3 ply Filament silk. Glossy, lustrous and shimmery it is designed and manufactured to cover tent stitch on 18 mesh canvas. Range has a unique color palette not found in other thread lines. Excellent choice for a beginning needlepointer as it is gratifying to see how pretty even basketweave stitch looks. Size is between a #3 and #5 Pearl cotton. Before stitching, pinch the thread at the beginning, and pull it through your fingers. This relaxes both you and the thread. To prevent untwisting, make sure the eye of the needle is consistently facing you as you stitch. Plies can be separated and recombined to produce a "watery" effect in satin stitches. Can be used as is on 13 or 18 mesh canvas.
Au Ver a Soie, Soie d'Alger is a stranded Spun silk with 7 plies, which are easily divided. Soft, lustrous and smooth, it is made from a spun silk called "strusas" which gives it unrivaled regularity for hand embroidery. 5 meter skeins.
Hand-dyed 3 strand pima cotton with the same versatility as Persian wool. For needlepoint use one ply on 18 count, two plies on 13 count canvas. Use one ply for cross stitch on 11-20 count fabric, or cross stitch over two threads on 18 count fabric. Quilters use for big stitch, tied quilts, crazy quilts. 10 yard skein.
Hand-dyed 12 ply spun silk. 6 yard skein. Easily divided, it fits beautifully on many fabric and canvas sizes. Four plies work well on 18 count canvas, two plies cover 18 count fabric for cross stitch. Also use two plies for cross stitch over two threads on 28 count fabric. Good for surface embellishment on quilts.
Anchor Embroidery Floss is spun from the world's finest 100% Egyptian cotton. Anchor offers you the largest selection of solids in the industry - 460 rich, lustrous shades that are completely washable and offer outstanding colorfastness.
A 50% wool, 50% silk blend. 36 yard skein. About the same weight as Wildflowers, but has more loft. Can be used on fine linens as well as larger counts of needlepoint canvas.
You can often control the look of your stitches to create either a sculptured or a satiny look simply by adding or subtracting one strand.
The blend of wool and silk gives a unique appearance as the two fibers reflect light differently, giving your stitching great depth.