Beautiful Threads (Collectors Club)

Cottage Garden Threads and a Feather stitchery designed by Matching Pegs
If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that these beautiful threads from Cottage Garden Threads were ones I used to create my “Hope is a Thing With Feathers” stitchery last year. Above was one of the test embroideries I did, before I decided on the colour scheme, and below is a photo of the finished stitchery (worked in the threads you see above).
"Hope is a thing with Feathers" stitchery pattern by Matching Pegs
The pattern cover features another version, done in one single colour of variegated thread, called Peacock.  As you can see, these threads are stunning, I just love using them.
Detail of "Hope is a thing with Feathers" stitchery pattern by Matching Pegs
At the end of last year, I met with Katie, from CGT, and she asked me to take part in something special this year, a Collectors Club, for fans of CGT’s floss who love to stitch and are interested in expanding their floss collection.  As a member, all that is required is that you pay for 4 lots of threads each month, (the subscription goes for 12 months).  Each month you will receive a new stitchery from a guest designer, and their chosen threads.  Want to know more about CGT’s threads?
Various colours of Cottage Garden Threads, and a stitchery designed by Matching Pegs
Above is another test feather, this one stitched in ‘Rosella’.  What you see here is a tiny fraction of the beautiful threads that CGT’s produce, in a huge variety of variegated combinations.  The really helpful thing is that the threads come twisted together, (like the one on the right) but when you pull them gently, you discover they are already cut into a convenient length.  Because they are all cut at the same point on the colour transition, you can knot and finish one length, and start again with a new length, with a seamless transition from old length to new in you stitching.
Cottage Carden Threads, for "Matching Pegs March" of the CGT Collectors Club 2014
So, next month is my month as the guest designer for the CGT Collectors Club.  Matching Pegs March.  Above is a preview of the threads I have chosen to work with, that you will receive if you are a member.  They are lovely and bright, and I hope you are as excited by them as I am.  The club actually started in February, but I’m told it is not too late to join, and if you would like to, you can find a list of participating retailers here, (pdf).

Are you tempted?  Go on!

6 thoughts on “Beautiful Threads (Collectors Club)

  1. I can’t wait to see what you create! I have embroidered some cot cover panels but am no good at free hand stuff. It is on my bucket list to learn though!

  2. just love these threads, have been using them for a few year and have joined in the fun of the club, looking forward to receiving your pattern,. Love the colours you have chosen.

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