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By: Les Designs  11-11-2011
Keywords: Silk Screen, Textured Threads

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Keep it simple! There are 15 colours with seven textures in a bag; yarn (mercerised thread), bouclé, chenille, round corded rayon, knitted flat rayon and 2 crazy wools for that extra dimension. If you have an abundance of traditional threads add to your collection by ordering from Les Designs. You don't have to spend a lot, just order a silk screen of the design and a packet of textured threads and add to your stash.

Textured (creative) Thread Packs

Seven matching shades in various textures, ranging from rayon, silk, organza, chenille, bouclé, yarn, stranded cotton, cord to crazy wool.

Textured (creative) Threads

Textured (creative) threads offer the embroidery enthusiast an opportunity to experiment with the tactile quality of these threads, to enjoy the 3rd dimension and in many instances, to speed up the embroidery process.

Certain textured threads can be pulled through the background fabric and couched in position. (i.e. rayon and organdy depending on the width of the thread and weave of the fabric).

Use the chenille needle and wiggle it in the fabric to help the threads pass easily through the fabric so as not to damage the fibres.

Other textured threads with knots or high pile (i.e. bouclé and chenille) are best worked on the top side of the fabric. Simply lay the textured thread down and secure the tail with a couple of holding stitches in a single strand of matching floss or fine yarn. Once the tail has been secured, proceed with couching. End with a couple of strong holding stitches.

"Just Stitch" has many more couching tips…

Shades available

At times these packs do vary depending on availability of product and supply and demand.

Just stitch with Les Designs!

Keywords: Silk Screen, Textured Threads

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Les Designs Lastest Book - Just Stitch

To tie up the concept of Just stitch; a photograph of an Agapanthus bloom is illustrated in two different projects showing the diversity of choice within the techniques chapter. In the flora arena, a simple image such as a five petal daisy is the starting point of understanding simple stitchery, textures and finally the third dimension.


Les Designs, Full Kits

Most of these designs for the full kits can be ordered as a silk screen only i.e. the pattern printed on fabric. A comprehensive booklet with text, illustrations and a photograph of the design. Embroidery thread / perlé / metallic thread. Trim (beads, feathers, wire & wadding.


Les Designs - Embroidery

Contrast colours can be used and many different holding stitches are suitable, including cross stitch, herringbone, straight stitch, fly stitch and detached chain. Pull the thread through to the front of the work at A, make a small stitch over the laid thread at B and pull through to the back. Re-insert the needle at the starting point, bring it out again a short distance away and take it over the loop of the thread.