About Sublime Floss™ Embroidery Floss
Why Sublime Floss?
For years I dreamed of having my own line of embroidery floss for my contemporary embroidery kits! And for just as many years, I struggled with keeping my chosen thread colors reliably in stock so I could make floss palettes to go with my embroidery designs and kits.
I didn't want to make a kit and then say you had to go somewhere else to buy the thread to embroider it. That makes it difficult for an embroidery designer to sell their work and get you stitching. I wanted my kits to include all the colors needed and also for the floss to be of good quality (not just no-name "crafting" threads).
Running out of one color in a palette meant not being able to offer an entire kit. With every attempt to buy embroidery floss to make palettes to match my designs, I would be shorted on colors. This went on for years, and I had no control over it. The pricing was also not competitive for what large chains can offer, making it difficult to keep pricing on my kits down. This made growing my business (or just plain doing business) very, very difficult. We had a serious embroidery floss problem, and I had to find a solution. After nearly ten years of struggling with floss supply, I decided was going to have my own range made.
From start to finish, it took nearly two years to plan and develop, but it was worth it!
How’s the quality?
Sublime Floss™ is extra long staple (35-36mm), 100% Egyptian cotton. It has a nice sheen, is smooth and soft, separates easily and needs no pre-conditioning. It is a slightly finer thread, which means that any stitcher can begin working with it immediately –no separating required. (And, it's what I stitch with all the time.)
But don't take my word for it. Here's a rigorous, independent review of Sublime Floss by Mary Corbet on Needle 'n Thread.
What do stitchers say about it?
Before I launched this range, I sent samples to customers and asked for their feedback:
"I LOVE THIS THREAD. It divides like a dream and is super to stitch with." - Nicole Hornsby
"They are the most beautiful colors imaginable. [Your palettes] inspired me to stitch an entirely different chart than what I had planned." Rosemarie Proulx
"Besides loving the colors, I love the tightness (all while retaining it’s soft, buttery feel). This floss really holds up to prolonged stitching without getting separated, thin, or fuzzy. I love you, floss." - Happy Zombie
"The colors, the shine! It shines like satin floss! But nope! This is wonderful cotton! Stitchers are going to go nuts over this floss." - Erin Brooke McDonald
Do the colors run?
Nope. I tested reds, blacks and purples in a hot wash (although a cold wash is recommended). They didn’t bleed or fade and they maintained their sheen.
Why is a palette a good option for an embroiderer?
Even the most experienced stitchers can be intimidated by color choices. There may be thirteen pinks, twenty blues…Color coordinating takes a lot of pre-planning and trial and error. These palettes have been painstakingly selected to complement one another and lend a cohesive look to any project. Parlour for dark and rich designs, Frosting for fun and sweet projects. Easy for the newbie, fun for the veteran.
What’s up with these crazy names?
There was no way I was going to design my own range of embroidery floss and not give the colors crazy names. "Absinthe" "Fainting Couch" and "Dalmation" are just a few. Don’t miss the tiny, secret messages on the paper bands either!
What are “Mingles”?
This is the FIRST pre-blended embroidery floss! Every skein in Mingles is made up of two solid colors combined (three ply + three ply). Previously, the only way to achieve this affect was for you to strip away the strands of floss from one skein, and re-combine them by hand (floss blending is fun to do and you should totally try it). My pre-blended floss options like “Woodgrain” (light brown / dark brown) and “Dalmation” (black / white) are the first pre-blends ever available to embroiderers!
Are the colors available individually?
Not at this time, but once in a while they are (be sure to join my newsletter to know when this happens). Sublime Embroidery Floss is only available in palettes of seven colors. (If you are desperate for an individual color used in a project, contact me and I'll see what we can do!)
Is Sublime Floss™ available wholesale?
Yes it is! And, it's designed to make it easy for retailers to add an embroidery section to their shop. Please contact us to open a wholesale account.
I'm also an independent contemporary embroidery designer who needs floss for my kits. Can I buy floss from you?
Yes! Contact me and I'll help you out. I know your struggle because the embroidery floss struggle is real.
I really hope you enjoy embroidering with Sublime Floss, and please let me know how you like it!
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