Threads help add dimension and texture to embroidery. Explore cotton, silk and wool fibers that will make your next piece pop!

Best Threads for Hand Embroidery: A Helpful Guide

***Best threads for hand embroidery, Discover how the fiber, weight and twist of hand embroidery threads help add dimension and texture

Embroidery | Threads | Pastels

An entry from le petit trianon

Weaving with raffia + embroidery thread! – String Harvest

Although I don& sell it, I& always a big fan of the ubiquitous embroidery thread and if I come across it in an op shop I tend to instinctively rescue it.

When using stranded cotton embroidery floss, stitch weight – or the heaviness or lightness of stitch – changes with the number of strands used.

How Many Strands Should I Use?

This is genius! My embroidery thread bobbins are chaotic, this is such a simple, clever idea.

This shows Embroidery floss storage - Could use clothespins for all the ribbons, twine, tulle, yarn scraps.

My favorite embroidery thread -- hand dyed pearl cotton from Valdani  - Gorgeous! this is a brand I've never heard of.

My favorite embroidery thread -- hand dyed pearl cotton from Valdani. Thank you Carol Ann Waugh!

Slow Sewing is all about taking the time to hand sew projects. Whether it’s hand embroidery, appliqué, or hand quilting, Slow Sewing is a way to take a break and relax with a needle and thread.

Learn About Hand Embroidery

Slow Sewing is all about taking the time to hand sew projects. Whether its hand embroidery appliqué or hand quilting Slow Sewing is a way to take a break and relax with a needle and thread.

It's Allison , from little lovelies, here to share my favorite embroidery storage idea with you. You can see the other needlework posts that I have done for 30 days by clicking here.   For my post this month, I wanted to share the way that I organize my embroidery thread. I

Organizing Your Embroidery Floss

How-To: Organize and Store Pearl Cotton. (Hm. I really like clothes pegs but this has it's virtues too...)

How-To: Organize and Store Pearl Cotton

I don't quite get what's going on in the middle steps of this tutorial, but the storage concept is awesome for Pearl cotton or embroidery floss. How-To: Organize and Store Pearl Cotton

Great information for hand quilting with embroidery thread such a Perle Cotton:  love a quilt that's stitched with Perle Cotton.....oh my, the collective in-drawing of breath around the world as the "Quilt Police"  flutter their eyes in disbelief that such a thing would even be allowed......Do what makes you happy, it's your quilt anyway.  If you want to take huge stitches...DO IT....NO RULES!!!

JaneVille: Hand stitching - Matching the correct embroidery needle with your embroidery thread makes stitching a pleasure. Here's a handy chart to help you pair your long eyed embroidery needle with pearl cotton thread.

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