For my current needlework project, I needed some gold thread for stitching plaited braid stitch.
A few days ago I had tried the 371 Jacobean Gold thread that I’d bought last week (a small amount of to test) and it was too thin and didn’t give good enough coverage. Then I’d tried some Kreinik #7 Japan thread, which was a good thickness, but it didn’t curve well, and looked very fake and plastic fantasticky. I really didn’t think I was going to be happy with it.
Despite the fact that I said I was going back to The Crewel Gobelin to get the T69 Benton and Johnson imitation Japan gold thread, plans changed. An unexpected visit from an out-of-town old school friend and her children!
But, this morning I went back to choose the thread I needed. It turned out that the T69 was too thick, so I got the T71 instead. I tried out a small section of it to see how it stitched up and was very happy with it. I then estimated how much I was going to need (I think I’ve completely overestimated actually, but too much is better than too little!) and purchased the rest of what I needed.
I also got some slightly thinner T72 thread for the smaller tendrils.
Started stitching and mmm… I like it very much!