In the last month or so I’ve talked several times about using small threads and shown the beginnings of my attempts with them. I actually finished all three things I started with them.
I mentioned here about trying out a quilting thread. This is the completed piece.
Motif out of off-white quilting thread.
It is a pretty basic clover and chain pattern that I just doodled.
In this post I talked about using Gütermann thread.
Motif in Gütermann silk quilting thread.
This motif was also made without referring to a pattern.
In this same post I showed a shuttle that was given to me that was already loaded with a pink and white variegated thread, maybe size 70 or 80. I was wondering if I should make a small doily with it.
Unknown thread size or brand.
This little three-round piece.was the hardest to make due to thread breakage. I think it has to do with the age of the thread. The first two rounds went well, with little trouble, but the thread started breaking on the last round. In fact the thread broke as I connected the last chain to the base of the first ring so closely I glued it instead of hiding the ends.
Here are the three pieces together with a regular Clover shuttle to show the sizes of the finished pieces.
It was quite the experience working with these small threads. For whatever reason prior to this I was pretty leery of working with anything this small, but now I have some ideas for making several things in small thread – if I ever get to them. My to-do list keeps growing and growing.
“Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.”