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external brain -- turkey with a twist

external brain -- turkey with a twist

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cross stitch: birdy
I bought some embroidery thread on holiday (now, that is a massive surprise) and I've just got google to translate the label "akça ipek | brezilya nakiș ipligi" which comes out as "Silk Maple | Brazilian embroidery thread" so I had to google that to work out what the hell it actually is. It seems to be some kind of rayon perlé used for a sort-of-stumpwork technique and is z-twisted (wtf?)

Of course, Mary Corbet has a bit about this: http://www.needlenthread.com/2011/01/brazilian-embroidery-inspiration.html

So not sure what I am going to use this for yet (another massive surprise) but I bet I can use it to do interesting things, failing that, hardanger.

ooh, a fan group http://www.brazilian-dimensional-embroidery.org/
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