Tuesday, May 31, 2016

How did I not know about this fiber?!

I started working on Nora Corbett's The Moss Collector before a model came in last week, and it calls for four cards of Rainbow Gallery Petite Silk Lame' Braid--holy cow, is this stuff wonderful to work with! It is basically RG's silk thread with a metallic fiber woven into it, so it feels nice to work with, doesn't fray in the needle and gives a soft, shimmery effect. Here is how it looks on the card:

It's hard to capture the shimmer in a still picture; the white and very light pink here are the braid:

I like it so much that I signed up for the Monthly Bits Club at Stitching Bits & Bobs, so I'll get eight cards of this each month for as long as I stay signed up. I can definitely see using this for conversions in the future!

This is as far as I got on Moss Collector before I had to put her away, stitched on Polstitches Crushed Apple 32ct Lugana:

Luckily, the model I'm working on is another fairly small one, and I'm hoping to be done with it in another couple of weeks so I can get back to Miss Moss.

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!


  1. Lovely work and thank you for the info on the RG braid!

  2. It's a beautiful start. Many compliments.
    I will test this floss. Thanks for your comment. Happy xxx.

  3. Fabric is gorgeous! I've seen the silk lame braid and wondered how it would be to work with... thanks for the review. I may pick up some the next time I'm at my LNS.

  4. I bet it looks great in person, so sparkly.
    Cool fabric!

  5. She's beautiful! I hope you get back to her soon. Thanks for the heads up about the Rainbow Gallery floss too. I'm currently stuck in metallic thread hell on a WIP that I HAVE to finish...

  6. Sounds and looks great! I'll have to try it. Great progress!