Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I heart perle cotton...

...I like to use it for several different things besides embroidery.

I love it's chunky texture and all of the lovely colors...

I keep mine on wooden spools to keep it tangle free and extra cute.

I stamp the color number on the spool so that I can replace with another skein when gone.
Later I will show you something that I recently made using perle cotton...
Have a lovely Tuesday my friends!

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14 comments:

Jovita said...

I love the spools and stamping the numbers on! Do you have a favorite brand - or several?

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love the wooden spools. It would be great to have some for my hand-dyed tatting threads. Are yours vintage, or can they be found somewhere?

Your blog is very inspirational! I love your sense of color!

Elizabeth said...

I love pearl cotton. I use it for many things also. One of my favorite uses for pearl is when a fine sweater is too long in the sleeves (I must have very short arms!) I cut the sleeves to the length I want them, turn up the raw edge, and then crochet a lacy border around the sleeve. Got lots of compliments on the last one I did. I never told that I had shortened the sleeves.

WoolenSails said...

I like the idea of putting floss on spools. I have a lot of loose threads in a nest, so need to go through it and wind it up.

Debbie

Brenda said...

I have a lot of this thread also. Have been using for some felt projects. Love your spool idea. Are they old or new? I have a couple of old wooden spools but not nearly enough.

Libby said...

I LOVE the wooden spools/stamping idea!! I can't wait to see your project! You and Kass. inspire me so much with your embroidery!!

Anonymous said...

I love pearl cotton too! And I just love the wooden spools.
You must share with us how to get some for our threads!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

I heart your wooden spools. ;o)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is beautiful like that. Where do you get your perle cotton?

the Material Girls Quilts said...

I love that! I love all your ideas!
You are the bomb!
Nadine

The Ashtons said...

Hi Lori!

Those make my fingers itch, I like them so much!
I ran into American Quilting today and saw all of your quilts lining the classroom walls. I had all my kids in the car and couldn't stop to drool but my, did they look incredible all lined up!
Someday soon I'm going to get a bit of sewing time again. I can't wait.

Hope your January is giving you a lot of time in your cute sewing room!
Annie

Carrie P. said...

Great idea. I have some wooden spools I could put my tangled messes on. lol
thanks for the tip.

Beth@seasonsofhome said...

Wow, that's a lot of cute things in 2010. I heart 1930's vintage too.

michelle said...

too cute! I, too, love the spools w/stamped numbers...great idea and so beautiful! I hadn't visited your blog in a week or two and so just took a few minutes to catch up and I am sooooo in love with your quilts...I had seen them over time in various posts and by hitting your patterns page, etc, but seeing them all there one after the other, I am just smitten!! You are so inspiring and talented...wow!! I just want to say thank you for all you share with us and for being so inspiring...your blog is one of my "happy places!"
michelle

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