Just the other day on Facebook, there was quite the conversation about this new thread, Entice by Rainbow Gallery. The feed started that it “shreds like nobody’s business!” and that comment quickly had me adding to the comments that I hadn’t experienced that at all!
I had already been stitching with it long before it started showing up in your local needlepoint shops, since I was giving my 2 cents worth for a review in an up and coming issue of Needlepoint Now. I do use the items that you see in the magazine before I write, so that I can see if I really do like them or not!
Under the supurr~vision of Ms. Kitty, a magnet by Elizabeth Turner Collection…I was stitching variations on a T-stitch using Entice.
a little basketweave and yes my doodle canvas does experience some reverse stitching from time to time!
Kimberly Smith said it best as I quote her from Facebook: ”Kimberly Smith Working on frame, pulling your stitch straight out from the canvas helps tremendously. If you take a stitch and pull at an angle, you’re chaffing the entire length of thread on the canvas=lots of fraying.”
This lead me to dig through my ort pile to inspect what I had cut away from my stitching…
I didn’t experience any shredding!
and this was when I stranded one of my leftover lengths, just to see what it would do!
I really do like this thread. I found that it was easy to stitch with…use it off the card as is, no stripping, stranding or laying. What’s not to love about that? I greatly appreciate a thread company who brings a new thread to market for us to use. Think of the investment that they have made, the time to develop it and come up with all of these wonderful names.
Like I said, No Pain! No Gain! so what if it unravels a bit? Think about some other threads that we use such as Flair… and how it can unravel. Neon Rays needs to get that kink out of it whether you iron it or snap it. What about Marlitt? or Prisms? Or Kreinik High Lustre, how it curls as it comes off the spool and oh yes the Kreinik with the L after the color number, now that unravels too! But we use these threads because we love the end result as it brings our stitching to life.
I really do love this thread and a little unraveling is not going to keep me from using it. I do like the shine that it gives! It will be wonderful for stitching Christmas, Halloween and so much more.
Today is Groundhog’s Day and let’s see what Mooch and Earl are up too!
Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes! The weekend is over and know it’s time for me to get serious about no more goofing off.
This was me and my shadow(s) while I was stitching last night. AlleyCat on my lap and Sylvester by my side. They were actually touching too!
and until next time…keep on stitching