But I had visions of this dancing in my head and I thought these delicious Presencia perle 8 cottons would stitch the wee woodland faeries up so beautifully.
I especially love the variegated ones. These are made in Spain and are definitely eye candy for the sewing room! I'm much more inclined to buy and display these perle cotton balls than use floss skeins anymore. No separating strands involved, no stray floss leftovers, no re-wrapping around plastic cards. Presencia has DMC and Anchor colour conversion charts available here.
I have only stitched one project with this cotton and I enjoyed it, so am anxious to do something more substantial. I must say that I wasn't thrilled with their machine threads. I've sewn with the 50wt and while it's got a beautiful sheen on the spool, I couldn't believe how linty it was! I've never had thread fill my bobbin case and machine with so much lint, so quickly. I'll let you know how the perle goes!
Or, I might just put it in a pretty jar and stare at it for a while....