Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Silk Chenille for Embellishment & Stitcher's Sugar Scrub

Sugar Scrub
We've been busy lately with a new sugar scrub in several delicious scents, one of which is Blackberry Sage.  The ripe, sweet blackberry tempered with just a hint of herbal sage.  Our sugar scrub is made with a whipped body wash base with added butters of cocoa, mango and shea with two kinds of sugar.  The butters leave your hands feeling ultra moisturized after being exfoliated gently with the sugar.  No silk threads sticking and catching on your smooth skin!  An added bonus is that if you use it as an all over body sugar scrub it emulsifies with the water to leave less oils to cause a 'slippery slope' in tub or shower.  Visit our etsy site which is our body care shop Mathair Earth (Mother in Gaelic).

If you are into wool applique or embellishment our Silken Chenille might be just the thread you are looking for to surface couch, make some fantastic spider web roses, or simply make some incredibly tactile colonial knots.  I've been using the Silk Chenille a bit more on some wool applique I've been stitching and I love it.  I just added it to our Thread Gatherer etsy store.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pincushion and Silken Pearl 15/3

It is always a pleasure to receive an email from a needle artist and learn of yet, another way our threads find their way into your projects.  The picture attached to the email was of this beautiful pincushion crocheted by Maxine Perotto of Rupert, Idaho.  Maxine used our Silken Pearl 15/3 (100% silk thread)in colors:   SP5 111 Old Lace, SP5 012 Vintage Brown and SP5 00B  Ink Black. The value contrast of the colors do make the flower pop.   I love,  love the added touch of the beads around the edge.  Best of all Maxine gifted this to me.  What a lucky lady I am - thanks again Maxine!