Techniques used: Painted, Pieced, *HUG Stitch*
Oh, how much I love to work with these textured strands. They come in 12 different color combinations. For my samples I used number 8004.
Since I used double strand, and the thread changes color at different intervals I prepared and cut the strands beforehand. I tried to obtain a close color match of the second strand after the loop (where my sewing needle would be) as you can see from the picture above.
This picture also shows hand embroidery that I called *HUG Stitch* technique. I'll teach this at this year's Houston International Quilt Festival.
More details to come as we approach the festival date.