Saturday, November 19, 2011

Vibrant Valdani

Autumn is not quite over - or I am in severe denial!  There are still a very few of these glorious Japanese Maple leaves around.  I cannot get over the red-red-red leaves of this magnificent tree.

The thread that Sis brought is Valdani #12 and I had to try it right away.  It is a two ply, very soft, inconsistent in texture.  Yet, the stitches look good if I tat very tightly and concentrate on getting a consistent tension.  I love the colours, which are very saturated and rich.

It is a different look and the thread though cotton seems to act like a very fine lace weight wool...

#19 - 100 Motif Challenge
#12 Valdani Thread, Pattern by Karey Solomon

This is a great little pattern from Karey's publication for this quarter:

Just one more self-indulgent photo before the snow flies!


  1. The leaves are pretty, but don't start talking about snow!

  2. Gorgeous colors.

    Snow here today- all day. Better start raking!

  3. Your leaves are beautiful! Valdani certainly comes in some wonderful colors!

  4. Ah, my favorite time of year!!!

    And you've hooked me on the Valdani... I love it!!

    Beautiful leaf (to both kinds)

    Now my thought is: Does the Japanese maple give edible sap,and how does it taste?? (I'm a big fan of Canadian Pure Maple Syrup)

  5. Thank you!

    Diane, The colour choices are wonderful, but it is VERY soft thread.

    Lily - i think only the Sugar Maple is used for sap... But I am no expert!
    Fox : )

  6. BTW, when I mentioned that you hooked me on the Valdani.... silly me -- it was the Altin Basak you hooked me on.

    Oh, me poor brain... I really do need a transplant. Wanna switch? LOL