Which Thread Should You Use?

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite designers, Becky Goldsmith. She has a great tutorial breaking down the confusion as to what kind of threads work best with wool. This is something I have struggled with in my process of learning wool applique. There are a variety of threads available and knowing which ones to try first can be overwhelming. Reading about her experience and seeing her examples was very helpful.

After seeing her tutorial, I think I’m going to be giving size #3 & #5 threads more of a try, along with the Painter’s Pearl cotton. I had never heard of that one before.

You can visit Becky by clicking the picture or link below. 🙂

Specifically, which thread is best to use on wool? The answer depends on how much, or how little, you want the thread to show. It also depends on whether you are going to stick to something simple like a blanket stitch, or whether you are going to add embroidery. I use a blanket stitch on […]

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2 thoughts on “Which Thread Should You Use?

  1. Thanks for the link. I’ll go read it, but I’m sort of prejudiced against both 3 and 5 because of past results on other things. It’s too fat! I really like 8 and 12, but I do love wool thread, too. There’s a wool/silk blend from Caron called Impressions that I just LOVE on everything where I’ve used it.

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    1. I’m not much of a raw applique girl. I think that’s why I like the thicker threads cause they cover to raw edges more. I’ll look for that wool/silk blend. 🙂


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