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Sublime Floss!

October 19th, 2012

Never ever in the history of nevereverness has there been such a cool, new embroidery floss!  The super cool and brilliant genius (coolest girl in the whole damn school), Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching unveils her new Sublime Floss embroidery floss today. I was lucky (lucky is an understatement) to be able to take Sublime Floss out for a test spin before today’s big unveiling.
Sublime Floss!

After I parked from the test spin, I confess to wanting to make out with the floss.  That or eat it. Sublime Floss is like candy without the nasty repercussions. Sweet little 7-packs of crazy, sick yumminess.
Sublime Floss!

Organized in perfect little color group packs. I love picking out fabrics for a quilting or sewing project so much, that I think I actually get a buzz.  But with floss, I don’t have brain juju to put colors together.  In my hand a gathered bundle looks amazing and well put together - but once I’ve stitched with it and see it on my fabric… I wonder what the spork I was thinking. Blerg ferg, I suck at auditioning floss. With Sublime Floss I no longer have to think or audition floss, it’s all been done for me. GAH, love it so much. <Arnold Schwarzenegger> Stitchery super powers are now mine! </Arnold Schwarzenegger>
Sublime Floss!

It took everything I had to open the sweet little packages o joy and take out the floss, but thank goodness I did - there were even more sweet surprises inside! OHMYUNIVERSE, the color names are so fun and clever!
Sublime Floss!

And then I saw the little messages at the end of each skein - too cute, too clever, too funny and TOO COOL!!
Sublime Floss!

For my test spin I thought it would be fitting to sample a pattern I had recently bought at Sublime Stitching - a pattern by Carson Ellis on Sublime Stitching’s artist series. I had no idea how much I loved Carson’s work until Sublime Stitching unwittingly feed me nuggets of enlightenment… HEY, that’s the same Carson Ellis who’s illustrations grace the Wildwood books (with her writer husband Colin Meloy of The Decemberists!)  - THE reason I bought the books was because of the cover artwork (and because I got great feedback when I Instagram’d Colin & Carson’s books while I was at Costco, and because the books take place right here in Oregon). AND OH HEY, Carson Ellis is the same artist who’s benefit poster I’ve loved so much for so long.  I was initially drawn to the mention of my little town of Astoria and the Liberty Theater on the poster, and then fell in love with the artwork.   Talk about sublime serendipity!
Sublime Floss + Carson Ellis

Besides loving the colors of Sublime Floss, I love the tightness of the floss (all while retaining it’s soft, buttery feel). I’m a 2-strand stitcher, but often find I have to go to one strand for detailed embroidery work. With this floss I can still use two strands and not loose my detailed stitches in a fat, blubber of floss.  I stitch with long threads because I’m lazy, and this floss really holds up to prolonged stitching time without getting separated, thin, or fuzzy. I love you, floss.
Sublime Floss + Carson Ellis

I don’t know yet what I’m going to do with this любовь (Love) stitchery once I’m done, but I’m just happy to be stitching with my new floss boyfriend.


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33 Responses

  1. The fabulous Bea allegedly said:

    The names and messages are so sweet! Love the floss! Also love your cute little peeking embroidery floss holder…

  2. The fabulous marcella allegedly said:

    So pretty! Thank you so much for sharing this. I have the same inability to pick floss too and am in love with the color packs.

  3. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    Pretty stuff!

  4. The fabulous Cindy Sharp allegedly said:

    I will have to look for it.

  5. The fabulous Candace allegedly said:

    Eeek! Those colors are beauties! Your bird looks lovely as well :)

  6. The fabulous Jaime allegedly said:

    So cool! I love his work too! I can’t wait to see it all finished.

  7. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    this post makes me want to get back into cross stitch - loving the idea/packaging and cuteness :)

  8. The fabulous Elnora allegedly said:

    Oh, those colors look awesome! Much nicer than the cheap, cheap stuff in my embroidery box. And your stitching is divine! Thanks for telling us about this!

  9. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Ok, those are really too cute! How adorable!

  10. The fabulous Cat allegedly said:

    oooh awesome, lovely post, thanks so much!! I love Sublime Stitching, but am never clever enough to choose good floss combos.

    And that Wildwood book in your pic - my daughter is reading it right now!!

    All very serendipitous. I must buy Sublime Stitching floss. (also said in Arnold Schwarzenegger voice). Cat x

  11. The fabulous wobblybobbin allegedly said:

    That was, hands down, the greatest embroidery floss review EVER!!

  12. The fabulous Raesha de Ruiter Zylker allegedly said:

    Well I had something WILDLY inappropriate to say…..had to clean it up a little but……suffice to say I just experienced a little tingle in my nether regions at the sight of this floss, the packaging, the label, your stitchery…..it’s a veritable embroider-gasm.

  13. The fabulous Barb allegedly said:

    OOhhhh now you’ve wetted my appetite I wonder if I can get them over here in Australia,will have to have a good look at her website maybe I can ask my sister if I can borrow her credit card if not lol :) Barb.

  14. The fabulous dana allegedly said:

    I was so excited to see her email this am, and now your post as well! I will need to get the pre-blended ones asap!
    Can’t wait!

  15. The fabulous Johanna allegedly said:

    Awesome review! People still say awesome, right? I don’t want to date myself. Besides, dating myself would just be creepy.

  16. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    So pretty! I am already thinking of little holiday packages for friends with floss and books…Oh preblended too…be still my heart!

  17. The fabulous Lori allegedly said:

    Be still my stitchy heart!!!…gotta get me some NOW.
    The colors could not be any sweeter …but she got me with the packaging:)

  18. The fabulous Marcy allegedly said:

    Please show a better picture of your floss holder. Cute–what I can see. Can’t decide which of the packets to get so may have to get the whole set. They are gorgeous.

  19. The fabulous Teegz allegedly said:

    Oh so pretty, and yummy, and funky, and… and… and… ARGH! Must buy more floss! My daughter turned my current selection of floss into a big ol’ tangled mess… is that enough of a reason to buy more? ;-)

  20. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Wow! Those colors are beautiful!

    Jenny’s a genius at naming each color, as well as the cute little sayings on each one.

    I have a ton of embroidery floss already, but I need to get some of these packets too - probably Prism and Frosting.

  21. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Niceeeeeeee! So adorable, so fun. I want it! And yes, Wildwood is the bomb. The second book Under Wildwood is just out! Love it. and the floss. and you sew sister! xo

  22. The fabulous Keri in CA allegedly said:

    Hi Monica. Be still my Ektorp Jennylund heart (LOL), but I adore these little packages of floss! Thx for spreading the news. I am buying some online this weekend and her gothic grandeur package. I have to embroider the hands with the madonna-glove and/or that cool spidey. Sublime Stitching is going to ruin my weekend to do list (not that there ever WAS one…) ;)

  23. The fabulous Kelly allegedly said:

    This post is so much fun and the floss is ever so pretty! Love it! ~Kelly

  24. The fabulous Renee allegedly said:

    Is THAT what you were stitching the other night? You are officially in the big leagues - and embroidery floss tester - now. Just add it to your big accomplishment list.
    I’m in love with Wildwood, the Decemberists, and now, this embroidery pattern. Time to take up stitching again!

  25. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Your blog posts make me laugh and those colors look amazing!

  26. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Done. Err, and done again. Oops! Done a third time! Just ordered Flower Box, Portrait, and Prism. I sure hope you don’t blog about yachts tomorrow because, apparently, I will do whatever you tell me to!
    Can’t wait to get my hands on this flossy deliciousness!

  27. The fabulous Stephanie allegedly said:

    A. Ditto - LOVE the packaging, names, colors, short little notes by barcodes. I am hurting to embroider right this moment!

    B. Please please please, what is the blue (I’m guessing) organizer in the last photo?! Please post more pictures of it :) I didn’t see it in the projects area of your site.

    Your inspired follower,

  28. The fabulous Amy Johnson allegedly said:

    Yummy floss! Great packaging that inspires. Love it! I picked up the Wildwood book myself just yesterday because of the cover. Nice to combine both.

  29. The fabulous donna altieri allegedly said:

    i never made the connection between the book and the sublime pattern! i also bought the bookbecause of the illustrations and i can’t wait to buy the patterns!!

  30. The fabulous Bearpawquilter allegedly said:

    How weird! I just heard about Wildwood and Under Wildwood listening to public radio driving home from town the other day and made a note to look them up. My son lives in Portland and we drove through that big wooded park north of the city going to his place when we were there. The floss looks lovely, too.

  31. The fabulous Krista - Poppyprint allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh, those floss packs are the bomb for sure. How the heck can one person possibly dream up all those colours, names AND funky sayings?? Crazy talent right there. Thanks for introducing me to the book - will check it out pronto because the cover art is sublime. Obviously.

  32. The fabulous Sue Smith allegedly said:

    It’s yummy and I need it!

  33. The fabulous Erin allegedly said:

    I’m so glad you like it. Was yours a gift too? I got this big package from SS and I didn’t remember ordering anything at that time. I opened it to see all this beautiful floss with the Sublime Stitching name all over it and a lovely thank you note from Jenny. I want to use it but I don’t.. I want to keep it forever! It stitches like a dream. I’m so happy for her success and I just can’t get enough of her patterns!

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