Good morning ~ Summer is almost over by the calendar anyway. My friend in Australia has been saying how cold and rainy it has been, while so many of us here have been sweltering in heat. Some of you ask me about the many fires in California, if I was near any of them. The closest one was about 60 miles away, we did some smoke coming through from several of the fires. We did not see the sun for almost 2 weeks because of the smoke and we could smell it sometimes,,but of course, nothing like those who live in the direct area.
There is a new Threads in Bloom design, Tabé ~ Tabby #2264, named for the thread I used for 95% of the design ~ Tabé (pronounce ‘tabby’) The thread is so nice to work with, it has less twist than Lola and is silky feeling. From Stem to Cast-on Double stitches I did not have any issues with twisting thread and knots.
You must give this thread a try – I know you will enjoy stitching with it. So here is Tabé ~ Tabby. You will be familiar with all the stitches (probably), they are all in Art of Dimensional Embroidery. I wanted the focus to be on the thread. And there is Tabby button sitting there at the bottom, looking cute with a Lady bug button crawling up the side. https://threadsinbloom.com/product/tabe-tabby-2264/ The Tabé threads I used: 53, 59, 86, 113, 120, 121, 135, 146, 215. Other threads: Lola #415 Iris # 53 Glory #59, 122, 328 The design package contains the traceable pattern, blank piece of Blazer Poplin, instructions plus the Tabby & Lady Bug buttons. OH ~ you will want to use a #1 Milliner needle with Tabé, available in the ‘needle aisle’ at https://threadsinbloom.com/product/milliner-needles-richard-hemming-3-sizes/
You may also want a new Thread Organizer to keep your Tabé threads neat and in order https://threadsinbloom.com/product/thread-organizer/
I know we all like the pattern to be already printed on the fabric… giving you the traceable pattern and piece of fabric saves you money on the price (about the price of two skeins of thread ) and you have the pattern to reuse as many times as you want. I haven’t yet, but I will probably be adding the buttons to be purchased separately in my e-store for when you restitch the pattern. Tabby may vary from the one shown.. just like any cat’s coat will be different.
What have you been stitching or sewing or vacations. Any of you canning the summer bounties or making jams and jellies ?
Thank you for your time and support of Threads in Bloom, it is appreciated. You give me inspiration and keep Threads in Bloom going for 33 years.. I look forward to your comments and questions.
Stitching keeps our souls content * Sharon Shetley * Threads in Bloom * [email protected] * www.threadsinbloom.com