I would like to ask for further opinions on AVAS silks.
Yesterday I received some more, one desperately needed, for my A Catte. I proceeded to use it and noticed immediately that one strand was very "wiry" on being used and did not settle down well on the fabric. Because of its "springiness", I had to pull a little harder on each stitch to get it to lie flat. After taking over an hour just to produce one line of about 40 stitches, I then examined another strand closer. The component threads making up one strand were very loosely wound - which may have contributed to its behaviour.
I do know that different dyes contribute to differing behaviours of strands.
I am quite worried about this, however, the black silk AVAS thread was a dream to stitch, and the colors of all the AVAS threads for this graph are just delightful.
Has anyone noticed what I have attempted to describe above with AVAS threads?
Having spent a good week stitching A Catte, do I remove what I have done and restitch with DMC? Sounds drastic and something I would dread doing, since the black silk is not a problem.
Can any other posters comment?
Nicola, Happy Birthday again. Hope you enjoyed viewing your JL card.