"This is really interesting to me. I tried printing on Pellon to use as a base for needle-painting (since I can't draw at all!) It didn't work very well, (the thinner ones didn't absorb enough, the ink didn't dry; and the thicker…"
"Another note of caution, Joanna. Do make sure that you have enough of this gold thread to complete the area you are embroidering. I know this is commonsense but it is all too easy to think you have enough thread to complete a thing and then run out…"
"One word of caution: threads left on koma a l-o-n-g time can become quite tightly curled when you unspool them--especially when you get down close to the spindle of the koma. That makes them more of a challenge to control. Don't ask me how I…"
"I sounds to me like it is Chinese gold. I have some of this kind of thread that was given to me.
I would put it on a pair of koma to couch it, reinforcing the paper twist on the core as you wind it. I also doubt that it is real gold. The Japanese…"
"Hi Anne, thank you for answering. Yes, it looks like gilded paper wrapped around the orange thread core. The icon I'm working on now is of St. John the Russian (a really big Saint for the Greek Orthodox). I saw yours, (one was on Mary…"
"Hi Joanna. I can't identify the thread for you but it is highly unlikely to be real gold. The only people I know of who have real gold thread are the Royal School of Needlework who have some put by for robes to be made for royal occasions. I…"
"Hey, Joanna, Does it have the paper wrapped around a silk core like Japanese gold? There are several colors of gold and some of mine in different sizes that I've bought over the years do have different colors of gold. If it is gilded paper…"
Hello everybody, I'm new to Stitchin' Fingers. It's really nice to see everybody's beautiful stitching. I'm afraid I need to start out with a question. (I'm stitching an icon at the moment.) I have in my stash some gold thread that seems to be "Jap". I don't know where it came from, it's been there for at least 10 years. It came on a skein with the ends of the loop tied up with a sort oftwist tie made of twisted paper about 4 or 5 inches long. Sizewise, it's about the size of Kreinik size 5…See More