Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sulky Petites - Mini Quaker

Gitta's is carrying a new fibre, Sulky Petites 12 wt. cotton.  There are 66 solid colours and 14 variegates in their Blendable line.  They're made of the highest quality, long-staple, 100% Egyptian Cotton and are ideal for cross stitch, petit point,  quilting, thread lace, bobbin work, thread painting, red work, decorative embroidery, and many other handworks.

I have had a few inquiries for these threads as they are slowly appearing in cross stitch designs. One of these are Many Many Welcomes by Rosewood Manor Just Stunning.

When the threads arrrived this past week, I too fell in love with this fibre.  The colours have a striking sheen, and one strand of the Sulky Petites equals 2 strands of DMC floss.  They are convenient to use as the thread winds off of the spool with no tangling.

I wanted to start using them straight away, and I
searched for a small pattern to give them a try. Not having much luck,  I designed this Mini Quaker sampler using motifs from our Hannah Beeby 1816 Sampler.

I started stitching with the Sulky Petites this evening and I am pleased with the results.
Click here to download the pattern and give them a try for yourself.  They are only $1.89 / 50yrd spool.  A great value.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely `Quaker Sampler`. Thank you for this pattern. Look forward to stitching this. Happy Stitching.