The WonderFil threads have arrived
This week on QUILTsocial I’ll be blogging about more WonderFil threads – this time it’s Mirage and Deco-Bob!.My “mystery box” arrived last week, but I didn’t have a chance to check them out until today.
This time WonderFil sent four colours of the Mirage thread and one neutral coloured spool of Deco-Bob. It’s always so fun to get these little packages in the mail. Once I see the threads, my head starts to whirl thinking of possible projects to make with them.
What does the website say about Mirage and Deco-Bob?
Mirage is a 30 wt multi-color rayon which is random dyed with unusual contrasting tones. It’s ideal for quilting, decorative stitches, embroidery and thread painting and comes in 40 different colors. The Deco-Bob thread is 80 wt cottonized polyester. The website says that Deco-Bob creates high definition for any quilt stitch. It’s great as a bobbin thread for machine embroidery, top & bottom thread for quilting, quilt construction, all purpose sewing including button holes, digitized lace designs, and excellent for hidden stitching.
Couching – now there’s something I want to try!
The WonderFil website has a number of videos that show ways of using their threads. One of the videos caught my eye – check out these videos on couching with single or multiple threads:
Mirage – Couching with Single Strand – YouTube
Mirage – Couching with Multiple Strands – YouTube
Since I already have the Dazzle threads that I used in my blog posts back in July, I decided that I’m going to give it a try. But, the question is: “do I have the right foot for my sewing machine????”
The mysteries of sewing machine feet
So, I found the book that came with my sewing machine and went through all of the feet that I have to see if any were made for couching threads. The only one I found was one that I bought second hand from a friend. In order to get it to fit on the machine I had to take apart the shaft of the machine – yes, I’m one of those people who unadvisedly take apart their sewing machine – and 45 minutes later discovered that those second hand feet do not fit my machine! So, I’m going to try using an open toe embroidery foot. Here’s a neat video showing how to use the Husqvarna Viking couching foot – what an awesome way to embellish!!
Husqvarna Viking Couching foot – Embellish with yarn – YouTube
My plan for this week for using my new WonderFil threads
Well, now that I’ve found a foot to use, hopefully you have either, a couching foot or an open toe embroidery foot and want to work along with me. Tomorrow we try some stitch-outs using different combinations of threads and then for the rest of the week we’ll work on a project featuring embellishments with Mirage and Deco-Bob WonderFil threads. Stay tuned!