Monday, April 18, 2016

IHSW and a review

Earlier in the week, I really started wanting to start on the Sleepy Hollow project I have lined up. I made myself a rule, though, that I wouldn't start on it until I finished the Christmas project, since I don't want to have a ton of WIPs lying around.
So, I have been working on my Christmas project a lot, now.  Plus, it was also IHSW this weekend. Fortuitous!

Here is where I left off:

And here I am now:



I also wanted to add a review, as well.
I have started watching some cross stitch videos online, and I was introduced to Thread Heaven, a thread conditioner and protector.
I was interested in it, so I bought some online, and it came it this week. I haven't had much opportunity to use it, but I wanted to share my thoughts so far.
So far... I really like it! It smooths out the thread, and I don't seem to have as many tangles with it. I also have noticed (and I'm not sure if this is from the Thread Heaven or not) that my thread lays better, with better coverage.
Since I haven't had much chance to work with it, I will continue using it to assess if I still like it after heavier usage.

Do you guys use Thread Heaven? What are your thoughts on it?

14 comments:

  1. I love thread heaven! It's a must if you're working with 1 over 1 charts. Teresa Wentzler's charts come to mind. LOL Along with keeping the threads from tangling, I find the floss glides more smoothly through the fabric and keeps the fraying down a lot. Lovely progress on your merry Christmas project. Hope to see what sleepy hollow looks like!!

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  2. Love your progress on your Christmas wip.
    I use Thread Heaven.It helps the thread slide through the fabric holes and my thread does not tangle as much.The threads are smoother too.I would not be without it:)

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  3. Nice work on this one, and I've only used Thread Heaven for metallics, but it definitely made a difference.

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  4. Great progress Sasha. I need to get back to mine someday. I have never used it.

    Linda

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  5. Wow you got a lot done. Great job! You are better than me. Once a project starts yelling at me I just have to start it. I haven't used thread heaven but I know a lot of people swear by it.

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    1. The calling of the new project is great incentive to get this one finished! It isn't so bad, though, since this once has been yelling at me, too.

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  6. I'm using Thread Heaven on my project on 25 ct linen. I am finding it helps keep the thread from knotting. I also tried it on DMC metallic thread but it didn't keep it from splitting. I am hoping to find something that will help with that problem.

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  7. I don't use it but I know a lot of people love it enjoy! Lovely progress I'm in the same boat

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  8. I've never used Thread Heaven. I may have to try it. Your progress is obvious. Very nice!

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  9. Love the progress - you're almost halfway done!


    I'm also curious about this Thread Heaven stuff. I have a problem with my thread knotting and fraying/snapping - maybe it could help with that?

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  10. Love the progress - you're almost halfway done!


    I'm also curious about this Thread Heaven stuff. I have a problem with my thread knotting and fraying/snapping - maybe it could help with that?

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  11. Great progress! I use Thread Heaven for metallics. I have no idea if it works but it makes me feel less stressed about the metallic thread so that's a good thing!

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  12. I think I want cookies now...it's DELICIOUS!

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  13. Wonderful progress on your Christmas piece and yes, I use Thread Heaven, too - I really like it.

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