I’ve been investigating the specialty embroidery flosses that are available. In my last article, I played with the shiny, modern satin embroidery flosses by DMC. This time I went traditional with the lovely linen threads offered by this popular manufacturer.
Unlike the slick satin floss I stitched with before, I found this floss to be sturdy and reliable. It behaved nicely and laid just where I wanted it to. My satin stitches were lined up nice and flat. I think it was even more cooperative because I was stitching on a natural linen fabric from the fabric store.
It took me two days to stitch this project for you and it looked perfect when I finished it, but I thought it was important to see how this floss stands up to the laundry. Into my regular washer and dryer it went with all my kids socks, kitchen towels, and other household laundry. I am happy to report that my piece laundered beautifully. All the fibers have the luster they started with. In fact, ironing enhanced their subtle shine.
- Natural, premium fiber is perfect for heirloom stitching that will last generations.
- Beautifully coordinated colors.
- Sturdy, cooperative threads with a soft natural sheen.
- Launders like a dream
- Multipack comes with inspiring, easy to read, large patterns
- Expensive compared to regular floss
- Limited array of colors
- Not easily found at all embroidery retailers
Have you used the DMC Linen floss, or do you have questions about the many flosses available? Tell us what other specialty threads we should look out for and test!