Monday, October 13, 2014

Silk Thread Kits Silk Chenilles

AVS Red Silk Thread Kit $36.
Sometimes your stitching something black, but what kind of black is it?  Should it have a sheen and yet that just doesn't cut it.  Hmmm maybe if I add a little shimmer that will be better.  Or stitching white flowers and yet all the white flowers can't be the same as the next or the bouquet will look like a mass instead of individual flowers.  So maybe you need to manipulate each of the whites.  Thats where these kits assembled by Access Commodities come in handy.  Here are few with more colors available.

AVS Black Silk Thread Kit $38.

AVS Silver Silk Thread Kit $28. SOLD

AVS White Thread Silk Kit $34. SOLD
 What got me to getting around to posting these kits is the recent post online about silk chenilles.  While ago I got in the black and the fabulous color Halloween Green silk chenilles for Halloween stitching.  Then the kits from AVS came in along with a sample of silk chenille by Au Ver a Soie.  The two are quite different. The top green one is by AVS.  Its very round, and very stout.  The silk threads strand up firm sort of like the way a mohair velvet would.  The silk chenilles by Gloriana are very soft and more ribbon like.  I would use both for embellishment / couching on canvas although Gloriana's label includes to stitch with too.  Haven't tried it but I'm not sure it would hold up well after a few passes through the canvas.  AVS chenille would be too thick, more like trying to stitch with a pipe cleaner!  When I spoke the ever knowledgeable Lamora at Access she said that the AVS chenille is made for embroidery purposes while other manufacturers use a knitting grade chenille.  All of the kits above include 3 yards of silk chenille.  I do have a kit in cream; however the cream kit  doesn't include a chenille.
Au Ver a Soie & Gloriana silk chenille

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