Monday, February 21, 2011

Pile of Perle 8

This is not what I went shopping for this morning.

Bowl 'o perle 8

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.

Perle 8 Pyramid

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.

Perle 8 pyramid1

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....

19 comments:

Amy said...

It is very pretty. You have summed up what I dislike about DMC-separating the strands and then the messy leftovers. I look forward to hearing how you like the perle!

Cathy said...

Hi Krista, where do you buy your perle cotton in the Vancouver area?

paulette said...

I love the colours...so purdy!! Hope you like it..never tried this brand myself so I will be interested to hear how it goes!!
Paulette

Kathy said...

Beautiful colors! I love the pearl cotton and use it all the time in my handstitching. I think you will enjoy it!

9patchnurse said...

So pretty. I have been gathering pearl cottons for a little while because I want to do some embroidery (love Cinderberry!). How do you transfer patterns onto fabric? I saw a technique marking right through a light interfacing but couldn't make it work. I think I couldn't find the right interfacing. Love your blog!

Terri said...

You're killing me... such a bad influence ;)

I want them all so BAD!

Terri said...

oh and we talked about you at our guild meeting... waiting for a nametag tutorial *wink*wink*

Amanda Pedro said...

oooohhhhh, these remind me of the anchora threads I bought in Portugal. Such an amazing array of colours. I can't find any here in Toronto! How can that be? Where did you get these?
it is lovely to stitch with and to crochet with. think little flowers for hair clips and zipper pulls!

Live a Colorful Life said...

The pictures are beautiful!

Sherri Lynn Wood said...

I love the variegated ones too! http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherriwood/5092177093/

traceyjay said...

they are pretty.

And aren't we quilters hilarious... we get excited about thread. :)

Krista said...

Oh, those are some yummy colors! You always add such great stitching to your projects, I can't wait to see how you use these.

Mrs Moen said...

Yummy indeed; a glass bowl sonds like the perfect place for them - until they get used!

nicolette said...

Love those little balls of perle thread and those colours... yummy!! Now I need to pay by quiltshop a visit!

I’m using Cosmo multiworks, so no more separating of threads needed. They only come in the softer Japanese colours, but I hope to find another brand here with the happier colours too!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

In my LQS, they have a whole chest of drawers of these all arranged in colour order. I could play there all day. These are just gorgeous.

Madame Samm said...

great colors...love to hear how you enjoy working with them..I just got some cosmo threads...but like the idea of not having to separate threads..great shot sweetie

Dianne said...

Ooohh so lovely!! Where DID you get them??? As you know I am a bit of a threadaholic :0) I can hardly wait to see what glorious things you will make but in the meantime they would make a delightful addition to your easter table. The colours totally go with your lovely Chick table mat!!

felicity said...

Ohhhh pretttttyyyyyy....

Chelsea said...

Ok, now where do you get those? I wish I were still in Van but make it down ever so often. I hate how lame kami is for craft stuff!