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).
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.
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?
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.
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!