Sunday, October 25, 2015

Christmas doilies...

I made a couple Christmas Doilies.  Here are the finished pics...made with DMC Cebelia size 10...you can find it in my shop
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Ok I have a client that ordered a tabletopper..She wants it in a deep purple with some gray accents.  DMC Cebelia doesn't come in those colors....so I went to Hobby Lobby in search of the right colors.  Artista thread has wonderful colors and in the colors I needed...so I bought it.  I started on the tabletopper last night..using the Artista thread.....I have never used this thread before so I didn't know what to expect.  I didn't go with Aunt Lydia's because I have used Aunt Lydia's and not to be a snob ...but for me ...I did not like the results...It feels waxy..and once the wax wears off it will "plump and get fuzzy"..so I don't use it.  Back to the Artista thread....well it feels soft on the fingers..the color choices are awesome.... and the price is reasonable.  I am on the 16th row...of a Patricia Kristoffersen pattern...and the details just do not pop like they do with Cebelia..it is a "looser" thread and I have to really watch my tension...there is no sheen with this thread...and something is missing ...I just can't explain it.  This thread also piles..meaning it splits and tends to have little balls of fuzz...
 I know some of you think I am a thread snob..but if I am going to putting alot of my time into a project..I want the best possible results..If I am making it for a customer
I want to give them my best.  I want to make the best item I can when I pick up my hook..I want to be proud of what I make.  This thread is lacking in that respect.  The details aren't there, there is no sheen, it is fuzzy...I like crisp looking stitches...so would I use this thread again....nope...I love the color choices...but the results..not so much.  So if you are like me and want the sheen, the crisp looking stitches stay away from this thread and spend a little more on DMC Cebelia, or Lizabeth threads...the results are worth it.  Just my opinion..

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will leave me your thoughts on threads and choices to try...

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3 comments:

Bee Lady said...

Interesting. I've been called a yarn snob for only wanting to use nicer yarns. But I've used cheaper ones and why put all the time in a project if it isn't going to last or look good. I never thought about the same problem with thread. I've never made a doily but my MIL (when she was alive) made doilies and tablecloths and she gave many of them to me. I wonder what thread she used!

Cindy Bee

Charlotte Huffman said...

You're not a yarn snob, you just know what works best for you. Beautiful doilies, as always. Thanks for your comments on my work.

LindaCrochets said...

I've seen you make this one several times. What's the name of the pattern?
It's so pretty!
Linda/Lindacrochets