Joy to the World - Thread and Transfer Pack
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Joy to the World – Thread and Transfer Pack


– A “Thread and Transfer pack” to accompany the One Day in May Christmas project, “Joy to the World”, featured in the December 2019 issue of Homespun Magazine. NOTE – Project instructions and pattern sheet are NOT included in this pack. They can be found in the above issue of Homespun Magazine.

– The Thread and Transfer Pack includes

  • the required 5 skeins of Cottage Garden Threads
  • 5 metres of Au Papillon Fil D’Or – Light Gold thread
  • 1 x A4 sized Iron-on Transfer
  • Transfer Instructions
  • a photo of the “Joy to the World” project

– This project is the second in a series of One Day in May Christmas carol stitcheries, designed in a vintage style and embroidered with traditional Christmas tones. The first project in the series is “Good Tidings”, also published in Homespun in July, 2016 under the name of “We Wish You a…”. The pattern for “Good Tidings” is available HERE. A “We Wish you a…” (Good Tidings) Thread and Transfer pack is also available HERE. I’ve chosen beautiful, variegated threads for this project… each thread lovingly hand dyed by Cottage Garden Threads. You may find colour variations across different dye-lots. I sometimes select and use different tones cut from the one skein, if wanting a specific tone for a particular part of a design.

– Au Papillon Fil D’Or thread is the “nicest to use” metallic thread I’ve come across. To help prevent thread fraying and tangles, use lengths of thread that are no longer than your forearm. A needle with a larger eye, can help reduce kinks in the thread. Using a thread conditioner or beeswax can also help protect the thread and prevent tangles. I also tend to stitch a little more slowly when using metallic thread. The more gentle your stitching, the less damaged the thread becomes, as it pulls through the fabric.