05 September 2011
But above are two of my latest purchases which came this past week. I always have a little play with everything - would make more sense if I kept all this info in one place, but it usually goes onto the next blank page of my sketchbook.
The paints - wheeee so pleased with those. Golden Fluid Acrylic. I won these on Ebay - a pack of 10 brand new sealed, for just under £25 inc p&p, On their own they are around £5.50 a bottle - and I discovered the bright red is over £8. I have some others of these, so I know how they work,only need a small amount, good job at that price!! I love products which do more than one thing, so acrylics as they will go on paper and fabric suit me fine.
The threads, sigh. I have been thinking about these for months and months. They are King Tut - and what's been drawing me in is that the variegation changes about every inch - whereas other threads 4"-5" or more. But I'm not a quilter, so I wasn't sure if they would meet what I'd want to do with them. They are 100% cotton too, not normally a fibre I go for. Again quite a considered outlay when you don't know what they are like, which is why my hesitiation - and what colour? However Barnyarns offer a Try Me, at the cheapest price I could find for them - max of 5, but they choose the colours. So this is what I got, and I love them. Did my little test, stitched beautifully, on zig-zag the colour change is about every 4 stitches, yipeee!!!
Embroidery magazine came too this week, waving to Gina who has a piece in it. So lots and lots to absorb and play with.... goodies are almost better than a supply of choc (I said almost!)