From the Attic: Embroidery in Orange circa 1975

Coats & Clark Book No. 244: Embroidery in Orange

Coats & Clark Book No. 244: Embroidery in Orange, 1975.

Embroidery floss carried color to me as a girl.  Anchor Stranded Cotton came loosely coiled and held together with tiny paper labels, and woe to anyone who lost one of the bands while working to unfurl enough floss to thread the needle.  I don’t believe the colors made up for the tangle, and the frustration that set into my shoulders when stitching.  This sun applique had dark orange, tangerine and nectarine satin stitch, and french knots for the the centers of the circles.  I loved the colors, the silky texture, the way the thread built up the linen stretched across the embroidery hoop, but I avoided stitching, leaving the project in my sewing basket, which itself had a satin lining.

Christmas Embroidery Thread via Alicia Gallo on Flickr

Christmas Embroidery Thread via Alicia Gallo on Flickr

I wanted to love embroidering, in order to collect more embroidery thread.  Look at this wonderful collection from Alicia Gallo on Flickr!

What do you collect because of the colors?

 

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  1. I didn’t finish that many sewing projects either. I still have a few lengths of it left in my sewing basket from a (unfinished) project I started about seven years ago!

  2. i love your work :)
    it is wonderful