This is the lovely collection of threads from my shopping in Auckland, they are hand dyed Chameleon Threads from South Africa. I bought mostly Perle 12 with a few stranded cotton and some Perle 8. The photo does not show the lovely subtle shading in the skeins.
I have been using them for my Christmas project, this year I designed a project for the younger girls (8 & 9 yr olds) in our Junior Embroiderers Group, a simple Christmas stocking (7cm high) using back stitch and chain stitches with beads, ribbon and braid. Here on the left is Darrian's stocking, when their stocking is finished I add the tiny Teddy Bear for them. It worked out so well I made some using the Perle 12 threads and a slight variation in the stitch size.
Don't you like this line up....most will be posted out tomorrow however one will go in a draw for my blog friends, so leave a comment between now and December 8th and it could be on its way to you.