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Blazer Poplin ~ aka Trigger fabric

Stitchers often ask me what fabric is used for Brazilian Embroidery.  Unlike the ‘even weave’ fabrics necessary for  Counted stitching – Trigger fabric is used most often for Brazilian Dimensional embroidery.  Many other fabrics are suitable,  designers prefer Trigger.  You may also find it referred to as Blazer Poplin, it has a tight weave with a nice weight for the stitches used in Brazilian Embroidery for example,  bullions and cast-ons.

If you are doing a special project use the fabric appropriate –  albums, totes, wedding accessories or apparel.  For general Brazilian Embroidery stitching, Blazer Poplin ( aka- Trigger ) is used.

If you have questions about fabric, Brazilian Dimensional embroidery patterns, EdMar thread, Milliner needles or other BE supplies – drop me a comment.  You will find the Trigger fabric and all other Brazilian Embroidery supplies on my website    www.ThreadsinBloom.com

Thank you ~ Sharon

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Zippered Mesh Bags – more sizes

Zippered Mesh Bags

The four sizes of Zippered Mesh bags I carry have been so over whelmingly popular, I decided to add two more sizes to my inventory.  X-large is 13″ X 10″;  the Jumbo size is  16″ X 13″

I have found many uses for the larger bags.  One thing is, I do not have to fold my project.  It can lay flat inside the bag, protected.  The other day, my son was doing some errands for me; Post office, bank and a couple returns.  I put everything in the Jumbo bag.  Nothing was forgotten or lost.   He returned it to me with stamps, receipts, etc. in the bag.   My Niece likes the larger sizes for her Scrap book and card making supplies.

Visit my website for the two larger size zippered Mesh Bags and to purchase more of the small – large size for all those other uses you have discovered.      http://www.ThreadsinBloom.com

Now to the Bohin needles ~  they are going, going, almost gone.  It was a one time opportunity that I had to purchase a quanitity of the Bohin Milliner needles  for my customers.

I only have 5-6 packages of the Bohin Milliner needles left and less of the Tapestry and Chenille.    Get yours before they are gone.

Shop the website to purchase your Mesh bags, Bohin needles and new Brazilian Dimensional embroidery and Stumpwork design.  Don’t forget the EdMar thread and Trigger fabric.

http://www.ThreadsinBloom.com

Thank you for shopping with Threads in Bloom ~ stop by again soon


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

Thread Stretchers

Good evening~  The other day some one was talking about Thread Stretchers and how to  use them.   Especially if you do Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery they are a terrific asset for the EdMar rayon thread.

Use Thread Stretchers to relax the twist in the rayon thread, particularly the Lola and Frost EdMar threads.   It is useful for many different embroidery threads, but a must for Brazilian Embroidery stitching.

You can order your Thread Stretchers at      www. ThreadsinBloom.com

Do you use Thread Stretchers – let me know what threads you are stitching with, using this stitching tool.

Good morning from Threads in Bloom

I can hardly wait to get back home to work on my Brazilian embroidery and Huck embroidery book marks that I am donating to our local library for their new Little Gift Store.

Would enjoy hearing from other stitchers

Have a wonderful day ~