Last week I made it into town for a little shopping at Rachel’s Quilt Patch. I always seem to find just the perfect fabric or notion for a project I’m working on whenever I shop there.
In addition to some new Riley Blake Project Packs, Rachel’s is now carrying a line of Prensencia Embroidery Threads in Perle Cotton. As you can see from the photo above, I love that this thread comes wrapped as a small ball like larger size crochet threads.
With the Presencia Perle Cotton you can quilt, crochet, knit or embroider. The thread does come in wide a variety of colors and weights. It is not necessarily easy to find in local shops, so I was thrilled when I found out that Rachel and Kay were stocking this brand in their store.
Over the years I have hand embroidered and cross stitched; however, I NEVER enjoyed pulling threads from skeins of floss. Using one or two strands of Presencia silky perle cotton is as easy as can be. One strand is perfect for cross stitch and I like using two strands of the No. 8 for embroidery or sashiko quilting.
Sulky has a line of 12 weight embroidery cotton on traditional spools called Sulky Petites that also are easy to use but hard to find in my local area or online.
If you are new to embroidery, I highly recommend Diana Rupp’s Embroider Everything Workshop.
In the past, I enjoyed taking Diana’s Craftsy class based on her great book the Sew Everything Workshop, which I recommend to my beginner sewing students. The embroidery book is equally fun and inspiring.
On your next trip through downtown Staunton, VA, stop by Rachel’s Quilt Patch and see what is in the store for you!
All the best,