cotton. It’s feel is similar to Impressions, a wool/silk blend, in that its twist is not noticeable when stitched and it has a softness. Because it is all silk, it is less matte than Impressions.
The colors (more are being added often) coordinate well with the Pepper Pot solids and with the other Planet Earth threads. It comes in generous skeins.
There is a trick to precutting them. You will need to remove the tag and gently untwist the skein. The ends are knotted keeping the skein in a twist. Cut at the knot to flatten the skein. Once it is flat, cut the skein at one of the loose ends or at the knot. You have perfect stitching lengths! Keep them in zipper or Floss-a-way bags with the label.
PLEASE NOTE: Skeins of this thread were made available to me for testing purposes.