A couple of weeks ago I posted an image of threads that had been very kindly sent to me by Alex Veronelli of Aurifil threads, and the link I have provided is to the Aurifil blog. I had particularly asked for some heavier weight threads- the Rayon 12 weight and Alex also sent the heavier cotton thread in 30 weight plus some of the lana threads ( yet to use but will be doing so). As some of you know who have done classes with me , I run two threads through the top of my machine in order to get a thivcker thread line ( and yes my machine has tension hiccoughs with that, but I think my machine is a tension drama queen and if she keeps it up she will be getting traded in- first I will see what happens if a buy a new set of bobbins as those plastic bobbins tend to get misshapen from the heat of spinning).
Anyway I am here to report that I love love love those twelve weight rayon threads ( yes ms drama queen machine did have a few annoying tension jumps as you can see from the close-up) but how wonderfully do these threads sit on the fabric in the quilting process?? The threads are saying look at me, aren't I gorgeous. The blue and yellow thread are the rayon and the red and variegated thread are the cotton. I really like both. So I will be finding out how I can get more colours as this is exactly the kind of thread I have been looking for. The piece is constructed from orange coloured polyester fibre ( lutradur for want of a better word or spun polyester) which a friend bought in a Toto in Paris, with hand dyed cotton laid underneath.
The piece measures 35cm square and is for sale for $95 US Inclusive of postage.