Saturday, April 25, 2009

Aurifil Threads Have Been Used!




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.


14 comments:

Eva said...

I tried a similar thread in a fairylike gold-green for hand quilting. I takes some patience, because the thread likes to slip out of the needle, but the result is beautiful, especially in zig-zag stitches.

lisette said...

wow - that's gorgeous dijanne.

i have some aurifil threads i haven't used yet - i'll dig them out and have a play. great colours!

maggi said...

That is a beautiful piece. I have just started using 2 threads of rayon for a better variety of shading but haven't tried Aurifil so will have to check them out.

Chris Gray Textile Art said...

Love the colours in this one....

...and the rings of stitch.....

Linda Robertus said...

Beautiful!

Diane said...

I really love this piece...and the threads are gorgeous!

Robin Olsen said...

Such a festive piece! Love those threads.

Catherine G 78 said...

Hi Dijanne,
You "love love love those twelve weight threads"... Well I love love love your piece.
Beautiful !!!
Catherine G 78

Clare W said...

My God they are gorgeous xx

Beena said...

you have the right idea about finding a thread you like, and stocking up in different colors! I have a brand I use that works great on my machine for free motion, and it would be difficult for anyone to convince me to use anything else anymore!

Beautiful stitching, a beautiful piece you have posted here! Thanks for sharing!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I love the colours you have used in this piece of work.
I shall be adding those threads to my shopping list.

Virginia said...

Hey Dijanne! I have been experimenting with a thick thread myself. Superior Poly Quilter -- 14 weight I think. Variegated yellow. I wasn't sure if I could run it through my machine -- I used a Topstitch 100 needle & 2 on my upper tension. Anyway -- you might like this thread also. Your piece is beautiful.

Judy Martin said...

A sunny piece - the colours are so cheerful.

Alexandra said...

Simply beautiful!