For the lilacs I used DMC 208, 209, 210 and 211. A mixture of DMC 704 and 702 was used for the leaves.
It is best to work with this thread in a room absent of little ears. No matter how calm and even-tempered you may be, this stuff will make you curse like a sailor. Okay, maybe it's not quite THAT bad, but it IS a pain in the #$%^&*.
In an effort to preserve my sanity I will never again try to use the metallic thread by itself. I found it difficult to work with when used alone (especially if trying to use two strands).
After much trial and error, I find that it is best to use one strand of DMC cotton floss and one strand of the metallic thread. The combination works like a charm...although still a bit more difficult than just DMC floss would be.
In the words of Yoda, "Challenged you will be. Patience, you must have". Much patience is needed when working with this type of metallic thread. But it is worth it! The results are really cool and you'll receive oooos and aaahhs of envy from your stitching friends.....
|Skeptical Kitteh says, "Really? I don't think so."|
The little birdie towel isn't quite done in the picture above, but I do plan on finishing him.
Have a happy stitchy day!!