After two years working at Lacis, and being a frequent patron of both Needle in a Haystack and Old World Designs Needlepoint, I’ve tried a lot of threads. No really. A lot. Go on Lacis’ website for an idea of exactly how much thread they stock.
A while back I wrote up this chart for a friend who was interested in making a blackwork coif and wasn’t sure about threads, and I thought I’d share it here!
Some other notes!
My favorite linens to embroider on are:
Lacis’ Riviera linen (not cheap, this is what I am using for my LACS coif)
Burnley and Trowbridge’s Cambric linen (better price, this is what William’s Pelican shirt is made of)
And if I realllllly want to splurge…. I can usually find something gorgeous at Britex, but that isn’t really an option if you aren’t near San Francisco.
Hope this helps some people make decisions about their embroidery!