Now most of you know I love colours - all colours even the 'not quite so bright' ones.
Recently I've started using HDT threads either because I've become curious or because I've won them in giveways on blogs (I won another yesterday - yippeee).
Before this minor discovery of HDT I used to use HWT. I think, at the moment, this is still my favourite way of getting colour into my work - but as a woman I'm allowed to change my mind constantly.
Oh, did I hear somebody ask what HWT is? That's my abbreviation for Hand Wound Thread.
This is where I take two or three threads and wind them onto the shuttles together. Normally I use a 60, 70 or 80 variegated thread with another plain one of the same type OR a machine quilting thread (again plain). A little care has to be taken to keep the tensions of the threads even whilst winding them on but it does give stunning results.
You've probably seen the experiments that I did with this idea a few years ago but I'm going to bore you with them again (see below). I started this mat to use up a huge stash of fine threads that I'd collected over the years but - well, you know how it goes, the stash kept growing because I 'needed' a bit more of this and a bit more of that!!!!
This isn't the end of the story, though!!! There will be more on this subject and further experimentations over the next few days. Keep watching!!!!