Friday, November 5
The Book of Flosses
I almost always buy all my embroidery floss online. And it wasn't until I was in an actual brick and mortar craft shop that I learned about *insert dramatic tune*.... The Book of DMC Flosses. Well it's officially called 'Color card' but I like the title *insert dramatic tune*....The Book of DMC Flosses more. Anyway, if you haven't seen it before: it's a big folder kind of book with all the Mouline (six stranded) DMC flosses, the Light Effects Flosses, Pearl Cottons, Color Variation Flosses and Metallic Pearl Flosses. It has the actual floss in so you can really see what the floss colour is like. Obviously I got very enthousiastic about it and, being the optimistic person that I am, thought it was free. It's not free, it's actually quite expensive. In my local shop it was about 25 euros, which is over 35$! Eventually I bought one for a more reasonable price on Ebay and now I can order floss online and know what colours I'm ordering. :) Still dreaming about owning the whole set of 470 something flosses though...in whole skeins that is, not tiny fragments stuck in a crazy expensive folder.
This week I shall try and do a better job of my Embroidery Stitch Challenge. I'm going to give the Chained Feather Stitch (#5) a go in the next couple of days. Have not even checked my usual little library if it's described in one of the books so I'm not quite sure exactly how challenging it will be.
Thanks to all the peeps who entered the Giveaway so far. You can still enter this one until this Sunday! Have a great weekend all.