Thursday, November 15, 2007

Threads- A 'Wonderfil' Addiction

I have a new addiction. Another addiction. A fine obsession that adds to my overall enjoyment of this "quilt-full" life. Thread. I suppose I could blame it on my friend Sarah...since she became an addict long before I did. I resisted for quite awhile- thinking that I might make poor use of the vast array of beautiful threads that there for the purchasing. Now that I am besotted with FMQ however, I have seen the "thread-full" light and joined the 'joyful threads' fans of the world. I am a huge fan of Superior Brand threads and have used them for some time now and will continue to do so. Recently however, thanks to Sue B , I have been trying out Wonderfil threads. What a pleasure! I did not order a full range (who but Croesus could?!) so I can't really speak to ALL of their threads at this point, but I like what I have tried a lot.

Wonderfil's 'Invisifil' is a 100 wt. fine polyester - similar, in my opinion, to Superior's Bottom Line thread. I use these a lot since they let the lining fabics on my bags shine on and help create a great texture on the surface of the wool felt. Silco (with some great blues in the range and a nice variegation), Mirage ( I love this one!) and the Rayons are my favorites thus far. Very smooth. Great colors. Wondefil also offers these nifty things called WonderGuards (similar in to "Hugo's Amazing Tape"). They work really well to tame slippery(not slithery) threads. The Customer Service at Wonderfil is great and they are a real pleasure work with! I can see so much more thread in my future --- between Stewart Gill paints and the wonderful world of threads (especially Superior, Wonderfil & Isacord) I may have to go back to work full time again! No no ! Cancel that thought! Don't want to have to do that !


Vicki W said...

Yummy!! I also use Glad Press-N-Seal to wrap around my thread spools to tame the ends.

Sue B said...

ooooh a nice looking pile of thread! I know what you mean about the thread and the stewart gill paints. I just ordered a huge amount of SG paints last week. I may have to go back to work too!

StegArt said...

Looks like you're in thread heaven! Have fun. I like Vicki's tip about the Glad Press-n-Seal.

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