Archive for December, 2009

Bohin Milliner Needles

It has taken me over 6 months to find a supplier for Bohin Milliner needles in the US to offer these superior quality needles to you.   I am persistant when I want something….

Bohin is well-known for producing quality needlework supplies, and their needles are no exception. Favored by many expert needleworkers, Bohin needles are smooth, sharp, and long-lasting. The needles are not always easy to find in the US ( especially the Milliner needles ).  We are pleased to offer a small selection of these fine needles for your stitching needs. Supplies are limited, though, so order yours now!    Milliners,  Tapestry and Chenille in assorted size packages.

Bohin needles

Milliner needles for Brazilian Dimensional embroidery with EdMar rayon thread can be used with other type threads and embroidery.

Tapestry and Chenille needles for Cross Stitch, Hardanger, Bargello, Canvas work, Huck or Silk Ribbon embroidery

It is a pleasure to offer you this high quality brand of needles for your needleart.

Available at:    http://www.ThreadsinBloom.com

Stitching keeps our souls content,

Sharon ~ Threads in Bloom

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Embroidery on Tea Towels

For over 25 years I have been so impassioned with Brazilian Dimensional embroidery, now I am taking a step back to enjoy some old fashion Embroidery.

Through Needle ‘n Thread newsletter, I found Bird Brain Designs  ( I love the name ).  She has some Punchneedle and Felt work;  but I am enjoying the regular embroidery. Remember, the kind you did as a kid ~   Yes, I am even doing the embroidery on Tea Towels.   Bird Brain Designs has a wide assortment of Tea Towels, and some really fun simple designs to embroider.

Instead of Pearl cotton I am using my EdMar rayon twisted thread.  It slips through the fabric with ease.  And the sheen it gives the embroidery, laying on top of the cotton Tea Towels is a very nice effect.  My point is –  EdMar rayon thread is not just for Brazilian embroidery bullions, cast-ons, etc.  It works very well for many types of needle art;  Huck, Hardanger, Cross Stitch…..

I am using the Iris thread instead of #8 Pearl or 2 strands of floss.  There is over 200 colors of EdMar thread.

If you need a little  break from counting stitches, wrapping thread, looping thread – think about just a kick back fun project.   Keep each stitching project in a separate Mesh Bag, so you can pick up your work with everything you need organized in a zippered mesh pouch.

I think I can get in a few minutes of stitching before calling it a night.  I am trying to get a couple more Tea Towels finished for Christmas gifts.   Did I mention they stitch up quickly too.

Happy Holidays ~  Sharon, Threads in Bloom    **   http://www.threadsinbloom.com

MESH BAG – BACK IN STOCK

One of the favorite sizes of those wonderful MESH BAGS  for organizing stitching projects and many other uses, is finally back in stock.  The Med-Small  8″ X 5.5 ” is so popular, they go as fast as they come.

You may wonder what makes the Mesh Bag so much better than a plain zip-lock ~  They are more durable because they are reinforced with a fiber; they have a real zipper closing, which makes them very easy to use and re-use and re-use….  They are clear, you can see which stitching project is in each bag ( or what ever is in the bag ), they tuck into larger bags or handbags.

Use for projects, sort EdMar thread,  DMC thread, Gentle Art thread;  You will find hundreds of reason for the Mesh Bag, whether crafts, sports, fishing, anything you want to organize

Available in 4 sizes – viist   http://www.ThreadsinBloom.com

Sharon ~ Threads in Bloom


Kalmya Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

Kalmya – a new Brazilian embroidery design by Threads in Bloom.   I thought maybe you would like to see the step by step stitching.  It is a small design, about 3″ X 4″, so it worked up in just a few evenings

After completing the greenery with EdMar Iris thread, next was the outside of each petal.  It uses EdMar rayon Frost thread, the stitch I used is Cast-on Double.Below shows the  inside of each petal, also Cast-on Double stitch, this time with EdMar Glory thread.

And, here we have the completed Kalmya design.  Glass beads were fun and add a little sparkle to the center of each petal and bud. I did a row of the beads around the edge of the center.  The beads seem to make the petals really pop out, bringing more dimension to the design.

All of the stitch and flower instructions are in the book “Apples to Zinnias” Brazilian Dimensional.  The instructions in the book are for only three petals per flower.  When I did a some researching for the Kalmia flower, they do have 5 petals – therefore I varied from the instructions to stitch 5 petals, along with a couple other changes.   My changes are in the instructions with the fabric  printed design in the design package, and the beads.

You can find the Kalmya package, EdMar rayon thread and book at:   http://www.ThreadsinBloom.com

It has been so nice being on vacation for two weeks, it went by fast.  I did get to spend time stitching and sewing.  A friend and I even got away to Monterey for a day.  It was beautiful – the waves were high and crashing on the rocks.   Tomorrow is time to get back to my job, which I really do enjoy, except it takes me away from stitching as many hours as I would like; but you know that feeling.    Tonight I want to start a Blackwork project and I have another Threads in Bloom Brazilian embroidery design ready to begin stitching.  It will have a special little surprise on it.

A friend at Nordic Needle sent me a quote a few days ago from Franklin D. Roosevelt, I would like to share it with you ~

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money;

it lies in the joy of achievement,

in the thrill of  creative effort.

It has been nice visiting with you,

Sharon ~ Threads in Bloom