|L&L Celtic Spring|
I have to admit that I am in two minds about the difficulty of the metallic stitching in Celtic Spring. When I was filling in the gold on the dark purple section I experimented with both 1 and 2 strands of Treasure Braid (the charted metallics). I decided that I preferred the look of the single strand and so have continued on with that. Having stitched with 2 strands of metallics before I am delighted that I stuck with the single strand as it makes working with the gold thread so much easier.
|L&L Celtic Spring, Metallic Swirls|
Threading needles becomes extremely awkward when coming near the end of my length of thread, with parts of the length magically getting shorter than the others. This results in having to unthread the needle, trim down the length and press my face as close to the back of my work as possible as I try to rethread the needle.
These are all relatively small issues and I don't have nearly as much trouble with Treasure Braid, by Rainbow Gallery, than I have had with some other brands. Do you have difficulty with metallic thread? Let me know what parts of working with metallics trouble you the most in the comments section below.