Thursday, May 30, 2013

Matching Thread

I'm busy sewing these Renulek motifs on to organza to make a food cover. Now, should I use thread that matches the fabric, or thread that matches the tatting?

I think that the top one, where the thread matches the tatting, works better than the bottom one. But from a distance, neither is especially noticeable.
. Can you see that this motif is sewn on with thread that matches the fabric? (Without enlarging the picture, of course!)


  1. I can see your tiny stitches on the red and purple, Personally I think I would use the thread that matches the tatting rather than thread that matches the cloth.
    Beautiful motifs and lovely colours

  2. I think they both work equally well. It would be fun to see how you use these food covers, would you take a picture?

    1. I'll try, but it's not easy to do successfully.

  3. I think thread that matches the tatting is best for this project. Love this motif!
    I, too, would like to see the food covers in use.

  4. Any time I have to sew tatting to something, I use "invisible" thread...that way it doesn't show over the tatting OR over the fabric. If that isn't an option, I'd match the tatting rather than the fabric.

  5. Since the thread goes over the tatting, I would match it to the tatting. Either way, I'm sure it will be greatly admired!

  6. If you used thread matching the tatting what would it look like on the other side? I'm thinking matching the fabric when it is sheer/netting may be best overall. Can we see a picture of the other side? Karen in OR

  7. I always use thread to match the tatting!
    Fox : )