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Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity

Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity

Today, I’m going to tell you a little story. A story about my mad infatuation with a magical substance called Thread Heaven (affiliate link), a thread and embroidery floss conditioner that is solely responsible for saving both my hands and my sanity.

This story begins with a book. More specifically, the cross-stitch book that I’m currently writing, and the resulting mountain of sewing that such a book necessitates. It’s fun work, but it’s still a bit tough on the hands, especially after a long day of solid stitching. Luckily, I’ve recently discovered a marvelous little blue box—no, not the TARDIS—and it has been nothing short life-changing.

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Saturday Internet Crushes: Stitching with Color

DIY Embroidered Sunglasses from Honestly…WTF
DIY Embroidered Sunglasses from Honestly…WTF

Add a little color to unexpected places with this roundup of 4 fun embroidery projects!

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Friday Internet Crushes: Embroidery on the Go

Friday Internet Crushes: Embroidery on the Go | The Zen of Making

Keep your embroidery projects clean, organized, and portable with this roundup of six travel-ready stitching tutorials!

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Review: Sublime Floss™ Embroidery Floss from Sublime Stitching

Review: Sublime Floss™ Embroidery Floss from Sublime Stitching | The Zen of Making

When Jenny from Sublime Stitching sent me the new Sublime Floss™ collection this fall, I was beyond excited. When I opened the package and saw the rich, beautiful colors, visions of elaborate projects and pretty borders began immediately to dance through my head. Then life, the holidays, and multiple craft conferences happened, and suddenly it was February. (Strange how these things happen, right?) Luckily, neither embroidery nor Sublime Floss™ seem to be going away anytime soon!

Review: Sublime Floss™ Embroidery Floss from Sublime Stitching | The Zen of Making

As someone whose work includes a whole lot of embroidery, cross-stitching, and appliqué, I knew that I wanted to write about Sublime Floss™, but I wanted to make sure that I had a few solid projects under my belt first. So, to really get a feel for the product, I spent the last few weeks substituting Sublime Floss™ for my usual DMC in all of my stitching projects. The results: I think I’m in love.

According to the Sublime Stitching website:

Grab and go with our exclusive line of Sublime Floss™ color packs! Every palette has seven, 8.75 yd (8m) skeins of the finest quality, 100% cotton, six-stranded floss. Smooth, shiny and colorfast! Each palette tells a story, and every color is a character.

Colors not sold individually at this time.

Retail price (per palette): $6.00
Retail price (set of all nine Palettes-63 skeins): $50.00

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